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World cruise cheaper for retirement

Pensioner pals who book a round-the-world cruise together can pay less for their adventure than the cost of two rooms in a residential care home.

Research by ( has found that a 120-day voyage that visits five continents and includes food, drink, utilities and even live entertainment starts from GBP 8,279 per person when two share – a daily rate of just GBP 73 per person per day.

In comparison, a study by Which? puts the average cost of a residential care home in the UK at GBP 85 per person per day, which is an extra expense of almost GBP 1,500 for the same 120 day period.

Ian Crawford of said: "Retirees who are looking to add some spark to their autumn years should take to the seas. With the whole world to explore,...

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