Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Retirement Goals -

If you’re think­ing more se­ri­ously about the con­cept of re­tir­ing on a ship, you can test the waters by tak­ing an ex­tended cruise of three to seven months. Most of the ma­jor lines op­er­ate world voy­ages, cov­er­ing sev­eral con­ti­nents, and then you can dis­em­bark with a clearer idea of whether the cruis­ing life is right for you.

• Princess Cruises: The 680-pas­sen­ger Pa­cific Princess will em­bark on a 111-night ad­ven­ture from Fort Laud­erdale in Jan­uary 2020, vis­it­ing 42 ports in 26 coun­tries across Asia, the Mediter­ranean, Europe, the Amer­i­cas and the South Pa­cific. This cruise on the line’s small­est ship is priced from $22,999 to $68,999 per per­son (twin share).

Vik­ing Sun • Vik­ing Ocean Cruises: will whisk you off on an epic 245-day cruise where you can take in 112 of the world’s great­est cities and charm­ing smaller ports across 59 coun­tries with an ex­cur­sion in ev­ery port. Such an el­e­gant, adults-only, 930-pas­sen­ger ship is priced from $115,995 per per­son (twin share).

• Cu­nard Line: Queen Mary 2’s cir­cum­nav­i­ga­tion takes pas­sen­gers on a 113-night jour­ney from New York through Europe, Africa, Aus­tralia, Asia and the Mid­dle East – 26 coun­tries in to­tal. The fa­mous ship departs Jan­uary 2020 and is priced from $18,069 to $183,620 per per­son (twin share).

• Check out the lux­u­ri­ous Crys­tal Seren­ity by Crys­tal Cruises, and also Ocea­nia Cruises.

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