Feb 2014: It is late on a winter's afternoon and very cold, but which somehow clears the air. Everything in sight, it seems, becomes so detailed, so clear, almost so reachable.
A good friend invited me to the family apartment high above the East River in midtown Manhattan. The decor and decoration were magazine-like, but the real stunner was through the vast, wrap-around windows. Electronic shades & blinds lifted and suddenly this great production began: looking southward, the great skyline set against changing light and in particular the slowly fading sunlight.
February 6th - Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, the Norwegian Getaway, arrived in her homeport city of Miami today after serving as a hotel for the Norwegian Getaway's arrival will make her the cruise ship to homeport year-round at the Port of Miami as she begins her weekly seven-day cruises to the Caribbean.
Look for a Norwegian Getaway review in and upcoming issue of Ocean & Cruise News.
Luis is a long time WOCLS member, a noted Portuguese maritime photographer, ship historian, and author.
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Amazing Fact for March 2014:
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One of the ship’s whistles on Cunard's Queen Mary 2 is from the original Queen Mary? It was used so that her famous predecessor’s voice could once again be heard on the ocean. It is audible for 10 miles.