Living life to the fullest throughout retirement is the key. It ought to be, at least. Coincidentally, #cruiselife is as well.
Angelyn and Richard Burk decided to combine two and two for their retirement. The pair from Seattle, Washington, who are in their 50s, had always wanted to travel after retiring. They made the decision to go from one cruise ship to another since they enjoyed it.
It’s also less expensive than a mortgage. Yup! Living on a cruise ship only costs the couple $43 per day, or $15,696 per year. The figure is $89 to $100 every day. Additionally, according to Angelyn, they occasionally give themselves permission to spend up to $135 each day, or $49,275 annually.
According to Angelyn, this year, they have 86 cruise days booked with an average all-in cost of $89/day for each of them. Which covers lodging, meals, entertainment, travel, tips, port charges, and taxes. This is well within their budget for retirement.
1992 saw Angelyn take her first cruise. She and Richard started taking yearly and even biannual cruises after getting married.
With their joint funds and the anticipated sale of their home, they can support their new cruise lifestyle.
Early in 2021, they began calculating statistics and considering retirement. They began their new cruise life in May 2021 after realizing they could just sail for the rest of their lives.
As Angelyn explained that their initial idea was to stay in several nations for a month at a time and probably retire to cruise ships as they became older. They were looking for a practical strategy to continue traveling after retirement because they love to travel. They just had one luggage with them for the trip.
They schedule their cruises such that they depart on a fresh one from the location where the previous one terminates.
They just linger on shore for a bit when their cruise timetables don’t line up. Many occasions spent with family and friends. But Angelyn can count on one hand the number of times that have occurred. And they have no immediate plans to settle permanently back on land.
They intend to travel everywhere in the world. The Burks have been to the Bahamas, Canada, Iceland, Italy, Singapore, and sometimes even several times.
To save money and make investments in order to reach our objective, Angelyn stated that they have been thrifty their entire lives. They value experiences over materialistic items.
According to Angelyn, many people may become regular cruisers with some careful preparation and financial management.
This is how: First, she advises, ensure you’re up for the cruise lifestyle and are looking forward to spending your days at sea. Make sure you enroll in loyalty programs and keep an eye out for discounts on various cruise lines. To save money between boarding ships, you’ll need to be adaptable with your trip dates and attempt to remain put for as long as you can. Additionally, you should be aware of your budget, avoid purchasing beverage bundles, and reserve the least expensive accommodations available. Given that a cruise is a way of life rather than a holiday, you don’t want to squander money on gambling and other activities there. Additionally, it’s crucial to pack lightly. Anything you require may always be purchased when traveling.
Watch the video below to learn more about the Burkes’ “cruise life”!