Rent in Style on the High Seas

Do your friends accuse you of trying to cram everything you own into your suitcase when you travel? One solution might be to really take all your belongings with you, and move aboard the Utopia.

That's the lofty-sounding name of a new residential cruise ship (left) slated to hit the seas in 2013, with opulent units for sale or rent to the lucky few who can afford a high-end floating abode.

For buyers and renters who can't quite decide on one glamorous location in which to put down roots, their ship has finally come in. The Utopia plans to drop anchor in proximity to world-class events around the globe, such as the Cannes Film Festival, Rio's Carnivale, and Sydney's famed New Year's celebration.