A groundbreaking new cruise ship will offer passengers a unique experience as it offers a “floating property” with cabins for sale.
Villa Vie Residences – due to set sail in May 2024 – is selling rooms on board for £82,000 – which is cheaper than some mortgages.
The vibrant residential development will go on sale from Southampton and will sail around the world every three and a half years, calling at 420 ports in 147 countries on all seven continents.
Permanent cabins on the cruise ship can be set up straight away and prices start from £82,180 and rise to a whopping £205,120.
For those who cannot rely on their sea routes, there is also the option to pay locally and join the journey for short sections – this costs £73 per day.
Guests aboard the eye-catching floater will be treated to live entertainment, multiple dining options, multiple pools and a business center with “high-speed internet” where they can work from home.
Additionally, a fitness center, golf simulator and cooking classes are available to everyone on board the ship.
There will even be a “Pet Spa and Resort” where pampered pooches can get a grooming or pedicure.
Dubbed a “floating oasis” by the company, the cabins come in three styles and each feature a queen bed and private bathroom.
Permanent guests can choose between three options: an interior villa, a sea view villa or an expansive balcony villa with a 60 square meter balcony and 200 square meters of interior space.
Additional monthly fees start at £1,441 per person and cover food and drink on board, as well as services such as 24-hour medical assistance, housekeeping and a bi-weekly laundry service.
Cabin owners can sell, rent or live in their room and have guests on board for free – all they have to do is pay fees at the ports.
Those using the pay-as-you-go option can combine up to 16 parts of the world tour to create their own tailor-made trip – meaning the possibilities are limitless.
This could include, for example, an 87-day cruise through Northern Europe with stopovers in 22 countries.
Or a 47-day cruise to “Greenland and Beyond,” with stops where guests can visit waterfalls in Quebec, sightsee in New York and finish with cocktails on the beach in Miami.
Villa Vie Residences promises: “From the enchanting fjords of Northern Europe and the icy fjords of Greenland to the vibrant Caribbean, the soul of South America and the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean, Villa Vie Residences promises a new chapter in the adventure of a lifetime.
CEO Mikael Petterson said the company wanted to “give travelers the opportunity to make the world their home.”
He added: “Villa Vie Residences is not just a cruise, it is a lifestyle reimagined.”
Further details about Villa Vie Residences’ world tour are expected to be announced in the next few weeks.
This isn’t the only private cruise ship setting sail, as permanent staterooms are also available for purchase on Storylines’ luxury private cruise ship. MV narrationand for the super rich there is Somniowhich offers ultra-luxury apartments from £8.1 million.
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