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I will retire from fulltime work on Jan. 18, 2019 and leave 11 days later (Jan. 30) for a cruise around the world on the Oceania Insignia. We'll leave from LA, return to Miami, be gone for 6 months and visit 90 ports. It's truly a dream come true! I'm going to need several huge suitcases, though, because most of my friends, family and coworkers have asked to stow away with me. :')

 

 

 

Awesome. I’m glad you have it booked and are ready to go. So often you learn of those who put off dream vacations to one day and one day never comes. YOLO

 

 

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WOW, that’s great. Way to go! This October we are going on a 12 day Greece and Holy Land pilgrimage (not a cruise). Couldn’t pass it up because “someday sometimes never comes “.

 

 

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We didn't purposely plan it, but it did work out that way.

I've been retired for almost 3 years. My wife decided to announce her retirement which happens on March 23rd after 44 years at the same bank. :p

We had previously booked a 10 day Southern Caribbean cruise which happens March 30th.:ship:

What could be better.;p;p

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Retirement happens 6/30/2018. Celebration cruise happens on Coral Princess Panama Canal cruise 1/6/2019. My husband will still be working part time, but he will help me celebrate. When he fully retires in 2 more years after that, the plan is to do a cruisetour in Australia and New Zealand.

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I will be retiring in July 2020. Plan on going the last Baltic cruise of the season and the TA back to US. Will be booking as soon as intiniaries are available. Will be here in no time.

 

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So often you learn of those who put off dream vacations to one day and one day never comes.

Very true! :cool:

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I boarded a 120-day world cruise shortly after I retired. It was a wonderful way to launch retirement! The only problem is that I became hooked on longer cruises, which has turned out to be an expensive retirement hobby.

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I boarded a 120-day world cruise shortly after I retired. It was a wonderful way to launch retirement! The only problem is that I became hooked on longer cruises, which has turned out to be an expensive retirement hobby.

There was a time when I would have loved "living on a ship" for 6 months out of the year. I love my pets so much this idea is now out of the question. :cool:

 

We have a Crystal cruise booked that was supposed to be my special retirement cruise. Now that I've decided to retire 2 years earlier than I'd originally planned, our Princess cruise to Alaska is the official retirement cruise (though I'll still be 6 or 7 weeks of work left when we return).

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As noted several months ago, we are doing Viking Sky’s TA for our retirement cruise. OMG, so nice

 

 

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Hmm, didn’t mean to hit send.

We boarded Sky Sunday just over a month after retir....ahem, stopping work and so far it has been great. I highly recommend it to everyone!

 

 

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I boarded a 120-day world cruise shortly after I retired. It was a wonderful way to launch retirement! The only problem is that I became hooked on longer cruises, which has turned out to be an expensive retirement hobby.

This is exactly what I'll be doing next January, but I'm worried that I'll want to work a little bit after returning from the cruise so I can fund future cruises. Social Insecurity probably won't be enough to travel like I'll want to. ;)

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This is exactly what I'll be doing next January, but I'm worried that I'll want to work a little bit after returning from the cruise so I can fund future cruises. Social Insecurity probably won't be enough to travel like I'll want to. ;)

 

Haha. That's kind of what I did. I took a 10-month contract project after I got back. It helped to fund the 3-month "grand voyage" I'm taking in June.

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I will retire from fulltime work on Jan. 18, 2019 and leave 11 days later (Jan. 30) for a cruise around the world on the Oceania Insignia. We'll leave from LA, return to Miami, be gone for 6 months and visit 90 ports. It's truly a dream come true! I'm going to need several huge suitcases, though, because most of my friends, family and coworkers have asked to stow away with me. :')

 

 

 

Wow!! You are doing what I am dreaming of doing in 2022!!! Hope you’re having a wonderful time. Are you doing a blog? Please post the link if you are.

 

 

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Wow!! You are doing what I am dreaming of doing in 2022!!! Hope you’re having a wonderful time. Are you doing a blog? Please post the link if you are.

I'm not sailing until next January....2019. I will probably do some posts on the Oceania board, but no blog.

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Go-Bucks, I know you'll have a wonderful time! As much as I think that would be a wonderful trip, I would pine away for my furry kids left at home. *sigh*

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Go-Bucks, I know you'll have a wonderful time! As much as I think that would be a wonderful trip, I would pine away for my furry kids left at home. *sigh*

I have no problem leaving the dog and family behind.....that's what email is for! This is my once-in-a-lifetime memory making adventure and I'm not getting any younger or healthier. :')

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We retire together 4/4/19 leave on NCL Dawn 10 day in a suite on 4/12/19

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Hello, Just saw this thread. I am retiring this July. Have a rock and roll cruise book with Princess in Feb 2019. Taking my bother and sister and their spouses. So we have combined a retirement cruise with a family reunion. Looking forward to it

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There was a time when I would have loved "living on a ship" for 6 months out of the year. I love my pets so much this idea is now out of the question. :cool:

 

We have a Crystal cruise booked that was supposed to be my special retirement cruise. Now that I've decided to retire 2 years earlier than I'd originally planned, our Princess cruise to Alaska is the official retirement cruise (though I'll still be 6 or 7 weeks of work left when we return).

 

Sailed Emerald Last July to Alaska. Wonderful cruise and wonderful ship

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Just finished our TA on Viking which was a great start to our retirement year of travel. We are now in Valencia until April when we move on to Milan.

 

After a month and a half of retir....ahem, not working, I highly recommend it! The daily nap is a real winner and the days with two naps are even better!

 

 

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Hello, Just saw this thread. I am retiring this July. Have a rock and roll cruise book with Princess in Feb 2019. Taking my bother and sister and their spouses. So we have combined a retirement cruise with a family reunion. Looking forward to it

Sounds wonderful....have a great time!! :D

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I retired on 1/1/18 after 30 years on the job. I started very young. I planned not 1 but 5 cruises over the coming year. Went on one in March, one in June, 2wk in December, 2 wk in May 19 and one in December 19.

 

 

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Cheerfire17, wow you are jumping in with both feet and not stopping to rest. Good for you

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Yes, I knew I wanted to do this. I also am taking my daughter who is in college. I have always been loyal to Carnival but trying other Carnival brands too (Princess and Holland America). One of the first things I did after retiring was to buy stock in CCL for those onboard credits on their lines. That was great advice I got from cruise critic!

 

 

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