It's home to Afternoon Tea daily as well as evening dancing and entertainment, classical music concerts and special parties.
And I've also trained with the ship's dance instructors."As for dinner, she said, "I do love to eat and regularly dine at a table for eight.
You meet interesting passengers, and I've made lots of new friends that way."She's put on 25 pounds since coming on board, she confides, and has been on a fruit and vegetable liquid diet, trying to shed them. even if they have to buy it off the ship or make it to my specific needs."She pointed to a framed cushion wall hanging in her stateroom that holds dozens of her earrings."Unique, isn't it? Looking forward to her 87th birthday and seventh year aboard the Serenity, Wachtstetter, a former registered nurse, credits a good immune system for being able to steer clear of doctor offices."All the time I've been here I have never had a sick day," she said.
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Now they have families of their own and do what's right for them."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."She estimates living the good life on the Serenity this year will cost her 4,000.
That'll cover costs of her single-occupancy seventh deck stateroom, regular and specialty restaurant meals with available lunch and dinner beverages, gratuities, nightly ballroom dancing with dance hosts and Broadway-caliber entertainment — as well as the captain's frequent cocktail parties, movies, lectures, plus other scheduled daily activities.
"I hear from one of them every day, and visit with them whenever we dock in Miami.
Last year we docked in Miami five times."Her daughter has since passed away, and so have all her close friends in the Fort Lauderdale area, she said"When my children were all young, I took them on cruises many times.
"I'm happy to say I have only 10 more pounds to lose." she said, laughing. Gives me great pleasure."The crewmembers bend over backwards to keep me happy. "I'm so spoiled I doubt that I would ever be able to readjust to the real world again."Three other women live on Crystal vessels but none nearly as long as Mama Lee, according to Hubert Buelacher, Serenity's hotel director.