Something that really puts a good start to my (and hopefully your) cruise holiday is a great Sail away.
A particularly great view as your ship drops ropes and casts off – A view that you just have to sit and watch as the land disappears while you set course to your next destination.
I’ve got a few of my own that I’d like to share – and let me know if you have any of your own to share too.
The ultimate sail away in my book – I hope you agree.
The sail away was so good I missed my evening meal!!
#2 New York
Casting off from New York Harbour and sailing along the upper bay – sailing under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
Watching the world’s most iconic skyline as it disappears into the distance with a nice cold beer in hand.
An up close view of the statue of liberty (she’s smaller than I expected)
- Interesting factoid!
- The ship I was onboard (Crown Princess) is 1 foot taller than the clearance of the bridge.
- But due to the “Squat” effect the ship drops in the water the faster she goes (so we took the bridge at full speed)
Not technically a Sail way – but one of my most memorable starts to a cruise.
When I sailed from Miami on the Oasis of the seas it happened to be the same day as they took delivery of the Allure of the seas (we departed – allure arrived from the shipyard)
There is even a video if you want to know more https://youtu.be/wnP1dzKRGEs
A beautiful Island, One of my all-time favourites – so much so I had to go back on holiday.
Sorry the picture isn’t that good – but you get the idea.
#5 the Caribbean
Yes – they all do start to look the same (this is Grand Turk by the way)
But it’s such a beautiful part of the world.
This is not what I mean by a beautiful sail away.
They are some of the ports I’ve visited. Have you a particular favourite?
- Let me know
Tarar for now
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