Today we will tell the story of a man who decided to spend his days on a cruise instead of a nursing home. Have you ever thought about how you would like to spend your life after retirement? Many people end up in nursing homes or specialized homes for the elderly, but this friend of ours had a completely different idea.

When asked why he had traveled alone in the last 4 river cruises, his answer was surprising! About 2 years ago I was on a cruise through the Danube on board one of the luxury boats. At dinner, we watched an old man sitting alone next to the railing of the main staircase of the large dining room.

We also realized that all the staff, the officers of the ship, waiters, waiters, etc. they all seemed to know him well. I asked our waiter who the man was, waiting for him to respond that it was the owner of the cruise line or something similar; however, he replied that he only knew that he had traveled with them in the last four cruises.

One afternoon, after leaving the dining room, our eyes met and I stopped to say hello. We were talking and I said, “I understand you’ve been on this ship for the last four cruises.”He folded. “Yes, that’s true “I expressed my bewilderment:” I don’t understand why “and he answered without a pause:” it’s affordable than a nursing home.”

That’s why I don’t go to a nursing home. When I retire, I go to one of the cruise ships. The average cost of a nursing home is about 180 euros per day. I have reservations about the cruise and a discount for long stays and for the fact that a pensioner the price would be affordable. Here are the great benefits that a cruise can provide a person:

  • Can get up to 10 meals a day. The food is fantastic. It is not an institutional food like The Boring mush served in the residences. I can go to the restaurant or use Room Service, which means you can have breakfast in bed every day of the week.
  • The cruise has swimming pools, a gym, free washing machines and dryers, and shows every night.
  • It offers free toothpaste and razors and hygiene products such as soap and shampoo.
    • They treat you like a customer, not a patient. All the staff is always happy to help!
  • You are able to meet new people every 7 or 14 days!
    • Is my TV broken? Should I replace the lamp? Is the mattress uncomfortable? No problem! They fix everything for you and even apologize for the inconvenience caused.
  • There are clean sheets and towels every day as if you were in a first class hotel.
  • Finally, there is always a doctor on board!

Now comes the best part of everything. Do you want to go to France, the Danube, the Rhine, Budapest and Vienna? The company will always have a cruise to do some of those trips. The main conclusion is: don’t look for me in a nursing home, look for me in the cruise ship!

What do you think? It is understandable that for many people who are very old and need a lot of attention, this may not be an option, but for middle-aged people who still have decent body health and want to be active, this alternative home can be incredible.

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