New York - American, USA & Canada Cruises

See the bright lights of the Big Apple, international mecca and melting pot, with expensive brownstones, colourful neighbourhoods like Greenwich Village and the Upper West Side and the legendary Central Park. Explore some of the world's great museums. Some come just for the shopping: there’s Bloomingdale’s on Lex, Tiffany’s on Fifth, Barneys and the unique boutiques along Madison.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Harlem and Gospel Experience

    Take in the sights of Harlem, and experience America’s most prominent Gospel choir during their mid week songs of praise.

    Harlem and Gospel Experience

    Take a drive to Harlem, the world renowned centre of African-American culture with a rich history of musical achievements. Once in Harlem, you’ll see famous landmarks including the legendary Apollo Theatre, the Cotton Club, and the Schomburg Centre for research into African-American Culture. See the charming enclaves of Sugar Hill, where famous names such as Duke Ellington once lived, Hamilton Heights and Strivers Row, all nostalgic reminders of Harlem’s ‘golden age’. The highlight of your tour is a stop at a local Harlem Church to listen to the ARC Gospel Choir as they perform their songs of praise ‘hour of power’. Their powerful uplifting voices will fill the church with rejoicing song and a positive spiritual energy. As you leave the church, you’ll be sure to be humming and toe tapping to the sound of Gospel all the way back to the pier.

    This excursion will operate by bus and on foot. Guests must wear the appropriate attire, no shorts are permitted and knees and shoulders must be covered. Photography may be restricted in the church, your guide will advise accordingly. Video cameras are strictly forbidden. This tour involves approximately one hour of leisurely walking. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. The songs of praise will last around one hour. The ARC (Addicts Rehabilitation Centre) Gospel Choir was formed to finance treatment for the local community to recover from addictions. By booking this tour, you are contributing towards the charitable work that ARC provides.

    Tour code

    NYC_131

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    4 hours

  • The New York Helicopter Experience

    >strong> A once in a lifetime opportunity to capture the Big Apple and its awe inspiring skyline from the air!

    The New York Helicopter Experience

    Enjoy a glimpse of the city sights as you take a drive to Downtown Manhattan to the East River Heliport. Here, you’ll be briefed on your flight experience before taking to the skies. Once airborne, you’ll be surrounded by fabulous birds-eye views that stretch across New York City.

    Peer down over Central Park, see the Hudson River and New York Harbour and catch sight of the city’s famous skyscrapers. You’ll also view from above the incredible Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and fly over Greenwich Village and the Brooklyn Bridge.

    Your flight will encompass many more wonderful views for you to enjoy, before finally landing back at the Heliport.

    This excursion will operate by minibus and helicopter. This tour is non-refundable once booked. Children must be three years and over. There is a strict weight restriction of 20 stone per person and a recommended height of no more than six feet and four inches. Your weight and height will be requested on board and must be accurate, as this determines the helicopter configuration. If a guest is over the stated restrictions they will be charged for an additional seat. The helicopter seats six guests, with one front seat and a row of three and two seats in the rear. The middle seat affords views out of both sides, but is not directly beside a window. Seating is allocated on the day and preferences cannot be made. Total flight time is around 15 minutes. This tour is subject to the weather conditions on the day. Guests must be able to negotiate steps on to and off the minibus and the helicopter.

    Tour code

    NYC_158

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2 hours

  • New York by Land & Sea

    Cruise the Hudson River and take in the famous New York skyline. See many of the city’s famous sites on this land and sea tour.

    New York by Land & Sea

    On land, make your way to Lower Manhattan by bus, stopping at the historic 18th century South Street Seaport, complete with historic tall ships, museums, exhibits, shops and restaurants.

    Board the Zephyr, a custom-built, luxury catamaran for a sixty minute tour of New York’s waterways. You will experience unparalleled views of the skyline and the port as your tour guide provides an informative narration whilst you cruise by the amazing spectacle of New York.

    Sail by Brooklyn Bridge, see the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, World Financial Centre and the famous boroughs of Brooklyn, Staten Island and Ellis Island, the immigrant gateway to America. Have your camera ready for the highlight of the trip as your captain briefly lingers directly in front of the Statue of Liberty for a fantastic photograph opportunity.

