Cruising homes - that are a new era residences. Huge cruise ships with luxurious residences. These residences are really spacious. They can have from 1000 to 3500 square feet. You can have 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, terrase with yacuzzi, simply all you need. There are restaurants, cinemas, clubs, game rooms, fitness clubs or even art of state spa and wellness. You can go fishing, diving or boat cruising from an onboard marina. And there is more you can do on these ships.
Some of these ships even use their own onboard helicopters to get you comfortably from airport to your apartment. Ships itinerary is planned to circumnavigate the planet every 2 or 3 years. There are about 300 ports of call. When ship reach a port, it stays there for 2-5 days so you can enjoy the city or surrounding nature, then it moves to another port.
Of course, to get this kind of residence is costy. It can cost you couple of hundred thousands of dollars or even millions. That depends if you choose to buy a full ownership or partial.
One of the most luxurious and latest residential cruise ships on market these days is a vessel Magellan. This ship is currently being buit by Residential Cruise Lines, Ltd. Construction time is about 3 years. It is a huge US$650 million project.
The Magellan will have 76,000 gross weight tons and will be 860 feet long and 106 feet wide. Magellan will feature 15 decks and there is going to be a multinational crew of 350.
Magellan is being constructed by Aker Yards. Aker Yards is a part of the Aker Group, which is one of the largest and most renowned shipbuilders in the world.
Magellan is designed by the internationally acclaimed Norwegian firm of Petter Yran and Bjorn Storbraaten Architects A. S.
If you buy an apartment your residence will circumnavigate the world every few years while you will live in the luxury with such a services like marina, on call private helicopters and about 150 ports of call. Residents will have non-stop access to their floating penthouses. That includes other luxuries like housekeeping staff, spa, marketplace, 24-hour concierge , pools (in and outdoor), 4 restaurants, a 450-seat theatre, Monte Carlo style casino and Starbucks cafe. These are only just a few of the conveniences. Magellan residences are sold from US$1.8 million up to US$8 million. Also there is a fractional ownership available, which could be reachable through share clubs.
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