Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Prefer the oceans over the desert? The previously featured Residensea will soon get company from the Orphalese, a 90,000-ton ocean liner that will have 200 residences and 265 suites for cruise passengers. The ship, which will be named the Orphalese after a mythical city in Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet," is scheduled for completion in 2008. The two- to four-bedroom residences measure 1,000 to 4,000 square feet and are being sold fully equipped and furnished for USD 1.8 million to USD 10 million. The Orphalese plans to circle the world forever, on an itinerary shaped by events around the world, such as the Cannes Film Festival, the Olympics, Chinese New Year in Shanghai and the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. Residents will be able to live a year-round life of UBER PREMIUM experiences, and studying the Orphalese concept should provide more than a few inspiring ideas to anyone working in service-based industries.
(Courtesy - Trend-Watch)