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#21
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Radio, have a great trip. Looking forward to hearing all about the Gem. We sail her in 3 weeks.
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See you on board Radio !!!
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#23
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Hello everyone. . . It looks like the forecast is very accurate. Today is a sunny bright day, and the temps should rise to about 65f.

The Gem is now docked. It appears that she docked at about 945, so I am in no rush to get to the pier. I went across the street for a great cup of Starbucks this morning, and I will probably head over to the port by around 11AM.

I have cruised from New York a few times, and it appears that traffic heading to the pier is heavier on weekends, than it is during the week (at around 11-12)

I should hopefully be able to post a few pics before sail away.

Here are a few pics from the NCL Gem Bridge Cam, and from a cam across the street from the pier. (These cams are a little out of focus)

There is another Webcam at the Intrepid Museum at Pier 86 HERE

Thanks for tuning in. . .

Radio





No Ships docked at Pier 88 at 830 this morning. . .








Norwegian Gem heading up the Hudson River









She is almost home. . .








Pulling up to Pier 88








She is docked, and it is almost time for me to hop onboard.








Gem at the pier







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#24
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Originally posted by KevinsCruising
See you on board Radio !!!
Great Kevin. . . See you soon.

Spinnaker Lounge after Muster. . .

Radio
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#25
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This is great! I'll be on the Gem a week from today (!!!!!!), so this will really give me a good idea of what to expect, especially weather-wise. Looking forward to the updates!!
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Originally posted by Radio
Hello everyone. . . It looks like the forecast is very accurate. Today is a sunny bright day, and the temps should rise to about 65f.

The Gem is now docked. It appears that she docked at about 945, so I am in no rush to get to the pier. I went across the street for a great cup of Starbucks this morning, and I will probably head over to the port by around 11AM.

I have cruised from New York a few times, and it appears that traffic heading to the pier is heavier on weekends, than it is during the week (at around 11-12)

I should hopefully be able to post a few pics before sail away.

Here are a few pics from the NCL Gem Bridge Cam, and from a cam across the street from the pier. (These cams are a little out of focus)

There is another Webcam at the Intrepid Museum at Pier 86 HERE

Thanks for tuning in. . .

Radio
Awesome post! Keep 'em comin'!

I'm on the TA NYC to Barcelona in April!
#27
Woodstock, GA USA
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So excited we get to cruise along with you again! Thanks for doing what you do, Radio!
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You are awesome!!! for writing a live report. We all 16 of us are leaving on 4/3/09 and can't wait. If you have the chance take some pics of the kids club areas. And the pool area, Let us know when you wake up tomorrow if the weather is warm, that is what I can't wait for... Warm weather....

Thanks again!!!
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#29
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We also can't wait. Any info on the specialty restaurants would be great!
Only two more weeks til we sail!
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#30
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Do you have any shore excursions planned?
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#31
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Radio thank you so much for taking the time to do LIVE reports. I've enjoyed many of them from you.

I'm going on the Gem in a few weeks and I'm scared due to reviews I've read here.

I'm really hoping you have a great cruise and quality experience!

Hope to read more from you soon.

Have a safe trip.
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#32
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Hello everyone ! I made it on board. . . I left the hotel just a little before noon, and it took be about 15min to make it to the Lincoln Tunnel.

From there it should have only taken about 5-10 min to get to the pier, but I made a wrong turn when I came out of the tunnel, and I made out to the pier by around 12:45.

There was a lot of traffic at the pier. It was hard to believe that there were still hundreds of passengers waiting for cabs at 1PM.
Check in was no problem (Once I got in the Terminal) It was painless. I didn’t have much of a line, and I made it on board at around 115.


The décor of the ship is breathtaking. This ship is very beautiful ! There is a lot for me to do and see on this ship. . . and I hope that 7 nights will be enough.
We had the Muster drill at 330, and Sailaway is scheduled at 4PM. My connection seems to be very, very slow currently, so hopefully the pics will be posted.(It took quite awhile for me to upload them to my server)

The Internet Mgr has suggested that the connection speed always picks up after we are underway.


We will be passing Ellis Island National Monument, the Statue of Liberty, and Verrazano Narrows Bridge. The Captain said that we should drop off the Pilot by about 6PM, and then sail south.

I will have many pics to post later tonight. Thanks for tuning in !


Radio



Approaching the Lincoln Tunnel








One of New York’s Finest !







My first glimpse of Norwegian Gem








Gem from the parking deck on Pier 88










Lost of passengers in the Terminal









This should be a great week !









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#34
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Originally posted by mickeysgal
Is it just me? I can't see the pictures.
ME EITHER!
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#35
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Sorry all. . here are the pics. . .


Ooops !


Radio



Approaching the Lincoln Tunnel








One of New York’s Finest !









My first glimpse of Norwegian Gem








Gem from the parking deck on Pier 88








Lots of passengers in the Terminal








This should be a great week !





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#36
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radio...
just a note....the senior staff is very accomodating and anxious to please...(I had a minor problem (with bar set up delivery) and they went way out of there way to fix it!)
also..we had a meet and greet..and they did express desire to know what is good and bad...(of course we went last year-1st year and they told us to help them with the "shake out" of being new)
and they are well aware of cruise critic....as I remember.....

jaja
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#38
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It's going to be so fun to study the pictures to see if I can find my husband and son. It was beautiful weather as I dropped them off this afternoon.

I hope everyone on board enjoys.
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#39
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Radio, pictures are great! Looking forward to the next ones. Have a great cruise!
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#40
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Originally posted by cruizinwithkids
It's going to be so fun to study the pictures to see if I can find my husband and son. It was beautiful weather as I dropped them off this afternoon.

I hope everyone on board enjoys.
Wow, how depressed are you.....really? LOL Why aren't you with them?

CG
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