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NYC Day 3 / Cruise Boarding

Some ambitious person posted this picture on Facebook of the Escape arriving in the early hours this morning.

After leisurely packing, we met our son and wife for breakfast at Blue Bottle Coffee, then off to do a bit of shopping for things folks forgot to pack.  To Michael’s to retrieve my iPad that I left there yesterday, then back to the Courtyard by Marriott New York Downtown Manhattan/World Trade Center Area to finish packing.

We Ubered over to Pier 88.  Pier 90 is still not fixed from when a  Carnival Cruise hit it a few weeks ago.

Checking in was quite painless, but waiting for the elevators to get to the Garden Cafe is always a PITA.  Everyone wants to eat and there’s not really anything else to do yet.

As soon as they called the cabins open, the Cafe cleared out.

Our luggage arrived almost as soon as we did.  I checked out the balcony, of course, and it’s hot out there.

Not much exciting.  We read for a while on the balcony, had dinner, checked out the other decks to see what’s here, walked around the decks and an early bed.

 

 

Bermuda Cruise

Our cruise has a very simple itinerary, very like a palindrome.

We board the ship in New York Harbor


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We sail and sail…At sea

On Wednesday morning we reach…

Bermuda

Perched amid the blue-green waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is unlike any other island destination.

Lush, tropical surroundings, splendid and unusual pink-hued beaches, and a selection of cultural attractions and sporting options are all excellent reasons for visiting these islands. Furthermore, Bermuda has a distinct air of British propriety and a unique European flavor. Visitors will cherish memories of the islands’ pastel-toned homes, ubiquitous flower gardens, charming winding streets, and gracious, friendly people.

Bermuda consists of 150 tiny islands located about 570 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Collectively, these islands encompass only 21 square miles of land. Bermuda was discovered by the Spanish in the 16th century, and became an English colony during the 17th century. Today, afternoon tea and conservative British values rule. Both Bermudans and tourists zip around on mopeds, as cars are not available for rent on this island. Public bus and ferry services are readily available. Bermuda’s vacation facilities and activities include restaurants, tennis courts, and golf courses as well as marinas and beaches.

Friday night we’re back…

At sea

Then, on Sunday morning, back to Pier 88, New York harbor.

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Hopefully, there will be more interesting stuff to post in between all that!

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