Not only could living on board a cruise ship offer excitement and travel, it can also be just plain cheaper than an assisted living facility. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Retire on the high seas? Why not? In fact, for some, it might be a way to stretch retirement savings, a cheaper alternative than going into an assisted living facility—and probably a whole lot more fun.

A USA Today report finds that when it just gets too tough to maintain a household, keeping up with cooking, cleaning, and maintenance, it might be worthwhile to throw your troubles overboard and head for open water.

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