We sailed the upper harbor on the Spirit of New York on a very cold and clear windy night with a party of friends from work. The ship docks at Chelsea Piers…glinting black water, sparkling lights of the City, the necklaces of bridges, moving streams of the lights of cars on the FDR. It was so beautiful that even New Jersey was a pleasure to see. (Note to non-New Yorkers reading this: this is a shocking statement for a NYer to make. It means that it was a wildly beautiful night).
The ship lingered for about 10 minutes at the Statue of Liberty, and I walked out onto the outside deck, without wearing my coat, and admired her in the wind and 20 something degree weather and very happily shivering. We had dinner aboard, the entertainment was light and fun.
The lower deck had a DJ and what looked like a herd of people of all ages, including children, kind of sync/dancing to disco, actually having nice fun. The dinner service was very positive…not one surly wait person. Best of all, even I, poor Lily, who has felt motion sickness on a cross- town bus as it lurched through traffic, had no problem!