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In Midtown Manhattan just down from the junction of Maddison Avenue and 5th Avenue is Grand Central Station, or Grand Central Terminal which has 68 shops and 35 dining options, but more importantly it has TRAINS! It's close proximity to the New York Library makes both a joined at the hip must see. From knowledge, Ghostbusters didn't shoot there! NEW...
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Baltimore is a major city built around a harbour, not just a gateway port to Washington. You will dock in the deep water outer harbour, about a 20 minute walk from the inner harbour. If there is a queue for the shuttle bus you may challenge yourself with the walk as the shuttles can be sparse. Maryland is one...
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Boston harbour was a mess a generation ago, and the docks like all docks have changed from the warehouses to containers. That means the old warehouses are now offices and apartments and the seafront is totally different, the water cleaned up. In order to save public access, the Boston Harbour Walk was developed and is 43 miles of a 12...
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If you are looking for a book - who you gonna call? Sorry we had to use the Ghostbusters line but films do make things famous, and Ghostbusters arguably have done more for the New York Library than its 18 million books. The 1984 hit film was conceived and starred Dan Aykroyd and it is claimed to be the...
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New York only has three cruise ship terminals, and this is the one favoured by the Queen Mary 2, though is also used by the Crown Princess, the Regal Princess and the Aurora. Brooklyn Cruise terminal on the Upper Bay in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, is not the best place to dock, not even the locals know...
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Midtown does not have the same ring to it as Downtown or Uptown, but it does have more than a few great gems from Grand Central Station to the Rockefeller Centre, to Madison Gardens to the Hudson River. The bus makes them easy and gives you knowledge and tips, we share some with you, but the tour will give...
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Canada, New England, USA - Anthem of the Seas We joined the Aurora (R715) in Boston, so we thought we would show a little of this route not just with our films but with another great film from Mogens Hallas who we like to feature here on Doris Visits. This cruise takes in Boston, Portland, Maine, Bar Harbor, Maine, Halifax NS...
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Sailing up the Hudson River into Brooklyn is quite a spectacle, and although it was a completely different skyline when immigrants sailed on steam ships to be interviewed on Ellis Island, it would have been no less dramatic. means you dock with a view of the Statue of Liberty, though she can be seen from many places. Our presenter...
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The first time we went to New York it was tough and we felt we had seen nothing of it and felt disappointed. This time we decided that as it is a huge city like London, and it needs both explaining and to be put into perspective, we decided to take the Bus Tour. We went with Big Bus...
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Cheers! Freedom Trail & Old Town hop-on hop-off bus We might be able to save you a quarter of the ticket price ! We are about to fly west and join the Aurora (R715) in Boston. Transfer to ship days can mean we don't see much, but if you have a whole day or even better a stop over, you might like...