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Just noticed that Virgin Voyages has their own board

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With one ship coming on next year, sailing four and five night cruises. Please.

How does that happen and Hapag Lloyd still has no board?

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4 hours ago, Catlover54 said:


Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is owned by the TUI Group.


According to Wikipedia:

The new TUI Group has:[23][24]

  • Over 77,000 employees
  • 1,600 travel agencies
  • 150 aircraft
  • 16 cruise liners
  • 380 hotels and resorts

 The Group's published Accounts for the Financial Year ended 30 September 2018 stated:


EUR millions


Turnover: 19,524


Earnings before Tax: 972


Group Profit 

attributable to

Shareholders:            732    


Another subsidiary of TUI, Marella Cruises does have it's own board, so why not Hapag-Lloyd Cruises?




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And Paul Gauguin has just one ship. There are the same few posters there that sail the ship over and over with the occasional new person.

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Moderators always ignore our queries on this, i.e., respond with sealed electronic lips,  so there is more going on here than number of pax interested.


I guess the one benefit is that so few non-Germans know about HL now that given the shortage of cabin availability, it may make it easier to get the bookings we want as long as we know to pounce early. 

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My guess is that there are just not that many people in North America that sail on HL.  The passengers on Virgin Voyages will like appeal to the very large number of people that sail in the U.S. and Canada.  


Keep in mind that Virgin Voyages is not a luxury cruise line and will likely appeal to a younger demographic (younger but without children onboard).  I expect that Virgin's Scarlet Lady will run fully booked - at least for the first couple of years after she is launched.

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