Voyage through the history of the cruise ship vacation
You can now live on a cruise ship for US$30,000 per year
Have you ever dreamt of leaving everything behind to sail the seas, but wanted the comfort of a vacation stay at the same time? Well, Life at Sea Cruises is making that dream happen as it is launching a three-year, 130,000-mile cruise for US$30,000 per person per year. The MV Gemini sets sail from Istanbul in November 2023 and promises to stop off at 375 ports around the world—208 of which will be overnight stops—visiting 135 countries and all seven continents. Four hundred cabins are available for this cozy three-year voyage with just you and 1,073 other passengers. While it seems idyllic, there are a whole host of concerns that come from this new proposed mode of living, though it's incredible that it may be a more affordable lifestyle than what some people already have.
A cruise is one of the most popular vacation options in the world. Passengers board what is effectively a huge floating hotel featuring a wealth of fabulous leisure facilities and amenities, and sail to some of the most desirable global destinations. But how did this industry—worth a cool US$23.8 billion in 2021, according to Cruise Market Watch—evolve?
Click through and embark on a voyage through the history of the cruise ship holiday.
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