Top Cruises from New York
Sailing out of New York is one of the ultimate experiences for avid cruisers. Surrounded by famous landmarks and glittering skyscrapers – nothing compares to cruising past the majestic Statue of Liberty. Dozens of ships depart from the city every year, from family-friendly megaships to Cunard liners and boutique ultra-luxury vessels.
The key destinations visited from New York are the southern, western and eastern Caribbean islands and Bermuda, for sun, sea and fun; Canada and New England, particularly to view the spectacular autumn colours; and classic transatlantic crossings to Southampton, England.
There are three cruise terminals in the city: Manhattan, on the Hudson River in the city’s happening west side; Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, located on the Upper Bay in the Red Hook Area; and Port of Bayonne in Cape Liberty, situated across the river on the site of the former Bayonne Military Ocean Terminal in New Jersey. Cunard’s queens usually cruise out of Brooklyn, some lines use both Manhattan and Brooklyn, and Royal Caribbean and Celebrity ships cruise out of Cape Liberty.
Just to whet your appetite, here’s our selection of cruises setting sail from New York in 2016.
Carnival Cruise Line: Carnival Sunshine
8-, 9- and 11-night Eastern Caribbean, a selection of itineraries departing Manhattan in July, August and November; visiting San Juan (Puerto Rico), St Thomas (US Virgin Islands) and Grand Turk (Turks and Caicos Islands).
Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Summit
7-night Bermuda, departing Cape Liberty weekly in May, June, July and August; round trips visiting King’s Wharf (Bermuda), St. Maarten, San Juan and Labadee (Haiti).
Crystal Cruises: Crystal Serenity
8-night French Canadian Jubilee, departing Manhattan September 17; visiting Bar Harbor (New England), Halifax, Magdalen, Gaspe, Baie-Comeau, Quebec City and Montreal (Canada).
Cunard: Queen Mary 2
7-night transatlantic crossings to Southampton, departing from Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in January, July, August, October (two), November and December.
Disney Cruise Line: Disney Magic
7-night East Coast, round trip departing Manhattan October 15, 22 and 29; visiting Castaway Cay (exclusive Disney destination) and Port Canaveral (Orlando).
Holland America Line: MS Zuiderdam
10-day Fall Colours to New England and Canada, departing Manhattan on September 7 and 27; visiting Gloucester, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown, Saguenay Fjord and Quebec City.
NCL: Norwegian Breakaway
7-day Bahamas and Florida, departing from Manhattan every week from February 14 to April 17 and again from October 30 to December 26; round trip visiting Port Canaveral, Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau (Bahamas).
Oceania Cruises: Oceania Marina
14-night world cruise segment, departing Manhattan May 14; visiting Boston, Bar Harbor, Horta Ponta Delgada (Azores), Madeira (Funchal) and Lisbon (Portugal).
Princess Cruises: Sea Princess
38-night world cruise segment to Sydney, departing Manhattan or Brooklyn on July 20; visiting King’s Wharf (Bermuda), Cartagena (Colombia), Lima (Peru), Santiago (Chile), Society Islands and Auckland.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Seven Seas Mariner
10-night New England and Canada, departing Manhattan September 21 and October 11; visiting Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Charlottetown, Gaspe, Saguenay Fjord, Quebec City and Montreal.
Royal Caribbean: Anthem of the Seas
12-night Southern Caribbean, departing Cape Liberty in January, February, March and April; visiting Labadee, San Juan, St. Maarten, Martinique, Barbados, St. Kitts.
Silversea Cruises: Silver Whisper
10-night Canada, departing Manhattan October 3; visiting Newport, Cape Cod, Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sept-Iles, Saguenay Fjord, Quebec City, Trois-Rivières