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. http://www.aboardtheworld.com/promo/own-2011 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?