New York Manhattan Passenger Terminal (Pier) – Luxury Liner Row
Cruise vessels tie up at The New York Passenger Terminal, which is also known as the Luxury Liner Row or Manhattan Cruise Terminal, at berths 88, 90 and 92.
Nearby Pier 86 is home to USS Intrepid, a decommissioned World War II aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. A must-see for anyone looking for a unique awe-inspiring activity while in Manhattan. You can visit the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and see the entire ship, submarine USS Growler, the super sonic Concorde and space shuttle Enterprise.
The ships terminal can be found on the west side of Manhattan between West 48th and West 52nd streets. Times Square and Broadway are only a few blocks away.
The Manhattan Cruise Terminal is one of three seaports for ocean cruise liners in the metropolitan New York City area. Ships from the Carnival group sail from the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Royal Caribbean, Azamara and Celebrity cruise ships anchor at Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne New Jersey (See best port hotels in Bayonne NJ).
Located on the other side of New York Harbor, Bayonne is about seven miles from New York City hotels and about 15 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport. Smaller vessels from companies such as American Cruise Lines, dock at the Chelsea Recreational Piers on the Hudson River.
Address – Contact
Manhattan Cruise Port Terminal
711 12th Avenue New York, NY 10019
phone : (212) 246-5450
Fax: (212) 641-4490
Baggage Information: (212) 641-4477
Ports America Parking: (212) 641-4454
web : www.nycruise.com
Closest Stations – Subway and Train
The closest subway trains to Manhattan Cruise Terminal are the A, C, B, D or 1 train at Columbus Circle. To reach the pier from Columbus Circle just walk south on 8th Ave and turn right onto 52nd St.. Than continue down 52nd St to 12th Ave.
The nearest railway stations are Penn Station and Grand Central Station. From both station cabs are readily available to Manhattan Cruise Terminal. You can also take the subway or bus from these stations.
The closest airports are John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), La Guardia Airport (LGA), and Newark International Airport (ERW).
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) — 17 miles or 27 km from the port entrance. Travel time to the pier is approximately 1h to 1h15 minutes, depending on traffic.
La Guardia Airport (LGA) — 10 miles or 16 km from the port. You can reach the terminal in about 45 minutes.
Newark International Airport (ERW) — 10 miles or 16 km away, 45 minutes.
From all airports you can reach the city by either taxi, shuttle and bus. (more info)
When flying into one of New York’s airports, many reasonable priced hotels and affordable motels are located within close distance of the airport. Many properties around JFK offer a free 24-hour shuttle to the International Airport. Downtown Manhattan is 17 miles away.
Find a reasonably priced hotel or inexpensive motel with free shuttle service transfer to/from one of NYC’s airports.
Parking is conveniently located above each of the piers. By car you can access the terminal via the New Jersey Turnpike North/South to the Lincoln Tunnel.
Follow the signs to West 42nd Street, and turn left onto 12th Avenue (West Side Highway).
NYC : Empire State Building – Times Square – Statue of Liberty
New York City is the most populous city in the United States and hardly needs an introduction. Many of the city’s famous iconic architectural landmarks and sights are well known around the world such The Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and busy Times Square, which is the world’s most visited tourist attraction.
From luxury hotels, discounted hotels, cheap motels to self catering apartments we can offer you great accommodations for your trip to New York City.
New York City is located on the islands of Manhattan, Staten Island and Long Island on the banks of the River Hudson, Harlem River and East River. The city is easy to navigate. Go north to uptown or go south to downtown. East Side and West Side refers to the areas above 59th St. that are on either side of Central Park. Staying in a pre or post cruise hotel for a couple of nights gives you the opportunity to discover all major sights and attractions.
A must do is taking the elevator to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. The view is unbelievable, from one side you can see Central Park, the other side you can see the new World Trade Center, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. Nearby is amazing Times Square. You are at the heart of everything! The glittering lights, bustling crowds and noises will overhelm you but being there is such a great experience.
Worth checking out are the unfailingly exhibits at the The Morgan Library in midtown Manhattan. For unbeatable sunset views consider taking a romantic evening cruise around the island of Manhattan.
A cheap way to see NY’s iconic skyline is by taking the ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island. The journey takes you close to the Statue of Liberty and you will sail pass Ellis Island on the way. Bring your camera ! You can take the best pictures of The Statue of Liberty, Skyline of New York, Verrazano and Brooklyn Bridge from the upper deck.
For a break from the hustle and bustle head to wonderful Central Park. Stroll along along the lakes and meadows, enjoy a picnic or hire a bike for a couple of hours.
No visit to NYC would be complete without seeing a world class performance on Broadway. There is always something going on. You can see a show or musical anywhere in the world, but it isn’t like seeing one in a Broadway theater. Shop til you drop in one of the luxury shops on Fifth Ave, at the world’s largest department store, Macy’s Herald Square, or at more exclusive Bloomingdale’s. Art lovers will enjoy the world famous Guggenheim Museum, MOMA or Whitney Museum of American Art.