How much will it cost to buy a Cruise Ship Condo? Prices, amenities and more of retirement life on a cruise ship.
With the price of a nice hotel room at the Holiday Inn running around $49, living in a nursing room that costs $100-$200+ this idea of things to do in retirement makes total sense.
This trend is appealing because it offers a low cost of living to seniors, especially those who need some added assistance with meals, housework etc. Using this example, retirees will save approximately $138 a day. Money that can be used for dining out at different restaurants, or the hotel's room service. Use the savings on daily tours of the city, night life, clothing and more because the hotels offer most amenities you might want like pools, workout rooms, laundry facilities, free satellite television, free Wi-Fi, free tooth paste, soap, razors and shampoo.
Another bonus of this retirement lifestyle is that you will never have to repair or purchase a refrigerator, washer, dryer or new television . You will not have to replace your mattress or purchase bed linens, towels, comforters. And your room is cleaned, beds made every day giving you more time to enjoy your retirement.
CRUISE SHIP CONDO COSTS
The Utopia is a planned luxury cruise ship with ownership rights to the cabins for 199 residents. The ship is expected to be completed in 2014. Cabins will range in size from 1,400 square feet to 6,600 square feet. The cruise ship will have a casino, private cabanas on the deck, outdoor movie theater, golf simulators, 235 seat observation lounge, grocery store, three signature restaurants, demonstration kitchen and a marina. The cruise ship condos will start at $3.9 million up to $28 million.
Still in the development stage, the Marquette will cruise the only northern rivers in the U.S. during the summer and then the southern rivers and inter-coastal waterways in the U.S. during the winter months due to climate. The Marquette won’t be all-inclusive. The ship will include amenities like a movie theater, concierge service, fitness equipment, fishing, mail service etc. however other perks are extra, such as an arranged golf event, restaurants, storage space, water craft rental, phone, internet and TV.
The Marquette will feature between 185-200 condos on board. The cabins will range in size from 528-924 square feet. Furnishings will be provided however you are required to bring your own linens.
You have three purchasing options to select from… 2 months, half a year or a full year. The 2 month purchase rate ranges from $54,600 to $84,900, the half year purchase rate is $161,000 to $264,000 and the full year purchase rate is from $299,000 to $499,000.
There are additional monthly HOA dues that range from $1,166 to $2,040. The ship won’t start construction until all the units have been purchased. Buyers can request certain layouts and cabin placement is on a first come first served basis.
Currently “The World” only has room for 200 special guests. Prices start around $2 million with a yearly maintenance fee of $60K plus. The ship continually travels giving the residents a very unique journey to all the different ports, allowing the owners 2-5 days at each port to explore the cities and attractions.
The “Ocean” Residences:
This cruise ship condo project is the creation of the Four Seasons hotel chain. It will have 112 residences on board. The cabins that are being sold are from 1 to 4 bedrooms that range in size from 800 to over 7,000 square feet. They offer full-length windows, terraces and full size kitchens.
Each owner will be credited $12,000 a year in drinks, food and spa treatments. Also included is a fitness center, a pool, shopping boutiques, four restaurants, wine cellar, putting greens, driving range, business center and a specialty grocery store.
The itinerary is focused on key events like the America’s Cup and Rio’s Carnival. These cruise ship condos start at $3.8 million to a whopping $40 million.