Life at Sea Cruises is launching sea travel on a new scale, with a three-year cruise that visits a new port of call every three days and travels 130,000 miles to visit 135 countries.
The ship, the MV Gemini, has 400 cabins for just over 1000 passengers, ranging from 130-square-foot interior single rooms to balcony suites twice that size. Small as cruise ships go, she still offers the usual amenities, including pools, multiple dining halls and lounges, a casino and a disco, and a spa, salon, and gym. To cater to long-term habitation, it also has a full hospital on board.
“Life at Sea Cruises offers the ultimate cruise without having to sacrifice the comforts of home,” Irina Strembitsky, director of sales and marketing, added in the statement. “It’s your home at sea with the world as your backyard.”
Life at Sea Cruises is hoping to appeal to the growing population of ‘digital nomads,’ remote workers with the freedom to carry on their careers from anywhere they like. To serve them, the ship includes a business center, 14 offices available for rent, and a business library.
“Professionals need connectivity, the right amenities, and the functionality to perform their jobs. There is no other cruise product that offers this sort of flexibility to their customers,” said Mikael Petterson, the managing director of Life at Sea Cruises.
Also a part of the journey will be opportunities for improvement, such as lectures and classes, and volunteer opportunities in various ports.
The three-year voyage is scheduled to begin in Istanbul on November 1, 2023. Later arrivals may join in Barcelona or Miami in the weeks after that.
Prices begin at $30,000 a year, with payment options as low as $2,500 a month. As that includes food and beverage, it’s lower than rent for many.
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