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New York Cruise Terminals

There are 3 cruise terminals on the New York harbor: Manhattan cruise terminal, Brooklyn cruise terminal, and Cape Liberty cruise port. Combined they offer excellent options for cruise departures.

The Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New Jersey is a homeport for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises. It is very close to the Newark International Airport, which makes flying in a breeze.

The Brooklyn cruise terminal is a departure point for Princess Cruises and Cunard Line. The port provides ample room for big mega-ships to dock, and is not difficult to reach by cab from LaGuardia or JFK Airports.

The third cruise terminal is on the west side of Manhattan. Details below.

Manhattan Cruise Terminal

The Manhattan Cruise Terminal is located on 12th Avenue, between 46th and 54th Streets. This is the west side of Manhattan, a few blocks west of Times Square and a few blocks south of Central Park.

The terminal is in Midtown Manhattan, home of the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Fifth Avenue and more than we can list. Explore it for a few days before or after your cruise.

Click for directions to the New York cruise terminal. Drive up the 54th Street viaduct ramp to the receiving area adjacent to your cruise ship's berth. Signs identifying the ships are posted. Baggage will be received there by porters and taken directly to the ship. Passengers can then transit inside the pier to the embarkation desks of the cruise line to complete the boarding process.

There is parking on the roof of the cruise terminals.

Driving on and off of the island of Manhattan can be a real headache, so we don't recommend it. Taking an Amtrak train is a much better option because the train station is on Manhattan (unlike the airports) and it is close to the cruise terminal. Very convenient. Learn more about options for transportation from airports to cruise terminals.

Interactive map of the cruise terminal location. The Manhattan cruise terminal is one of the best locations in the world to start your cruise vacation.

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