    After your harbour cruise, you will re-board your bus and take a scenic drive back to the ship which will include passing the 9/11 Memorial & One World Trade.

    Guests who are embarking or disembarking the ship in New York should not book a shore excursion for this port.  New York excursions are available for guests visiting New York as a port call.

    This excursion will operate by bus, catamaran and on foot. The Zephyr is not exclusive to Cunard and bookings are open to the general public and tourists alike. Guests are advised that this itinerary may operate in reverse order and that it is not possible to disembark at the Statue of Liberty. The Zephyr has two enclosed climate-controlled decks and an open top deck. Guests should note that the tour duration is heavily dependent on local traffic conditions and may vary.

    Tour code

    NYC_106

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Financial District & One World Observatory

    Take a walking tour through the financial district and visit the One World Observatory building, New York’s impressive new skyscraper.

    Financial District & One World Observatory

    Sit back and relax as you take a drive to Battery Park, where you’ll disembark and admire the lovely view of the Statue of Liberty.
    <>br> Afterwards, you’ll continue on foot and follow your guide on a walking tour through the Lower Manhattan area, which is dominated by the Financial District and 9/11 Memorial. You’ll pass by the famous Wall Street and iconic buildings such as Trinity Church and the New York Stock Exchange.

    You’ll stop at the 9/11 Memorial, which consists of 2 charming water features that sit within the original footprints of the Twin Towers. Here, you can view the memorial that poignantly displays the names of all those who lives were sadly lost.

    Located within the memorial site is the One World Observatory building that soars to a height of 1,776 feet and has been officially classed as the tallest building in the United States of America. Your visit here will begin with an engaging video that offers an insight into the creation of the building. Next, you’ll step into one of the high speed elevators that will take you 102 storeys up to the observation deck in just 60 seconds. At the top you’ll admire fabulous 360 degree views of New York City.

    At the end of your visit, you’ll rejoin your guide for the return drive to the ship.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour is predominantly on foot and involves walking over varying terrain which includes some cobblestones. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are essential. The Observatory is popular and may become very busy. All visitors and baggage are subject to security screening. Bags larger than 8 inches x 17 inches x 19 inches are not permitted and passengers must carry smaller items of baggage. There is no storage for bags inside the building. Views from the Observatory are dependent on weather conditions and visibility on the day.

    Tour code

    NYC_159

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Discover Brooklyn Small Group Option

    Choose this option if you prefer to take this tour in a smaller group.

    Discover Brooklyn Small Group Option

    Enjoy a fascinating journey through Brooklyn's mosaic of ethnic neighbourhoods, where 1 out of every 8 Americans can claim their ancestry. It is also the birthplace of famous American icons such as Barbara Streisand, Woody Allen and George Gershwin.

    Your drive will take you across the Manhattan Bridge and onto the Dumbo Area, where a photo stop at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge will be made. Here, you can admire views of the Manhattan Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. Continue through the charming Brooklyn Heights and on towards the affluent Park Slope, considered to be one of the best neighbourhoods in New York.

    Next, you’ll journey via Prospect Park and Borough Park towards Coney Island, for a short stop. Perhaps take a stroll along the boardwalk or purchase one of Nathan’s famous hot dogs! To round off your tour a brief stop will be made at Williamsburg, a once industrial landscape that is now a thriving art community.

    This excursion will operate by minibus. This excursion will operate by minibus. Early booking is advised due to limited availability. Group size is generally 20-24 guests. This tour involves around 1¾ hours of walking over relatively flat ground including steps. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. US Dollars are accepted for purchases. This tour only provides a photograph stop for views of the Brooklyn Bridge. This tour does not visit the Brooklyn Bridge, only a photograph stop will be made at the base for views.

    Tour code

    NYC_156

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Lower Manhattan & High Line

    Feel the pulse of Lower Manhattan and walk the High Line.

    Lower Manhattan & High Line

    Take a drive through the dynamic streets of Manhattan and absorb the sights as you sweep along Broadway.

    A stop will be made at the 9/11 Memorial to view the water features that sit within the original footprints of the twin towers. These poignantly display the names of those who lives were sadly lost. You’ll then walk through the financial district and view iconic sights such as Wall Street, and the New York Stock Exchange (exterior view only). A brief stop will also be made at Battery Park where you can view the Statue of Liberty in the distance.

