Posted 6 years ago
This is computer-generated image of a photo I took from my office window when I worked in New York City. It was taken from the 7th floor of the building at 750 W. 33rd St. (between 10th & 11th Streets) through a tempered-glass tinted window and then uploaded to my computer.
-- Queen Mary II on the Hudson River, New York City, April 23, 2004
** RMS Queen Mary 2 (also referred to as the QM2) is a transatlantic ocean liner. She was the first major ocean liner built since Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1969, the vessel she succeeded as flagship of the Cunard Line. The new ship was named Queen Mary 2 by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004 after the first RMS Queen Mary, completed in 1936.
On January 12, 2004 Queen Mary 2 set sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in the United States.
*** NEW YORK WELCOMES QUEEN MARY 2
The first new ocean liner-and largest ever-- to arrive in New York since Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1969!
Queen Mary 2 Public Viewing
Cunard's Queen Mary 2, the first new trans-Atlantic ocean liner in 35 years and the largest passenger ship ever, will arrive on its inaugural visit to New York harbor on April 22 and berth at the New York Cruise Terminal (formerly Passenger Ship Terminal).
The most spectacular views may be when both Queen Elizabeth 2, on her final visit to New York, and Queen Mary 2 depart the harbor on Sunday, April 25 between 7:30 and 9:30, with a pause for fireworks at the Statue of Liberty at 8:30 p.m.
However, there will be several opportunities to see QM2 in New York. The public is invited to view QM 2, as she passes through New York harbor on the following schedule (Note: Times are approximate):
April 22: QM2 will arrive at Statue of Liberty at about 6:45 a.m. and sail up the Hudson River to the New York Cruise Terminal (formerly Passenger Ship Terminal) for 8 a.m. arrival. FDNY Fireboats will escort the ship with colorful water display
April 23: QM2 will depart the cruise terminal at about 11:30 a.m.
April 24: QM2 will arrive in the harbor close to 6 a.m. and at the cruise terminal by 7 a.m.
April 25: both QM2 and QE2 will depart from the cruise terminal, at 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. respectively, sail down the Hudson River and slowly pass the Statue of Liberty at 8:30 p.m. with a fireworks display by Grucci.
The best views of the ship will be from the Hudson River Park, along Manhattan's Westside, as she passes along the Hudson River waterfront. Good viewing will also exist along the south Brooklyn waterfront and Staten Island as QM2 leaves under the Verranzano Bridge.
The Hudson River Park, Battery Park City and Battery Park afford great spots to watch both the ship passing, and the historic 2-ship firework show on Sunday, April 25. This map highlights several of the best spots for viewing.
The public is not advised to view QM2 while in berth at Pier 92. Security precautions prohibit roaming within the Cruise Terminal unescorted, and the terminal structure itself will make it difficult to see the ship. The Intrepid Museum, at 12th Avenue and 42nd Street, may provide a better option for viewing the ship while docked at the cruise terminal.
** Source - wikipedia
*** Source - nyc.gov