Pack your bags. It’s time to live your digital nomad dream! How would you like to live and work from a cruise ship? If you work remotely, you really need to check this out. Life at Sea Cruises is offering a 3-year-long cruise around the world. Oh wow, that’s a long time to be on a ship. But a trip like this sounds amazing to me.

A trip around the world is on my bucket list, but the logistics are difficult. I wanted to take our son out of school for 6th grade and just go travel. However, it just didn’t work out. Now, I don’t even know if we can go in the future. This cruise would make it so easy and affordable. It’s even better for young remote workers. They can work while seeing the world. This kind of opportunity doesn’t come along very often.  

Anyway, I read about this cruise and told Mrs. RB40 about it. She said let’s do it! But, hold on. Let’s find out more about this long cruise. Can we really go?


Here is some info on the cruise. You can see more on their website – Life at Sea Cruises.

This cruise sounds too good to be true. It’s a great deal if you’re in the right situation.

Young digital nomad couple with no kids

This is the perfect scenario for young digital nomads who want to see the world. You’ll earn income and may save on taxes. The basic cost of living is all included. You don’t have to cook, clean, or drive. You can work whenever you want and travel all over the world. What a life! They said half of the bookings are from remote workers. I can see why.

Empty nesters

A cruise like this is great for empty nesters without many ties. Once RB40Jr goes off to college, it will be game on for us. We want to travel to many of these locations anyway. This is the most economical way to travel. It would cost more money to maintain a home in the US and visit 2 international destinations per year. I’d rather sell our duplex and go. We’re planning to move when RB40Jr goes off to college anyway. Three years of travel would dovetail nicely into our plan.

Adventurous retirees

Travel isn’t as fun when you’re older. Those long flights and layovers are already torturous on my back. I can’t travel like a young kid anymore. I need to plan for shorter flights and longer stays. But a long cruise like this is a great option too. We can sleep comfortably in our own room and wake up in a new city. It’ll be great to see the world without the discomfort of flying.

Put it off for now

Unfortunately, this isn’t the right time for us. RB40Jr is still in school and we want to give him a normal childhood. Even if this cruise accepted kids, we can’t pack our bags yet. Mrs. RB40 also isn’t quite ready to take off. She wants to work until RB40Jr is done with high school. That’s too bad because this trip sounds like a fantastic deal to me.

Don’t get discouraged, though. Other tour companies are planning this kind of cruise too. There will be a market for it as long as remote work continues. It sounds like this cruise is selling out quickly. If they make money, there will be more long cruises like this. I’m not in a huge hurry.

What about you? Are you ready to pack your bags and cruise around the world for 3 years?

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Joe started Retire by 40 in 2010 to figure out how to retire early. After 16 years of investing and saving, he achieved financial independence and retired at 38.

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