Work Remotely and Love Traveling? It Might Be Cheaper to Move to this All-Inclusive Cruise Ship

A cruise line has launched a new offering that remote workers may find hard to resist: a three-year trip around the world from just $83 per person per night — inclusive of food, amenities, and more.

Life at Sea Cruises’ journey aboard the MV Gemini is the world’s first and only three-year cruise, and its starting price of $29,999 per year is actually lower than the estimated average annual cost of living for a single person in the US, which NerdWallet estimates to be around $40,859

The rates also already include high-speed wifi, laundry, port fees, and housekeeping, as well as all-inclusive dining and cocktails at dinner. The company is also creating a business center with a number of meeting rooms, offices, a lounge, and a library. 

The ship has 400 cabins that can accommodate a total of 1,074 passengers. Accommodations start at 130 square feet for an interior stateroom with virtual views to a 260-square-foot suite with a balcony that starts at about $7,000 per month. 

Deck | Via Life at Sea Cruises

The three-year journey will bring passengers to 135 countries on all seven continents. And if you ever find yourself missing home and just wanting company, friends and family can visit and stay for a month at a time free of charge, according to Life at Sea Cruises managing director Mikael Petterson. They also offer friends and family cabins on a limited basis.

The new offering could revolutionize how digital nomads live and travel and could bring in a new surge of people who want to test out the lifestyle, especially now as remote work becomes more mainstream — and living on land becomes less and less affordable. The setup offers the convenience of having a permanent dwelling within a steady community, with constant access to your work tools, all while traveling. Plus, have we mentioned rates include laundry?

The maiden voyage departs from Istanbul, Turkey on November 1, 2023. Bookings opened on March 1, and they’re already at over 50% capacity.

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