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On cruises from New York, sail off to the picturesque coast of Rhode Island, the pink sand beaches of Bermuda, and the charming city of Charleston. You can also board an unforgettable transatlantic cruise from New York to Europe and discover the natural and historic wonders that await in Greenland, Iceland, and Scotland.
Before your cruise from New York, spend a couple of days exploring the Big Apple. Head to the top of the Empire State Building for an unbeatable photo op, or take a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. As you set sail, New York’s most iconic landmark, the Statue of Liberty, will bid you farewell.
Stroll on pink sand beaches and enjoy the cool sea breeze on the idyllic island of Bermuda. Scuba dive or snorkel in crystal-clear waters and discover coral reefs systems and more than 300 shipwrecks found near its shores. Journey into the Crystal Caves, where you’ll be amazed at the limestone formations and pristine pools of waters inside. Or explore the city of Hamilton, where there are plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and shopping.
Embrace the charm of Charleston, South Carolina, one of the most picturesque cities in the United States. Learn all about Civil War history at Fort Sumter, the location of the first major battle of the war. Walk hand in hand down the French Quarter, where colorful buildings and palm trees make a picture-perfect background. Try freshly shucked oysters at one of the city’s award-winning restaurants by the water.
Gilded Age mansions, historic lighthouses, and seaside walks await in Newport, a quaint city in Rhode Island full of craggy cliffs and lovely coastal landscapes. Step inside the former summer manses of America’s wealthiest dynasties. Board a sailing yacht and go on a tour of Narragansett Bay. Discover the bucolic views from Cliff Walk, a scenic trail that will take you through the highlights of Newport.
Visit Iceland, a magical destination with stunning natural landscapes and unforgettable outdoor adventures. In Reykjavik, immerse yourself in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon, feel the powerful mist from the Gullfoss Falls, or explore the ice caves at Vatnajokull. While in Akureyri, you can see lava fields at Dimmuborgir and witness the majesty of the 40-foot-high waterfall of Godafoss.
Explore the unique beauty of Greenland while enjoying the utmost comfort aboard one of our ships. This far-off destination is teeming with outdoor adventure and breathtaking landscapes to discover, including the majestic beauty of Lake Tasersuaq, the healing hot springs of Uunartoq, and the stunning hills of Qaqortoq, where you’ll experience unparalleled fjord views and picturesque colonial homes in a rainbow of colors.
On Celebrity Summit, stay in newly redesigned staterooms and make yourself at home while surrounded by modern design and innovative technology. This recently revolutionized ship has also added The Retreat, our luxury vacation experience, which includes a private restaurant, sundeck, lounge, and a stay in one of our sophisticated suites. Enjoy reimagined restaurants and lounges and unwind in the elevated Spa, where you’ll find it easy to leave all of your worries behind.
Cruises from NYC make it easy to combine an exciting trip to New York City with a relaxing vacation to the shores of Bermuda, Charleston, and Rhode Island. Spend your days in Bermuda exploring the island’s famous pink sand, swimming in crystal clear water, and experiencing its unique culture. Stroll through the quaint streets of Charleston and admire the Gilded Age mansions of Rhode Island. Onboard, unwind in Celebrity Summit’s reimagined spa or dine in any of its renovated restaurants with dishes crafted by our Michelin-starred chef.
On a transatlantic cruise that sails to Iceland and Greenland, you’ll also discover cities in Nova Scotia, towns in Scotland, and the port of Southampton, which is only an hour away from London. During your transatlantic journey, you’ll spend luxurious days at sea, exploring all of the revolutionized venues available onboard, including the entertaining theater, the lively lounges and bars, and the serene, indoor solarium.
Cruises from New York City with Celebrity Cruises depart from the recently-renovated Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New Jersey, a sleek and modern new cruise terminal that makes check-in and embarkation as smooth and enjoyable as possible. The Cape Liberty Cruise Port is conveniently located in close proximity to Newark Airport and is less than an hour’s drive from New York City.
