Fantastic Waterways – New York City

There is no such thing as a mid-day arrival after a Transatlantic passage into the harbor of New York City and therefore a bucket list item for everyone! I remember how disappointed we were upon check-in in Southampton, that our scheduled overnight stay on the Bermudas had to be cancelled due to heavy storms over the Atlantic Ocean. And that the ship had to evade towards Madeira instead. But what was a tremendous frustration at first sight, turned out to be a marvelous day-time experience that most cruisers do not get to see when crossing the Atlantic. Continue reading

Celebrity Edge | Construction Update

She is currently one of the most anticipated new cruise ships for the next century and aims to change the way we will travel the oceans from 2018 on. Celebrity Cruises´ groundbreaking Celebrity EDGE will enter service later next year, so reason enough to check at the STX France shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France, how far the works have evolved on what has been one of the best kept secrets of the cruise industry. Continue reading

Project EDGE | From Infinity to Beyond

It is getting there. Celebrity Cruises´ long awaited prototype ship is finally becoming reality. Continue reading

Celebrity Reflection | 7 Days Western Caribbean – Cozumel, Mexico

Turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and tropical island breezes? Join me on this 7 nights-cruise through the Western Caribbean aboard Celebrity Cruises´ Celebrity Reflection and visit exotic destinations such as Mexico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Haiti. Continue reading

Celebrity Cruises | MS Celebrity Reflection Ship Tour

Celebrity Reflection is the fifth and largest member of Celebrity Cruises´ highly popular Solstice class and entered service in 2012. She can accommodate up to 3046 passengers in state-of-the-art cabins and suites and carries the company´s Modern Luxury cruise experience to Europe during the Summer and the Caribbean during Winter season. After her inaugural Transatlantic crossing in November 2012, this was the second time onboard during a 7 night Western Caribbean itinerary. Come along and experience the ship´s stylish interiors on this photo ship tour and find out what I liked and disliked … Continue reading

Project EDGE | Celebrity plays the Copyright Card

With a whole new approach to their Modern Luxury branding and two new ships on order to revolutionize the upscale big ship cruising market from 2018 on, Celebrity Cruises moves closer and closer to the center of attention. Not much has yet been revealed nor confirmed by Celebrity publicly about the new class of ships. And while everyone, including me, is eager to find out what EDGE will actually look like outside and inside, much speculation about possible design concepts is thriving in online forums and cruise blogs around the world. Including mine. Continue reading

Celebrity Equinox | Speciality Dining

One of our top priorities when choosing for a cruise line is the gastronomical level onboard. Celebrity Cruises has always been on our preferred list for big ship cruising since we first sailed with the line in 2011. And even though we have seen some major cutbacks in this field over the last five years (no more sunday brunch, smaller portions in the main dining room, no more midnight fruit buffets on deck, no more Baked Alaska parade, etc), the Modern Luxury approach to ingredients, composition and quality of the onboard catering still remains on a very high level. Continue reading

MSY Wind Star | Gastronomical Gorgeousness – a Tribute

IMG_2336Travel is not only about going places, it is at least as much about tasting the local food that is offered there. It is a major ingredient to a quality experience and a to a unique and lasting memory. Cruise lines have been catering more and more to the needs of their sophisticated passengers over the last couple of years by introducing different speciality dining venues onboard their vessels, teaming up with celebrity star chefs or simply revolutionizing their menus in terms of freshness, uniqueness and local touches.

I love to eat when I travel! And it contributes so much to my travel experience when on the road, that if I didn´t work out as much as I do, I probably would have to add at least half of my girth to my present look. If that´s enough. Continue reading

Project EDGE | A short update on the cruise industry´s best kept secret

Just having returned from a beautiful Mediterranean cruise aboard Celebrity Equinox a few days ago (yes, there will be a blog post about this trip!), I could not miss out to gather any new information from the crew onboard concerning Celebrity Cruises´ well guarded secret Project EDGE. Continue reading