    Afterwards, you’ll rejoin your bus for a drive through the vibrant areas of Greenwich Village and Soho and onto the Chelsea area, also known as the ‘Meatpacking District’. Here, you’ll walk the High Line, an old elevated railway situated 30 feet above the city’s west side. Today it has been transformed into a park with meandering pathways, street artwork and views that look down over the bustling city streets, and it is amongst New York’s most visited attractions.

    After the High Line, you’ll have some free time to mingle with the locals at the bustling Chelsea Food Market, before heading back to the pier.

    This excursion will operate by bus and on foot. This tour involves around 2½ - 3 hours of walking over relatively flat terrain. The walk at High Line is around 30 minutes over varying terrain. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. US Dollars are accepted for purchases.

    Tour code

    NYC_118

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Philly in a Day

    Discover Philadelphia, fondly referred to as 'Philly', birthplace of the United States and the nation’s cradle of liberty.

    Philly in a Day

    A perfect option for those who have visited New York before and want to explore a little further. Leaving New York, you will take a two hour journey through the garden state and onto Jefferson County, home of Philadelphia.

    Upon arrival, your guide will take you on a leisurely walking tour through old town Philadelphia and the Independence National Historical Park, a world heritage site set on 45 acres of city centre landscape. You’ll visit Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was adopted and where the Constitution of the United States was debated, drafted and signed. You’ll also see sights such as the famous landmark, Liberty Bell, and the exterior of Betsy Ross House where, in May 1176, the first American flag was sewn.

    During your tour, a tasty Philly Cheese Steak will be served at a local eatery.

    Relax on the return drive, as you head back to New York.

    This excursion will operate by bus and on foot. The journey time to Philadelphia is around two hours, however this may vary depending on local traffic conditions on the day. The total time spent in Philadelphia, which includes around 1½ hours for luncheon, is approximately five hours. This may vary if delays occur. This tour involves around 2½-3 hours of walking in total over varying terrain, including some cobblestones. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

    Tour code

    NYC_140

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    9 hours

  • New York 3 Stop

    This simple three stop transfer allows you to see the best of New York at your own leisure.

    New York 3 Stop

    Your first stop will be on the Upper East Side of the city, home to many of the wealthiest New Yorkers. Here, you can take a walk along the famous Madison Avenue with its designer shops, perfect for window shopping. It is also the ideal location to explore Central Park and the Museum Mile.

    The next stop is Midtown Manhattan, home to the iconic Rockefeller Centre and some of New York’s tallest buildings. In just a few blocks you can visit Times Square, Radio City Music Hall and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Perhaps take a trip to the Top of the Rock Observation deck or you may prefer to head to Fifth Avenue for some retail therapy!

    The final stop is Lower Manhattan, where you can walk along Wall Street and the Financial District and see the New York Stock Exchange and Trinity Church. You may even choose to take a stroll across the famous Brooklyn Bridge. Lower Manhattan is also home to the 9/11 Memorial, a national tribute to those who tragically lost their lives.

    This excursion will operate by bus and on foot. This is an unguided transfer to three districts of New York and does not include refreshments, meals or entrance fees. The time at each location is around 1½ -2 hours and is subject to local traffic conditions on the day. If visiting attractions please ensure you have adequate time and consider the return walk to the bus meeting point. Please take careful note of meeting points and return times as buses cannot be held for latecomers. The level of walking is at guests’ discretion. There are steps to negotiate on to and off the bus. Shops and attractions may be closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays and are subject to closure without notice. US Dollars are accepted for purchases.

    Tour code

    NYC_130

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    7 hours

  • New York City Lights & Empire State Building

    Experience the pulse of New York City after dark, including a bird’s eye view from the observatory in the Empire State Building.

    New York City Lights & Empire State Building

    Travel across the East River to Brooklyn to view the illuminated New York City Skyline from beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, at the historical Fulton Landing. The dazzling lights of Broadway, the illuminated icons of the City, the string of pearls that suspend the humming road of the Brooklyn Bridge and the spectacular Art Deco capped Chrysler Building will all be sparkling as you pass by.

