Cruise away for £1m per couple
We may be living in hard times but a cruise company has great expectations that it will be able to sell out on a round-the-world cruise costing... £1 million per couple.
Strictly for the well-heeled, the 115-day cruise takes in 52 ports in 28 countries, with guests enjoying the height of luxury.
Couples will find themselves paying around £8,000 a day to sail on the Silversea cruise company's Silver Whisper vessel which will depart from Los Angeles on January 14 2013.
The voyage will begin with a pre-cruise gala at LA's Peninsula Hotel and Easter will be a distant memory by the time the cruise ends with disembarkation at Fort Lauderdale in Florida on May 1.
With all couples in suites on the 610ft-long, 382-passenger Silver Whisper, the voyage will take in such spots as Tahiti, Auckland in New Zealand, Sydney, Manila in the Philippines, Bangkok, Mauritius, Cape Town, The Gambia and Bridgetown in Barbados.
With a staff-passenger ratio of almost one to one, guests will enjoy boutique shopping, a wellness spa with beauty salon, fitness centre and sauna and full-scale productions in a multi-tiered show lounge.
The royal suite comes available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms, with those able to afford such luxury having a large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
The royal suite has two marbled bathrooms, as well as walk-in wardrobes and flat-screen TVs.