Itâ€™s no surprise that seniors love to cruise. What better way to relax and enjoy the ocean and exotic ports of call than on a cruise? While seniors tend to travel extensively once they retire, a new trend in senior retirement has emerged. Today, seniors retire on cruise ships more than any other time in history. And whatâ€™s even more appealing about retiring on cruise ships today is that seniors can actually purchase their very own apartments at sea!
The opportunities to enjoy life at sea are endless, and whether seniors choose a regular cruise ship for retirement or a permanent apartment at sea, each vessel offers activities and experiences seniors love. Just a few of the fun activities for seniors that are available aboard cruise ships include: casinos, cocktail parties, dancing and dance lessons, spas, dining at five-star caliber restaurants, lectures, swimming, working out, listening to live music, watching movies at the ships theater, art exhibits, wine tastings, cooking classes, and more! And gambling alone offers opportunities to play the roulette tables, blackjack tables, poker tables, and slot machines. Also, many of today’s cruise ships are also equipped with bingo halls and other similar gaming halls that seniors love!
While there are several cruise ships that claim to be residential communities at sea, currently, the only private community at sea offering residential options is â€œThe World.â€? The World is quite different from a regular cruise ship. It is a floating residential community, specifically designed for the discriminating and adventurous traveler that prefers a relaxed lifestyle, luxury, and a quieter pace. World residents are quite wealthy and they hail from 40 different countries from around the world. Some world residents stay onboard full-time while others visit their luxurious homes throughout the year.
Life aboard the world can be compared to owning your very own luxury yacht. The World will visit places around the globe that will allow seniors to enjoy everything from opera, museums, restaurants, and shops to ports of call that will allow you to explore coral reefs, deserts, icebergs, mountains, beaches, fjords, and more. The World also sails to places where some of the worldâ€™s best golf courses can be found along with many of the worldâ€™s natural wonders. Residentâ€™s and vacationerâ€™s can expect to visit places such as Antarctica, Bombay, Barcelona, Hong Kong, London, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, and more.
In addition to the activities listed above, The World has many amenities such as â€œThe World Spa,â€? which offers amazing treatments and pampering that has to be experienced to be believed, a grocery store and deli, a putting green, a golf simulator, a boutique, a jogging track and gym, a movie theater, high-speed Internet access, a variety of classes, and more!
The World features studios, studio apartments, and two to six bedroom apartments for rent and for sale. Studios range in size from 290 to 846 square feet and one-bedroom studios are 600 square feet. All studios include:
Two plus twin beds or one queen
Private veranda (in most Studio Apartments)
Refrigerator and cocktail cabinet
Marble bathroom with separate tub and shower
Studio apartments range in size from 580 to 1,011 square feet. Each includes a kitchenette, a living and dining area, large bathrooms, and a private veranda. Several floor plans are available.
Two to Six Bedroom apartment homes range in size from 1,106 square feet to 4,000 square feet. Several floor plans are available, but all Two and Six Bedroom apartments include:
State of the art kitchen
Two to six bedrooms, each with a private bathroom
Living and dining room area
Veranda, most with jet pool
All furnishings and appliances
Advanced audio, video and communications equipment
If you are planning an extended stay aboard The World and you want to rent, rental rates range from $1,300 to $4,500 per night, depending on accommodation. If you want to buy, apartment homes may range from $700,000+ up to $10 million or more. So, don’t be surprised if you see Madonna or Joan Collins onboard. We hear that they were among the first lucky few to purchase the most expensive World homes.
The World is managed by ResidenSea. ResidenSea corporate offices are located at 14471 Miramar Parkway, Suite 401, Miramar FL 33027, United States. The telephone number is 954.538.8400 and the fax number is 954.431.7443.