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Today: You can now live on a cruise ship for $30,000 USD per year
Have you ever dreamed of giving it all up, leaving your daily life behind and hitting the road (or sea) to escape all your stress? Well, there is some good news for you as the Life at Sea Cruises announced they are accepting reservations for the world’s first – and only – three-year world cruise, allowing its guests to live on the sea. The voyage will cover more than 130,000 miles, visiting 375 ports across 135 countries and seven continents (including 13 World Wonders).
Set aboard the revitalized MV Gemini – which boasts 400 cabins and room for up to 1,074 passengers – cruisers will enjoy the best of living and working at sea. The ship will feature traditional amenities including world-class dining, onboard entertainment and recreational activities, with modern workspace facilities such as a first-of-its-kind business center with meeting rooms, 14 offices, a relaxing lounge and business library. The ship will also include a 24-hour on-call hospital with free medical visits, learning and enrichment classes and the opportunity to make a positive impact through volunteer and philanthropic initiatives.
Each stop on the MV Gemini itinerary plans for multiple days in port, allowing travelers the opportunity for exploration at their own pace. The cruise ship will cover more than 130,000 miles over the three years, taking in iconic sights from Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue and India’s Taj Mahal, to Mexico’s Chichen Itza, the pyramids of Giza, Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China.
“Professionals need connectivity, the right amenities and the functionality to perform their jobs when they live on a cruise ship. There is no other cruise that offers this sort of flexibility to their customers” says Mikael Petterson, Managing Director of Life at Sea Cruises. “Life at Sea Cruises offers the ultimate bucket list cruise without having to sacrifice the comforts of home,” says Irina Strembitsky, Director of Sales & Marketing of Life at Sea Cruises. “It’s your home at sea with the world as your backyard.” Life At Sea Cruises is a world cruise product offered by Miray Cruises, owned by Miray International. The company has over 27 years of experience in cruise operations and has built a team of passionate and skilled professionals to deliver top-notch hospitality services.
With prices starting at $30,000 USD per year, and payment options from $2,500 USD per month all-inclusive, cabins range from 130 sq ft for Virtual Inside and Oceanview staterooms to 260 sq ft Balcony Suites. All residents will enjoy amenities including a state-of-the-art wellness center, sundeck and swimming pool, auditorium and multiple dining options. Cruisers may also enjoy additional tax benefits when working as an international resident aboard the ship. Passengers must sign up for all three years, though the company is launching a matchmaking scheme, where passengers will be allowed to “share” a cabin with someone else, dipping in and out of the itinerary. For instance, two couples could buy one cabin for the entire trip, and then divide up the travel between them. Single travelers get a discount of 15% on the double occupancy rate.
The MV Gemini will begin its three-year voyage on November 1st, 2023, from Istanbul (with pickups in Barcelona and Miami). So if you want to live on a cruise ship, you still have plenty of time to get your passport, vaccinations and remote working abilities in order.
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That sounds absolutely dreadful. No thank you!
The ship they are using is Fred Olsen’s old Braemar. She is quite old and is a high density passenger ship. Unless they are going to virtually rebuild her -which is unlikely she is not a ship that I would care to spend 3 years aboard!
I think I will just plan for a world cruise of about 4 months instead. Thank you Mick Bettesworth for the info, much appreciated.