It was a warm Thursday noon when we boarded the shuttle bus from our airport hotel towards the port. The Empress was waiting at Terminal G, the closest to downtown Miami and I was surprised how tiny she actually looked in direct comparison with the building itself and the other ships in port. We had sailed on the larger Majesty of the Seas a few years ago, so this would actually be a small ship experience for my partner and me. Continue reading
Even though we all love to travel everywhere and anytime, there are only a few places in the world that one can instantly relate to or even feel right at home at. Key West would become one of these places to me as I found out during a recent mini cruise aboard Royal Caribbean´s Empress of the Seas. Continue reading
With the collapse of Air Berlin, Lufthansa´s traditional daily winter service from its Southern hub Munich has been rerouted three times a week via Duesseldorf, allowing formerly passengers of the leisure airline to fly nonstop from the capital of North Rhine Westphalia to the Sunshine State. The new/old connection (LH served MIA from DUS a few years ago already) operates Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays only while the remaining weekdays are operated from Munich. So it was bad luck that we were rebooked automatically via Duesseldorf on the day of our departure. Proved that a provincial airport does not meet the criteria of a sophisticated network carrier.
Another sightseeing highlight of Miami that still a lot of travelers are not aware of when visiting Florida´s stylo destination is the Miami Design District. Miami is so much more than simply South Beach and Sea World, Miami is a distinguished social and cultural melting pot that has so much inspiration to offer. Continue reading
If you had told me that I was to find an absolute dinner treat while being stuck at the DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport & Convention Center for a two nights due to our airline´s strike, I would have called you crazy! Well, would have. Continue reading
Great food, tons of movies to catch up with and ice-cold champagne. When a transatlantic crossing becomes so much more than just a flight from A to B. Continue reading
2016 is a great year for Carnival fans around the world. It marks the cruise line´s return to Europe after a few years break and the introduction of the company´s newest resort vessel, Carnival Vista, bringing impressive innovations to the seas like the first IMAX theatre or the thrilling Skyride bicycle course. Just to name a few.
And while the year has already passed half and most of you will have already booked their cruise for this winter, why not talking about what is in stock for next year? Continue reading
Miami is my all-time favourite layover ever. Even though the flights are long and pretty hard work, standing with my bare naked feet in the Atlantic Ocean 12 hours after departure is always well worth it.
The sun, the warmth, the spirit, it´s like coming home every single time. Continue reading