Most of us look forward to setting sail on a cruise a couple times a year, and dread returning to port and, by extension, the real world. But what if you could simply keep on sailing? We’re not talking about working on the cruise ship, but actually calling it home! Every now and then, you hear stories about folks who have decided to do just that.
Recently, USA Today profiled Lee Wachtstetter, an 86-year-old Florida native who has called the Crystal Serenity home for the past seven years. “My husband introduced me to cruising,” she told the paper, adding that during the course of their 50-year marriage, they set sail 89 times to over 100 countries. “The day before my husband died of cancer in 1997,” she explains, “he told me, ‘Don’t stop cruising,’ so here I am today, living a stress-free, fairy-tale life!”