You may have the cash, but the biggest stumbling block to choosing a ship over a home is likely to be your state of health. Stephen Lowe is communications director at financial services firm Just Group.
“People tend to stay in their own homes until they – or their family – realise they can no longer cope. This is usually the point where the professional care provided by a residential home becomes the only option.”
Stephen, cruise ships are unlikely to have the staff or equipment to provide the level of care required by a long-term elderly resident – particularly nursing care for serious health problems.
“The increasing health risks of greater age are reflected in travel insurance rates for older people, and many providers would be unlikely to offer cover at any cost for those of advanced ages,” he adds.