NYC Cruises

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Circle Line Cruise Tour

NYC cruises come in two major forms. There are those that stay within the city and others that venture outside of its limits. Those that operate locally are typically short cruises that revolve around sightseeing and can include other such things as dinner or a themed party. The NYC cruises that leave the city are longer affairs, sometimes lasting more than a month, that can see passengers exploring the general New England region or heading off to destinations halfway around the world. The shorter, local NYC cruises can leave from a number of docking points around town, including Pier 81 and the Chelsea Piers. Both of these popular ports of call are found on the west side of Manhattan near the Lincoln Tunnel. As for the longer cruises that leave New York City, they tend to depart from the cruise ship terminals in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Manhattan cruise port is situated along the Hudson River on the west side near Pier 81. The address is 711 12th Avenue. The Brooklyn cruise port is located on the Upper Bay in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn at 72 Bowne Street.

NYC Dinner Cruises

NYC Dinner Cruises
NYC Dinner Cruises

NYC dinner cruises are fantastic bets for a good night out in the Big Apple. The city’s massive skyline sparkles at night, surely setting a fine backdrop for such cruises. And depending on the cruise in question, there might even be a DJ or live music to dance to before or after you enjoy your meal. An open bar is something else that is common among the NYC dinner cruises, and the meals are usually more than just one plate affairs, including appetizers, the main course and dessert. The boats that are often employed for NYC dinner cruises can be quite large and have a top deck where passengers can enjoy unobstructed views of New York City landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.

New York City Cruises

New York City Cruises
New York City Cruises

New York City cruises offer a lot in the way of variety. Among the options of choice are the Manhattan Harbor cruises. The longer versions of these cruises last more than two hours and ply the waters of the Hudson River before heading into Manhattan Harbor. Following that is a trip up the East River before turning around and looping back. You’ll pass by world famous skyscrapers, bridges and other landmarks, so keep the camera handy. If your time is limited, there are shorter NYC Harbor and river cruises that last closer to an hour. Other options for New York City cruises include yacht cruises that highlight the city’s architecture, Statue of Liberty express cruises that last 60 minutes, lunch cruises with all-you-can-eat buffets, wine and cheese cruises, special holiday cruises, and just about any other kind of cruises that you can think of.

Cruises to the Bahamas

There are New York to Caribbean cruises that put the main focus on the Bahamas. These cruises typically last a week and may not include stops at other Caribbean destinations. The Bahamas is one of the Caribbean’s most popular places to escape to, and for good reason. It offers some of the region’s best beaches, a wonderful assortment of restaurants and many other things for visitors to indulge in. Nassau and Freeport are frequently featured on the itineraries for NYC to Caribbean cruises and definitely provide an array of options for things to do. Due to the proximity of the Bahamas to Florida, it is customary for some NYC to Bahamas cruises to include a stop at the terminal in Port Canaveral on Florida’s east coast. If you would prefer, there are also NYC to Bahamas cruises that bypass Florida, instead making a quick stop at a Caribbean destination like Turks and Caicos before heading on to the Bahamas for a couple of days or more.

Caribbean Cruises from New York City

Caribbean Cruises from New York City
Caribbean Cruises from New York City

A visit to New York City can be paired with a cruise to the Caribbean. Now that’s a vacation! Major cruise lines such as Carnival and Princess Cruises offer Caribbean cruises that depart from the Big Apple, with destinations like the Virgin Islands, Antigua, Puerto Rico, and Saint Lucia among the potential entries on the itinerary. The length of the Caribbean cruises from New York City typically range from about one week to around two weeks. One of the great things about the New York to Caribbean cruises is that passengers have plenty of ways to stay entertained when out at sea. Today’s cruise liners are like small floating cities, offering so much in the way of diversion.  

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