We were up early (well for us any way) & packed our bags & checked out of our temporary home & caught a cab to the terminal to embark on our Bahamas Cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines aboard the Gem. It was a beautiful day & check in went as planned although ,as usual, long queues.
It was fabulous sailing down the Hudson River, accompanied by the Coast Guard, NYPD Helicopter then past Statue, under the bridge & out to sea. The sun sets around 9pm so we didn’t see the sunset but enjoyed our cocktails & music at the set sail party on deck. We then found a great lounge area which unfortunately was too comfortable & we promptly fell asleep. Once we woke ourselves up, we got changed for dinner & enjoyed a lovely meal in one of the main dining rooms. It was an early night for us then.