| Comedy, Drama, Family
Maria, the mother of television presenter Lisa Wartberg, has an accident with memory loss. All she can remember is that she has never been to New York. Without further ado, the elderly woman smuggles herself aboard a cruise ship.
While most of the songs are mostly based on the original lyrics of the original Udo Jürgens songs, the songs "Vielen Dank für die Blumen", "Aber bitte mit Sahne" (changed to "Auf der Maximiliane") have complete new lyrics, with the exception of the chorus. "Ich will - ich kann" has a new second verse and bridge, which was not in the original song.
At several points in the movie, the position of the sun and moon are inconsistent with the ship's west-bound course from Hambourg to New York, with the sunrise appearing in front of the ship, for example.
Before the final credits you can see the words "Merci, Udo" displayed over the postcards on the wall