Strange Planet: Landlocked Cruising

Want all of the perks of cruising but none of the guilt (in the form of high gas prices or that gut that you’ll inevitably get from too many trips to the buffet)? We recently came across the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Göynük, Turkey, a 325-room “cruise ship” that is “docked” in the country’s Antalya beach region. Completed last year to the price tag of $50 million, the nautical-themed hotel sits among a vast network of pools, allowing for all the pleasure of an ocean-side cabin, but without the seasickness. With its Turkish Bath and an amusement park, we’re interested in coming aboard, but a word of warning: since opening, reviews have been mixed, so it seems as if it might be time for the hotel’s owners to sink or swim…

Know of other hotels that should be on our Strange Planet radar? Let us know in the comments below.

Photo: via Deputy Dog

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