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.
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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
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.
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.
Port of Manhattan, NY
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.
Manhattan Terminal Main Office
711 12th Avenue at West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019. Email: MCT@nycedc.com
Port Authority Map
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.
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
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.
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
Upscale residential and shopping district beginning just north of Washington Square up to 143rd street in Harlem.
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.
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.
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.