Retirement Homes Suck – Let’s Try Retirement Cruising, Instead!

I don’t know about you, but every time I’ve ever visited a retirement home (aka Nursing Home) I always get this feeling of sadness, desperation & loneliness. So, I don’t think I’ll EVER be willing to live in one.

Instead, I like the new trend I’m seeing where people spend their retirement years on CRUISE SHIPS. No, not just for a vacation cruise – they actually LIVE at sea, all the time.

People are now making cruise ships their retirement home, by stringing together back-to-back voyages. And pretty LONG ones, like the elaborate “world cruises” or “grand cruises,” which can last well over 100 days.

I mean, it does make sense: Cruises can offer older Americans an easy, all-inclusive living environment, with organized events, a community of like-minded travelers, and a decent level of medical care.

If you hop from cruise to cruise, you can rack up discounts that can get the prices below $100 a day. And most cruises have reliable internet these days too, so you could even pull this off in “semi-retirement.”

That said, there’s another trend: Some of those early retirees are now UNRETIRING.

There are several factors, including rising inflation, decreasing COVID-19 concerns and a thriving job market that offers them their pick of jobs, not to mention better pay and other perks.

Now, if I could just figure out a way to get my boss, here at the radio station, to agree to let me work remotely, everyday, I could do my show from a cruise ship and just sail around the world. Hmmm…..

 

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BONUS: Top 5 Great Things about Living on a Cruise Ship

  1. You spend all day whale watching.  And that’s just at the pool.
  2. You get to visit Mexican resorts and dodge cartel crossfire.
  3. Unlike your apartment building, when you vomit over the railing, nobody suspects you’re drunk.
  4. Crab legs NEVER get old.
  5. According to a certain TV show, you’ll find love.  But then, according to a certain movie, you’ll hit an iceberg and die.

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