WSS-PONY BRANCH MEETINGS AND EVENTS
NY HARBOR NEWS & NOTES
WHAT'S NEW ON THE WEBSITE
  • January 2019 edition of the PORTHOLE posted - 03/05/19
  • 2019 PONY CRUISE SCHEDULE Posted - 1/21/2019
  • New MARITIME NEW YORK compendium of lectures, exhibits, tours and transportation around the Port of New York updated- 9/25/2018

UPCOMING

March

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:30 PM
FRED OLSEN LINES
Presented by Karl Zimmermann
Placido Domingo Hall, Opera America/The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue (at West 29th Street), 7th Floor, Manhattan

(Photo: Karl Zimmermann)

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, today among the premier operators of heritage passenger ships, has deep roots that stretch all the way back to 1848, when the company was founded by Fredrik Christian Olsen—the first “Fred.”—and his two brothers. Over the decades the company grew and diversified widely, while always operating passenger vessels. The current fleet of the UK-based, Norwegian-owned cruise line numbers four: the Braemar (built in 1993 as the Crown Dynasty), the Balmoral (built in 1988 as the Crown Odyssey), the Boudicca (built in 1973 as the Royal Viking Sky), and the Black Watch (built in 1972 as the Royal Viking Star). All four have been stretched. Of the Royal Viking sisters, the Black Watch has been the less altered overall.

This past July, PONY members Karl and Laurel Zimmermann sailed on the Black Watch from Liverpool on a five-night “Scottish Lochs, Highlands and Islands” cruise, which will be highlighted in Karl’s presentation, after some Fred. Olsen history. Karl is a travel writer who for a half-century has focused on trains and ships; his stories and pictures have appeared in numerous magazines and in the travel sections of newspapers across the country— including the Los Angeles Times, where he currently is often featured.

Sunday, March 24, 2019
LUNCHEON ABOARD NCL'S NORWEGIAN ESCAPE
TO BENEFIT THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
Manhattan Cruise Terminal

(Photo credit: Stuart Gewirtzman)

April

April 26, 2019 - 6:00 PM
THE PORT OF MIAMI SINCE 1960
Presented by Alan Jordan
Placido Domingo Hall, Opera America/The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue (at West 29th Street), 7th Floor, Manhattan

August 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019
OCEANIA CRUISES' MV INSIGNIA MARITIME ENTHUSIASTS CRUISE

(Photo credit: Stuart Gewirtzman)

For the first time ever, Oceania Cruises will offer 7-night round-trip sailings from New York to Bermuda in 2019. And at just 30,000 tons and 700 passengers, the INSIGNIA will be able to call at the traditional Bermuda ports of Hamilton and St. George’s, which are off limits to today’s mega-ships—the first ship in years to offer this itinerary from New York. Come join fellow PONY Branch members for this rare chance to take part in the time-honored tradition of cruising from New York to Bermuda in one of today’s finest ships. See flyer for details.