Living On A Cruise Ship Is Cheaper Than Renting In London

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Those fed up with London’s sky-high rent prices might be interested to know that it’s actually cheaper to live on a cruise ship.

New research from cruisedeals.co.uk has revealed that the average living costs in London come to around £2,871.19, or £97.71 a day – compared to Cruise and Maritime Voyage’s £88.53 a day cabin.

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The study averaged out typical monthly outgoings in London, including rent, bills, food, council tax and leisure activities.

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The outcome of London-living was £7.18 a day more than the cost of living on a cruise ship for 120 days, which totals £10,623.75. For this price, cruise guests have main meals, afternoon tea, hot drinks, port taxes and entertainment included in their trip.

The deal is offered on a round-the-world cruise on the Magellan ship, which has over 700 cabins on nine passenger decks, plenty of bars and restaurants, a spa, swimming pool, library, casino and shopping centre, The Daily Mail reports. I’m guessing no one’s flat in London has any of that.

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It’s no wonder that the cruise industry has grown by nine per cent in 2015, with cruisedeals.co.uk citing cost-effective deals available throughout the year as the reason behind the rise in bookings.

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So while a life at sea might sound fanciful, it’s not completely out there. Quite a few people – usually the elderly – decide to live their life on a cruise ship.

And Beatrice Muller is proof of that. As one of the best known cruise ship residents, Muller lived on board the Queen Elizabeth 2 for eight years until the ship’s retirement.

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In 2006 and at 86-years-old, Muller told The Telegraph that her priorities on the ship were ‘ballroom dancing’ and ‘playing duplicate bridge.’

Doesn’t sound like a bad life to me.


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