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I talked to my SMokin' hot wife last night about this and she said she could and would do this. We are this couples age, hmmmmmmm. We do love cruising



Couple Lives Permanently On A Cruise Ship Because It’s Cheaper Than Paying For A Mortgage

Angelyn Burk and her husband Richard have been in love with the sea for as long as they can remember — as early as 1992 for Angelyn when she first set sail on a cruise ship.

The happy couple would plan annual — or sometimes bi-annual — cruise trips to sail across the globe, but it just wasn’t enough.

After crunching the numbers, Angelyn and Richard discovered that living on the sea was cheaper than living on land.

The couple now lives full-time on a cruise ship instead of paying for a mortgage.
They realized that they could live the rest of their lives on a cruise ship for as little as $43 a day, and could make their dream a reality with some preparation.


53-year-old Angelyn, who worked as an accountant, figured that they could live their dream lifestyle by relying on a combination of savings and the anticipated sale of their home in Seattle.

In early 2021, the couple decided that they would put their plan of retiring and setting sail in motion, retiring and setting sail in May that same year.

“Our original plan was to stay in different countries for a month at a time and eventually retire to cruise ships as we got older,” Angelyn said. “

We love to travel and we were searching for a way to continuously travel in our retirement that made financial sense.”

Fortunately, through loyalty memberships, and taking advantage of sales discounts, they could retire before long, and that it made more financial sense than a mortgage.

“We have been frugal all our lives to save and invest in order to achieve our goal,” she said. “We are not into materialistic things but experiences,” as is visible by the fact that they left home with one suitcase each.

“We don’t plan to permanently live on land in the future,” Angelyn said, adding that they could likely count the number of times they slept on land in the last year since setting sail on one hand.

Ever since their departure, they’ve meticulously planned out their routes, how long one cruise trip will take to finish before the next one begins, and the family members they would spend time with when those timelines didn’t match up.

They’ve visited the Adriatic Sea, seen the sights all over Europe, have been to Sydney, and claim Singapore, Italy, Canada, Iceland, and the Bahamas as some of their favorite locations that they’ve reached entirely by sea.

“I believe this is achievable for the everyday cruiser, but it does take effort,” Angelyn said. “It is leisurely travel without the complications of booking hotels, restaurants and transportation, while staying within our budget.”

According to Angelyn, there are no drawbacks to life on the sea, but you might want to think twice about doing it if you get motion sickness easily.

She also suggests trying long-term cruise trips first before committing your entire life to being on the water, but it’s entirely for those who are committed to doing it.


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According to Angelyn, there are no drawbacks to life on the sea


I can think of several...

This seems like one of those ideas that could work well while you're still healthy and if everything goes exactly as planned, but falls apart with the slightest unexpected bobble.

Take COVID. How long were cruise ships completely anchored? 12 months? 18 months? What's the plan if the cruise industry shuts down again? Or in 20 years, cruise ships are outlawed due to their contributions to climate change?

What happens when the port you're supposed to depart from has to be evacuated of cruise ships due to an incoming hurricane?

Also, 53 is relatively young. What happens as you age and need access to more regular medical appointments and treatments? What does someone with mobility issues do when you're stuck on a boat in rough seas?
 
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Until you get sick and need a doctor. Or you are no longer ambulatory.



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And if you have no mortgage and no rent payment, then it's a lot more expensive than staying on land.
 
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I like to travel. Probably more than most.

But living on a cruise ship and seeing nothing but cruise ports seems pretty miserable. It's like taking all the worst parts of travel (constantly being in transit, being around other tourists, and tourist trap attractions) and just making that your 24/7.
 
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First thing that hit me was how long is the turn around between cruises and will they be allowed to stay on board while the ship is re-fitted for the next cruise? That could happen as often a weekly and be from several hours to a few days.



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First thing that hit me was how long is the turn around between cruises and will they be allowed to stay on board while the ship is re-fitted for the next cruise? That could happen as often a weekly and be from several hours to a few days.


It sounds like they don't intend on staying on the same ship, but rather planning successive cruises on various ships and visiting friends and family in between.

It's nothing new though, I've read of people doing this before and some cruise lines offer months long and year-long itineraries.
 
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Until you get sick and need a doctor. Or you are no longer ambulatory.


And you get kicked off at the next port Wink







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I would way 500lbs, anything you want to eat 24/7.

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Cannot handle the tiny cabins. Some people live in their RVs. Could live in Death Valley as some folks do. Nice and cheap. Each to his own.
 
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You can stay on a ship during turnover and keep your room. I know people that do it a lot. But one trip to ship doctor and budget is blown.




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The World is one residential cruise ship where you could set up permanent residence.

https://aboardtheworld.com/


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The World is one residential cruise ship where you could set up permanent residence.

https://aboardtheworld.com/



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.....Thinking outside the box.....if I walked around in a speedo I'd have the whole ship to myself.



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So, when they go on vacation, do they fly to Cleveland in January and sit in somebody's living room?
 
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It sounds like they don't intend on staying on the same ship, but rather planning successive cruises on various ships and visiting freeload off of friends and family in between.

It's nothing new though, I've read of people doing this before and some cruise lines offer months long and year-long itineraries.


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I read an article that a bunch of people bought nice boats and just paid slip fees and lived on them in California much cheaper than buying a house. A permanent cruise ship sounds like my worst nightmare but they seem to love it.

It’s not like they are buying so they can switch directions at any point in life I suppose. If that price includes food it does sound pretty cheap, much cheaper than I live that’s for sure.
 
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It includes food 24/7 and most mid tier and higher cruise lines includes drinks too


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Live my life in a a 12x16 room and on the Lido deck?

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