The Gothamist suggests that this is not unusual: “Typical out-of-towners: they never know how to drive in the city!”
Of course if you want the eyewitness account, you have to go to Cruise Critic:
We were between Pier 88 and 90 rotating clockwise to tie up on the north side of Pier 88 and just kept coming closer and closer to Pier 90. I was wondering if it was an optical illusion that we seemed so close, and then the tip of the bow actually hit Pier 90. It scraped along for maybe 20 feet, damaging the outside of the pier somewhat. On the ship, the collision partially broke and mangled the little platform that extends from the tip of the bow.
The New York Daily News has a photo of the damage to the ship.
Hey, could be worse. At least the ship didn’t break in half