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mac_tlc; you have a nice post retirement set up. The one thing you missed was, throwing the alarm clock out; no more use for it

 

 

 

So true! Now if I could only teach the cats to tell time and not keep waking me up at 5:20am!!!!

 

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I totally agree with your husbands thinking. My “retirement”cruise was meant to be in Australia next year but,... If I decide to continue working on a wee bit longer in a part time capacity, well,.... I guess I will have to fit in another cruise to celebrate when I finally call it a day !

The next best thing to being on a cruise is planning for one!

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I totally agree with your husbands thinking. My “retirement”cruise was meant to be in Australia next year but,... If I decide to continue working on a wee bit longer in a part time capacity, well,.... I guess I will have to fit in another cruise to celebrate when I finally call it a day !

 

The next best thing to being on a cruise is planning for one!

 

"The next best thing to being on a cruise is planning for one!"

 

We sort of figure there are 3 cruises each time.

(Well, I do; I'm the "personal travel consultant for DH ;) )

 

There's the planning, which often takes a lot of time and research, especially excursions... so that's fun!

 

Then, well... there's the actual TRIP, of course :D

 

And then there are the memories............. :)

 

GC

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"The next best thing to being on a cruise is planning for one!"

 

 

 

We sort of figure there are 3 cruises each time.

 

(Well, I do; I'm the "personal travel consultant for DH ;) )

 

 

 

There's the planning, which often takes a lot of time and research, especially excursions... so that's fun!

 

 

 

Then, well... there's the actual TRIP, of course :D

 

 

 

And then there are the memories............. :)

 

 

 

GC

 

 

 

 

 

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Our retirement cruise ( well mine anyway) is going to be an Alaskan cruise tour August of 2022 Lord willing of course. Life can throw some curves so it might be earlier or later too. I’d love to do a British Isles cruise and visit some places I haven’t seen in 42 years! That’s the only way I’ll get DH to come along. I think I need to work some more shifts:)

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Why are you waiting so long???

 

 

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Oh, I am not waiting to cruise. We are going out on a 7-day NCL cruise to the western Caribbean in 66 days.

I am waiting to retire until my 70th birthday. I like my job, the benefits are amazing, and it keeps me challenged mentally. My Mom worked until her 70th and she is a very feisty 85 year old now.

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Oh, I am not waiting to cruise. We are going out on a 7-day NCL cruise to the western Caribbean in 66 days.

 

I am waiting to retire until my 70th birthday. I like my job, the benefits are amazing, and it keeps me challenged mentally. My Mom worked until her 70th and she is a very feisty 85 year old now.

 

 

 

Well I stopped work a few months ahead of my 60th and don’t regret it at all. But to each his own!

 

 

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I just hope cruising still exists when I retire in 4,034 days! (July 20, 2029). After 47 years in aerospace, I think I will deserve a cruise or two. :')

 

by chance do you work for Gulfstream in Savannah?

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"The next best thing to being on a cruise is planning for one!"

 

 

 

We sort of figure there are 3 cruises each time.

 

(Well, I do; I'm the "personal travel consultant for DH ;) )

 

 

 

There's the planning, which often takes a lot of time and research, especially excursions... so that's fun!

 

 

 

Then, well... there's the actual TRIP, of course :D

 

 

 

And then there are the memories............. :)

 

 

 

GC

 

 

 

I do agree!!!

 

 

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I retire on the 17th August using holiday time saved, and will be cruising on Marella Discovery2 from the 24th August till the 7th September around the Greek Islands and the Adriatic. My 65th birthday is on the 30th August.

Also this is the first cruise with my wife. It has taken 10 cruises travelling solo before I have managed it. Hopefully it will be the 1st of many.

Happy cruising

Ian

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Yes

 

After you mentioned you have been in aviation for years and your address is Savannah I know Gulfstream is the only aviation in Savannah that counts. Thanks for your reply.

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I am hoping to be able to retire or semi-retire in 5.5 years. My plans are to book a world cruise. Already saving or it. If you have done a world cruise before, I would love to hear your experience.

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I am hoping to be able to retire or semi-retire in 5.5 years. My plans are to book a world cruise. Already saving or it. If you have done a world cruise before, I would love to hear your experience.

This is also my dream and good for you to plan ahead and go for it !

I am tentatively thinking2020 / 2021 but we will see.

 

I did see a cracking offer the other day for a 52 day trip(half world) from UK to Australia in 2020 at a very good price which included flights so guess there are deals out there.

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Oceania 30 day from cape town to Singapore....hubby's retirement present

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Last month we took a 2 week trip to Alaska. When it was originally booked, the plan was to be my retirement trip, but for a number of reasons I decided to work one more year. So Alaska was a pre-retirement trip! My retirement is now set for April 2019. Two weeks later, we will take our first Transantlantic cruise, followed by additional time in Europe. We’ll be gone just shy of a month. No one is convincing me otherwise for retirement this time!

 

Husband has been semi-retired for 4+ years. He works a very flexible schedule about 10 hrs a week. Something more to keep him busy. We have a number of land trips and cruises in planning stages for the next couple of years; he will give up his part-time gig when it starts to interfere with vacations and other plans!

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Our retirement cruise ( well mine anyway) is going to be an Alaskan cruise tour August of 2022 Lord willing of course. Life can throw some curves so it might be earlier or later too. I’d love to do a British Isles cruise and visit some places I haven’t seen in 42 years! That’s the only way I’ll get DH to come along. I think I need to work some more shifts:)

 

 

 

Yours is a win win! You still took the Alaska trip, and you have another fantastic trip planned. I actually came out of retirement to work per diem so I’d have extra cash for nice trips. lol.

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My partner is retiring at age 60 in February 2019. I am treating him to a Panama Canal cruise as a present. It's his 60th birthday the same day as our anniversary. I have been retired 4 years and it will be nice to not be home alone in future.

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I have yet to book a cruise to the Panama Canal but it is on my bucket list. That is going to be a nice 60th birthday and retirement present.

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We did a re-positioning cruise on Serenade in 2005 from San Diego to Miami via the Panama Canal and it was wonderful. I would definitely do it again. It was a fascinating experience and probably more so now due to the work they have been doing to the Canal. It was amazing to see these huge ships loaded with containers slowly making their way through the Canal and I also recall there was literarily only about a 1ft of clearance with our ship and the sides of the Canal.

 

Well done on a great choice of cruise.

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When I retired along with some friends that also just retired,decided to go to Australia...best cruise ever! 15 days cruising and a few days before and after to see stuff and rest up from the incredibly long flight.

 

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Yesterday I  finally went ahead and booked a Transpacific in April 2020 from Sydney to LA ie 29 nights as I plan to retire in March 2020.

 

It will soon come round.

 

 

 

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I retired January 31st of this past year ( after working for 42 years)  and will be leaving on our retirement  cruises a week from today.  Cruising for 12 nights around New Zealand out of Sydney on Ovation, returning to Sydney for a 15 day land trip and then boarding The Explorer out of Sydney again for a 14 night cruise through the South Pacific! 

Will celebrate the one year anniversary of retiring while we are gone! 

 

Cheers! 

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