Living on a cruise ship is cheaper than living in a major city like Sydney.
Not just for retirees, but living on a cruise ship is becoming a viable option for people much younger, in fact we have sold around 20% of cabin-condos to people who are under 40 years old. This option is becoming the new sea-change - literally.
12% of Australians surveyed* replied 'living on a cruise ship ' when asked about their future plans by the Australian Seniors Insurance 10th annual survey. A news.com.au article last week said living on cruise ship is cheaper than living in Sydney at under $493USD ($686AUD) per week** Interestingly these figures quoted don't include everything would reasonably require to live happily onboard for a long time, not to mention the same cruise route every week would get pretty tiring very quickly. Which makes us proud to see that living onboard Storylines floating lifestyle village is even lower than that at $469USD (equating to about $650AUD per week per person***) with ALL the perks and lifestyle options you could ever want.
For the first time globally Storylines now offer an affordable option for people to buy a cabin-condo on a cruise ship and travel the world.
Why is spending retirement on cruise ships an attractive retirement living solution?
Among seniors who are currently spending or planning to spend their retirement years on cruise ships, close to four in five (77.5%) point to the ability to travel as a primary reason for doing so. Other reasons include Sociability 55.8% and better quality of life at 39.5% and importantly affordability at 41.8%.
Storylines research found that living onboard our residential cruise ship can actually be better value in a strict dollars and cents comparison than living in New York, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, Miami, Sydney and London.
***based on average costs as reported and storylines entry level all inclusive cabin-condo ownership