Taking a cruise to a beautiful location can be one of the most rewarding vacations you could experience. If you’ve never been on a cruise, they are a blast! You get the opportunity to travel to incredible locations and see many different cultures all packed into one vacation. One of the best parts of going on a vacation on a giant ship however, is the ship itself. Designers and ship builders have to take into account that you will be staying on one big boat, unable to leave, for days at a time. To make these days entertaining they pack these massive ships with more entertainment than you can even experience in the short time you are on them. Cruises can actually be exhausting if you’re the type who likes to get the most out of your vacations because there is just so much to do. One hotel company in South Korea took the impression that many people take a cruise without ever getting off the boat to heart and created something pretty amazing! If you travel to Gangneung, South Korea you might be surprised to see a giant cruise liner perched atop a huge cliff and wonder how did that get there and why? The ship is called the Sun Cruise Hotel and it’s exactly where it’s supposed to be. The hotel offers almost everything a normal cruise ship has to offer minus the actual ocean travel and the constant motion of waves that may make people slightly nauseous. It’s a sight to be seen and there’s nothing quite like it in the world. Join me as we take a short tour of this unique concept:
Perched high atop a cliff, facing the ocean,
is the Sun Cruise Hotel in South Korea.
A closer view reveals the size in comparison to an
already massive hotel in Gangneung, South Korea.
Inside the Sun Cruise Hotel you will find all the extravagant,
nautical decorations that you would find on any normal
cruise ship however, this ship is far from ordinary.
The views are spectacular especially in the winter time when
the beaches and mountains are blanketed with snow.
Because there are no fuel costs and the crew is much smaller,
the Sun Cruise Hotel is much more affordable than most cruises
allowing for beautiful state rooms with amazing views.
The suites aren’t too bad either.
This is a place I would love to visit!
Due to the fact that this ship is on land you have the opportunity to
really explore the local area without a time crunch to get back to port.
As well as a pool that is much better than your average cruise
ship pool which is limited to space constraints.
On a normal cruise vacation you are offered many different
excursions at each port. The Sun Cruise Hotel also offers
these excursions and beach activities.
On the beach below is a small port where many people can rent boats, land
their helicopters (because we all have those) and have a nice dinner. The main
shop/restaurant is a small ship that has also been built on top of the rocks.
The ship offers many levels of entertainment including a piano
bar with some amazing food and drinks.
Because the ship is perched high on a cliff the views are
much better than those on a regular cruise ship.
I would not be opposed to having dinners here!
It’s almost like a 5 star skyscraper.
Here is the tea room. Custom to South Korea
you sit on mats on the floor.
Everything on the hotel grounds is designed to catch
your eye like this open tunnel that lines the exterior
of the matching port ship on the beach.
The sun is the centerpiece in most areas of the Sun Cruise Hotel.
Many events are held on the ship such as fashion shows,
corporate meetings and gatherings as well as certain expos.
From the distance it looks like a ship is cruising through the sky.
The ship on shore is made to look like an old ship with
the background of a modern cruise liner above.
The beaches below are absolutely beautiful and stretch for miles.
Can you imagine taking a vacation here? It would be ideal if you have a fear of the deep ocean or haven’t proven your sea legs yet. If you want to immerse yourself into the cruise ship vacation of a lifetime but don’t want the hassle of moving across the vast ocean only to spend a few hours at port, this may be the ideal place for you. They have every convenience you can think of minus the constant rocking back and forth from the ocean waves. Not to mention some absolutely breathtaking views and sunsets.
Take a look at a quick video tour of the immovable vessel.
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