All cruise lovers have one dream that is deep-rooted yet exceedingly unrealistic - to live on a ship permanently.
In recent years, extended world cruises have become a bit of a trend, with luxury residences at-sea hitting the market, as well as new voyages for the future being announced in spite of the effects of the pandemic. We have good news for all the cruise lovers out there.
“Storylines” is a new residential community created at sea that aims to fulfill the dreams of all cruise lovers of the world, rich or poor. This at-sea residence is meant to offer a more affordable chance to stay on a ship for a long period of time or maybe even permanently.
The purchase of a residence at sea is a long-time investment as it gives you a complete outright purchase as well as a perpetuity clause which says that without paying any additional charges, you can move into a new residence on another ship in the future. The at-sea residence works exactly the same way as any other real estate investment, you can either buy accommodation or even rent it!
Besides the price of purchase, all residents will have to pay what's known as the “living fee,” which ranges from $65K to $200K annually to cover expenses such as maintenance and food.
Community At Sea
The CEO of Storylines, Alister Punton, says that getting a residence at Storylines' upcoming ship - which is currently under construction in Croatia - will surely give you an experience of a lifetime, with an all-embracing life at-sea as well as many impressive amenities onboard.
The ship is said to boast 20 bars, a microbrewery, 20 dining concepts, three swimming pools, a movie theater, a bowling alley, a 10,000-book library, a wellness center, and a garden farm powered by solar-powered hydroponics. Aside from the scheduled stops, there will be many stops according to the choices of residents throughout the month.
A team of medical staff will be present onboard, including nurses, doctors, and physiotherapists. For catering to those with children, there is a complete education program on the ship and a number of education places. The ship will also feature a pharmacy and post office. Keeping the environmental impacts of cruising in mind, Punton has designed this ship to be packed with many sustainable initiatives once it launches.
One of these is an onboard solar-powered hydroponic unit installed to grow a portion of the produce that is used on the ship. Waste-to-energy technologies will also be a part of this ship.