March 30, 2023

The Indie Toaster

Complete News World

Daily rates for cruises around the world from R$ 425

Life on sea voyages

Life at Sea Cruises’ world cruise will depart this November

Former flight attendant Meredith Shay has lived in several places: Sedona, Arizona, the island of Kauai in Hawaii, Venice, California, Palm Springs, and Maine. “Wandering It’s one of my top priorities,” he says. “My love for travel, exploring places, people and architecture drives me.”

So when asked about her Life on sea voyagesIntroducing a new travel route A three-year round-the-world cruise starts at $83 per night For a person — or about $30,000 (R$154,000) a year — she decided to take a chance.

“As a flight attendant, I’ve seen many places (Mongolia, Jordan, Bhutan, Nepal), but being on a ship, seeing islands and remote places – places that are unreachable – fills my soul,” Shay says. .

Also read: Around the world and luxury on board: What life is like on a houseboat

The first (and only) triennial world cruises will depart from Istanbul in November 2023 On board MV Gemini, there are 400 cabins and accommodation for 1,074 passengers. This trip will cover a distance of about 210 thousand kilometers 135 countries and seven continents.

you Prices start at $29,999 (R$154,000) per year, starting at $2,499 (R$12,800) per month with payment options that include food, amenities and more. Stateroom sizes range from a 12-square-meter interior cabin with virtual view to a 24-square-meter suite with ocean view and balcony (US$6,699 or R$34,400 per month). Solo travelers are entitled to a 15% discount on double occupancy rates.

Residents will enjoy all-inclusive meals and cocktails with dinner. Many things like high-speed Wi-Fi, laundry, port charges and housekeeping are included in the fee. Along the way, there will also be volunteer opportunities and classes.

Amenities on board include a state-of-the-art wellness center, swimming pool and on-call doctor. For remote workers, the company is building a first-of-its-kind business center with multiple meeting rooms, 14 offices, a break room and a library.

One of the docks
View from the suite aboard the MV Gemini
A balcony on the MV Gemini

The ship will cross all continents He will visit places like Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Hawaii and Bali. Each stop on the MV Gemini cruise is scheduled over several days in port, giving you the opportunity to explore these destinations with greater peace of mind. These stops will allow passengers to experience iconic sites such as Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China.

Passengers can invite guests of any age, although residents must be at least 16 years old. “Friends and family can come for up to a month for free,” says Michael Peterson, managing director of Life at Sea Cruises. “We also have friend and family rooms available on a limited basis.”

Also Read: World’s Largest Cruise Ship to Depart in 2024; See photos

Peterson says the company decided to develop this new concept based on market demand. “Cruise has been the biggest segment of travel around the world for the last 10 years, and Covid has really restructured the way people work away from the office,” Peterson says. “We brought these events together to create a life at sea.”

Bookings opened on March 1, and according to Peterson, the ship is almost 50% booked.

Two other confirmed travelers are Sandy and Jet Hall, digital nomads and travel content creators currently based in North Carolina, USA. For two years, during the pandemic, the couple lived in a van and traveled across America. “Jed has always dreamed of living on a boat, but this opportunity is the closest I’ll ever get — and I won’t have to drive the boat, someone else will do it for me,” says Sandy.

The couple rented a basic room. “We see it as a place to stay for the night, so we don’t need anything fancy. We want to spend our money in the country and do things,” he explains, who thinks the price is reasonable. .With this trip you get transportation, food, some activities and accommodation for a relatively cheap price.

Halls found itineraries fascinating, ranging from small islands to bucket-list destinations like the Amazon River and Antarctica. “If you love to travel, this is an opportunity that’s hard to resist,” says Jett.

Also read: Would you pay $1 million to live on the high seas on this ship?

* Laura Beckley Bloom is a contributor to Forbes USA. He is a journalist and writer specializing in travel.

(Translated by Giovanna Simonetti)

See also  Famous viral video child dies at the age of six