Oh yeah! I almost forgot. She says it costs her about $164,000! Wowzers.
"The day before my husband died of cancer in 1997, he told me, 'Don't stop cruising.' So here I am today living a stress-free, fairy-tale life."
I've been on one cruise and I enjoyed it immensely. I was about 20 when my family went on a cruise in late December. It was a Carnival cruise (I don't remember the name of the ship) that left Miami and had stops in Grand Cayman and Jamaica.
Side note: We missed the first day of the cruise because of mechanical problems with the plane we were gonna take to Miami. Long story short (actually, this story would be a good blog in-and-of itself) - we ended up flying to Atlanta, spending the night there before catching a flight to Grand Cayman via Miami. That is where we met up with the cruise.
I remember everyone on the ship being friendly. The staff was top-notch all the way. There was always something to do. I'd go on another cruise in a second. And what makes cruising even better, is it's really not that expensive...until you consider the amount I'd spend on alcohol ( :( whomp, whomp)...
Anyway, I think Wachtstetter's story is awesome. Good for her! If I could afford to do that - I'd have a hard time saying no. Especially if I only did it for a year. I think the hardest part would be not being able to leave and see your family or loved ones in the blink of an eye.
If you had the means - would you live on a cruise ship??