I’m moving to live on a cruise ship to travel the world – it’ll be like owning a condo except for one small issue

A META employee has signed a 12-year lease for a studio aboard a cruise ship so he can work and travel at the same time.

Imagine sailing across different European countries without leaving your bed. Austin Wells, 28 from San Diego, is planning just that.

Austin Wells plans to move to a cruise ship for easier work and travel

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Austin Wells plans to move to a cruise ship for easier work and travelPhoto credit: CNBC
The MV Narrative is built by the Storylines company

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The MV Narrative is built by the Storylines companyCredit: STORYLINES

Wells loves to travel but finds interruptions in his daily routine annoying.

He recently developed the perfection solution.

Wells rented a room on the MV Narrative, a cruise ship being built by Storylines, for $300,000 for 12 years.

The 18-story ship will feature luxurious amenities around every corner.

From chic lounges to farmers markets, a champagne and whiskey bar and private kitchens.

Wells told CNBC, “What excites me the most is not having to change my daily routine to see the world.”

There will be over 500 floating condominiums on the 741-foot vessel and it will house approximately 1,000 people.

Residents are expected to pay $2,100 per person per month for an “all-inclusive living fee.”

The fee covers food, drinks, laundry, fitness classes and medical examinations.

Many of the available apartments are rented for either 24 or 60 years.

Wells snagged a shorter lease offered to attract newcomers.

Ship residents are allowed to rent out their units, and Wells’ studio has the potential to generate nearly $4,500 a month, according to Storylines.

“The goal is to actually have a community of residents on this ship,” Wells said.

“And so you’ll make new friends, you’ll largely travel the world with them, which may be a way of forging some of the deepest friendships you’ve ever had.”

The MV narrative will launch in 2025 and Wells plans to live there with his family for three years, according to the Daily Mail.

Balcony and lounge area for residents

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Balcony and lounge area for residentsCredit: STORYLINES
A bar and seating area on the ship

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A bar and seating area on the shipCredit: STORYLINES
Residence on MV narrative

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Residence on MV narrativeCredit: STORYLINES

https://www.the-sun.com/travel/6982210/living-cruise-ship-lease-condo-travel/ I’m moving to live on a cruise ship to travel the world – it’ll be like owning a condo except for one small issue

Emma James

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