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Another Splendid Splendor cruise (with pics) 6/29/15

Jamman

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The meet and greet broke up around 3:30pm, so we headed back to the cabin to wait for the start of the muster drill. When we arrived we found that the two 12 packs of water that we had ordered for $2.99 a piece, had arrived…..



The muster drill began, as scheduled, at 3:45pm. Our muster station was “G”, which was on Deck 4, starboard side, aft. The drill took about 20 minutes or so, but we noticed that near the end of the drill, the captain had started to push the ship away from the pier, and back out into the Hudson River. Once the drill was over, and we were dismissed from the muster station, we went straight up to the Liner Pool area for the sail away. We have backed out into the Hudson River, and we are now turned down river towards the open sea. Our cruise has officially begun!!!



Though we have sailed from New York City many times, the views never get old. This is by far, my favorite port to sail from. So sit back, relax, make yourself your own DOD, and join us as we take you down the Hudson River, the New York Harbor, under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, and out to sea, enjoying all the sights along the way. Enjoy!!

Here’s another look up the Hudson River towards the George Washington Bridge…..



A Circle Line tour boat passes us on the port side…..



The tour boat is packed with tourists!!!



This is Pier 90, which we just sailed from…..



To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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OK Everyone, it appears that John has corrected some of the problems that I was having, so I will continue posting my photo review as time permits. Thanks John!!!
 
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Jamman

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Here is a view of the rooftop parking on Pier 90.....



Another view of the Intrepid Air and Sea Museum....



There is a Space Shuttle under that cover....



This is the Circle Line pier.....



A couple of views of the Empire State Building and midtown Manhattan.....





To be continued.....
 
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Jamman

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I'm really enjoying the sail away from New York City.....



Looking back towards the Manhattan Cruise Terminal.....



This is the New Jersey side of the Hudson River.....



A couple of New York City views.....





Here's a cute little place to eat, right on the water.....



To be continued.....
 
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Jamman

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A New York Water Taxi.....



The Chelsea Piers.....



A multi story golf driving range.....



This is the old and abandoned Marine Aviation Pier....



The "Beast" speed boat tour....



Another look at the Empire State Building.....



To be continued.....
 
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Jamman

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We are making our way down the Hudson River.....



Time for a photo op!!



The old Chrysler Building.....



The Coast Guard is keeping an eye on us.....



Here's another packed sightseeing boat.....



A view of lower Manhattan and the Freedom Tower.....



To be continued.....
 
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Jamman

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Another view of the beautiful Freedom Tower.....



The top of the Freedom Tower.....



The Erie Lackawanna Terminal.....



We are passed lower Manhattan, and are now in the New York Harbor.....



Looks like we have a tugboat escort.....



This is Jersey City, New Jersey.....



To be continued.....
 
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connie seabee

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Jamman, your photos look professional. They're postcard perfect. I can't express enough how much I enjoy reading your cruise reviews. Thank you for taking the time to put it all together for our pleasure.
 

Donna - dsw

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AS always - love your reviews and glad to see it posted here Thank you so much for sharing. I know it is a lot of work and I appreciate it very much!
 

Jamman

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Here are a couple of views of Ellis Island. Millions of immigrants came through here to start a new life in America.....





We are approaching the Statue of Liberty.....



We are leaving Manhattan behind.....





We are now passing the Statue of Liberty.....



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Jamman

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Here are some more views of Lady Liberty, as we sailed past her.....











Here is the cheapest cruise ever. No charge to ride the Staten Island Ferry.....



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Jamman

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The Verrazano Narrows Bridge is dead ahead.....



I meet with another roll call member.....



Our last look at the Statue of Liberty.....



We are approaching the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.....







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Jamman

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We are now sailing under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. You can almost reach up and touch it!!









I hope you have enjoyed the sail away from New York. It takes about 45 minutes to reach the VNB. It is much better seen in person, so if you haven't done it before, put it on your bucket list. We are now leaving New York behind.....



We hung outside until just before 6pm. I decided to head back to the cabin, while Patti walked around and took pictures. I'll leave you with her as she photographs some of the venues along the Oceanview Promenade. She started with the Early Seating passengers filing into the Gold Pearl Restaurant which is all the way in back of the ship.



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Jamman

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The El Morocco Aft Lounge, Deck 5 aft. This is where the Punchliner Comedy Club is located.....







The Grand Piano Bar, Deck 5 aft, starboard side....







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Jamman

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The Cool Lounge, Deck 5 aft, port side. This is one of the lounges where smoking is permitted.....











El Mojito Wine Bar, Oceanview Promenade, Deck 5, aft.....



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Jamman

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The Red Carpet Night Club, Oceanview Promenade, Deck 5, aft. This is the other lounge where smoking is permitted.....









The Video Arcade, Oceanview Promenade, Deck 5, aft.....





To be continued.....
 
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Jamman

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Here are some more Video Arcade views.....









The Taste Bar, Oceanview Promenade, Deck 5, aft.....





To be continued.....
 
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