You may live out your lifelong ambition of being a sailor for a cool $1 million.
Be prepared to give up your cozy multi-room home in exchange for a studio apartment so small you’ll have to use a Murphy bed to sleep.
Details about a luxurious cruise ship will let passengers live forever at sea for $1 million:
The 18-deck MV Narrative, the first luxury residential cruise ship being built by Storylines and set to circumnavigate the globe indefinitely, is currently under construction. Even though the ship’s 1,000 passengers won’t set sail until 2025, the 547 floating condos on board are already winning over prospective buyers’ hearts and wallets.
According to Katie Drew, Storylines’ vice president of marketing, some floor plans are currently almost sold out. The 11 semi-customizable floor plans aboard the 741-foot-long cruise ship are lined up in rows. These homes range in size from a studio apartment with 237 square feet that cost $1 million to an extravagant four-bedroom, two-story home with 1,970 square feet that costs $8 million.
Not your usual $1.1 million condo, the 237-square-foot house is unique. According to Storyline’s brochure, you’ll still have furnishings like closets, storage units, and a television with a swivel arm. The studio apartment uses a queen-size Murphy bed, which can be concealed in the wall when not in use, in place of a bedroom or partition that divides the living room from the improvised bedroom space.
Remote employees that rely on the WiFi on the Narrative can rent the ship’s private offices or use its workspace. But if they’d like to work from home, they can always use the table and two chairs that are situated directly across from the bed. The restroom is then separated from the main living area by a small bar. Although there isn’t a bathtub, the neutral bathroom nevertheless features contemporary fixtures and a light vanity that might compete with those in a high-end on-land condo.
After all, statistics from Zillow indicate that the typical $1 million property has 2,624 square feet. According to the company’s brochure, the price of the studio home does not even include the monthly “living expenses” of about $2,600 per person in a dual occupancy unit. In the Narrative, though, the sticker price and monthly payments cover more than just a place to live at sea.
The Narrative’s “all-inclusive” price tag will also cover the homeowners’ daily meals and libations at the 20 restaurants and bars onboard, medical staff, swimming pools, a marina with water toys, a bowling alley, and a 10,000-square-foot wellness center, which Storylines claims is the largest of its kind at sea, to name a few of the opulent extras.
Additionally, during the ship’s circumnavigation, passengers will have the opportunity to spend several days in foreign cities like Palermo, Italy, Istanbul, Turkey, and Kotor, Montenegro.
The best thing you can buy for travelers who never grow tired of seeing new places is this opulent investment.