CAMDEN, New Jersey (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Pope Francis will visit the city of Philadelphia on September 26 and 27 as part of his U.S. itinerary. If you plan to go see the Pope and have not made your hotel reservations yet, you’re out of luck. Hotel and other accommodations are 100% booked.
But wait, there is some hope.
The Battleship New Jersey , America’s most decorated battleship, has some bunks available for pilgrims who need a place to lay their head during the papal visit to Philadelphia.
Battleship New Jersey, now a museum, is located in Camden and is just literally a stone’s throw away from Philadelphia.
“Guests can come on board, be served dinner and breakfast from the chow line, get a tour of the battleship, ride the flight simulator and, of course, sleep in the bunks used by the former crew of USS New Jersey — all for the bargain price of $69.99 per day,” said Jack Williard, senior vice president fo the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial .
There must be a catch, right?
Yes, but just one minor catch: showers are not provided.
So go ahead and book your bunk. It’s first come, first served.
And pack enough deodorant and cologne, as a courtesy to the thousands of other pilgrims who will be part of the packed crowds you’ll be intimately hobnobbing with at the papal event.