New York Offers Cruise Fanatics an Exciting Departure Port
by Roy Witman © 2010
New York is a Natural Fit for Cruise
In 2004 the city spent $250 million completely
revamping the Manhattan Terminal and building the
Brooklyn Terminal, so they've got the space to host
more and larger luxury liners, and the cruise lines
have answered the call.
Norwegian Cruise Line has called New York City
home since 2003, and now they'll be joined by
Carnival, Holland America, and Cunard, among
others. Beginning in 2011, Cunard will schedule the
Queen Victoria for year-round sailings from New York
to Florida, the Caribbean, Central America, and the
West Coast. Summer voyages departing from New
York could include Canada, New England, and
Transatlantic cruises have always departed from
New York City, and European cruise lines frequently
dock there, but for American cruisers taking a jaunt to
the Caribbean or Bermuda, Florida was really the only
available port. Departing from New York means more
flexibility in itineraries and exciting places to visit. Much
more than just a departure point, New York City is an
added port of call for your vacation.
Cruise Vacations Don't Have to Begin and End
at the Dock
Departing from New York City means being able
to schedule some time in your vacation to see the
sights in this tourist destination. Just like your
ancestors, you'll be sailing past the Statue of Liberty
and Ellis Island. Upon your return, spend a few extra
days in the city and visit these historic landmarks. Of
course, New York is packed with history and
interesting places to visit from Battery Park at the
southern tip of Manhattan to Yankee Stadium in the
Bronx. Practically everywhere you turn in New York is a
piece of American history. Take some time out to
enjoy it while you're there.
You could also plan a night or two in New York
before your cruise. Fifth Avenue's world-famous
retailers await you, and what better way to kick off a
spectacular vacation cruise than with a new
wardrobe? You might even take the opportunity to see
a Broadway show while you're in town.
Travelers from the northern states will
undoubtedly find New York a more convenient
departure point. What's more, traveling during spring
break won't be so chaotic if you don't have to fight the
crowds in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. The variety of
airports in and around New York City and the number
of airlines that service the area should make fares
competitive and scheduling easier.
With year-round departures available, there's no
reason not to consider cruising out of New York. The
variety of itineraries and easier travel to and from your
port makes the city a good choice. Book your next
cruise out of New York today, and enjoy everything this
famous city has to offer.
Read more about Cruises from New York.
Read more about Norwegian Cruise Line.
Read more about Carnival Cruises.
Read more about Cunard Cruise Lines.
Read more about Holland America Cruise.