New York Cruises - Best Ships & Itineraries of 2008 - 2009

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Over one million human beings sailed from New York's three ports (Manhattan, Brooklyn and Cape Liberty, Bayonne, NJ) in 2007, in line with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and that wide variety is anticipated to growth in 2008.

Since 9/11 the quantity of ships and cruises from southampton elevated to the point that extra berthing centers have been opened in Red Hook, Brooklyn and Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey. Today each main cruise line has several ships that home port in New York for prolonged seasons of voyages ranging from a one-day birthday celebration cruise to a a hundred+-day circumnavigation of the globe.

Four cruise lines (Cunard Line, Holland America, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line) have year-spherical provider from New York. Itineraries range from one-day birthday party cruises to a ninety nine-day full circumnavigation of the globe. Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 continues the culture of frequently scheduled transatlantic provider among New York and Southampton.

Picks for the Best Ships and Itineraries of 2008/09:


The New York Star: Queen Mary 2. Ballroom dancing to a live orchestra, high tea flawlessly served, scholarly visitor teachers, a canine kennel and the closing in creature comforts preserve the British maritime history alive and nicely.

Best Ships for Families: Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas. A huge youngster pleaser due to her mountain climbing wall, curler blading, ice-skating and personal teen membership, Explorer of the Seas is extremely popular with cruisers of every age.

Top Luxury Ship: Crystal Symphony (Crystal Cruises) Boasting the pinnacle levels of meals and carrier, penthouse suites with private butlers and onboard enrichment applications, Crystal Symphony steals the show in luxurious cruising.

Best Itineraries: Princess Cruises' Caribbean and Canada/New England cruises from Brooklyn.

Best Ships For Laid-again People: Norwegian Cruise Line. This cruise line's popular "Freestyle Cruising" application method you can prefer to dine in severa restaurants while and with whom you please. And, no tuxes required.

Best Onboard Dining Program: Princess Cruises' Caribbean Princess. Princess gives the selection of single open seating eating or traditional seating dining plus a Lido Restaurant that serves splendid food 24 hours in step with day.


Caribbean: (Princess) Caribbean Princess sails on 9-day Eastern Caribbean voyages round-journey from Brooklyn to Bermuda, Grand Turk, San Juan and St. Thomas

Bermuda: (Royal Caribbean NCL Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas sails on six-day Bermuda cruises from Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ and Norwegian Cruise Line' Norwegian Dawn makes seven-day Bermuda voyages from Manhattan

Canada/New England: (Princess) Princess's Sea Princess sails on ten-night cruises between Brooklyn and Quebec City (with an overnight stay aboard the ship). Ports of call are Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Saint John, Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown

Europe: Six-night transatlantic crossings among New York and Southampton aboard Queen Mary 2

Short Cruise: Aug. 29, 2008 three-night cruise to nowhere aboard Holland America's present day Eurodam crusing from Manhattan.

Best Long Cruise: Sea Princess' 14-day Iceland Greenland voyage from Southampton, U.K., to Brooklyn Aug. 30, 2008. Bergen, Norway; Shetland Islands, Scotland; Faroe Islands, Denmark; Iceland; Nanortalik, Greenland; St. Johns, Nova Scotia.

World Cruise: Queen Victoria sails from New York to Barcelona on a ninety nine-day World Cruise departing Jan. 10, 2009. The deliver visits Curacao; Guatemala; Cabo San Lucas; Los Angeles; Honolulu; Tonga; New Zealand; Australia; New Guinea; Japan; China; Hong Kong; Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore; India; Dubai; Jordan; Egypt; Turkey; Greece; Rome; Barcelona.

Copyright Anne Campbell, 2008