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Cruising Into Retirement

Cruising Into Retirement

How do you feel about the idea of retiring on a cruise ship?

There’s an increasing trend of people starting to consider this as an option – and for some good reasons. Here are just a few;

Great amenities

Imagine the options of great dining, nightly entertainment, health facilities and more. These are all available on a cruise ship.

Travel

During your time in retirement, a cruise ship could offer you the chance to travel to different parts of the world that may interest you.

Cost

The cost of retiring on a cruise ship has been compared to being similar to costs of living in a retirement community. Of course, these costs may vary depending on the type of cruise or the retirement community that you are comparing each other to.

Doctor On Board

The majority of cruises do offer access to an onboard physician.

But along with the pros, there are often some cons. Here are just a couple that you may want to consider;

Away from home

When you’re on a cruise ship, you’re not at home and continually moving around. The closeness to family and friends may be something that you might miss.

Healthcare Limitations

Although there may be a physician on board, emergency services, geriatric specialization and meeting any other immediate health needs may not always be available.

Bumpy Ride

As much as we all like to think that cruise ships just glide across the sea without a ripple, there are storms and turbulent waters that can sometimes make the trip a bit of a bumpy ride.

So, along with any major decisions the suggestion is to always to do your research to make sure that this is something that you really want to do.

If cruising in your retirement is something that you might be interested in, you may want to try it on a short term trial first before completely diving in to make sure that it is the right choice for you.

Learn more about this trend in the following CNBC video;

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