The crew of the “Dream Ship” set sail for the Bahamas on New Year’s Day. From left: Hotel Director Hanna Liebhold (Barbara Wussow), Captain Max Parger (Florian Silbereisen), Dr. Jessica Delgado (Collien Ulmen-Fernandes) and Staff Captain Martin Grimm (Daniel Morgenroth).
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For the second time over these festive days, ZDF set sail with the “Dream Ship”. Captain Max Parger (played by Florian Sibereisen, 41) left for the Bahamas in the New Year’s episode. And the audience eagerly discussed what the stories were about. «Every year our brains sail away from the dream ship. It was exciting as always, and questions of logic are not advisable,” summarizes a tweeter.
Short-term cabin availability
As usual, various stories from passengers on the MS Amadea were also highlighted in this episode. The fact that everything is not always very realistic is taken with humor by the viewers. So also when the psychologist Dr. Maria Wagner (Caroline Vera, 49) shows up for boarding at the dream ship.
She spontaneously organizes a larger room for her son Tom (Maurice Lattke, 23), who wants to take his girlfriend Clara Müller (Lore Richter, 38), who later turns out to be a patient of Wagner, with him. Without clarifying, Hotel Director Hanna Liebhold (Barbara Wussow, 61) knows: That’s no problem at all!
Not just any room is found later, but the Tchaikovsky suite!
Traditionally, the captain of the ship announces the arrival at the destination of the dream ship. This time: the Bahamas. The attentive viewers noticed that the microphone was not even plugged in.
Cruise despite fear of ships
Another plot line revolves around the couple Philipp (Leander Lichti, 46) and Melanie Singer (Aline Hochscheid, 46). The two travel to the Bahamas because they met there and she lost all memories after a shipwreck. On the island, their mutual friend Toby Heers (Max Alberti, 40) invites them on a trip out to sea, but Melanie doesn’t feel comfortable on boats, her husband argues. Viewers don’t find out why they are traveling with the dream ship.
Best friends with the staff
The unrealistic relationship between the cabin crew and the passengers is also often criticized. “It’s not a rule on cruises that you take the staff captain with you on the excursion and then hang out with him on the beach,” writes a Twitter user. Another: “Of course you go to the captain of the dream ship if you want to cry. He has nothing else to do.”
Suddenly at the mountains
Attentive TV viewers also noticed the background of a scene that took place after the ship was cast off in the Bahamas. The mountain scenery suggests that the creators of the cult series probably took the shots on a cruise in the Norwegian fjords rather than in the Caribbean.
Ochsenknecht and Rohde convince
Despite the many inconsistencies on the dream ship, the viewers of the New Year’s episode gave good marks. Above all, Uwe Ochsenknecht (66) and Armin Rohde (67) received a lot of praise for their portrayal of two colleagues who pretend to be a homosexual couple in order to get their lost money.
In terms of quotas, “Das Traumschiff” had to admit defeat this time after last week’s top German ranking. According to DWDL, “Tatort” attracted 8.71 million viewers to the screen on New Year’s Day, 5.51 million followed the action on the MS Amadea.