Two cruise ships depart Manhattan Cruise Terminal ahead of Hurricane Irene

Despite Hurricane Irene being hours away from the New York City area, two cruise lines are now headed to safer waters.   Carnival Glory, departing today on a five-day eastern Canada cruise,  left Pier 88 two hours ahead of schedule to stay ahead of the storm.  They started embarkation for today’s cruise at 9 am, which […]

Holland America ship approved to ride Hurricane Irene out at NYC pier

With the onset of Hurricane Irene, the term ‘weathering the storm’ rings true for one Holland America ship. The 719′ 1,350-passenger ms Veendam will dock at a NYC pier overnight tonight and Sunday, leaving Monday for Bermuda. The ms Veendam is scheduled to arrive at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal later this morning. “Guests who desire to leave […]