Round-the-world cruise is cheaper for pensioners than retirement home

World cruise cheaper for retirement
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, incredible entertainment to enjoy and new friends to meet, a round-the-world cruise booked with a friend is not only cheaper than a residential home, it's so much more fun."

Retirees who take to the seas on Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ ‘Grand Round the World Cruise’ will visit 26 countries during their adventure, travelling on board a ship that boasts four restaurants serving dishes from across the world, with gym and spa facilities to stay in shape and a studio running regular arts and crafts workshops.

For daily activities the ocean-going vessel has a bridge and cards room, library, two swimming pools and outdoor movie screen, and at night there are six entertainment venues including a Palladium stage for ballroom dancing and a Dome Observatory for admiring the amazing night skies.

The cruise leaves from Tilbury in the UK on 6 January 2020 and visits countries including Columbia, Australia, China, India, Israel and more. Cabins have air-conditioning and en-suite facilities with a shower, with a maid service to keep rooms in check.

Details of the cruise are here:

The idea of retiring to a luxury liner is not a new one. Millionaires have been living on The World, a sea-going condo cruise liner since 2002, but with studios starting from USD 3 million this lifestyle is a distant dream for most retirees.

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CruiseDeals is part of TUI Group and provides discounted deals from Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises) plus other top cruise lines including P&O Cruises and Royal Caribbean. The company specialises in cruises from the UK.

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