If you’re not interested in a cruise ship job but still want to enjoy the cruise ship lifestyle year round, pack up your home for good and head aboard!
More and more people are choosing to make cruise ship living a permanent lifestyle choice; you’ll have your own private hotel-style suite, and can rent it for weeks or months at a time. If you’re willing to shell out a few extra dollars, you may even consider buying your very own condo.
Live on a Cruise Ship by Brian Cote highlights a few luxury liners being built with these extreme living options. Whatever strategy you choose for staking your claim aboard your favorite liner, here are just seven benefits of leaving the mainland for good:
1. Access to luxury amenities
From swimming pools to outdoor tennis courts, there’s plenty of room for recreation and relaxation any time of day. Your options may be better than any apartment or condo, and you’ll never be at a shortage for people interested in a round of mini golf.
2. Housekeeping and cleaning
You’ll never have to worry about sprucing up the place; the cruise ship will take care of all housekeeping and cleaning, and can send over a fresh set of towels each and every day. From plush bathrobes at the spa to clean dishes in the dining room, you may never have to lift a finger to clean up ever again.
3. An active social life
With bars, casinos, and special events taking place nightly on board, you’ll never be at a loss for things to do on Friday night – or any night for that matter. Enjoy a weekly schedule of Jazz brunches, live music, and comedy shows; there’s plenty for all tastes.
4. Gourmet dining
No more running to the store and toiling away with cooking all day long; from high-end restaurants to simple cafes, you’ll find plenty of high quality food aboard. Celebrating a special occasion? Head to a specialty all-you-can-eat buffet to get your day’s fill.
4. It can be cheaper than a nursing home
TruthorFiction.com confirms that the Princess Cruise Ship actually costs less than days spent in a nursing home during retirement. The Princess Cruise line offers an attractive room and amenities for as little as $135 per day with a senior discount; according to the website, the average cost for a nursing home is almost $200 per day.
5. 24 hour maintenance service
NO more hassles about putting in a maintenance request that never gets resolved, or trying to fix that broken CD player by yourself; the cruise ship staff will take care of any problems in your room(s) or anywhere on board.
6. Touring new islands and destinations weekly
It’s easy to forget that staying on board also means you’ll be traveling across mile and miles of sea; each destination on the cruise ship tour will give you something new and exciting to look forward to. You can choose to stay on board after docking, or head off to an exotic locale for a night’s stay.
7. Shopping and movies on board
Many cruise ships and residential ocean liners are designed with shopping megaplexes and movie theaters right on board. ResidentialVessels.com has designed liners with 250,000 square foot shopping complexes that also feature art galleries, pharmacies, and a casino. Some even have complete grocery stores – just in case you have the need to cook up a gourmet meal of your own.
Live your dream lifestyle during retirement or otherwise by living on a cruise ship; it’s a growing trend for baby boomers and retirees alike, and one way to truly live a lifestyle of luxury.