On Thursday, I plan on going into New York City to view the QM2 while she is berthed for the day. I have a few questions though. How close can you actually get to the ship? What is the best viewing areas? Also, when the ship begins to pull away from the dock, is there any kind of celebration of the passengers on board? Will she blow her whistle at all? Hopefully I will get good pictures and will be able to post some here. Thanks guys!