Beatrice Miller went to her first cruise ship in 1995 along with her husband. Since then, she fell in love with it and returned year after year until her husband, Bob Miller, died on board in 1999.
Mrs. Miller’s friends had either died or moved out and her sons also moved out. She, along with her sons decided staying at the cruise ship was the best alternative.
Now, she calls QE2
as her only home and its only permanent resident.
Mrs. Miller pays about £3,500 ($5,472) a month staying in QE2 and prefers it over any other retirement home.
She loves the pampering the QE2 staff showers on her with luxury meals, cocktails and parties in the ship.
She told BBC
: "We're spoiled to death, we get to see the whole world and meet the most incredible people."
QE2’s owners are planning to retire the ship very soon. Beatrice is sad about the idea but plans to move to another ship instead. The QE2 will be officially retired as it reaches Dubai later this year.
Mrs. Miller told BBC:
I'll keep on staying at sea, I don't want to go back to housekeeping,