Blue World Voyages will launch in summer 2019, according to a statement from the startup cruise line.
The 350-guest sports and wellness-centered ship will offer what the line calls active lifestyle cruising.
“Blue World Voyages was created for health-conscious individuals, sports and fitness enthusiasts, and those in search of personal improvement,” said Gene Meehan, chairman and founder, Blue World Voyages. “Our focus on active lifestyle cruising is not an option or an add-on; it forms the core of our overall cruise travel experience, deeply embedded in every aspect of the product, from ship design and onboard programs to dining options and itineraries.”
The inaugural ship will be the first to dedicate one entire deck to sports, exercise and wellness, outfitted with golf and soccer simulators, batting cages, a functional training center, yoga, spinning and TRX studios.
A second full deck will be dedicated to spa and rejuvenation. The largest per guest spa afloat will feature a relaxing therapy tub, indoor and outdoor treatment rooms and solarium.
Locally-sourced farm-to-table cuisine and active shore excursions including snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, kayaking, biking, running, and more will round out the guest experience.
Blue World Voyages will also introduce a unique ship configuration, with 26 luxury one- and two-bedroom residences.
These suites will be sold under the direction of Co-Founder Fredy Dellis, former president/CEO of the World at ResidenSea.
The company said operations will start in 2019 in the Mediterranean.