New York City (Cape Liberty, NJ) Port Guide

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.

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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.

Charleston, South Carolina

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.

Newport, Rhode Island

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.

Our Ship Sailing Out of the NYC Area

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.

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Why Sail from New York with Celebrity Cruises

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 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 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.


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Cape Liberty, NJ Cruise Port Facilities and Location

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.

Top Sights & Attractions to See Before Cruises From NYC

Empire State Building

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.

Ellis Island

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.

Brooklyn Bridge

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.

Times Square

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.

Top Things to Do in New York

Walk in Central Park

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.

Go to a Broadway Show

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.

Pay Respects at the 9/11 Memorial

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.

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