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Seriously unlucky woman sells house to live on cruise ship only to find out it’s never going to happen

Seriously unlucky woman sells house to live on cruise ship only to find out it’s never going to happen

Keri Witman from Ohio saved up for more than eight months to live her dream life on a cruise.

A seriously unlucky woman sold her home and saved up for eight months to live on cruise ship - only to find out it’s not going to happen.

As 'motivational' videos on TikTok will tell you, it's important to 'live your best life' and 'chase your dreams'.

But this is what can happen when you 'risk it all'.

Keri Witman from Ohio sold her house and signed a short-term lease for an apartment so she could reserve a room on Life at Sea Cruises.

The reservation cost her a whopping $38,500, with the actual price for the cruise starting at $77,026 per year, according to their website.

Dubbed as the trip of a lifetime, passengers spend three years travelling around the world.

The cruise - which starts from Istanbul - stops at 382 ports, and covers 140 countries in all seven continents.

"Come onboard for a first of its kind 3-Year World Cruise aboard the beautifully revitalized MV Lara. The first reasonably priced, all-inclusive world cruise starting from only $77,026 per year based on double-occupancy that will cover over 130,000 miles across all 7 continents and 140 countries, 382 ports," the cruise company said.

Food, travel, internet access and medical care were all included in the package and Keri was all ready to go.

A seriously unlucky woman sold her home and saved up for eight months to live on cruise ship - only to find out it’s not going to happen.
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However, the head of a marketing agency received the shock news of the organiser cancelling the trip because they couldn't find a boat.

The MV Gemini ship was supposed to be the boat they would travel on.

They suddenly had a change of heart after Life at Sea later reportedly tried to go for a larger vessel, the former AIDA Cruises ship AIDAaura.

But then Celestyal Cruises announced on 16 November that it had acquired that ship.

After initially pushing back the departure date (November 1) multiple times, Life at Sea Cruises announced on 17 November they were cancelling the entire trip.

"I went into this knowing it was a pioneering effort," Witman told The Enquirer.

"No one has ever done anything like this.

"I called everybody, I kept expecting someone to tell me that (this was a bad idea) and I called my financial investment folks, and they're like, 'You should do it'.

"Like, these guys are the most conservative financial people, I cannot believe they're telling me I should do it."

Dubbed as the trip of a lifetime, passengers spend three years travelling around the world.
Life at Sea Cruises

"I've been working over the last eight months to really get everything in line, my life organised, so that I can make it happen," she said.

"It was really disappointing to find out it wasn't going to pan out."

Witman said she felt 'stuck in the middle' about whether to continue planning her trip.

"It was just in a spot where you didn't want to plan anything forward."

Life at Sea said all passengers would be given full refunds in instalments between December and February, according to USA TODAY.

LADbible has contacted Life at Sea for comment.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Life at Sea Cruises

Topics: YouTube, US News, Travel