Residential cruise ships

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A new development in the cruise ship industry is that of full-time residency. Currently there is only one residential cruise ship in operation, The World of ResidenSea. There are several more under development, including some with a Letter Of Intent for shipbuilding: Utopia Residences under Samsumg Heavy Industries, and Magellan under the STX-Europe yard of Saint Nazaire, France. While these ships provide little innovation in the way of naval architecture and engineering, they definitely deserve attention as examples of full-time residential life on the ocean, and they demonstrate developments in the field of ocean colonization. This is why we’ve dedicated a separate blog post to the study these types of cruise ships, also referred to as Cruise Condo Ships.

A brief report can be downloaded here.

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