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…..
BONUS: Top 5 Great Things about Living on a Cruise Ship
- You spend all day whale watching. And that’s just at the pool.
- You get to visit Mexican resorts and dodge cartel crossfire.
- Unlike your apartment building, when you vomit over the railing, nobody suspects you’re drunk.
- Crab legs NEVER get old.
- According to a certain TV show, you’ll find love. But then, according to a certain movie, you’ll hit an iceberg and die.