These Are 15 Of The Coolest Cruise Experiences From NYC
By Kelsey Marie
NYC is magical in the summer but like all great things, summer in NYC eventually comes to an end. The transition into fall then winter can be quite brutal which is why cruising is a great option.
In addition to New York having transit options ranging from airports to buses and train station, there are also major cruise ship ports.
Located in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan and Red Hook in Brooklyn, cruises have become a thriving industry in New York.
Popular cruise companies like Norwegian, Crystal, Cunard and Holland America all reside in either the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal or Manhattan Cruise Terminal.
Going on a cruise from NYC has become as easy as just hopping on the subway.
Here are 15 cruises you can take departing from the Big Apple:
New York To Bermuda (Roundtrip)
Take the Norwegian Escape and head to the pink-sanded beaches in Bermuda. The ship offers a waterslide, nine holes of mini-golf and a snow room to stimulate your blood circulation.
Prices start from $599 per person.
New York To Los Angeles – 87 Days
This cruise is extremely pricey, starting from $25,999 per person and leaving on October 10, 2019.
Embark on this journey to bird-watch along the Amazon River in Brazil, being up close and personal with penguins in the Falkland Islands and visiting 18 countries in 87 days. You’ll be able to go on 38 included guided tours on this luxurious experience of a lifetime.
New York To Reykjavik – 15 Nights
Explore Greenland with the Seven Seas Navigator. Whale-watch in the fjords of Nuuk, take a cooking class or sip on drinks at the ship’s open bar.
Prices start from $9,399 per person with a business return flight from Reykjavik being included in the fare.
New York To Greenland – 16 Days
You can also head to Greenland on the Caribbean Princess. Starting from $1,563 per person, you’ll be able to see polar bears on ice, attend chocolate and wine tastings or get a chocolate body treatment at the spa.
New York To Southampton, England – 7 Nights
Hop on the Queen Mary 2 and enjoy dinners filled with salmon as well as afternoon tea and scones.
Prices start from $909 per person and the ship will leave on January 3, 2020.
New York To Quebec, Canada – 7 Nights
Another trip on the Queen Mary 2; you’ll be able to experience Canada’s coastal towns as well as the French-speaking province of Quebec.
Quebec City is the only fortified city located in the North of Mexic.
Prices start at $649 per person and will be leaving on September 1, 2019.
New York To The Panama Canal – 15 Days
This Norwegian Dawn experience will take you to the Panama Canal, Cartagena, Colombia, and Roatán, Honduras.
Their “free at sea” program gives you the opportunity to choose options such as a free unlimited open bar, free shore excursions or free WiFi.
Prices start at $1,069 per person.
New York To Bermuda And The West Indies – 15 Days
Cruise with Viking Sea, Viking Sun, or Viking Start for the opportunity to cruise to seven countries in 15 days. On this cruise, you’ll be traveling to Bermuda, Tortola, Puerto Rico and more while enjoying complimentary wine and WiFi.
Prices start at $3,499 per person.
New York To Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy – 15 Days
Embark on an Italian journey with Norwegian Getaway.
The ship has five water slides and an open-air promenade for ultimate relaxation. There will be 10 stops on the cruise which includes locations in Spain and Portugal.
Prices start from $1,099 per person.
New York To New England – 7 Nights
The luxurious Crystal Serenity cruise ship will take you on an experience through New England like no other. There is complimentary yoga and high-end dining offered on the ship.
Make your way through towns like Newport, Rhode Island, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Bar Harbor in Maine.
Prices start from $2,499 per person.
New York To The Amazon To Miami – 24 Nights
Another trip with the Crystal Serenity, except this time, you’ll be sailing through the Amazon River and exploring wildlife. You’ll also get to learn about the Boi Bumbá festival in Brazil before heading to Miami.
Prepare to be pampered with one staff member being assigned to every 1.5 guests.
Prices start from $6,649 per person.
New York To Bermuda – 4 Days
Enjoy this short but sweet vacation in Bermuda with the Carnival Sunrise. You’ll have two days at sea to relax and the other two to indulge in the pristine beaches of Bermuda.
Prices start from $419 per person.
New York To Bermuda – 7 Days
If you want a longer vacation in Bermuda, take this cruise with Insignia on Oceania Cruises. You’ll be spending 5 days in Bermuda while learning about the history of the small island and relaxing at the beaches and pools.
Prices start from $1,199.
New York To Disney’s Castaway Cay (Roundtrip) – 7 Nights
This “Halloween on the High Seas” themed cruise is the perfect family vacation cruise. You’ll get to sail to Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island and head to Port Canaveral, Florida.
Prices start from $3,678 per person.
New York To Quebec City, Canada – 10 Days
Head to Quebec City on the Zuiderdam — Holland America. This fall cruise sails up the East Coast as you watch the leaves changing colors.
Enjoy the journey to this historic city by taking a hands-on cooking class workshop with America’s Test Kitchen.
Prices start from $1,599 per person.
Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie