We've heard how some older folks took an early retirement to AVOID risking their lives during the pandemic. Now, those people are flocking to cruise ships. And not for a vacation...to LIVE at sea.
There's a trend of people making cruise ships their retirement home . . . by stringing together back-to-back voyages. And LONG ones, like the elaborate "world cruises" or "grand cruises," which can last well over 100 days.
It makes sense: Cruises can offer older Americans an easy, all-inclusive living environment, with organized events, a community of like-minded travelers, and a decent level of medical care.
If you hop from cruise to cruise, you can rack up discounts that can get the prices below $100 a day. And most cruises have reliable internet these days too, so you could even pull this off in "semi-retirement."
That said, there's another trend: Some of those early retirees are now UNRETIRING.
There are several factors, including rising inflation . . . decreasing COVID-19 concerns . . . and a thriving job market that offers them their pick of jobs, not to mention better pay and other perks.