It’s called Freedom Ship International, and it’s on the drawing board of a Florida firm that wants to find $10 billion to get it built. This is really a floating city because it will have a hospital, school, and residences. Oh, and a roof that’s a mile-long runway for passenger planes.
Yes, the ship will be a mile long. And 25 stories high. Powered by solar cells. Are you getting a mental picture of it now?
The plan is to carry 50,000 permanent residents, a crew of 20,000, and 10,000 ordinary cruise passengers.
This isn’t the first ship to offer condo-like residences to wealthy folks who like to have a different view of the world outside their living room windows year ‘round. A ship called The World began sailing in 2002. About 130 families own condos on the ship that circumnavigates the globe every two to three years. The average resident spends four months a year on board.
But the Freedom of the Seas? Well, this is a whole other dimension of cruise ship.