Richard Branson expands to the Cruise ship business.

ByRick Deutsch

Richard Branson expands to the Cruise ship business.

Richard Branson is one of the world’s richest men. The British financial wizard gave us Virgin Air and is sending rockets into space via the Virgin Galactic rocket ship. Yes, even offering trips to space to common folks.

Seeing a strong ROI potential, he is going to offer two ships under his “Virgin Cruises” brand.  Tom McAlpin, former president of the Disney Cruise Line is chief executive officer of Virgin Cruises, in southern Florida. McAlpin was a heavy hitter in the industry. “Cruise guests deserve something better and different to what is being offered today, and Virgin Cruises is committed to creating breathtaking experiences for them and a new generation of guests,” he said.

Busienes tram at work

The Virgin Cruise staff at work. Need speakers?

Branson will cater to the upper crust of society. He was quoted as saying “Cruising has the potential to be one of our biggest, sexiest businesses, hence our excitement.”

Stephan Pagliuca, a managing director with Bain Capital, said Virgin Cruises “will help reshape consumers’ expectations of what a cruise experience can be.”

It will cost Virgin Cruises over $2 Billion USD to get his two ships built. You won’t sail for a few years out. I’d love to be speaker on one of those ships.

Get ready to sail on a Virgin ship – get the training you need to go for it. We provide that training at a bargain basement price. Land some gigs and be an established speaker. That’s what it will take.

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