The Empire State Building has been memorialized in movies and TV for decades, and a trip to the top is something you should experience for yourself at least once. Made up of 102 floors and coming in at over 1,200 feet tall, the observation deck offers an unbeatable view of the Manhattan skyline.
Take a day trip to Ellis Island to discover the history of immigration in America during pivotal points in U.S. history. Spend the afternoon looking at historic immigration materials in the museum and learning about how the United States opened its doors to the world.
Built in the late 1800s to connect Brooklyn and Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge is a marvel of human achievement and an architectural delight. A walk or ride over the Brooklyn Bridge, whether you’re in a taxi or on your own two feet, is pretty spectacular.
It wouldn’t be a trip to NYC without a stop at the overwhelming, world-famous Times Square, a stretch of several blocks of bright, flashing billboards and crowds clamoring for neon photos.
Central Park is one of the largest parks in a metropolitan area. Comprised of over a mile of green space and walking trails, it offers a killer view of lower Manhattan from certain vistas. When you’re craving some time in nature in the middle of this loud, humming city, head to Central Park for a walk, a picnic, or just to people-watch.
Theater lovers will plan an entire trip to New York around a single Broadway musical or play. If you can snag tickets, you’ll be front and center to some of the biggest performers and talents in the world, whether you’re seeing an established, multi-run show or something artsy off-Broadway.
Built to honor the lives lost as a result of the tragic attacks on September 11, 2001, the 9/11 Memorial is a harrowing must-see experience during a trip to New York. It relays the significance of the terrorist attacks not only on the New York community, but the United States as a whole.
New York offers nearly every type of cuisine in the world, whether you’re craving an authentic New York slice of pizza or prefer to stop at one of the halal food trucks scattered throughout Manhattan. There are dozens of restaurants along every block. Famous spots include Peter Luger Steakhouse in Williamsburg, Katz Delicatessen, Gramercy Tavern, and Grand Central Oyster Bar.
Native American groups have lived in the area now known as New York for thousands of years, and European settlement of the area didn’t begin until the 15th century. In the 1600s, the Dutch West India Company began a colony called “New Amsterdam” and expanded their living quarters into what we know now as Manhattan. The local population boomed, and the New Amsterdam area became known as a trade hub between the Dutch, Europeans, and the New World. By the mid-1600s, the British took control and kept it until after the Revolutionary War. During the 19th century, the melting pot of New York that the city is now famous for began to take shape as Ellis Island welcomed millions of immigrants from Ireland, Italy, and Germany. People from around the world settled throughout the five boroughs. Today, New York symbolizes the promise of an America with open arms for all types of people, and New York’s food, attractions, and cultural institutions celebrate that diversity.
For a glimpse of New York’s famous shopping scene, find a nearby subway station and head to Fifth Avenue or Madison Avenue, where you’ll find every luxury brand under the sun. SoHo boasts many of the biggest names and rising brands in fashion and design, while the windows of famous department stores like Macy’s and Bloomingdales attract thousands of eyes during the an. Of course, souvenir shacks with memorabilia of the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and the Chrysler Building aren’t hard to find either.
Getting to New York City from the cruise terminal is easy. There are several options including hailing a taxi, taking a train on the PATH Rapid Transit System train to Manhattan, or boarding a bus that will drop you off in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Once you are there, the options for getting around the five boroughs are plentiful, as New York has one of the most comprehensive public transit systems in the U.S. The subway operates 24/7. If you’ve decided to stick to landmarks in a particular neighborhood, you’ll be able to get around on foot. If you’re tired, you can hail one of the city’s famous yellow cabs. Rideshares also operate here.
The U.S. Dollar (USD) is the official currency of NYC, and you’ll find ATMs are widespread. Most major credit cards are accepted as well, but it’s helpful to carry cash with you when you shop at bodegas. Many bars have a minimum purchase amount for credit or debit card use.