Meet The Woman Who Lives On A Cruise Ship
Lee Wachtstetter did something that most elderly women would not be brave enough to do. She decided to sell her house and to travel. But she’s not taking planes around the world, she going by cruise ship. She is actually living on the cruise ship.
Wachtstetter, who is 86, sold her Florida home after her husband died and decided that she would live the rest of her life on her favorite cruise ship. She has been living on the Crystal Serenity, a huge cruise vessel with over 650 crew members, for the better part of seven years.
Lee said that her husband loved cruises as well and that he introduced her to cruising. He was a banker and real estate appraiser. According to Wachtstetter, the couple went on nearly 90 cruises together while they were married.
On her own, Wachtstetter has done more than 100 cruises, 15 of them complete world cruises. She said that she stopped counting how many countries she has been to after the 100th country she visited, adding that she’s basically been to every country that has a port.
Lee also said that she almost never leaves the ship nowadays because she’s already seen most of the sights many time. Plus, she really enjoys the peace and quiet she gets when she is alone on the ship and everyone else is out exploring.
The only thing that she find difficult is the fact that she cannot always be close with her family. However, she said that she gets to see all of her sons and grandchildren at least five times a year – whenever the ship docks in Miami.