Richard Branson unveils his luxury, adults-only cruise ship

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Richard Branson unveiled the ‘Scarlet Lady’, a 60,000 tonne cruise liner complete with a tattoo studio and yoga deck aimed at drawing in a younger generation of holiday-makers Image Credit: Facebook/Virgin Voyages

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Despite the unfortunate timing, with passengers on one ship quarantined after hundreds caught the coronavirus and another turned away by five countries over fears someone on board may be ill, Branson sees cruises as a growth area. Image Credit: Reuters

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With the Virgin brand already offering everything from airlines to banking, TV, healthclubs and travel, he has set his sights on a boutique hotel-style pitch. Image Credit: REUTERS

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The Squid Ink Tattoo parlour is seen on the Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady cruise liner. Image Credit: Reuters

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The Mega Rockstar suite is seen on the Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady cruise liner. Image Credit: Reuters

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People do yoga at a gym on the Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady cruise liner. Image Credit: Reuters

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A woman walks through an entrance to a night club on the Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady cruise liner. Image Credit: Reuters

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Chairs sit at a bar area on the Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady cruise liner. Image Credit: Reuters

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Demand for cruising holidays has leapt over the past decade, with some 32 million passengers expected to set sail in 2020, a figure that has almost doubled since 2009. Image Credit: Facebook/Virgin Voyages

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‘The Scarlet Lady is truly special and we’ve worked with some of the world’s most sought-after designers, artists and architects to craft an extraordinary experience.’ The launch date though comes at an undeniably awkward time. Image Credit: Facebook/Virgin Voyages

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The central atrium on the Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady cruise liner at Dover Port in Dover, Britain. Image Credit: Reuters

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A sign sits at the check-in desk for the Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady cruise liner at Dover Port in Dover, Britain. Image Credit: Reuters

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Sun loungers sit on the deck of a Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady cruise liner Image Credit: Reuters

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Built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, the Scarlet Lady will host 2,770 passengers and 1,160 crew. Image Credit: Reuters

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The central atrium is seen on the Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady cruise liner. Image Credit: Reuters

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An image of Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group is displayed on a television on the Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady cruise liner. Image Credit: Reuters

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‘I have dreamed of starting my own cruise line since I was in my 20s and I’m thrilled that moment has arrived,’ he said in a statement. Image Credit: REUTERS

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