If the story out of England on Sky News is true, it appears Sir Richard Branson — the billionaire ground-breaking financier and adventurer — now has the partner he needs to launch Virgin Cruises.

Bain Capital, the Boston investment firm with offices in major cities and investments in everything from fast food to store chains, appears to be the Virgin Group’s partner, investing more than $100 million.

I like the idea, for one reason.

Branson’s motive in founding a cruise line is “to see whether we can attract people like myself who’ve never been on a cruise ship,” according to The Financial Times, per Sky News.

The word is it’s going to be a two-ship line in the 1,200-passenger category and that it could commence operations in 2019.

Branson is likely to be the best-known owner of a cruise line. Not only is he a prominent…

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