It’s the concrete jungle where dreams are made of and where they come true, the big apple, the city that never sleeps, the one, the only, New York City. We are just too excited about MSC Divina’s Grand Voyage from Miami to Rome and, wait for it – calling in overnight in New York! So, let’s talk New York.
|New York City - what else needs to be said?|
In the words of Thomas Wolfe, “one belongs to New York instantly... one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years”. I've never heard a city having such an emotional effect on its visitors quite like New York City. There seems to be something intrinsically special about New York City that elicits such fond memories and bittersweet farewells.
Maybe it’s because New York lets you express yourself like nowhere else can. Or maybe it’s the sensational shopping and unbelievable gastronomy? Whatever it is, it’s clear that New York City doesn't live up to expectations, it surpasses them.
|New York City's breathtaking Skyline|
The famous New York City skyline is incredibly awe-inspiring. The hybrid mix of skyscrapers, monuments, buildings, bridges and waterways creates a jaw-dropping panorama that you will never be able to forget. To really feel the magnificence of the great New York City skyline, it is best viewed from above. The observation deck of the Empire State Building is my favourite, with an unobstructed, breathtaking 360-degree view of the city.
Bright lights, big city – you will truly get this feel standing in the middle of Times Square. With massive digital billboards, the light in this part of the city will make night-time seem like morning. Of the countless things to do in Times Square, it’s agreeable that a Broadway show would be a highlight. For the shoppers, department stores from Macy’s to Bloomingdale's are as unrivaled as the hundreds of chic boutiques found all over the city.
|Washington Square, New York|
There is so much to do in New York City, so much to see, so much to experience! From an afternoon stroll in Central Park to an evening show at Broadway, to the feeling you get standing on top of the Empire State Building, the city will leave you absolutely captivated and planning your next visit.
The city will definitely leave you in that New York State of mind. Just imagine standing in such an amazing city - the atmosphere, the feeling, the vibe, and the absolute and utter impressiveness of it all...