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There will be no nursing home in my future........

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

When I get old and feeble, I am going to get on a Princess Cruise Ship. The average cost for a nursing home is $200 per day. I have checked on reservations at Princess and I can get a long term discount and senior discount price of $135 per day. That leaves $65 a day for:

1. Gratuities which will only be $10 per day.

2. I will have as many as 10 meals a day if I can waddle to the restaurant, or I can have room service ( which means I can have breakfast in bed every day of the week).

3. Princess has as many as three swimming pools, a workout room, free washers and dryers, and shows every night.

4. They have free toothpaste and razors, and free soap and shampoo.

5. They will even treat you like a customer, not a patient. An extra $5 worth of tips will have the entire staff scrambling to help you.

6. I will get to meet new people every 7or 14 days.

7. T.V. broken? Light bulb need changing? Need to have the mattress replaced? No Problem! They will fix everything and apologize for your inconvenience.

8. Clean sheets and towels every day, and you don't even have to ask for them.

9. If you fall in the nursing home and break a hip you are on Medicare. If you fall and break a hip on the Princess ship they will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.

Now hold on for the best! Do you want to see South America, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, or name where you want to go? Princess will have a ship ready to go. So don't look for me in a nursing home, just call shore to ship.
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EGALITAIRE 4/4/2012 7:09AM

    I love it - plus you don't have to worry about pesky family visiting every day. Once every week or two would be just perfect.

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EXOTEC 4/4/2012 1:55AM

    You may say this tongue-in-cheek ... but I read an article somewhere, several years ago, about a woman who did exactly this. Not Princess Line, I don't think ... but still.

From what I can remember, she and her husband had vacationed with the line every year for who-knows-how-long ... and then he died. They had a condo somewhere, which she sold, and bought an unlimited-length passage (how this was accomplished I have no clue) on this cruise line they'd always patronized. I guess she had no family; I can't recall all the details. I was just flabbergasted at the whole concept. The more I think about it, the better I like it!

I'm not sure how the legal side of it would work. It's definitely a ponderable curiosity, though!

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GAMMY98 4/3/2012 11:07AM

    Great plan.

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ALICERIEGER 4/3/2012 7:33AM

    sounds like a plan!

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ARNETTELEE 4/3/2012 4:20AM

  sounds good.....

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