New cruise ship to offer permanent residences with world cruises

Live in a luxury cabin on a cruise ship

Villa Vie Residences is selling cabins on its world cruise ship, which will set sail for the first time in May 2024.

This upscale floating housing estate will circle the world every three and a half years, visiting more than 420 ports in 147 countries across all seven continents.

Cabin options and prices

Live-in cabins on the ship cost between $99,999 (£82,180) and $249,999 (£205,120), or passengers can experience segments of the world voyage (from 35 to 120 days) for $89 (£73) per person, per day.

Amenities and services

All passengers have access to the onboard restaurants, pools, hot tubs, spa and fitness centre, golf simulator, cooking classes at the dedicated culinary centre, live entertainment and ‘cutting-edge’ business hub, complete with private offices and a library.

What sets the cabins apart

The cabins come in three types and all feature a queen-size bed and private bathroom. What sets them apart is their size, as well as the balcony and window setup.

Fees and benefits of owning a cabin

Permanent passengers can choose between the Inside Villa featuring a virtual window and up to 180 sq ft of living space, which costs from $99,999 (£82,180); the Oceanview Villa with multiple windows and up to 180 sq ft of living space, from $149,999 (£123,090); and the Balcony Villa, boasting a 60-sq-ft balcony and 200 sq ft of space inside, costing from $249,999 (£205,120).

Additional monthly fees start at $1,749 (£1,441) per person to cover onboard food, drinks and services such as 24/7 medical support, housekeeping, and a bi-weekly laundry service.

Just like owning a house, cabin owners are able to sell, rent, or live in their room and have friends and family onboard for free – they just need to pay fees at the ports.

Other cruise ship cabins for sale

Cruise ship cabins can also be bought on Storylines’ luxury residential cruise ship, MV Narrative, and for the mega-rich, there’s Somnio, which offers ultra-luxury apartments starting at 9.5million euros (£8.1million/$11.2million).


If you’ve ever dreamt of a life on the high seas, owning a cabin on a luxury cruise ship could be the perfect option for you.

With all the amenities and services you could need, and the chance to travel the world, it’s no wonder that this is becoming an increasingly popular option.

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