A dreadful place for a drink
After leaving the Highline we stopped for a drink at Hooked on the Hudson.
Everything was fine until the manager, we think, came over and told us that having a beer was not enough to be allowed to sit down at a table. Please note there was only one other table occupied.
The Japanese tourists, above, at the other table pretended not to understand and didn’t move.
We walked past USS and onto Pier 90.
Here are my images when we visited the ship in February 2019.
Back onboard Sapphire Princess
Once back onboard the ship we picked up a sandwich and went back to our cabin, put our feet up and watched a movie.
The ship had a new captain and his first task would be to take Sapphire Princess out of New York as we sailed for Newport Rhode Island.
Leaving New York
Sapphire Princess left Pier 90 just after 7 pm. Out on deck we had some superb views of Lower Manhattan and across the river to New Jersey.
Other images of Sapphire Princess leaving New York are here in this post.
Late evening on Sapphire Princess
After the sailaway we went down for dinner . I had a Caesar salad, chicken Tikka Masala and a creme brulee. I’d forgotten the extra tax imposed by New York City and our wine for the meal was bumped in price by $8.75!
We managed to find a seat in Crooners and listed to the guitarist playing there until we went back earlier than usual to our cabin to rest our weary feet.
From the Cruise Log
New York, USA — Thursday 26th September 2019 After a quiet night lying safely alongside Berth No. 90, the sun rose over Manhattan at 06:47 as guests and crew prepared for another memorable day alongside in New York. Sapphire Princess remained safely moored throughout the day until all persons were confirmed as being back onboard.
At 18:31, the final pre-departure checks were being conducted as Sapphire Princess once more started up her 4 Diesel Generators, Propulsion and all 6 thrusters in preparation to get underway. Sapphire Princess successfully unmoored between 18:58 and 19:02, before thrusting gently off the berth and proceeding astern into the Hudson River, where she completed a swing bow to starboard with the assistance of a tugboat. She then proceeded southbound along reciprocal courses to those steered on her arrival, passing Ellis Island and Staten Island on her starboard side approximately one hour after getting underway. Once clear of New York harbour, she disembarked the pilot on a south easterly heading, before proceeding along a north easterly heading towards her next port of call, Newport in Rhode Island.
Noon Position: Alongside in New York
Wind: AM – Fresh SW’ly breeze, Force 5; PM – Light breeze, variable direction. Force 2
Sky: AM – Sunny, light clouds (3/8 cloud cover); PM – Cloudy skies (6/8 cloud cover)
Seas: Calm Rippled
Air Temperature: 27°C / 81°F