In a New York minute …

Or two we will be on our way. The Viking Star is about to depart the port of Manhattan.  I am excited to see what the experience will be sailing on Viking’s new baby.   A few years ago Viking River cruise asked their clients if they liked to cruise on ocean ships.   They said no. The reason was  that cruise ships today are too big or too old or there are too many additional amounts that you have to pay once you get on board.   Viking said we can fix that.  And so the Viking style ocean cruise ship was born. This 900 or so passenger ship is very inclusive. Wine and beer with lunch and dinner and an excursion in  every port of call.

So now we sit on the deck looking at the moon rising while we wait for the ship to depart.


So how fast is a New York minute?  Not very fast actually.  The traffic in Manhattan is terrible and I wonder how anybody ever thinks of driving a car here. Pity the poor taxi drivers.   Now there is a stress filled job.

In the meantime my job at least at the moment is totally free of stress.    The moon has just come up over the Manhattan skyline. It’s very romantic and special and I think I might just have a glass of wine.  It does go to show that things do change very quickly in this city so I guess that’s where they get the expression a New York minute.



By Lesley Keyter

Lesley Keyter is the face of travel in the fast growing city of Calgary. Every week since 1997 she has has featured live on the Morning News Global TV.

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