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Old 01-21-2015, 12:24 PM   #1
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retiring on a cruise ship

I had no idea people did this but wow. At first it sounds like an odd shallow existence but the more I think about it what a perfect way to spend the end of your life. Most elderly people will go to an assisted living center or nursing home. They have game and dance night etc. They are stuck in a small room most of the time and can't drive. There are nurses around and meals are prepared for them. Friends and family may visit a couple times a month. This women is doing the same thing but she is traveling around the world visiting hundreds of other countries, always in anew scene. I'm sure she meets all kinds of great people along the way. The cost is not substantially different from what a lot of people pay for assisted living. Pretty cool.

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Old 01-21-2015, 12:42 PM   #2
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how much would that sh1t cost lol
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Old 01-21-2015, 12:53 PM   #3
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how much would that sh1t cost lol
I read a different article that said it was around $160-170k total including tips, outings, etc. Definitely the better option to a nursing home as long as you don't need special medical care.
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It's better than all the oldies throwing their money away at the casino.
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:07 PM   #5
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how much would that sh1t cost lol
Maybe around $164k/year?.......

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I wonder if she needs a cabin boy
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:13 PM   #7
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:14 PM   #8
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If you have the means and aren't in "the home" for health reasons.

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Two. She's prolly tucked in after the early bird special meal time anyways.
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Cruises are the Walmart of vacations.
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I think I would get tired of this after a relatively short time but I'm not an 80-year-old woman. Maybe by the time I get to that age I'll think this is the best idea ever.
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+1 I'd be ready to get off the boat after two weeks, but then again, two hours in a nursing home sounds awful.
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Yeah that's definitely a thing. I wouldn't do it.
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give her 3 months she will die from a heart attack from overeating.
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If this is a care facility, would there not be meal plans catered to the clients needs?
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Sounds like she isn't in need of assisted living yet, just an elderly lady that wants to still have fun and relax but gets to go all over the world.

I did Crystal Cruises to Alaska for a family reunion, the line the lady is on. Sweet room with deck, great service and food, fun activities and events and not too big so you get a lot better service and it doesn't feel like you have to fight for space. Expensive too so it keeps the poors away . It is an older crowd but I'm not interested in dealing with the party crowd when I'm on a cruise like that.

Lindblad Expeditions is another dope way to see the world via boat.
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