"The day before my husband died of cancer in 1997, he told me, 'Don't stop cruising,’” Wachtstetter told app.com. Well, she took the advice quite literally and now, she's living the dream. Although all that ballroom dancing, cocktail partying, and shuffle-boarding costs her a pretty penny -- an estimated $164,000 a year.
To date, Wachtstetter -- who went on 89 cruises with her husband before his death -- has been on around 200 cruises, and visited more than 100 countries. "I stopped counting after 100," she said, which sounds very much like something someone who's 86 would say. "Just say I've been to almost any country that has a port." These days she doesn't bother getting off the ship much, except to see her family the five times a year the ship docks in Miami.