What I Did Today – Flying & Emerald Princess

United 777 I saw in Newark today.

So tomorrow I will be at Cruise3Sixty where I will be touring Holland America Line’s ms. Maasdam, attending press conferences held by MSC and Azamara, and visiting the trade show for a little bit. I am really excited to share what I learn about the cruise industry this week, so to make sure you stay caught up with me, please follow the blog, follow me on Twitter, and like the blog on Facebook.

Anyway, obviously I am now in Fort Lauderdale. I woke up this morning at 5:00am and made my way to the busiest and most important airport in the nation, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport…obviously I am joking. Anyway, I fly stand by on Continental flights (by the way, I am refusing to acknowledge the fact that United and Continental merged :)) so I was able to grab a first class seat from Cleveland to Newark and then a “United Economy Plus” seat from Newark to Fort Lauderdale. After less than a school day of flying, I had arrived!

After unpacking at my hotel, we headed out to Port Everglades to watch the Emerald Princess depart. We visited John U. Lloyd Beach State Park and walked along the jetty on the edge of the port, where we got to watch Princess Cruise’s Emerald Princess depart. Now…the Emerald Princess was supposed to depart at 4:00pm, but because of some delay, it didn’t depart until around 6:00pm. So I sat on the jetty for about 2 hours just to get a video of this…

Totally worth it! 🙂

Well, that’s it for tonight, make sure to follow me along for the next few days as I explore the cruise industry even more by attending Cruise3Sixty. I am very excited to be attending especially because I will be meeting so many people who I have met through Twitter, touring beautiful cruise ships, and learning more about this great industry! Good night everyone!




Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.