Years-Long World Cruise Sets Sail in May For Under $99 Per Day

A 3.5 year long residential world cruise is set to sail from Southampton, England in May 2024.

villa vie odyssey world cruise residential ship

A new residential world cruise brand, Villa Vie Residences, is preparing to set sail for the first time on May 15, 2024. The brand’s ship, Villa Vie Odyssey, will offer residents the opportunity to voyage around the world for the next 3.5 years for under $99 per day.

The years-long voyage will visit 425 destinations across 147 countries, including over 100 islands.

Residents have two options for purchasing their cabins on board. They can own a fully-equipped cabin starting at $100,000. Family and friends are able to visit at no cost, except for $33 daily port taxes and gratuities. Residents also have the option to rent out their cabin when they’re not onboard.

villa vie odyssey pool
(Rendering courtesy of Villa Vie Residences)

The other option is to purchase segments of the world cruise program, which range from 35 to 120 days. Prices started at $89 per person, per day. There are 16 segments within the 1,301-day itinerary.

The voyage is all-inclusive, offering complimentary food, drinks, alcohol, and wifi. Passengers also have access to a fitness center, pool, business center with private offices and a library, pickleball courts, a culinary arts center with cooking classes and self-service options, live entertainment, enrichment programs, and a Pet Spa & Resort.

The complimentary services of professional housekeeping, bi-weekly laundry service, and 24/7 medical support are also available.

villa vie odyssey observation deck
(Rendering courtesy of VIlla Vie Residences)

Villa Vie Odyssey is currently undergoing renovations and upgrades ahead of her May departure from Southampton. The ship was built in 1993 as Crown Dynasty for Crown Cruise Line, and most recently sailed as Braemar for Fred.Olsen Cruises.

Residences are still available for sale. For more information, visit


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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015, and in that time has taken a dozen cruises and counting. Her favorite onboard activities include trying the casual dining options, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.
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