Villa Vie Residences offers new residential cruise concept

Fancy owning your own cabin on board a cruise ship and exploring the world for the rest of your life? Villa Vie Residences founded by Mikael Petterson, the former managing director of Life at Sea Cruises, offers just that.

Villa Vie Residences, the innovative new world cruise brand, has announced details on its visionary new concept. Beginning in May of 2024, Villa Vie will circumnavigate the world every 3.5 years, visiting more than 420 ports in 147 countries across all seven continents. Aspiring global travelers can embark on the voyage of a lifetime by purchasing a cabin to own onboard or joining the VVRI Voyagers Program, where they can curate their own unique journey and combine up to 16 world cruise segments.

“Villa Vie Residences is not just a cruise; it’s a lifestyle reimagined,” said Mikael Petterson, the company’s chief executive officer and a seasoned cruise industry executive. “With the launch of our new brand, we are empowering travelers to make the world their home, all while enjoying unmatched luxury and flexibility.”

A continuous world cruise

From the enchanting fjords of Northern Europe and the icy fjords of Greenland to the vibrant Caribbean, the soul of South America and the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean, Villa Vie Residences’ promises a new chapter in the adventure of a lifetime. With diverse regions spanning the globe, from the majestic landscapes of Africa to the pristine beaches of the South Pacific and the bustling cities of Asia, Villa Vie Residences offers a truly immersive and enriching experience that unveils the world’s wonders at every turn of the journey. 

Villa Vie lets travelers embrace life as a global resident by owning their very own cabin at sea. Prices for a Inside Villa start at $99,999. The Inside Villa offers 160-180 sq. ft. (15-17 m²) of living space. One of the notable features of the living space is the inclusion of a virtual window that brings the outside world indoors. A more spacious Balcony Villa offers 200 sq. ft. (18.5 m²) living space with a 60 sq. ft. (5.5 m²) private balcony. Prices for a Balcony Villa start at $249,999.

Family and friends can visit at no cost, though $33 daily port taxes and gratuities apply. And owners have the ability to rent out their cabin when they are unable to be onboard themselves.

For those who can’t afford to buy a cabin, or miss out on buying one, Villa Vie offers the opportunity to curate your own journey and purchase segments of the continuous world cruise program. Through the unique Voyagers Program, travelers can buy segments that range from 35 to 120 days. Prices start at $89/day per person and travelers have the ability to choose from 16 various segments of the meticulously crafted 1,301-day itinerary.

Life on board

A new standard of luxury will be featured onboard for Villa Vie Residences’ owners and guests, offering all-inclusive living that extends to every facet of the experience. Villa Vie says residents, on the yet to be revealed vessel, can enjoy everything from a cutting-edge business center complete with private offices and an inviting library, to a culinary arts center with interactive cooking classes and self-service options. Additional amenities will include multiple dining venues, an onboard Pet Spa & Resort, a golf-around-the-world program, modern fitness center, vibrant live entertainment and sustainable enrichment programs, among others. Residents will enjoy the comforts of home with complimentary services including weekly professional housekeeping, bi-weekly laundry service and 24/7 medical support.

Villa Vie Residences is slated to begin its inaugural 1,301-day journey around the world in May of 2024.

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