This could be the ultimate home for wealthy people with wanderlust: the condo cruise ship. Stay in the same place while your home circumnavigates the globe. Short of having your own fully-staffed luxury yacht, it's the easiest way to see the world without lifting a finger.
It's said to be the hottest trend in cruising today, and if the recession is really over, it may just take off. Buy a condo for a few million bucks, and you can take up permanent residence on board a floating city like the Magellan Residential Cruise Line or the Four Seasons Ocean Residences.
The Magellan (pictured above and immediately below) features everything your average gazillionaire could need – tropical gardens, a decadent spa, a helicopter landing pad, and even a retractable marina.
The Four Seasons cruises the world at 18 knots, and spends 250 nights a year docked in various exotic ports, making sure to stop at events like the Rio Carnival and The America's Cup.
It features 112 residences over 13 decks, a shopping promenade, an art gallery, a spa and gym, a marina, a meditation garden, a driving range, a helipad, and a house of worship.
Owners can choose from three designs for their condos: contemporary, traditional and maritime. They range in size from one to four bedrooms, and from 800 to nearly 8,000 square feet. Prices start at $3.8 million and peak at $39 million. Loose change… RM