They all decide to play it safe and stay on the ship. They discover that the ship was designed by the government for this occasion and the odds are in their favor for survival. This ship is so great with thousands of people occupying it and enough food to hold them all over for what seemed like forever. They ride around for months before the water settles and new land that was taken over by the ocean surfaces. They come up to the new land and everyone gets off the ship. This is their new future. John puts his arm around Daphne and smiles at Katherine. Even with no home, he feels complete.