    Returning to midtown, ascend the iconic Empire State Building for the breathtaking panoramic views of the city at night from the observation deck, on the 86th floor of the tallest building in the city.

    Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Times Square with some free time to stroll and take in the lively evening atmosphere.

    Guests who are embarking or disembarking the ship in New York should not book a shore excursion for this port.  New York excursions are only available for guests visiting New York as a port call.

    This excursion will operate by bus and on foot. The time spent on the 86th Floor Observation Deck is dependent on the queuing time, which may be up to one hour. The Empire State Building is one of the most visited attractions in New York and can become extremely busy. Guests are asked to be prepared for the possibility of very limited time at the top. This tour will operate in all weather conditions and visibility cannot be guaranteed.

    Tour code

    NYC_111

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

    Take a walk across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge that stretches across the East River, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.

    Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

    Setting off from the pier, you will drive to the Manhattan entrance of the Brooklyn Bridge, where your leisurely walk will begin.

    As you stroll along the walkway, you will see benches and historic plaques en route that offer an insight into the history of the bridge. There will be plenty of photographic opportunities and impressive views to admire, including the nearby Manhattan Bridge, and if you take a look skyward you may be lucky enough to spot one of the Peregrine Falcons that sometimes perch on the bridge’s cables.

    As you reach the end of the Brooklyn Bridge, your walk will continue to Fulton Landing, the historical site once known as Brookland Ferry and made famous during the Battle of Brooklyn. Enjoy a little free time to stroll around and perhaps purchase a refreshment, and to admire the picture perfect view of the skyline of the Big Apple.

    Afterwards, rejoin your bus for the return drive to Manhattan, passing by landmarks such as Times Square, the Financial District and the World Trade Centre, before returning to the pier.

    This excursion will operate by bus and on foot. This tour involves around two hours of leisurely walking. The bridge terrain is paved and wooden terrain, which is relatively flat. The bridge walk lasts around 1¼ hours and covers a length of 1½ miles. There are around 25 steps to exit the bridge. The walk to Fulton Landing is around 10-15 minutes and is over hilly, paved and cobblestoned terrain. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are essential. The Brooklyn Bridge is undergoing a program of renovation which may cause some obstruction to views. This tour may, on occasions, have to operate from the Brooklyn side of the bridge.

    Tour code

    NYC_139

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Harlem Jazz & Blues

    Experience an evening in Harlem to discover the history of jazz and blues and to listen to some rhythms at the Cotton Club.

    Harlem Jazz & Blues

    Harlem’s role in the history of jazz and noted jazz musicians gave New York its musical edge.

    As you arrive into Harlem, you’ll enjoy a sightseeing drive of the neighbourhoods associated with jazz and blues. See the original Cotton Club where Duke Ellington and Lena Horne spent many hours wowing crowds from around the world. You’ll also drive past the site of the Savoy Ballroom where Benny Goodman and Chick Webb fought it out during their ‘Battle of the Bands’, and where the ‘Charleston,’ ‘Lindy Hop’ and the ‘Big Apple’ dances were firmly cemented into American culture. A short stop will be made at 125th Street to view the exterior of the world famous Apollo Theatre, where Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald once appeared. Today the theatre still boasts standing room only audiences.

    Afterwards, you’ll head to one of Harlem’s hottest jazz clubs, the ‘Cotton Club’ for the highlight of your evening. Enjoy a drink, as you get into the swing of things and listen to the sounds of a jazz or rhythm and blues band.

    Guests who are embarking or disembarking the ship in New York should not book a shore excursion for this port.  New York excursions are available for guests visiting New York as a port call.

    This excursion will operate by bus. Children may not participate. This tour involves limited walking, however guests must be able to negotiate steps on to and off the coach. Guests may wish to take US Dollars to purchase additional drinks at the Cotton Club if required. The Cotton Club is popular and may become busy.

    Tour code

    NYC_113

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3¾ hours

  • New York Insight & Top of Rockefeller - Small Grou

    Choose this option if you prefer to take this tour in a smaller group.

    New York Insight & Top of Rockefeller - Small Grou

    Take a drive to the Upper West Side, where a stop will be made near to the Dakota building, where John Lennon once lived. From here, you’ll enjoy a short walking tour through Central Park, New York’s historic landmark and one of the most famous parks in the world.

