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Not long ago considered a somewhat uninspired way of seeing the world, cruises have experienced something of a renaissance in recent times, helped by the emergence of several self-styled luxury cruise liners offering services and amenities more akin to a high-end hotel.

Now there’s also the chance not just to embark on a temporary ocean-going adventure aboard one of these sumptuous cruisers but also to buy your own home on-board.

That’s all thanks to Blue World Voyage, which is slated to launch the first of its three ships in 2021, with the inaugural vessel featuring 40 residences for sale, ranging from £1.7 million - £2.5 million depending on the layout and specs. You can read all about this bold new cruise offering in the lead story of today’s newsletter.

In other luxury news this week, we profile several new big-name product launches, including two lavish jewellery collections by Louis Vuitton and Bulgari, and a beautiful new timepiece by Hublot.

There’s also an exclusive video shot by drone that showcases drinks brand Tequila Enemigo, which is about to hit the California market after rip-roaring success in New York and London.

What’s more, we take a look at a luxury Maldives resort that’s offering guests the chance to sleep in ‘net beds’ that hang dramatically over the ocean, along with an upcoming auction set to feature some of the world’s most sought-after whiskies.

Finally, there’s a glimpse at the very latest in electric bike technology which has borne fruit in the shape of a stunning $16,500 technology-packed carbon e-bike.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s luxury round-up. We’ll be back again before you know it with more. Until then, take care!