World's first three-year long cruise goes on sale for less than cost of one-bed flat
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While many of us tend to look forward to the odd weekend away or, if we're lucky, a two-week trip off somewhere nice - one cruise company is offering a much more long-term solution to travel blues.
Life at Sea Cruises are giving customers exactly what it says on the tin with the world's first cruise to go all around the world.
There's just one caveat though - you have to book for the full three years and it'll set you back the cost of a one-bed flat. Talk about a commitment.
Following the events of the pandemic, it's clear that the work from home revolution is now well established in many workplaces.
With employees now able to remotely get their work done - some travel companies are starting to catch on to a whole new business model.
Life at Sea Cruises have started promoting their latest package advertising a 'Cruise the World' trip of a lifetime.
Their official website advertises to prospective customers to embark on the 'Ultimate Bucket List World Cruise'.
"Come onboard for a first of its kind 3-Year World Cruise aboard the beautifully revitalised MV Gemini," it reads.
The company promotes the ethos: 'Break the routine, renew your life and explore new horizons'.
And breaking the routine is definitely on the cards given that the trip promises customers the chance to cover over '130,000 miles across all 7 continents and 135 countries'.
With the opportunity to check out 375 destinations, over 100 tropical islands, and 'countless' hills to climb alongside six equator crossings - it's clear that this cruise definitely boasts a 'bucket list' itinerary.
But, for those who will still need to work from home aboard, the vessel explains that it can accommodate 'office duties from anywhere in the world' with ultra-fast 'Starlink' wifi.
"We have developed a first of its kind Business Center at sea with two meeting rooms, 14 offices, a business library, relaxing lounge and a café," the company website reads.
It add that the Business Center also comes fitted with screens, conference equipment, wifi, printers and staff 'ready to assist'.
Definitely sounds like an upgrade from the dining table-stroke-desk set-up that most home workers have.
The website promises: "Making money at sea has never been easier, and with the Tax Benefits of an International Residence, you may keep more of what you earn!"
Mikael Petterson, Life at Sea Cruises’s managing director, echoed this sentiment in a written statement: "Professionals need connectivity, the right amenities and the functionality to perform their jobs."
He added: "There is no other cruise that offers this sort of flexibility to their customers."
The cruise is being dubbed as 'the first reasonably priced, all-inclusive world cruise' which starts from $29,999 (approximately £24,500) per year.
A whole load of amenities are included within the price such as; all essentials, 'world class' local cuisine, wash-fold laundry and entertainment.
"Life at Sea Cruises is the first World Cruise specifically tailored to guests wanting to Cruise, Live, Work and Explore from their Home at Sea," the website writes.
"From a pod system embarkation process to free medical visits, from free wifi to the ability to invite friends and family for free, we have thought of everything you need on an everyday basis to live your life to its fullest.
"All you need, included in a single package."
The cost per room is a little under $30,000 per person for each year, or $180,000 (around £152,000) for all three years for two people.
Equally, if that's not lavish enough, cruise-goers can also opt for the balcony suites, which double in size, and go up to a staggering $109,000 (approximately £92,000) per year.
Other features alongside the 400 cabins - which can accommodate up to 1,074 passengers - include a sun deck, swimming pool, wellness centre, an auditorium, a gym and and salon.
Talk about all-inclusive.
LADbible has reached out to Life at Sea Cruises for comment.