WSS-PONY BRANCH MEETINGS AND EVENTS
NY HARBOR NEWS & NOTES
WHAT'S NEW ON THE WEBSITE
  • March 2019 edition of the PORTHOLE posted - 05/08/19
  • New MARITIME NEW YORK compendium of lectures, exhibits, tours and transportation around the Port of New York updated - 5/08/2018

UPCOMING

May

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 6:15 PM
S.S. ROTTERDAM AND OTHER DELIGHTS:
SHIP SPOTTING IN NORTHERN EUROPE
Presented by Tom Rinaldi
Placido Domingo Hall, Opera America/The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue (at West 29th Street), 7th Floor, Manhattan

Last summer, PONY Branch member Tom Rinaldi plotted a course across Northern Europe involving as many interesting passenger ships as could be squeezed into one week, including the retired Holland America liner S.S. ROTTERDAM. Europe's complex geography has sustained large-scale passenger shipping of a kind that New York harbor hasn't seen in decades. Some of Europe's modern ferries are larger than the transatlantic liners that once frequented Manhattan's west side piers, even though these ships seldom cover distances greater than a few hundred miles. Tom’s course traversed more than 2,000 miles by rail and sea, and included one of Europe's longest ferry crossings, from Germany to Finland, and a transit of one of the world's most heavily trafficked sea lanes, between Finland and Sweden. Stops along the way included an overnight stay at the preserved ferry BORE (ex-KRISTINA REGINA, 1960) before wrapping up with a long-anticipated visit to the S.S. ROTTERDAM (1959), now preserved as a hotel ship at her former home port in the Netherlands. Please join us for an evening of great ships old and new.

June

Friday, June 7, 2019
ROYAL TEA ABOARD CUNARD'S QUEEN MARY 2
Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

Photo Credit: Stuart Gewirtzman

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 6:15 PM CHANDRIS LINES
Presented by Douglas Newman
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.