Splendours of Autumn Voyage – RMS Queen Mary 2

Arrived in New York City and spent the night before boarding the ship in Brooklyn. We took a taxi the next morning to Red Hook to board the RMS Queen Mary 2. The ship is huge, towering and magnificent and we haven’t boarded yet!

We settled in to our cabin. I’m so glad we had balcony. It was sheltered and provided a break from the cold wind

My best picture – Manhattan just as the sun started to set. I was a little disappointed, the Statue of Liberty looks so small!

The captain tells us the tide has to be just right for the ship to clear the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The clearance is only a few feet!

Leaving Red Hook, with a view of Manhattan

Statue of Liberty

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge just above the stacks