Very rarely will you find a city like New York City. It’s the biggest city in America, it’s a port of call for cruise ships and it’s the epicenter of entertainment, arts and shopping.
If New York City and a cruise experience is in your travel bucket list we suggest combining a visit to New York City and a cruise with one of the 7 cruises from New York City listed below:
One: Cunard Queen Mary 2 (QM2)- Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing to Hamburg
The QM2 is Cunard’s flagship and it has been sailing out and into New York City’s Brooklyn Cruise Terminal since 2006. She is the successor of the famous QEII and her job is to take you on the transatlantic journey between North America and Europe. If you hate to fly, she’s your answer to traveling in Europe and beyond.
A flight from New York City to London is around seven hours 27 minutes and to Hamburg Germany is eight hours eight minutes. But you can cruise luxuriously from New York City to Hamburg via Southampton England on QM2 in just nine days.
Information: Cunard QM2
Two: Norwegian Gem – Eastern Caribbean Cruise
On the Norwegian Gem you will sail out of Manhattan Cruise Terminal. This cruise will take you to St. John’s Antigua, Basseterre St. Kitts, Philipsburg St. Maarten, St Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands and San Juan Puerto Rico. You will disembark in San Juan.
That’s a total of five islands in eight days. You will need to book your flight home from San Juan Puerto Rico. This is a great cruise if you would like a longer visit in Puerto Rico.
Information: Norwegian Gem from NYC
Three: Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Sea – Canada and New England Cruise
First time cruisers may want to look into this cruise that takes you through New England and Canada coast towns. For beautiful fall foliage, choose a cruise around late September to mid-October and whale watching is from June to early August.
Anthem of the Sea cruises out of Cape Liberty in New Jersey located about seven miles from New York City. This cruise takes you to Boston, Portland, Bar Harbor, Saint John and Halifax.
Information: Anthem of the Sea
Four: Princess Cruises Regal Princess – Caribbean Islander
The Caribbean Islander leaves from New York City to St Thomas US Virgin Islands, Antigua, Aruba and Fort Lauderdale. You will have to find a flight from Fort Lauderdale to your hometown. This cruise gives you an opportunity to explore Fort Lauderdale after the cruise.
Information: Princess Cruises
Five: Celebrity Cruise Celebrity Summit – Bermuda
Spend three nights in Bermuda on board Celebrity Summit without the need to look for hotel rooms. The Celebrity Summit’s seven nights cruise takes you to Kings Wharf Bermuda after 3 nights at sea.
Plenty of dining and entertainment options are available on board this 2,158-passenger ship. It is a smaller size cruise ship that typically draws cruisers over 35 years of age and foodies who love good food and great wine.
Six: Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas – Skyscrapers and Rodeo Cruise
For 12 nights Liberty of the Seas will take you from New York City to San Juan Puerto Rico, St Thomas US Virgin Islands, Philipsburg St Maarten, Willemstad Curacao, Georgetown Grand Cayman and Galveston Texas.
Your cruise ends in Galveston giving you time to explore Texas before heading home. William P. Hobby Airport in Houston (HOU) is the closest airport to Galveston. There are more flight options from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), located about 71 miles from Galveston.
Information: Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas
Seven: Crystal Cruises Crystal Symphony – Maritime Medley
Crystal Cruises described the Maritime Medley as “world-class cities of sophistication, fashion and culture to charming seaside towns both quaint and majestic, a journey of stunning natural wonder.”
You will cruise from New York City’s Manhattan Cruise Terminal to Bar Harbor Maine, Halifax Nova Scotia, Sydney Nova Scotia, onto St Lawrence River to French-speaking Quebec City and Montreal. This is a combination of sea and river cruises.
Information: Crystal Symphony
You will have time to explore Montreal before making your own way home. Montreal is served by over 30 airlines.
Information on cruise ports in New York City:
New York Cruise Terminal – Manhattan Cruise Terminal and Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
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Which cruise will you pick?