Living in or visiting the New York area has many advantages. There is easy access to the best shopping, entertainment, culinary, and cultural experiences available anywhere in the world. You may not know that it also offers access to some of the most popular and exotic cruise destinations in the Caribbean and beyond.
The New York area has three world-class cruise terminals from which to embark on your journey. These ports feature flagship vessels which are based here year-round. There are also sailings offered by many luxury and boutique cruise lines.
Manhattan Cruise Terminal
The Manhattan Cruise Terminal lies at 711 12th Avenue, New York, New York. This terminal is closest to the heart of NYC. Norwegian and Carnival Cruise Lines offer cruises from this port. There are also seasonal sailings of the luxurious Oceania, Regent, Silversea, and Crystal luxury cruise lines. The boutique lines of American Cruise Lines and Blount Small Ship Adventures offer sailings as well.
Norwegian Cruise Line
- Norwegian Breakaway Is the flagship vessel of the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. She offers the following sailings year-round: 7 -day Bahamas, 7-day Bermuda, and 12 day Caribbean.
- Norwegian Gem offers 7-8 day Bahamas, 7-day Bermuda, 6-7 day Canada and New England and 9-12 day Caribbean cruises.
Carnival Cruise Line
- Carnival Splendor offers 8- day Bahamas, 4-7 day Bermuda, and 8 day Caribbean sailings. There is also a fall repositioning cruise to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Luxury and Boutique cruises
- Silversea Silver Whisper, Oceania Insignia, and Crystal Serenity all sail out of Manhattan on Caribbean cruises. Oceania Marina, Oceania Regatta, Regent Seven Seas Navigator, and American Cruise Lines American Star embark on Canada and New England sailings. Oceania Marina and Crystal Symphony complete transAtlantic crossings.
- Blount Small Shop Adventures’ Grande Caribe and Grande Mariner embark on North American river cruises from this port. American Cruise Lines offers these trips as well aboard the American Glory and Independence.
Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal
Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal is located on the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor in Bayonne, New Jersey. This terminal features Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Celebrity Cruises. The innovative Quantum of the Seas will replace the Explorer of the Seas as Cape Liberty’s flagship vessel in the fall of 2014. Celebrity Summit embarks on multiple sailings from this port.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- The Quantum of the Seas will be Cape Liberty’s featured vessel. She offers 7-8 day Bahamas and 8-12 day Caribbean cruises.
- The Explorer of the Seas sails on 5-day Bermuda, 7-8 day Bahamas, 9-day Canada and New England, and 9-14 day Caribbean cruises.
- Celebrity Summit embarks on 7-day Bermuda, 14-day Canada and New England, and a fall repositioning sailing to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is at Pier 12, Brooklyn, New York. This state of the art facility serves Cunard and Princess Cruises.
- Queen Mary II embarks on its world-famous transAtlantic crossings from the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.
- Queen Elizabeth berths here to allow passengers to join one or more legs of its world cruise traveling westward.
- Royal Princess offers 7-day cruises to Canada and New England and a 10-day repositioning cruise to Ft. Lauderdale.
- Dawn Princess and Sea Princess stop to take on passengers for legs of their world cruises.
- Ruby Princess has one 10-day Canada and New England trip.
Cruising at its best
Whether taking advantage of your home’s proximity to the New York City area, or extending a NYC vacation, one of these ports is sure to offer a cruise for you. You can sail on a major cruise line, a luxury cruise line, an ocean liner, or small ship. Tropical, fall-foliage, transAtlantic, and river cruises are all available to the New York area cruiser.