Jaunted, which describes itself as “the pop culture travel guide for globetrotters, business road dogs, and arm chair travellers,” is looking forward to Cunard’s Royal Rendezvous in New York tomorrow. Their video (above) shows QE2 leaving Manhattan Piers at the similar get-together three years ago.
They have produced a guide to the best places for New Yorkers to watch the event, and they report that the Empire State Building will be lit up in red to mark the occasion.
The 2008 event has also taught them a lesson. Back then, QE2 was a little late casting its lines and heading down river to join the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria and by the time it was on station, the heavens had opened and it was pouring with rain. This time around, cold is likely to be more of a weather factor and Jaunted’s advice is to wrap up well. “Wherever you are, be dressed very warmly; this is not a quick event and it will be dark and cold when the fireworks go off.”