So this is it: The ship that aims to change the way you experience your future “Modern Luxury” resort ship cruise experience: EDGE. After the first steel-cut in November 2016 at the STX France shipyard in Saint Nazaire (read more about it here), Celebrity Cruises has officially launched the first images of its new flagship fleet member. And it does look different, I have to admit. But before going endlessly on, come along and take a look on what will await passengers from late 2018 on … Continue reading
When it comes to travel planning these days, there is one thing that has become more and more difficult to predict: The weather. While some time ago, November had been the perfect month for any Caribbean getaway, in 2016 the hurricane season did finally come to an end that month with Otto. A category 3 storm that formed in the southwestern Caribbean Sea close to Nicaragua and which strength very much impacted our highly anticipated visit to the last of the ABC-islands, Aruba. Continue reading
Lively and colorful. This was the first impression that I got from the capital of Curacao, the largest and most populus of the three islands belonging to the ABC-Archipelago. Discovered in 1499, the name Curacao is adapted from the Portuguese term for “heart”. And along with the positive and friendly vibes of the local´s lifestyle, the colorful city Willemstad will swiftly put its spell onto everyone who is visiting. Continue reading
Crystal clear waters. A rich and colorful underwater world. If any island in the Caribbean has it, it is Bonaire. Belonging to the so-called ABC Islands, Bonaire bursts with popularity among scuba divers and snorkelers for amazing reefs and a most wonderful marine life. The island is greatly accessible by car and therefore can be easily explored on your own. It was one of these places in the Caribbean that had long time been on my bucket list and that I was highly anticipating to finally lay foot on during this Southern Caribbean cruise. Continue reading
Grand Turk is the largest of the Turks Islands and well-known for shopping bargains, world-class diving and Eco adventures. Continue reading
White sandy beaches. Crystal clear waters. Half Moon Cay has it all. The island, aka Little San Salvador Island, is just one out of the roughly 700 islands of the Bahamas Archipelago. Continue reading
Just like mentioned in my recent post about Holland America Line´s newest flagship MS Koningsdam, now it is time to talk about cabin comfort. We have stayed 10 nights in balcony stateroom 4017, a VF category cabin, in the forward section of Deck 4 starboard side. To put it into one word: We LOVED it. Find out why… Continue reading
My intention to travel is always the discovery of the destination by experiencing as much as possible authentically. Local people, local food, local places. Labadee on Haiti on the other hand, is so much of a fake cash machine for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and her subsidiaries, that once you have been on it for the first time, you may skip all future stops without feeling guilty. At least when you are like me.
When was the last time you have climbed a waterfall? Long time ago or never? Well, then you will have a blast doing so while docking in the port of Falmouth on the tropical island of Jamaica.