Are there laws in the community?

The relevant laws apply to the flag we are under. The flag of the ship represents the nationality of the ship, and therefore the ship is under the control of the registered country. Based on the ship’s flag, we must comply with international and maritime laws of the registered country in the open sea. That being said, USA residents may use the USA based maritime law and most maritime law is related to or under the USA. Generally speaking, the law of the sea stipulates that maritime countries essentially control their territorial waters from the shore out to a distance of 12 miles (19.3 km), the “12-mile limit.”

With respect to crimes committed in these areas, the laws of the country owning the vessel or structure upon which the crime has been committed hold sway.

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Volunteering in CreatingYour Residential Community

Many of our resident owners have already expressed interest in facilitating and participating in residential life on board. From librarians to language teachers, golf pros, wine aficionados and salsa teachers; all those who wish to help are encouraged to take an active role in their residential community.

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Volunteering and Co-Creation of Your Residential Community

Many residents have already expressed interest in co-creating and taking an active part of life on board. From librarians to language teachers, golf pros, wine aficionados and salsa teachers, all those who wish to help are encouraged to take an active role in their residential community.

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Single Resident Owners

To date, around 20% of residential owners are solo travelers. Singles specific social events will be held on board and ashore. 

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Families and Children

Child-friendly facilities such as games and learning rooms are included within the ship’s design and as well as regular children’s activities. We expect to have enough children of all ages sufficient to ensure they too have a social group and friends with whom to make memories.

Youth education programs will be offered in association with an online distance education program. In addition to formal education, children will have the opportunity to learn about the world with over 50+ countries to explore each year. When not in activities, we do ask that parents remain active in supervision.

See this video to hear from a school teacher of a resident assessing the Storylines lifestyle for her 9-year-old daughter from Orlando.

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Living Aboard Full-Time and Citizenship Status

Storylines encourages our residents to make MV Narrative their full-time home and engage with their onboard neighbors and community.  

Living aboard MV Narrative full-time neither affects your citizenship status nor your ability to spend time in the United States. Residency and citizenship are two separate things, and the only way to lose a U.S. Citizenship is to formally renounce it.

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