Florida woman spends seven years travelling world on cruise ship

The Crystal Serenity docked in Lisbon.

The Crystal Serenity docked in Lisbon. Image by Gary Bembridge / CC BY 2.0

Lee Wachtstetter has cruised to more than 100 countries, and has visited pretty much every country that has a port. For the past seven years the 86-year-old Florida woman has even made her permanent home aboard a cruise ship. ‘Mama Lee,’ as she’s known on the 1070-passenger Crystal Serenity, decided to sell her five-bedroom Fort Lauderdale residence when her husband died, and now spends all her time travelling to different countries aboard the cruise ship. Favourite destinations include Istanbul and the ports of Asia, because they are so different to the US. And the cost? Last year her cruising bill totalled $164,000. Read more: usatoday.com

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