Our Florida & Bahamas Cruise 2016
Continuing on from the last blog post where we stayed in New York in March 2016, this week’s post covers the first 4 days of the cruise we subsequently took from there. It was an 8 day Florida and Bahamas cruise with Royal Caribbean on Anthem of the Seas and this covers the first part of the trip from New York to Port Canaveral in Florida. It includes a memorable visit to the Kennedy Space Centre and describes what we saw. Enjoy!
In March 2016, we went to New York to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day there and then sailed from nearby Cape Liberty aboard the Anthem of the Seas on a Bahamas cruise. In NYC, we stayed down near the “new” One World Trade Center near where the Twin Towers once stood. I was reminded of that trip last month on the 21st Anniversary of 9/11. It’s hard to believe it’s actually 21 years since that world-changing day that is burnt forever into our memories.
I was working in the Exchange that day and several of the firms in the Twin Towers were firms we dealt with on a daily basis. Loss and devastation are suffered universally regardless of colour, race, geography or creed …. but working in financial services made 9/11 very real for me and my colleagues as we could relate to all of those ordinary workers who left their homes for their office jobs that Tuesday morning for the last time. Not forgetting also those killed on the planes and the police and fire fighters on the ground. RIP.
But this week’s blog is about the first leg of that trip - our stay in New York before the cruise, the rebirth that has taken place since 9/11 in the southern tip of Manhattan and what we saw at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade NYC 2016. Enjoy!
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