Life at Sea: Luxury Edition
Taking a cruise vacation is certainly a luxurious way to spend your time, but to reside aboard a cruise ship? Now that’s a life of luxury. This isn’t just a Disney channel dream either. You can sail around the world while living on the World, a luxury vessel of private residences. Managed by ROW Management Ltd, a Floridian company, the World boasts a one-of-a-kind, unique and exclusive experience.
There are 165 different homes on the World, snuggly nestled onto the 644ft ocean liner. Ranging from modest studio flats to million-dollar marine-mansions. The wealthiest have the chance to see the most exotic ports and destinations without setting a foot from home. Currently 130 families own the private residences from all over the globe. Each year, only a few of these residences are listed for resale.
Your money earns you more than a breath-taking view and ocean miles. The ship’s twelve decks are loaded with luxury and fun. The World has the only full-size tennis court on the water, and multiple swimming pools. They’ve also got a world-class spa and fully-equipped fitness center. There’s plenty of other activities to enjoy. Spend some time teeing off in the golf simulator, catch a flick at the cinema, or get lost in a good book at the library. The World also treasures all six of the restaurants on board, their bars, tea room, and ship sommelier. A crew of 270 is also aboard the World, working to accommodate and serve the residents.
The smallest living quarters, a studio flat, costs around $10,000,000, while the top suites can range up to $125,000,000. These residences are in high demand. Some so much so, that there are waiting lists for certain property types. Three-bedroom flats are wait-listed as well as penthouse suite; with six bedrooms it can accommodate up to twelve people.
The World, since it’s maiden voyage in 2002, has visited over 140 different countries. This year it toured Southeast Asia, starting in Singapore, and moving on to Maldives and Seychelles. This spring, the World is scheduled for a European tour, arriving in April. A tour all over the Mediterranean Sea is in order before embarking for Southampton in August. After that is a northern tour, stopping in Fowley, Cornwall first, then heading for Dublin. After that, residents of the World will enjoy the scenery and more of Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The final leg of the journey for 2015 will take dwellers of the World to the Antarctic Peninsula.
Being a full-time cruiser sounds lavish and wonderful. If it’s something you’re seriously interested in, check out the World’s webpage. You can get more information about journeys and expeditions, or contact them. Laura Mitchell covers this story at Daily Star. Would you want to live on a cruise ship? What would your favorite port be? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments down below! Remember to rate, like, and share if you enjoyed this article.
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