Lomax - Answered a Question by Macey (22 Dec 07 15:00)

As you sail up the Hudson river early morning under Verazzano narrows bridge (great sight lit up) you get a glimpse in the distance from the starboard side of the Statue of Liberty but as you get nesrer to Manhattan the view is on the port side, however our ship Grand Princess turned away to starboard from the Statue of Liberty before reaching that point as we had to dock at the Brooklyn cruise terminal.Depending in which direction the ship docks (I understand Cunard dock there)will depend whether or not you get a view from your cabin during the stay in dock.From the Brooklyn cruise terminal you can see the Statue of Liberty behind Ellis Island, so s good zoom lens is required. Submitted by:Lomax,Swinton,Manchester 21st December 2007 .

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Aldrich - Answered a Question by Macey (19 Dec 07 13:19)

Cunard docks at Brooklyn which is before the Statue of Liberty - so I would suggest port - she will be in the distance and she is very small.....so hope you have a good zoom len.

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Neil and Ida Down - Answered a Question by Macey (19 Dec 07 22:19)

Yes, as usual, they're probably right so why not dump your kit on arrival and spent some time down at the Battery or even take the Staten Island Ferry and get a good look before going back to the airport. Or better still spend a couple of extra days there...

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Binns - Answered a Question by Macey (21 Dec 07 19:11)

The best bet is to get up very early.. about 5. 00 a.m. I recall, and see the statue as you sail in. It's best to go up on deck with everyone else and get a mug of steaming hot chocolate as you wait for the best view. You pass the Statue well before you dock by the way. Wendy Binns Rochdale.

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myers - Answered a Question by Macey (21 Dec 07 22:31)

She is on the left hand side (port) and i got some really good photographs with just a standard digital camera using the zoom X3.I also took some these photographs of the Statue whilst in dock from the top decks of QM2.So no need to get up early unless you want to witness the passage of QM2 under the narrows bridg.

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Binks - Answered a Question by Macey (21 Dec 07 23:23)

One says you pass the statue the other says you do not---Confusing!!!!!

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Crooks - Answered a Question by Macey (22 Dec 07 00:46)

As QM2 docks in Brooklyn, you do not pass the Statue, she will be on the port side as you arrive, but then QM2 backs into the dock so people in the starboard side will also get a view of the statue. A habour cruise is the best bet if you want a really good view.

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trask - Answered a Question by Macey (22 Dec 07 04:01)

Port sid.

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Phipps - Answered a Question by Macey (22 Dec 07 09:44)

You and your wife will have to be up REALLY early ! If you can focus - then you can see it ok. Best bet - both of you go for a jog up on deck before breakfast - it will be a long day.

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Proudfoot - Answered a Question by Macey (22 Dec 07 11:12)

We had a Portside Balcony cabin which was great, didn't have to fight with the crowds on deck for photo opportunities! BTW we docked at Brooklyn and did pass the Statue!! However for a really good view the Staten island ferry is probably your best bet or a tour out to the Statue itself (best to pre-book your entry tickets).

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