Cruises Departing From New York City
Cruises departing from New York City sail from both Brooklyn and Manhattan with a variety of itineraries from Bahamas or Bermuda to transatlantic crossings. Ten cruise lines operate cruises from New York City including Carnival, Holland America, Cunard, Norwegian, Princess and Crystal cruises.
This page highlights cruises from Manhattan and Brooklyn. Visit our New York Metro page to see all cruises from New York City and Bayonne NJ.
Extremely convenient to NYC, NJ and the surrounding metro area, the terminal is located in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, one of the city’s new hotspots with a recent influx of restaurants, retailers, and artist’s just steps away from the terminal.
Brooklyn Cruises include iconic Transatlantic Crossings on the most famous ship in the world the esteemed Queen Mary 2 sailing Summer and Fall, New England / Canada cruises aboard Queen Mary 2 and the beautiful ships of Princess Cruise Line.
Queen Mary 2 Crossing and Cruising from Brooklyn is the only way to cross, the traditional transatlantic crossing sailing from Brooklyn, USA to Southampton, UK in 8 to 10 days.
Transatlantic Crossings including exciting cruise port calls in New England / Canada or cruise port calls in the sunny Caribbean. Brooklyn also offers cruises to Southampton, UK and Hamburg Germany of durations of 12 to 20 days.
A variety of sailings for all tastes from Brooklyn including cruise port calls in historic New England Canada or the magnificent Capitals of Europe or the Sunny Caribbean.
Cruise with style on the Queen Mary 2 to New England Canada. Brooklyn onto Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Saint John, Halifax, Quebec City back to Brooklyn in 12 days
Cruising from Brooklyn with Princess Cruise Lines – There are cruises to Historic New England and Canada on the beautiful Caribbean Princess. Brooklyn onto Saint John, Bar Harbor, Boston, Newport, Brooklyn. 7 days.
There are also unique one way cruises to New England and Canada aboard the spectacular Emerald Princess with a duration of 15 days.
The majority of New York cruises leave from Manhattan, giving the additional amazing experience of cruising down the Hudson, past the Statue of Liberty and taking in the breathtaking Manhattan skyline before sailing on to your dream vacation to the Caribbean. The main cruise lines utilizing this port are Norwegian and Carnival but you will also find cruises out of Manhattan with Princess and Holland America with many sailings all year round.
Awarded “Best US Homeport” by TravelAge West magazine, New York City has been serving cruise passengers longer than any other US city. In 2004, to secure its position as a first-class passenger terminal, the City of New York began a program of $200 million in capital investment at the cruise terminals. The upgrades at Manhattan Cruise Terminal allow Pier 88 and Pier 90 to serve the world’s biggest ships. An additional $4 million investment in Passenger Boarding Bridges is being made to handle the world’s newest and largest ships.
The Manhattan Cruise Terminal is one of the most modern facilities. The new terminals included modern adjustable gangways and expanded pier aprons to load and unload passengers and supplies with greater speed, comfort, and efficiency. The redeveloped terminals also segregated embarking and disembarking passengers onto separate levels, allowing for more efficient use of passenger space and reducing congestion.
Whether you choose Manhattan or Brooklyn for your port of departure you are guaranteed to receive excellent service to get started in style on your dream cruise. Manhattan will be the new home of the Norwegian Breakaway – The largest ship to ever cruise from New York City. Watch the video below to see whats coming your way!