ResidenSea does have special "guest" cabins starting at $1500.00 per night. TOOOO much for me. They also said its possible to book suites starting at $9000.00 per night. Very interesting show. Do the residents have to pay port charges? Do they pay for your meals in the dining rooms? I guess I have to win a BIG BIG lottery to consider a ride on this ship.
I agree the TV show was interesting, but this ship looks very "stuffy" and even the TV show mentioned how owners dislike people sailing who are not owners. It also looked very boring. The Ship has had a hard time selling the suites(especially in todays economy) and I don't think these type of ships will be much of a factor in the cruise business. The pricing is so high that it really only appeals to the supper rich or very wealthy and how many of them want to stick with just one ship or really want to part with that much money?(thats my two cents worth)
They would probably make you walk the gangplank!! It was a very interesting show last night, and if I won the lotto, it might be an option? But the thing I came away with is the fact that this ship is owned by a bunch of SNOBS!! They made it VERY clear that they didn't like the guest option of traveling...Funny, because you'd still have to be pulling down a wad of cash to even travel THAT way!!!
Give me the plain ole cruise lines anyday!!!
I missed it. But just looked it up on the Travel Channel's website. If anyone else missed it or you'd like to see it again, it's coming on again Saturday followed by "Cruise Ship Secrets" - here's the schedule.
ResidenSea: The Floating City
Envision a future where entire communities exist floating free from the bounds of land. Come along on the maiden voyage of ResidenSea's "The World," the first oceangoing cruise liner designed for full-time occupancy.
Sep 28 2002
6:00 PM EST
Cruise Ship Secrets
Explore the world of life at sea on several of the world's most popular cruise ships. The entire range of activities available to passengers is revealed. Go behind the scenes to see how these floating cities are prepped and provisioned.
Sep 28 2002
7:00 PM EST
This one looks interesting too but it won't be on for a few weeks. Might be one to set the VCR for:
Ultimate Sea Cruises
Uncover the best sea cruises from around the globe. Find out which cruise to take to meet the most singles, which cruises are best for taking kids, and which will provide the adventure of a lifetime.
Oct 17 2002
1:00 PM EST
Now posting as MichelleP.
Prices are not that bad. You can get a 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment for $1400 a night for four people. Adding the meal plan takes it to $1900 or a per diem of $425 which is less than Silverseas, Crystal, or Seabourn. You can also get a balcony suite for $500 per diem. Seen some discounting via throw-ins.
My TA was onboard for British Open. She said it was just like staying at a resort except that it was on the water. Entertainment only consisted of a piano bar. However, ship and food were wonderful.
"The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
F Scott Fitzgerald
Silversea Silver Explorer (23nts) - Kangerlussuaq, Greenland - Nome, Alaska - Aug 14
Seven Seas Voyager (30nts) - Dubai - Cape Town - Nov 14