So there is a Cruise Ship where Residents Permanently Live as it Travels the World

By

11th Mar, 2014

cruiseship

As an advocate of trailblazing voyages into the unknown and generally all things off the beaten path, cruise ships probably aren’t my sort of thing. But then I can’t quite decide whether this concept is really terrible, or one that I want to secretly try out in another life. I’m afraid to say I think it might be the latter but technically, this could be considered as “off-beat real estate” (just roll with it).

Image (c) Rick Stemmler

The World is a private residential cruise ship serving as a residential community, owned by its residents who live on board as the ship travels the globe. It has 165 residences (106 apartments, 19 studio apartments, and 40 studios), all owned by the ship’s Residents who can decorate with their own furniture, art, books and personal touches. There’s a deli and supermarket onboard and six restaurants if you didn’t feel like doing the washing up in your own kitchen. Before I start sounding like a salesperson for the residential cruise ship, I’ll just let you check out their promotional video.

On the one hand, it does feel like it might be one big floating cult. On the other hand, it’s a globe-trekking luxury apartment. I’m so torn…

Check out their video…

theworldvideo

To check out what the various residences are like, take a tour on the website here

athomecruise

The ship is currently on its way to Easter Island according to this marine traffic locator. So there you go. A cruise ship people permanently live on. Just thought I’d put it out there.

You Might Also Like

Comments

More in Don't Be A TouristHot WheelsHow to start a subcultureInspiration VaultLife is MessyNostalgiaTime travelWanderlust

Hot Off the Press

Editor's Picks

hells23

Hitching a ride with Hell’s Angels & Friends

On a Friday afternoon, when the clock is ticking slower than you've ever seen it tick before (you're absolutely sure of it), and all you want to do it burst out of the office and begin the weeken...

Trending 3,493
2554-5 Kinderzitje van fiets Amsterdam 1925

Preserved Moments of Historical Sass (Vol. 8)

I haven't done one of these for a while and I think it's about time we got the series going again. Not much to it, just me having a bit of fun curating the sassiest old school pictures I can find on n...

Trending 11,447
tincan

My Tin Can Tourism Club

I had my first tin can tourism experience this summer and ironically, I found it endlessly glamorous! You can read all about my experience here. Personally, I think tin can tourism needs a come...

Trending 3,812
rotonde

The Last Summer Night in Paris

I returned from a summer adventure away, expecting to slouch back into my same old rickety chair at my usual café terrace and wait for winter to find its way back to Paris, always too soon... ...

Trending 4,912