When I first heard about someone retiring on a cruise ship I thought the idea was far fetched. Yet, now as I think about it, it’s not a bad idea. As I look at the host of seniors that don’t have attentive family checking on them this can be an option. Not only that but many assisted living facilities will easily set you back almost 100,00o or more.
Well, I think it is worth exploring. In 2005, there was a story told about a woman who was observed living on a cruise line.
Active Living Newsletter makes a very convincing argument for retireing on a cruise line.
Now, there is actually a small cruise line who has established a plan for retirees. I am sure this is not the only company considering this viable option. But did I say viable? Many of us are hard pressed to afford assisted living for our senior parents. Yet, as baby boomers we are considering long term care and now cruise ship lodging?
I don’t know, I am now convinced I must keep working, keep finding ways to increase revenue without doing the lottery, or taking the gold out of my husbands mouth.
But we both like the notion of living on a cruise ship. We pray for good health to enjoy it if we do. What about you?
2 thoughts on “Assisted Living is Expensive, Why Not Retire on a Cruise Ship?”
haha! I love the idea. This is the first time I’ve ever heard of such a notion. The cost is too much though. I don’t know of any senior (my own mother and all her friends included) that have ever come near bringing in enough money from their social security, pensions and whatever other checks they get, to afford something like that. A senior would have to be getting almost $5,000/mo. – in our dreams maybe. But a nice dream anyway.
This article inspired me to go for cruise ship. I think this should be given the best idea for the year 2009
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