In another amazing move by the EasyGroup founder, the cruise line easyCruise is doing very well with their low cost formula, and the proof is in the pudding. The company is negotiating for 4 new 500 passenger cruise ships.
EasyGroup, the holding company of Greek entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou, said Monday it planned to order four cruise ships from a Greek shipyard for use by its low-cost cruise business easyCruise.
The deal, which was signed by Haji-Ioannou and Neorion Participants, states the intention of easyGroup to buy four ships with a passenger capacity of 500 passengers each.
Haji-Ioannou, the founder and chairman of easyGroup, said the contract, for an undisclosed sum, was awarded to Neorion Participants ahead of rival offers from shipyards in Spain, Italy and Germany.
Resolution of several outstanding issues in the next few months would lead to a firm order for the ships, Haji-Ioannou said.
EasyCruise is aimed at younger passengers, offering low-cost holidays off the Mediterranean coast of France and Italy and in the Caribbean. The company hopes to begin operating in the Greek islands. via USATODAY.com