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Woman sold home to live in apartment on luxury cruise ship as it saves her huge amount a year

Callum Jones

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Woman sold home to live in apartment on luxury cruise ship as it saves her huge amount a year

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You wouldn't necessarily expect selling up your home to go and live in an apartment on a cruise ship would be cheaper - but for one woman, that is exactly the case.

Mimi Bland, 59, is actually one of hundreds of people who has purchased a cabin on MV Narrative, a luxury residential cruise ship.

As you'd expect when the word luxury is involved, the liner is petty expensive to board.

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It is unlike any other cruise ship as it will go around the world every three years continuously with stops at ports across the globe - some way to travel, eh.

To fund her new adventure, Mimi has sold her three bedroom home worth $637,000 in the village of Farnham Common in the UK.

It won't be all living the high life on the ship though, as Mimi plans to work as a mindfulness mentor - although that is so much better than the stresses of modern day life in the UK, surely?

Mimi Bland is starting a new life on a luxury cruise ship. Credit: Cavendish
Mimi Bland is starting a new life on a luxury cruise ship. Credit: Cavendish
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"I want to see the world while working and without ever leaving the comfort of my own home and meet lots of other ambitious people who are looking for a new life of excitement and fun," Mimi said.

“I am 60 next year and it is time for a re-set. I love my life helping highly successful executives to de-stress their lives and achieve a better work-life balance.

“But I realised that I needed to do that for myself and embark on an exciting new journey of adventure and discovery." Mimi has also splashed out around $1 million to secure one of the luxury apartments on the MV Narrative, while a further $64,000 will be spent on all her meals on board and access to the facilities.

Despite that, Mimi says she will be $25,000 a year better off on the liner, as the current cost of running her home and luxury lifestyle with car and up to five holidays a year is $89,000 a year.

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Mimi has had a bit of a tough time in life, splitting with her husband over 20 years ago and not remarrying since.

The ship is certainly a luxury one. Credit: Cavendish
The ship is certainly a luxury one. Credit: Cavendish

The last three years have really been a turning point for herself, as she realised radical changes were needed.

She said: “I think we have all gone through a big change in the last three years and we have realised that many of us are lucky enough to be able to work from anywhere in the world.

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“In my new life, the crew take care of everything and I get to run my business, see the world and meet other executives who are also looking to have a good time."

For those hoping to take a similar path in life, prices for suits on the liner start from $1 million and rise to up to $8 million for the most luxurious apartments.

MV Narrative is currently under construction in Croatia and will set sail in 2025.

Topics: Community, UK News, Life

Callum Jones
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