This is a Concept Ship in the works… www.freedomship.com
Could you live on the Freedom Ship? This ship will be almost 1 mile long and has it’s own airport on the top deck. It will take 2 years to travel around the world. If you want to see more pictures go to www.freedomship.com/graphics.html
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Sorry, but no interest at all. It seems to me the only thing Freedom Ship has in common with a standard cruise ship is that it floats on the water. Freedom strikes me as having more in common with a pre-planned gated community development (such as Blackhawk, CA, where your town has a wall around it and staffed checkpoints to regulate entry). Perhaps that's more the market they would tap into.
I think the Freedom Ship has a future when we run out of land and need it to grow food for the world's out-of-control population. Would I like to live on it? I've seen the drawings of what potential apartments and leisure space would be like and I thought they were quite beautiful. If they'd let me bring my cats, I'd move. No cats, I stay ashore.
Living on a huge floating unprotected target in times of world instability wouldn't be wise. If everyone gives up nukes and starts growing flower gardens, maybe. I'm not holding my breath at this time.
No matter how luxurious it is, I think I'd get tired of walking the same decks every day and would rather sail on a real ship than a high rent raft. There's something about watching the waves crash against the bow, the graceful lines of a seagoing vessel, the rhythms of daily shipboard life that I think I would miss on a manmade island. It will probably spend much of its time anchored in port, and for that one might as well enjoy the extra amenities of a fine hotel or resort. Besides, they probably wouldn't let me drive my roadster top down around the promenade when I get the urge.
The ship seems like it would be nice and all, but I would NOT want to live on it for two years straight. I'd start to miss my family and my friends. And I think that cruises are supposed to be little vacations, not a place to live.