Ok, I will admit to having occasionally looked at the high end cruises and thinking they were really not worth it.
The same for me applies to living in an over 55 community. Yes, I have a number of very good friends who enjoy the life style, the security and the convenience. Maybe sometime in the future I would think about it. But not in California, it just wouldn’t make sense. Then there is also the privacy issue which is why we bought a house and not a condo when we moved back. I hate condo associations and boards.
Where was I? Oh yes, THE WORLD (their caps, not mine) is docked next to us here in Puerto Vallarta. Big whoop. I can remember a significant number of years reading something in a travel magazine right before it was built. You could buy your on ship condo at that time for somewhere between 1-5M$ US. Then you have the basic issues of food (meals not included) laundry (not included) housekeeping (not included). And condo fees? Did I mention the condo fees? For a measly $10k/m US you will have the privilege of being on a ship with only a share vote in the itinerary and the ability to pay for additionals like meals in the restaurants or cleaning service.
To me that adds up to enough money to cruise continuously on any of the midship lines with everything taken care of. And the class of passenger is much, much better….
Again it is hot, humid and I made a quick shopping trip for a couple of essentials then will head back to the ship. It is three miles to town and I am too lazy to walk and too cheap to take a cab. Maybe next time?