Many people dream on being on a cruise ship all the year round. Not as a member of the staff, but as if they were on an extended holiday, and cruising was a way of life.
For those who hold such dreams and are eager to make a long-time commitment to their love of cruise ships and all things cruising, there are some interesting developments.
A sort of residential community at sea, called Storylines is launching in 2024. It offers an ‘all-inclusive” life on a cruise ship, and their website quotes that their “living fees start from just $2,152 per person per month – lower than living costs in most major cities worldwide.”
For those who book a fully-furnished home (there are one-to-four bedroom residences as also studios and two-story penthouses), there’s plenty of services at their doorstep. From laundry pick-up wash and fold service, and/or self-service laundry, private kitchen and entertainment facilities for you to prepare food yourself, as well as check-ups and wellness visits with the on-board doctor, trainers and nutritionists.
What’s more, your friends and family are welcome aboard your cruise home as well. You are free to “invite a friend for a month, your children for a week, or make eternal memories with your grandchildren for a whole summer.” You can also rent out your residence while you are away, spending some time on ‘land’.
If you have green thumb, your residential home on the cruise ship also offers an opportunity to cultivate your own little patch of green. There will be decorated spaces to live in surrounded by inspiring art and fresh food gardens.
How much would it cost you? Prices start at $400,000 and rising to $8 million.
P.S, there’s also a ‘meet your neighbours‘ option.
Time to put those savings in the bank to good use, or explore the shared ownership option (there’s that as well) and set your cruise dreams sailing.