The world’s largest cruise ship, the Oasis of the Seas, is available for $350,000. That means you can live on this boat and sail around the world for a year.

The residential cruise ship apartments for sale is a luxury that can be bought. This luxury comes with the price tag of $350,000.

The most costly and spacious cabins aboard cruise ships are often the first to be booked. According to a newbuild ‘condo ship,’ demand is comparable.

The 741-foot-long, 450-crew-member, 55,000-gross-ton MV Narrative is presently being built by Storylines, with intentions to take its live-aboard owners on a leisurely journey across the world’s seas, circumnavigating the globe in approximately 3.5 years. The ship will stop at key ports for three to five days, giving passengers plenty of time to explore.

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MV Storytelling (Rendering courtesy of Storylines Inc.)

Storylines joined the private house cruise line industry with an emphasis on more economical entry-level choices, beginning at $350,000 for a 237 sq. ft. apartment.

Balcony ‘condo-cabins’ with 337 sq. ft. of living and outdoor area start at about $500,000.

From the start, there were more extensive choices, such as two-story penthouse homes with 1,529 square feet and an eye-watering $8 million price tag. Consumers, on the other hand, are requesting a lot more intermediate two- and three-bedroom choices, according to Storylines.

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As a result, the New York-based start-up has repurposed smaller houses to build 84 bigger “upscale homes at sea” ranging in size from 909 to 1417 square feet and beginning at $2,455,000.

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(Storylines, Inc. provided the rendering.)

Passengers pay a one-time fee to lease rooms for 12 to 60 years under the Storylines business model. If the resident wants, the ‘condo-cabins’ may be resold during the lease term, or they can be leased out for revenue. Initially, there were 627 residential apartments for sale; however, following the reconfiguration, that number has decreased.

“We’ve noticed a lot of demand from smart business professionals all around for larger homes around 1000 sq. ft. and higher, so a rethink of the residences and some additional public space to accommodate was a natural move,” said Alister Punton, Storylines Co-CEO.

There are monthly payments to maintain the ship, its facilities, and amenities, much like condominiums on land. All meals, wine, beer, and select spirits; gratuities; high-speed WiFi; laundry pick-up, wash, and fold; onboard activities and entertainment; visits to an onboard physician; yoga and fitness classes; and full use of gym facilities are included in Storylines fees, which start at $2,365 per person, per month.


In a video advertising the idea, Punton explains, “You’ve got all the usual stuff you’d expect to find on a ship this size, but we’ve done a really significant twist on all of this to fit this long-term live-aboard lifestyle.”  

“In addition to the ship’s 20+ dining options, which cater to a variety of cuisines and change on a regular basis based on where the ship is docked, there are 45 resident lounges, work spaces, libraries, and kitchens around the ship where you may cook for your friends and family.”

A cinema theater, a 10,000-plus-book library, a microbrewery, and a hydroponic ‘garden farm’ that will grow herbs, greens, and other commodities are among the numerous onboard facilities aboard the MV Narrative. A spa and fitness facility, as well as a juice bar and hairdresser, will be available. A marina area with kayaks, diving gear, and sailboats will be located on the ship’s aft deck.

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Marina Lounge (aft) (Rendering courtesy of Storylines Inc.)

The following are some of the new condo-cabin options:

  • Consider a 909-square-foot, one-bedroom, two-bathroom floor plan with a waterfront home office for professional company leaders.
  • Inspire is a 1,064-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom house featuring an oceanfront bedroom and bar with balcony access.
  • Imagine a 1,185-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom house with a 368-square-foot beachfront balcony for additional indoor/outdoor living space and a center island bar area.
  • Wonder is a 1,273 square foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a double-sized balcony, a built-in outdoor bar, and an open-plan living space with a big center bar that overlooks the ocean.
  • Encore, a 1,417-square-foot three-bedroom, two-bathroom house with a wide open floor plan for entertainment, is big enough to accommodate families.

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A floor layout for a home in the Inspire community (Courtesy of Storylines, Inc.)

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The storylines cruise ship cost is a luxury cruise line that offers you the opportunity to live on board for $350,000.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to live on a cruise ship for a month?

A cruise ship typically costs $20,000 per month.

How much does it cost to live on a cruise ship a year?

This is a difficult question to answer as it depends on many factors. In general, the cost of living on a cruise ship is about $30,000 per year.

How much is it to rent a room on a cruise?

The price of a cruise varies depending on the length of time that you want to stay and the type of cruise.

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