I’ve bought a flat inside a cruise shipit’s cheaper than home & I can travel

A MAN has revealed how he bought an apartment onboard a cruise shipand says it is cheaper while being able to travel the world at the same time.

Austin Wells from San Diego paid $300,000 (£246,465) for a studio with a 12-year lease onboard the MV Narrativea mega cruise ship 和 500 private rooms and apartments.

Austin Wells has purchased a three-year lease on an apartment onboard a cruise ship because it's cheaper than his life at home

Austin Wells has purchased a three-year lease on an apartment onboard a cruise ship because it’s cheaper than his life at home信用: 美国全国广播公司财经频道
MV Narrative is a mega cruise ship with 500 private rooms and apartments.

MV Narrative is a mega cruise ship with 500 private rooms and apartments.信用: Storylines
The cruise ship will be home to around 1,000 residents

The cruise ship will be home to around 1,000 residents信用: Storylines.com

His 237 square foot entry-level room will include a foldaway bed, pantry, desk and separate shower room.

People who live on board permanently will get access to medical services, a farmer’s market, private kitchens, a gym and spa, 24-hour room service and a co-working space.

There will also be 20 restaurants and bars on board, a swimming pool, a school, a library, a bank, a cinema as well as a champagne and whisky bar.

Wells, 28, 告诉 CBNC: “The thing that most excites me is I don’t have to upend my daily routine, in order to go see the world.

My working hours will be shifted towards evenings, nights and very early mornings, but that does open up the ability for me to see a city midday to afternoon.

This is probably the first time ever that there is even the ability to have a standard job and even consider working and living from a floating apartment complex.

Wells is from San Diego, 加利福尼亚州, where the average rental price is $2,500 (£2,053.88) 每月.

Meanwhile his room onboard the ship will set him back around $2,000 (£1,643.10) 每月 – 保存 $500 (£410.77) on rent alone.

He said he also hopes to make friends onboard, as he will betravelling the world with them too”.

The MV Narrative is the brainchild of Storylines bosses Alister Punton and Shannon Lee who wanted to offer ‘more affordableapartments for life at sea.

cruise ship will be home to around 1,000 residents when it launches in 2025.

A penthouse apartment on other luxury cruise ships can cost $20.5 百万 (£16.8 million).

cruise ship will be divided into 11 different types of homes including a Global residence, which will consist on two levels and have four bedrooms, 两间浴室, a large balcony, a dining room and a walk-in closet.

While MV’s luxury units are cheaper, they’re still pricey at $8 百万 (£6.5 million) with partial ownership options starting at $600,000 (£492,930).

Residents will also be given the opportunity to rent out apartments, with Wellscapable of fetching $4,500 (£3,696.97) 而在另一个她选择在床上的乳胶紧身衣裤.

Storylines boss Punton expects the ship to be docked at each port for around three to five days.

While the full itinerary hasn’t been released, passengers can expect to explore bucket-list destinations such as 罗马, Naples and Venice as well as the seaside towns of Spari and Marsala.

从那里, the mega cruise ship will sail onto Slovenia, 阿尔巴尼亚, 克罗地亚, 希腊 and Turkeyother plans include a visit to the Arctic Circle.

The cruise ship is currently under construction in Split, 克罗地亚 and is due to set sail in 2025.

Meanwhile holidaymakers can also spend their time on a Disney cruise complete with an adult-only pool and live fireworks.

There will also be 20 restaurants and bars on board, a swimming pool, a school, a library, a bank and a cinema

There will also be 20 restaurants and bars on board, a swimming pool, a school, a library, a bank and a cinema信用: Storylines.com
A Global residence will consist of two levels, four bedrooms, 两间浴室, a large balcony, a dining room and a walk-in closet

A Global residence will consist of two levels, four bedrooms, 两间浴室, a large balcony, a dining room and a walk-in closet信用: Storylines.com
Wells will save money living on the cruise ship, compared to San Diego

Wells will save money living on the cruise ship, compared to San Diego信用: Storylines.com