We sailed in about half a day late, luckily for me, because that means I didn’t have to wake up at 6am to see the most beautiful sail- in’s in the world.
We talk about the most beautiful sail-in ports we have ever seen. People in the industry have it narrowed down to a few.
-Acapulco (have never really noticed that one myself)
-Hong Kong – to see the futuristic buildings and the technicolor lights of the city, although you can also see this when docked!
-Vancouver (I had to add this one myself it is really spectacular)
-New York – we used to get up at 4 in the morning to see the Statue of Liberty as we pass by!
-San Francisco – to sail under the Golden Gate bridge and past Alcatraz!
The Giant Jesus is on the oddly-shaped Corcovado on the right of the photo. I took a tour to it once before, it really is massive. Urban legend goes that once every Carioca (habitant of Rio) gets an honest job, the statue will clap its hands.
As was proven by the crew on this overnight, this will never happen.
I was also lucky enough to get to go out at night, and I looked on the internet for a nice place to eat.
Unfortunatley the place wasn’t all I expected, and was full of tourists. You know, the travelling backpacking type, complete with beads and flowing skirts and ideals. You wouldn’t really think it possible that there would be any other kind, but I always feel alienated from these travelers.