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Monday, 29 August 2016

NYC Twilight Cruise

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One of our evenings in New York was spent on a 90-minute twilight boat cruise to see the skyline as the sun went down. We had a 48-hour tour bus ticket, which covered us for the hop-on tour buses around the city and were told that this cruise would also be included in our tickets.

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In fact, when we got to the ticket office at the ferry pier, we were told it wasn't, but having walked to the end of the island (literally!) in the blistering heat, we weren't prepared to miss the opportunity and paid ten dollars each to upgrade our tickets. 

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Being there about an hour before the ferry began to board was a grand idea as it meant we were at the front of the queue, but actually that didn't really help us, as there are more people than seats and whilst we got on and sat on the top deck, people continued to fill up the edges of the deck, making it impossible to see anything from our seats, which was a little annoying. 

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We managed to wait for a space and I proceeded to take about eleventy billion photos of the skyline in the gradually fading light.

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The tour lasted about 90 minutes and we were given plenty of information about the things we were passing. It went down from Pier 78 and along Lower Manhatten past the Brooklyn Bridge, and then did a lap of Liberty Island as the light was fading so that we could get some lovely photos of the Statue.

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This cruise was a great way to spend one of our New York evenings! 

8 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds amazing and your photos are gorgeous! I wish we'd thought to do this when we visited a few years ago. We did the night tour bus a few times to see the skyline lit up at night, which was magical and probably my favourite experience of my trip, and also went to the Statue of Liberty by ferry in the daylight, but for some reason never thought to combine the two. Next time I go, I definitely will! xx

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    1. We were on a super tight budget so looking for things to do in the evenings which would take a while but not cost us too much. We'd been told by the ticket sales desk that this wouldn't cost us any extra, but then were told when we got there it'd be $10 each to upgrade, but we decided it was worth it.

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  2. It all looks so magical, I hope to visit one day. it's on my list!

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    1. It was so magical to see the transformation as the light faded.

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  3. I would guess that was a very good way to spend 10$ but a bit of a cheek after what you had been advised! But what a memory to have and wonderful pictures to look back on. Fantastic!
    I've never been to the USA; Mr B has been a few times with the ballet so I have lived vicariously thru' his trips! That long ago that he got to go up the Statue of Liberty and the WT Towers, so those pictures are super special now.
    I am so enjoying 'your trip' to the States...thank you for sharing.
    Zxx

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    1. Yes, it was a bit frustrating to be told that we'd been given the wrong information, but we'd walked about 40mins to get to the pier, so I don't think they'd have wanted to do anything else after that. I've more photos to share, I'm just trying to split them up sensibly as there are just so many.

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  4. this looks amazing, there is something so exciting about seeing the view change as the sun dips down

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    1. Yes, it was so different despite being the same buildings.

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