Many baby boomers consider retiring on a cruise ship, using and enjoying their retirement funds. This has become so common that some cruise line companies offer permanent apartments on ships. While the likes of media tycoons and mining moguls may be able to afford to purchase apartments to get shipped to whatever event around the world, most retirees don’t have that amount of money. So what are the other options?
There are several world voyages such as Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises and the Royal Caribbean, some offering 100+ night stays. For that reason, many retirees opt for consecutive world voyage cruises as a more affordable option.
The motivation for the decision to sail the seas on a cruise ship indefinitely varies from person to person but for many retirees, the cost can be comparable to purchasing a house. In no way is it cheap, but for some people, it’s an affordable option during retirement.
The appeal of never cooking a meal again, and being able to eat fine dining if you choose too is great.
With ships containing disability access, medical facilities at your doorstep, it gives many healthy older people piece of mind.
Cruise ships have 24/7 entertainment options and include swimming pools, fitness centres, lounge areas, and spas too.
And the greatest appeal for many is no housework ever again. No more washing dishes, no more changing linen, no more vacuuming and no more lawn mowing. It sounds very appealing.
The downside of constantly travelling is time away from your family and friends. But in most cases, the intervals between trips allows you the opportunity to touch base with everybody for a while.
There’s also the opportunity when you’re travelling to exchange emails with family, friends and associates in Australia and around the world, and you can video chat with platforms such as Skype or FaceTime when you have access to internet services.
With such an increase in popularity, retiring on a cruise ship is a great and adventurous option for many. There are several websites that have a bunch of offers and information to help you get started.
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