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Making Waves as the First Cruise Line to Raise Capital Through Equity Crowdfunding

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Making Waves as the First Cruise Line to Raise Capital Through Equity Crowdfunding

Blue World Voyages, set to launch in May 2019 as the industry's first cruise line dedicated fully to the active lifestyle, is disrupting the waters again as the first in the global cruise industry to raise capital through equity crowdfunding.

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MIAMI, August 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Blue World Voyages, set to launch in May 2019 as the industry's first cruise line dedicated fully to the active lifestyle, is disrupting the waters again as the first in the global cruise industry to raise capital through equity crowdfunding. The campaign, already underway, launched in July via the Wefunder platform (http://www.wefunder.com/blueworldvoyages).

"We're inviting our passengers to become business partners, helping us shape the company and sharing our success as we grow," said founder and chairman, Gene Meehan. "Investors automatically become members of the Blue World Voyages Founders Club with multiple perks and privileges based on the level of investment."

Founders Club members will be asked for their opinions on elements such as menu choices, itinerary selection, equipment choices, and more. "The idea of crowdfunding appealed to us for several reasons," adds Meehan who notes crowdfunding is only one component of a three-pronged capital raise. "Crowdfunding levels the playing field by giving smaller investors the chance to earn equity positions in our company. And it gives us the opportunity to gain valuable product input from our future passengers, who as share-holders in our company, will hopefully become brand ambassadors."

With the idea for Blue World Voyages carving an entirely new niche within the specialty cruise segment for "Active Lifestyle Cruising" ™, proof of concept is public confirmation that the company is sailing in the right direction with its plan to launch a three-ship fleet within the next five years. Meehan adds that Blue World Voyages also plans to build and sell 22 one and two-bedroom owners residences on the ship. According to Meehan's cofounder Fredy Dellis, the former CEO of The World at ResidenSea, these will be marketed by top international realtors and sold to high net worth individuals with a personal interest in good health and wellness.

Blue World has made available a total of 500 Founders Club memberships - over 80 of which were sold within the first month.

According to John Richards, Blue World CEO and former President of Starbucks, "The real difference between Blue World vs. a traditional cruise, is that we are developing a community of like-minded people: those who are already fit and healthy and others who are looking to move in that direction. This shared common goal creates a powerful synergy amongst our passengers, as well as a unique motivational experience, both on and off our ship".

For more information, visit http://www.wefunder.com/blueworldvoyages

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