RE: None RP By golly, she's on to something

From: Blasch, Larry (
Date: Tue Jul 17 2001 - 18:22:06 EEST

Just how good are the stabilizers on those things, could I set up an RP
Too bad my HMO won't cover an "out of plan" ships' doctor.

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From: Elaine Hunt []
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 9:15 AM
Subject: None RP By golly, she's on to something

Retiree Makes Permanent Home on Cruise Ship


LONDON (July 2) - A retired British woman has decided to sail round the
permanently on a luxury cruise ship because it costs no more than staying in

an old people's home, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Beatrice Muller, 82, only pays 55 per cent of the official brochure price
making her home on the QE2 due to loyalty bonuses from five previous world

Muller chose to make the liner her full-time home after the death of her
husband two years ago. She pays 3,424 pounds ($4,818) a month to reside in
Cabin 4068.

The very basic, minimum cost of living in an old people's home in London is
about 2,000 pounds, she told the Sunday Express.

And while her fellow pensioners while away their hours in a retirement home
in Britain's damp climate, she travels the high seas, stopping at sunny
destinations, playing bridge and dancing with handsome stewards.

''This is where I live and I love it,'' she told the newspaper. ''I don't
have to do any shopping, I don't need to do any shopping, I don't need a car

and there aren't any gas or phone bills.''

She enjoys films from the ship's cinema and communicates with her family by
e-mail from the computer room.

''I would have to pay around the same to stay in an old people's home and it

wouldn't nearly be as much fun as here,'' she told the newspaper.

Reuters 07:44 07-02-01

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