World Cruise Ship Costs: Apartment Prices and Amenities
The World Cruiseship
Imagine waking up every morning in your own apartment, taking in the gorgeous sea view outside your bedroom window. Then making your way upstairs, past the library, to decide if you feel like stopping for some rooftop golf, making a trip to the spa, or working out at the gym. From there you can decide where to dine for lunch: maybe some French cuisine today? Or maybe a light, gourmet soup or sandwich? Or maybe you'll just wait until you arrive at the next exotic destination.
Sound too good to be true? Well, it isn't.
That's life about The World cruise ship. What makes this cruise ship different from your typical holiday cruise vacation is that The World is owned by its residents. People buy their apartment and can live on board or call it their holiday home.
The World has a crew of 250 people and 165 units including, studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as a six-bedroom penthouse suite. It also has a grocery store, five restaurants, a movie theater, among many other amenities.
For those seeking a daily routine that's a bit more fulfilling, there are also many classes you can take part in. Want to learn a new language? Some new cooking skills? How about some dance lessons? It's all there for you, if you want.
If this sounds intriguing, then read on to hear even more about this truly unusual and unique cruise ship.
How Much Does the World Cruise Ship Cost?
If you're looking to rent one of these rooms, one night in the studio apartment will cost you between $1300-$2300. Purchasing an apartment on board starts at $2 million, plus the annual maintenance fees which can range from $60 000 to $270 000. If you have to ask 'how much?', you probably can't afford it.
Welcome Aboard the World Cruiseship
World Cruise Ship: Dream or Reality?
It does sound great: a life of world travel, while still getting to go home at night. However, having to dress in your best for every meal in order to 'keep up with the Jones' could be quite tiring.
I do enjoy my stays in humble hostels or bed and breakfasts, with guests eager to share their cost-saving tips and share taxi rides to the nearest train station. I would much prefer to schmooze over a home-cooked meal than a fancy gourmet dinner each night, and not have to worry if my clothes are fashionable enough.
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