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Old December 6th, 2012, 09:45 PM
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We met a lady named Patty on Nordic Empress who had been on for 60 consecutive cruises from NYC to Bermuda. She lived in Manhattan and would go home each Sunday on turn around day and do her wash and whatever. Fast forward a few years and we ran into the Blairs (Cruise Director and wife) on Monarch out of Ft. Lauderdale. I asked about Patty since they had been on Nordic Empress with us. John said that she had done another 60 consecutives and when she reached 120 she moved over to Princess that sailed out of the next dock over in Manhattan. Reason for the move was that she was getting bored
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Old December 6th, 2012, 10:43 PM
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Living on a cruise ship is on our bucket list. We have sat and figured out the small details that you take for granted....mail, bills, meds, etc.

We would choose a Radiance class ship because of the repositionings that happen. That way we can see different areas of the world.

Our only problem is our beloved dogs. Can't find a stroller big enough for our 2 golden retrievers.
Very funny... Is one named Ralphie?:
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Old December 7th, 2012, 09:38 AM
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There will be no nursing home in my future.........

When I get old and feeble, I am going to get on a
Princess Cruise Ship. The average cost for a nursing home is $200 per
day. I have checked on reservations at Princess and I can get a
long term discount and senior discount price of $135 per day.
That leaves $65 a day for:

1. Gratuities which will only be $10 per day.

2. I will have as many as 10 meals a day if I can waddle to the
restaurant, or I can have room service ( which means
I can have breakfast in bed every day of the week).

3. Princess has as many as three swimming pools, a
workout room, free washers and dryers, and shows every night.

4. They have free toothpaste and razors, and free
soap and shampoo.

5. They will even treat you like a customer, not a
patient. An extra $5 worth of tips will have the entire staff
scrambling to help you.

6. I will get to meet new people every 7or 14 days.

7. T.V. broken? Light bulb need changing? Need to
have the mattress replaced? No Problem! They will fix everything
and apologize for your inconvenience.

8. Clean sheets and towels every day, and you don't
even have to ask for them.

9. If you fall in the nursing home and break a hip
you are on Medicare. If you fall and break a hip on the Princess
ship they will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your
life.

Now hold on for the best! Do you want to see South
America, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, Asia,
or name where you want to go? Princess will have a ship ready to
go.

So don't look for me in a nursing home, just call shore to ship.

P.S. And don't forget, when you die, they just dump
you over the side at no charge.

The best part about growing old is that welcome relief from being merely young."
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Old December 7th, 2012, 10:53 AM
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There will be no nursing home in my future.........

When I get old and feeble, I am going to get on a
Princess Cruise Ship. The average cost for a nursing home is $200 per
day. I have checked on reservations at Princess and I can get a
long term discount and senior discount price of $135 per day.
That leaves $65 a day for:

1. Gratuities which will only be $10 per day.

2. I will have as many as 10 meals a day if I can waddle to the
restaurant, or I can have room service ( which means
I can have breakfast in bed every day of the week).

3. Princess has as many as three swimming pools, a
workout room, free washers and dryers, and shows every night.

4. They have free toothpaste and razors, and free
soap and shampoo.

5. They will even treat you like a customer, not a
patient. An extra $5 worth of tips will have the entire staff
scrambling to help you.

6. I will get to meet new people every 7or 14 days.

7. T.V. broken? Light bulb need changing? Need to
have the mattress replaced? No Problem! They will fix everything
and apologize for your inconvenience.

8. Clean sheets and towels every day, and you don't
even have to ask for them.

9. If you fall in the nursing home and break a hip
you are on Medicare. If you fall and break a hip on the Princess
ship they will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your
life.

Now hold on for the best! Do you want to see South
America, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, Asia,
or name where you want to go? Princess will have a ship ready to
go.

So don't look for me in a nursing home, just call shore to ship.

P.S. And don't forget, when you die, they just dump
you over the side at no charge.

The best part about growing old is that welcome relief from being merely young."
verbatim from www.snopes.com
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Old December 7th, 2012, 05:32 PM
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Default Beatrice Mueller Lived on the QE2 for years

Beatrice Mueller Lived on the QE2 for years, see the link below. Sounds like a great life to me. She picked a ship with a globaly schedule which seems like the best way to live at sea versus the closed loop cruises so many ships do.

http://www.roblightbody.com/liners/qe-2/grande_dame.htm
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Old December 7th, 2012, 06:27 PM
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I did find the blog of a couple who did 10x10 day B2B on the Emerald Princess last year and, I think, are doing the same now. 100 days cruising. Rather than having a "winter" home in Florida, they just cruise during that time. I could see this being more my reality than living year round...and likely would cost about the same as having a winter home for those 3+ months. I've read through the first month of their trip last year and it sounds wonderful so far.

http://www.pescadoamarillo.blogspot....1_archive.html
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I don't think I would do well living on a cruise ship. I get clastophobic and somewhat antsy when confined after a few days.

When I go to conferences that are in the same hotel where I'm staying I have to break out and go outside and walk around - just to get out. I would love to do a TA but I'm don't know how I would do with 6 sea days! I saw one TA that took a northerly route and only had about 3 consecutive sea days.
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