New York, New York!

It’s a wonderful town! but honestly it’s SO flippin cold and wet, I don’t think we’ll be going ashore! And we have visited here before.

LAST VIEW OF SOUTHAMPTON FROM OUR BALCONY ON BOARD QUEEN ELIZABETH
LAST VIEW OF SOUTHAMPTON FROM OUR BALCONY ON BOARD QUEEN ELIZABETH

We boarded Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth just over a week ago, and have had a bit of rock n roll across the Atlantic. It’s not been too uncomfortable, but the weather, high winds and high seas have meant that not only were we delayed leaving Southampton, but we’ve also been delayed crossing the Atlantic.

Queen Elizabeth
OUR BALCONY STATEROOM ON THE QE

We were due to dock in New York early this morning, instead it was about noon before we stopped moving up the Hudson River. (Photo at the top of this post is the view from the bow of Queen Elizabeth of New York docks). US Immigration requires that EVERYONE, even if we’re not disembarking, goes through immigration, and the ship also needs to refuel and restock food and stores. Some guests are getting off, and some new ones are getting on. All this means that plans have changed, and we’re now staying overnight. We’re not due to disembark until Fort Lauderdale, so….. yup that’s right, we’ll be a day late getting in there!

Queen Elizabeth (3)
BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK ON BOARD QUEEN ELIZABETH

Queen Elizabeth (5)

We thought we were careful, and booked our flight down to Belize for the day after we were due to get in, and now it’s turning out to be the same day. Well, we could change our flight, and try claiming the costs from Cunard (no, we don’t have travel insurance, only health insurance!), or we could make a mad dash when QE docks! We’re going for the mad dash! Current information says we should be able to get off around 7.30 am on Thursday, it takes about 30-45 minutes to drive from Fort Lauderdale to Miami airport, and our flight is at 10.20 am!  Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets!!

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