Cruise Ship Embarkation Ports

A profile of cruise ship embarkation ports around the world. Terminal and parking information along with a preview of what to do around the area.

Tropical Weather

Atlantic/Gulf Coast

All Clear for Cruisers

 

Eastern Pacific

All Clear for Cruisers

Manhattan Weather

 

Area Events

Three Kings Day Parade

(various dates) El Museo del Barrio, New York City.

Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Day

January annual event. Grand parade down Manhattan's Fifth Avenue from 61st Street to 86th Street.

St Patrick's Day Parade

(begins at 11am). The parade starts at 44th St with 5th Ave and goes north to 86th St, where it turns east for 3rd Avenue.  The day begins at 8.30am with mass in St Patrick's Cathedral, a traditional Catholic service to bless the parade. Website

Easter Parade 

Fifth Avenue, from 44th to 57th. The festivities begin at 10am on Fifth Ave at 49th St, near the Rockefeller Center and St Patrick's Church and ends around 55th St. 

Getting Around Manhattan

The best way to get around the city is by Taxi. They're available everywhere and fairly economical for NY City standards.

Water Ferry

Commuter Map

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New York Water Taxi
Staten Island Ferry Service
NY Waterway

Bronx Trolley

Explore the Bronx by taking the trolley. Leaves every Saturday and Sunday from the corner of Seventh Avenue and 53rd St. in Midtown at 9:30am and returns at 5:30pm.  You can hop on and off the trolley at various stops such as the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden and Arthur Avenue in Little Italy. The trolley is FREE.

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Port of Manhattan, NY

Manhattan, NY pre 2001

Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York. The Borough of Manhattan covers the same territory and the same people as the County of New York, a subdivision of the State of New York in the Northeastern United States.

For much of the early twentieth century, a half dozen of the world’s greatest passenger ships docked side by side from Piers 84 to 94—a stretch that became known as Luxury Liner Row—starting with the Normandie in 1935, followed by the Queen Mary the following year and the Queen Elizabeth after the outbreak of World War II. During the war, thousands of GI’s embarked on the latter two ships for the European theater of war—16,683 at once when the Queen Mary departed from Pier 90 in July 1943.

Terminal Information

Manhattan Terminal Main Office

711 12th Avenue at West 55th Street
New York, NY  10019.  Email: MCT@nycedc.com

Cruise Terminal Map in PDF format

Port Authority Map

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Parking Information

Parking is conveniently located above each of the piers. Drive up the Viaduct Ramp at 55th Street to the receiving area adjacent to their cruise vessel's berth. For Ports America (Terminal Operator) Parking Information, call (212) 641-4454.

Webcam Links

Midtown Manhattan

NY Harbor

 It's fleet week in NY (May 23-30, 2012) and a great time to view the Harbor webcam.

Things to do in the area

Brooklyn Bridge

Links Manhattan and Brooklyn. Built 1869 - 1883.

Empire State Building

Located on Fifth Ave. Built in the early thirties, the Empire State Building broke all records and was dubbed the eight wonder of the world.

Top of The Rock at 30 Rockefeller Plaza

Discover New York in all its forms from 70 stories up at Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

Central Park

843 acre park is located in the center of Manhattan offers many amenities including: theaters, ice rinks, sport facilities, zoo, museum, children's playgrounds and more

Fifth Avenue

Upscale residential and shopping district beginning just north of Washington Square up to 143rd street in Harlem.

Rockefeller Center

Also know as Radio City, Rockefeller Center is a complex of buildings developed in the midst of the Great Depression. Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center  Nov - Jan.

Bryant Park

8 acre park located at the intersection of 42nd street and 6th avenue. 

Grand Central Terminal

Constructed in 1903-1913 for the New York and Harlem Railroad Company.  Located at 42nd street and Park Avenue.

Times Square

The area between 40th and 53rd street and 6th and 9th avenue. Home to Broadway theaters, cinemas and the New York Times Headquarters

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.

Museum of Modern Art

The museum is located at 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

United Nations Headquarters

Located at First avenue and 46th street.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

One of the most expansive and prolific art museums in the world. Founded in 1870.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid  is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science and service as related to its home aboard the USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. As you explore the Museum you will be able to examine original artifacts, view historic video footage, and explore interactive exhibits. Visitors can also ride in the A-6 Cockpit Simulator, visit the Virtual Flight Zone, and tour the inside of the world’s fastest commercial airplane, Concorde.

Washington Square Park

Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, the park is very popular best known for its bohemian character.

 

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