Living on a cruise ship full-time - could you?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gritsar, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Dh and I watched a program on the Travel channel last night about a ship called the World. Unlike a traditional cruise ship, the World is a floating city with full-time residents. It has apartments, shopping malls, restaurants, a library, museum and more. Minimum wealth requirement is five million dollars. The ship continuously circumnativgates the globe, stopping at ports of call the residents pick.

    My dream, should I ever win the lottery (hard to do since I don't play it) would be to live on a houseboat full time, traveling up and down the intercoastal waterways of Florida. It never occured to me that the same sort of thing would be possible on a cruise ship.

    I traveled extensively when I was younger, including taking a few cruises. DH has never been on a cruise ship and has no desire to be.

    So, my question for you is this... If you were filthy rich and could afford it, would you want to live on a cruise ship full-time?
  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    i dont think i could.
    boy i wish i had the money tho!! i checked out the link...def for the rich folks. interesting concept.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011
  3. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Apr 16, 2011
    Pinallas Park, Florida
    Last cruise i was on i was sea sick the whole time. There would be no way i could do that full time.
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    Are you allowed to keep chickens on the boat?
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Not unless I could have my chickens with me.... and a couple geese, plus some ducks.

    Had I NOT discovered chicken-keeping, I could have done it. I have been on two short cruises and I loved the experience! I don't care about ports of call all that much; I just loved the positive ions from the moving water. I was out on deck a great deal of the time, just loving the ocean. And because the food was never-ending and room service was wonderful, I think I could do that. With a large enough cabin (if I were filthy rich, I'd get a good-sized cabin) and some place to keep poultry... I could do it.

    Given that there probably wouldn't be poultry-keeping benefits, I guess I'll never know. Oh, and, uh.... not buying lottery tickets works to deny me the opportunity too!
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011
  6. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    i prefer the country with minimal contact with people..

    so doubtful...

    and would they allow critters?...

    I think I will stick with being a dry land sorta hermit!
  7. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    No, [​IMG] but I'd like to try for at least a month or two!! [​IMG]
  8. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 27, 2011
    North Alabama
    what about all the people who work on that ship serving all those bored rich people. that would be miserable.
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:That's exactly my feelings. With a luxurious houseboat - have you ever seen the really fancy ones?? - I could have my dogs, my cats and probably stick a chicken coop on there somewhere.
  10. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Filthy rich, my son would go the fancy houseboat route. I would buy about 200 acres of forest, stick my house and outbuildings and fences in the middle of it, hire people to do most of the work, and buy at least 100 animals: goats, chickens, pigs maybe, turkeys, ducks, maybe a few swans, geese, etc.

    No cows, though. And never a cruise ship; how boring.

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