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Feb 23rd, 2015, 10:58 PM
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Sass, Cats or Dogs?
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Feb 24th, 2015, 04:09 AM
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Cats. I like dogs and have had several, but have come to enjoy cats more. I also just can't get used to a doggie smell, but I had a Basenji. They clean themselves like a cat, sleek like a cat too.
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Feb 24th, 2015, 10:27 PM
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Hi Es,

>Would you do it,...

Yes. It can be done for a lot less.

Princess will take you around the world for about $180 pp/day


A trip around the world isn't necessarily a cruise.
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Feb 24th, 2015, 10:28 PM
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I wonder if they charge extra for leap years.
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Feb 25th, 2015, 10:39 PM
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Ira, of course they will charge extra for leap years!
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Aug 17th, 2016, 09:48 AM
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Read another recent article about retiring on a cruise ship. That's why I dig up this thread again. I wonder if the cruise industry hired the writers and present articles like this.

Other than medical care worries, and being away from the family. It's a no brainer if you are looking strictly at money. The article included interesting comparison as quoted below.

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that when considered over a 20-year span, "cruises were comparably priced to assisted living centers and offered a better quality of life, "though land-based assisted living can vary greatly by facility, location and needs."

A reservation on Princess Cruises, for example, averages $135 per day with long-term and senior discounts, not including medical care or excursions. It costs about $229 daily for a private room in a nursing home and $3,293 per month for a one-bedroom in an assisted living facility, according to LongtermCare.Gov.

Independent living or retirement communities range from $1,500 to $3,500 a month, according to HelpGuide.org.

It's possible for long-term guests to persuade a cruise line to let them bring their own furniture or decorate their cabin at their own expense.

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/retir...hip/ar-BBuYbsc
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Aug 22nd, 2016, 10:23 AM
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I have seen these costs compared to independent living in a CCRC .The cruise begins to look like a good deal.
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Oct 7th, 2016, 08:31 AM
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The issue I have is thwt half the passengers/crew always seem down with cruise cough at any time, but maybe she's built up immunity
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Oct 22nd, 2016, 04:57 AM
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Just returned from cruise on Silver Cloud. Quite a few people on ship for extended (20-100+) days. My husband called the ship "assisted living" and in some ways it was. Excellent service day and night, everything done for you, staff that seemed to love being helpful. We participated in the daily excursions and got more exercise than we get at home. Plus swimming pool,hot tub, gym....goood life.I think a smaller, more personal ship really good for extended trips. Especially good for person traveling alone. My husband has some mobility issues...the ship and staff really helped. Note...all dining chairs have arms. Walk in showers with benches, grab bars (but I guess all ships have them).
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Oct 23rd, 2016, 12:12 AM
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"assisted living" ... I like that term! That's what typically happens anyway as the crew will do everything for you, well, almost everything anyway.
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Oct 23rd, 2016, 06:21 AM
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In recent months, I have decided I would absolutely live on a cruise ship if I could afford it and could have pets. Pets tie me to land. Don't know which ship I would like though. Might have to move from one to another now and then.
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Oct 24th, 2016, 06:12 PM
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Affordability isn't a issue, it is the lost of contact with things that you are accustom to on land: mainly people, the people you see or deal with everyday. The shop keeper,the bank teller, the baker, the butcher, the hair dresser, neighbors, friends, relatives ... and of course pets.

With all that said, with the digital age and doing everything on line, I am not sure if I know any baker, banker, butcher or barbers any more. As to the neighbors, friends and relatives ... well, just say you may not like all of them.

Every time we went on a trip, we have to get someone to take care of the cat, plus cut the grass, mow the lawn etc. I guess if our cat dies (from old age), there would be no more tie to land.
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Oct 27th, 2016, 09:23 AM
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Just came across this ... thought I would share.

https://www.facebook.com/positiveene...8115582879921/
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Nov 12th, 2017, 01:56 PM
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Hi Eschew! Do you remember which cruise line that woman from LA went on? I'd love to look into this!
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Nov 12th, 2017, 04:19 PM
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This thread popped up again, 2 & 1/2 years after the first post. Interesting how my feelings have started to change. Two of my very old cats, ages 19 & 20, passed away this Spring. My other two are now in their teens. If not for them and the fact that I still take care of my Granddaughter every day after school, I am at the point where I would move onto a cruise ship right away. I am kind of done with cooking, cleaning, etc., but absolutely hate senior living places! Just can't ever see myself living in one.
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Nov 18th, 2017, 08:08 PM
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Spalmer, it was on the Princess. Form LA, she can go coastal, Mexico or Hawaii.
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Nov 25th, 2017, 07:22 AM
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Sorry just seeing reply now, Eschew! Do you remember her name? Would love to somehow talk to her more about it!
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Dec 4th, 2017, 10:12 AM
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>Would you live on a cruise ship year round?

If I could afford it, Yes.

One advantage is that 8 good stories to tell at dinner would last you your entire life.

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Dec 4th, 2017, 03:03 PM
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Funny, Ira.
I am not sure I have even eight good stories.
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Dec 13th, 2017, 11:34 AM
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My friend Lucy lives on the Crystal Line, she goes back and forth with this ship. She would rather do that then to live in a nursing home for them to abuse you. She pays about 100,000 a year to live on one, but Lucy has money from 3 dead husbands.. so she is wealthy. I would do that if I had the money better to see more things and I love to travel and have other people watch over me.
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