On the itinerary our arrival time is listed as 0800 in NYC. We are docking at the Manhattan Pier. I am not sure which one of the 88,90,90 pier it is because it is not listed anywhere. Most of us are assuming it will be Pier 92 since that has historically been the docking location for NCL ships. Why it is not listed? Actually easy. Ships are actually listed by cruise departures. This ship will be remaining in NYC for about four days. Then she sails to Miami, but without official passengers. So there is no departure cruise. Therefore – no docking listing.
Having said all of that, we have been slowing chugging along at about 10 knots all day. In spite of the Captains best effort to get nowhere in a big hurry, our arrival time has slid earlier and earlier. Now it looks like we will be docked before 0200 in the morning. Obviously, no one is disembarking that early – customs and immigration would not be amused.
Accordingly, this afternoon, Stu and I made a tour of the upper decks, looking for a viewing location and hit several snags. The Haven is forward on the ship. Upwards of Deck 15 which has the Observation Lounge (all interior, i.e. windows with lights on) there is no place forward on which to stand and see out. There is also a fair bit of breeze. We picked out a couple of areas which I just went to double check. No – can’t get up to the Laser Tag area on the top deck which has a lovely view over Starboard and was as far forward as possible. I found I could get to a small alcove on Deck 18 so that is where I probably will head.
If I remember correctly, the last time I actually sailed into NYC was about 2014 on the Legend on a clear September morning. I was doing a back-to-back up to Quebec City and found, much to my disgust, that there was absolutely NOTHING at the Cape Liberty Terminal. Nothing, no coffee shop, no wifi, no nothing. I did get some lovely shot of both the bridge coming in and the Manhattan Skyline. I am going to try for the skyline again but reserve the right to hang it at any moment and go to bed.