Inside world’s 1st 3-year cruise around the globe

The “Life at Sea” ship will set sail from Istanbul in November, traveling to 375 destinations, with stops in 135 countries across all seven continents.
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- Cruise ships setting sail for three years. - You're all about it. WHIT JOHNSON: Heavily debated here. Am I all about it? We're thinking about this. So look, this is the first of its kind taking passengers around the world. One of the stops, of course, Miami Beach. That's where our Victor Oquendo is joining us back with the story. Victor, good morning. Once again, this is no three-hour tour, this is next level. - Nice reference there. Good morning, Whit. The popularity and demand for cruise ships, it is just off-the-charts right now. But this one, it's on another level, three years at sea spanning the globe. And it might sound like a bit much for some, but cabins are actually booking up. This morning, an inside look at a voyage on the High Seas like we've never seen before, as more and more passengers sign up for the world's first three-year cruise ship around the globe. - People, places, and things, I am excited to experience. VICTOR OQUENDO: 375 destinations with stops in 135 countries across all seven continents. The Life at Sea ship setting sail from Istanbul November, picking up passengers in Barcelona and Miami. The ship can hold just over 1,000 passengers. More than half the cabins already booked since the itinerary was announced earlier this month. Meredith Shay, a retired flight attendant, booked one of the biggest rooms on the ship. She's hoping for the experience of a lifetime. - This is going to be the perfect place to do it all. VICTOR OQUENDO: Here's what a typical stateroom will look like. Right now, it costs $33,000 per year, which includes food, some drinks, entertainment, and a fitness center. And this three-year tour is not just for retirees. The ship is wired for professionals working remotely with meeting rooms, offices, a library, and Wi-Fi. - We're looking at half the ship is under 60, and that was a huge surprise to me. And now, the people are getting younger and younger with each day. We're getting more and more people in their 20s with each day. - And there is no one or two-year option here. This is for a full three years. But if you're ever feeling homesick, you can have friends or family stay in some of the guest cabins for free. Guys. - That's just what we need. Thanksgiving, come on over. - So you can't get off, once you get on? - You got to stay on. - It's a three-year commitment. - But Victor, also, we remember how the cruise line shut down during the pandemic. It looks like they are coming back much stronger now. Can people still find deals out there? - They absolutely can, Whit. And it all depends on when you book. There are deals on cruises in the first few months of the year. But those fares start to climb as we approach the busy summer travel season. So now is the time to book. Guys. - We'll start with three days and then maybe we'll get to three years. [LAUGHTER]

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