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Blue World Voyages

Revolutionary new cruise line 100% focused on sports & wellness

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Paul Scanlan CEO Legion M Entertainment, Raised $4M+ to date via Equity Crowdfunding
I'm very excited to see some new and big ideas in the equity crowdfunding space. My wife and I are not ordinarily cruisers – but this ship sounds perfect for us! I’ve met Gene and was impressed. Their plan is thoughtful, ambitious, and well-timed and they've got a dream team of talent to make it happen. Count me in when the investment opens!
Scott Parmelee Vice President of Outside Magazine
This is not your ordinary cruise ship. When Blue World came to us to get our help in designing their sports shore excursions, from hiking and cycling to kite-surfing and mountain biking, we knew it had the potential to be the perfect experience for our readers.
Carolyn Spencer Brown Editor-in-chief of CruiseCritic.com
Maintaining healthy regimens while traveling has become a way of life for so many. We’re already seeing this emphasis, in a long-term way, on cruise ships today. The significant focus that cruise lines have already put on this niche proves that it’s one that certainly has an audience, and is most likely more than just a passing trend. It will be interesting to see how Blue World taps into that audience.
Diane Trieste Vice President of Wellness at Blue World Voyages
Our activities are designed to enable people already energized and healthy to have the time of their lives. But also to welcome people who want to be energized, healthy and have the time of their lives.
Jason Leppert Senior Writer at Travel Pulse
The brand’s concept is fully fleshed out and ready to go. In short, it’s all about abandoning cruise line cliches of passé shuffleboard and indulgent buffets, embracing fitness and a healthy life while traveling instead.

In the news

Blue World Voyages: A New Cruise Line For Health And Wellness Enthusiasts
July 31, 2018
A growing number of cruise lines-operating riverboats and ocean-going vessels-are redefining their onboard amenities, culinary programs and shore excursions to appeal to the growing number of "active" midlife travelers. They're crafting menus with healthy options, bringing fitness activities and experts onboard, and designing new excursions and itineraries.
Hank Haney Golf signs on with Blue World Voyages
July 31, 2018
Blue World Voyages, a new line focused on active lifestyle cruising, announced a partnership agreement with internationally imminent Hank Haney Golf. The collaboration calls for ongoing programs aboard ship and ashore, including two special 'golf only' sailings per year.
Blue World Press Kit
June 8, 2018
PRESS GUIDE This booklet has everything you need to spread the word that Blue World is redefining the cruising experience. Facts. Quotes. June 8, 2018 @ yumpu.com
Your Next Trip Might Change Your Life
June 1, 2018
The Getaway Once confined to spas, wellness travel has expanded to encompass the many ways getting away can benefit mind, body and spirit. The spa has left the building. Industry growth indicates those places that once dispensed pampering are now expanding their reach into adventure trips, hotel design and even cultural programming under the banner of wellness travel.
The Latest Cruise Trend Is All About Wellness
May 12, 2018
Earlier this month, I watched the sun rise upside-down over the pink-tinged cliffs of Isla Espíritu Santo, off the east coast of Baja California Sur. I wasn't seeing some strange celestial happening, however. I was just in downward-facing dog, in the middle of an early-morning yoga class on the top deck of the Sea Bird, one of the adventure-ready ships from the cruise line Lindblad Expeditions.
World's first active lifestyle, crowdfunded cruise concept
May 12, 2018
A Miami-based entrepreneur is preparing to launch a new cruise concept-the world's first active lifestyle line, with cycling, hiking, watersports, yoga and meditation, the most comprehensive sports center afloat and healthy farm-to-table cuisine. And, in another cruise industry first, he's going to use crowdfunding to enable travelers to become equity partners in the line (with additional perks).
Blue World Voyages Introduces Active Lifestyle Cruising
May 12, 2018
There's no doubt that active lifestyles are a growing focus of existing cruise lines. Ocean and river cruise brands are frequently adding health-conscious options onboard as well as increasingly kinetic opportunities ashore. Now, Blue World Voyages seeks to craft an entire cruise line dedicated exclusively to the market.
Forget the buffet. A new cruise line is all about fitness.
May 10, 2018
A new cruise line project in the works in Miami wants to be unlike anything else afloat. That means no buffets, no shuffleboard and no slot machines. It does mean a retractable pool that will let guests plunge into the ocean - instead of chlorinated water - with a net to protect them from the surrounding sea life.
Former Starbucks boss named CEO of new 'wellness' cruise line
May 10, 2018
A former Starbucks president has been appointed chief executive of new "wellness" cruise line Blue World Voyages. Blue World Voyages will be fully dedicated to sports and wellness Effective immediately, John Richards will work closely with founder and chairman Gene Meehan and the development team to introduce a "new, distinctive cruise industry niche".
Cruises are embracing active lifestyle scene
May 10, 2018
There's no doubt that active lifestyles are a growing focus of cruise lines. Ocean cruise brands are frequently adding health-conscious options on board, as well as increasingly kinetic adventures ashore. Now, Blue World Voyages seeks to craft an entire cruise line dedicated exclusively to the active lifestyle market, specifically catering to this new generation active.
Richards takes over leadership of Blue World Voyages
May 2, 2018
John Richards, former president of Starbucks in North America, has taken the helm of Blue World Voyages, coming on-board as chief executive. The announcement was issued earlier by Gene Meehan, chairman and founder of Blue World Voyages.
A Wellness Cruise Line Wants to Compete With the Industry's Biggest Names
February 13, 2018
Plenty of ocean cruise lines are adding wellness-themed offerings to their ships in order to appeal to health-conscious consumers, and in the next couple of years, a cruise line specifically focused on healthy living wants to join them.
Former Starbucks President Joins Blue World Voyages
September 4, 2017
By MarEx 2017-09-04 20:18:43 John B. Richards, former president of Starbucks, N.A. and other iconic companies, has taken the helm of Blue World Voyages, coming onboard as CEO. Richards will be working closely with chairman and founder Gene Meehan to introduce a new, distinctive cruise industry niche: the first cruise line fully dedicated to sports, wellness and active-lifestyle consumers.
Fitness-themed cruise line names CEO: Travel Weekly
September 4, 2017
Blue World Voyages, a fitness-oriented cruise line in development, named a former Starbucks Coffee exec as its first CEO. John Richards was president of North American operations for Starbucks from 1997 to 2001. He has also been CEO of Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salons and held a variety of jobs at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts from 1987 to 1997.
The best cruises for health and wellness
July 31, 2017
(CNN) - Superlative spas at sea have become a staple of the cruise experience, but recently, a slate of cruise lines have been ramping up ever-more-inventive spa and wellness offerings that expand far beyond the traditional confines of the spa's four walls.
Wellness Takes To The Water
June 14, 2017
A round-up of what’s new on, in and around water for wellness-minded passengers.
Blue World Voyages to Launch New Active Lifestyle Cruise Line
May 26, 2017
Blue World Voyages, a new concept cruise line, is planning to launch as a dedicated active lifestyle cruise line to the global cruise market in 2018. Miami entrepreneur, experienced fitness professional and the founder and CEO of Blue World Voyages, Gene Meehan, said he is reimagining the possibilities for what a cruise line might deliver.
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