Residential Cruise Ship Lets People Live Life on the High Seas

Storylines Residential Sea Community

If you love sailing and experiencing different cultures, why not take the leap and live your life at sea? It might sound like a wild idea, but Storylines is helping make that dream a reality thanks to the residential sea community it plans to launch in 2025. Residents can purchase one of the ship's 547 fully furnished residences and spend a lifetime onboard, exploring the world and enjoying the amenities.

The 741-foot-long and 98-foot-wide MV Narrative is not only home to the apartments, but it also comes with plenty of entertainment. Twenty dining and bar venues, a microbrewery, a marina landing with personal watercraft, three pools with sundecks, a pet exercise area, a business center, and a beauty salon are just some of the amenities that await residents. There is also a 10,000-book library, art studio, movie theater, and bowling alley that residents can use at their leisure.

For those that are into fitness, Storylines has a 10,000-square-foot health and wellness center with a medical clinic on board that includes a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, nutritionist, and physiotherapist. The facilities also include a hospital for emergency medicine and a helicopter landing pad for medical evacuations.

Storylines Residential Sea Community

The apartments vary in size, and several semi-customizable floor plans are already available for purchase. Choices range from a $1 million, 237-square-foot studio home to an $8 million, 1,970-square-foot four-bedroom, two-floor home. There are also a limited number of 24-year leases starting at $647,000.

Residents can choose a coastal or contemporary design style and are allowed to rent out the home when it's not in use. Most apartments come with balconies so residents can enjoy the view out to the water. And the ship is equipped with WiFi, which means that remote workers can continue their careers while aboard.

According to Business Insider, there is also a monthly living fee of about $2,600 for a dual occupancy unit. While this may seem steep, this pays for access to all of the ship's amenities as well as all food and drink, making life at Storylines an all-inclusive experience.

The plans are for the MV Narrative to circumnavigate the globe every three years, touching on all six continents. Storylines also promises several days at most ports, with the ability for residents to weigh in on longer stays. So if you have sea legs, are looking for a new adventure, and have a little cash to spend, this sea community may be for you.

Storylines is a residential sea community that will set sale in 2025.

Storylines Residential Sea Community

The ship has 547 fully furnished residences that range in price from $1 million to $8 million.

Apartment at Storylines Residential Sea Community

Living Room at Storylines Residential Cruise

Balcony at Storylines Residential Sea Community

Amenities include 20 restaurants, an expansive library, lounges, and a wellness center.

Storylines Residential Sea Community

Interior Lounge at Storylines

The largest apartment is on two levels and has four bedrooms.

Upper Floor of Apartment at Storylines Residential Sea Community

Bathroom at Storylines Residential Cruise

Bedroom at Storylines Cruise

The ship will circumnavigate the globe every three years and make stops at most ports.

Storylines Residential Sea Community

Living Room at Storylines Residential Sea Community

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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