CRUISE SHIP PHOTO ESSAY
Cruise ship photo essay - - Norwegian Gem - - Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) -- Gem Goes To Bermuda
Holland America's Veendam was on the
north side of Pier 90.
Gem was the first to leave, backing out
into the Hudson and turning south down
the river (right).
Her path took her past the World Trade
Center site where the Freedom Tower is
under construction (below).
Also in port with Gem was Royal Caribbean's
Monarch of the Seas (below).
As is the norm with Bermuda cruises,
this voyage called for Gem to spend the
night in Bermuda, giving her guests the
opportunity to sample the local nightlife.
Passing by Norwegian Star, which
was staying another night, Gem
entered the maze of reefs that
surrounds Bermuda. And having
successfully negotiated them, she
headed back out to sea.
Unfortunately, this was just a short cruise and Gem had to leave the next day. A tug stood by to assist
but Gem had no problem pushing off from the pier with just her bow thrusters and azipods.
Above: Norwegian Gem docked on the south side of
Manhattan's Pier 88.
Belwo: Fleetmate Norwegian Star was docked on the
north side of Pier 88.
Norwegian Gem is no stranger to
Bermuda. Indeed, in 2011, she spent
most of her summer season doing
weekly cruises to the Atalantic
paradise from New York City. While
she no longer such a frequent visitor,
she itinerary does take her to Bermuda
every now and then.
On a warm weekend afternoon in
early May 2012, the Bermuda cruising
season was just beginnng. Seeing two
other ships at Manhattan's Passenger
Ship Terminal headed for Bermuda,
Gem decided that it must be the place
to go and lead the way.
Arriving in Bermuda, Gem headed to the
Royal Naval Dockyard and tied up at King's
Ahead of Gem at Heritage Wharf was
Norwegian Star (left). Veendam, which is a
smaller ship, docked in Hamilton (below).