    Next it’s off to visit the Rockefeller Building with its open-air observation deck, which was opened in 1933 by John D Rockefeller to the amazement of New Yorkers. Designed in homage to ocean liners of the day, it quickly became ‘the’ place to view the city. The ‘Top of the Rock’ is said to be one of the best places to see some fantastic views of the city.

    After you come back down to Earth, your drive will take you through the midtown area and a stop will be made the Grand Central Terminal, both a transportation hub and destination in itself for visitors to New York City. The charming beaux-arts building has undergone restoration to bring it back to its former glory. Here, you can enjoy some free time and purchase some lunch before taking a drive through the financial district. Close by is the 9/11 Memorial, where a stop will be made for you to view the water features that sit within the original footprints of the twin towers. The names of those lives that were sadly lost are inscribed in bronze on parapets around the edges of each of water feature, and are a serene tribute.

    During this tour you’ll also pass by areas such as Harlem, the Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera House, Greenwich Village, SOHO, and much, much more.

    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. Early booking is advised due to limited availability. Group size is generally 20-24 guests. A visit to the top of the Rockefeller Building is included. This tour visits the 9/11 Memorial only and does not include the 9/11 Museum. The order of the tour may vary due to traffic in the city. We recommend you take US$ for purchases at Grand Central Terminal. There is around 2½ hours of walking on this tour. Flat, comfortable shoes are advised. Views from the Rockefeller Building are dependent on weather conditions and visibility on the day.

    Tour code

    NYC_146

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    7½ hours

  • New York Highlights

    Get a taste of the ‘Big Apple’ on this leisurely sightseeing tour.

    New York Highlights

    Begin your sightseeing drive of Manhattan and view the Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Theatre District, the Empire State Building and St Patrick’s Cathedral from the comfort of your bus. You’ll travel through New York neighbourhoods such as trendy Greenwich Village, the Financial District and Fifth Avenue with its designer stores and boutiques. You’ll also see glimpses of Central Park, which covers some 843 acres at the core of this bustling metropolis, and provides the people of the city with a green oasis.

    A visit will be made to the 9/11 Memorial, for you to view the water features that sit within the original footprints of the twin towers. The names of those lives that were sadly lost are inscribed in bronze on parapets around the edges of each of water feature, and are a serene tribute.

    Afterwards, you’ll drive to Battery Park, where you can catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty in the distance. Your tour will round off with a drive through the pulsing streets of New York before returning to the pier.

    The majority of this tour is spent on the coach. This tour visits the 9/11 Memorial only and does not include the 9/11 Museum. The majority of this tour is spent on the coach and there is limited walking. Guests should note that the tour duration is heavily dependent on local traffic conditions and may vary. Tour sequence may vary. Depending on traffic or street closures, some sights may not be accessible.

    Tour code

    NYC_141

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    4 hours

  • New York Highlights Small Group

    Choose this option if you prefer to take this tour in a smaller group.

    New York Highlights Small Group

    Begin your sightseeing drive of Manhattan and view the Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Theatre District, the Empire State Building and St Patrick’s Cathedral from the comfort of your bus. You’ll travel through New York neighbourhoods such as trendy Greenwich Village, the Financial District and Fifth Avenue with its designer stores and boutiques. You’ll also see glimpses of Central Park, which covers some 843 acres at the core of this bustling metropolis, and provides the people of the city with a green oasis.

    A visit will be made to the 9/11 Memorial, for you to view the water features that sit within the original footprints of the twin towers. The names of those lives that were sadly lost are inscribed in bronze on parapets around the edges of each of water feature, and are a serene tribute.

    Afterwards, you’ll drive to Battery Park, where you can catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty in the distance. Your tour will round off with a drive through the pulsing streets of New York before returning to the pier.

    This excursion will operate by minibus. Early booking is advised due to limited availability. Group size is generally 20-24 guests.The majority of this tour is spent on the minibus and there is limited walking. Guests should note that the tour duration is heavily dependent on local traffic conditions and may vary. Tour sequence may vary. Depending on traffic or street closures, some sights may not be accessible.

    Tour code

    NYC_145

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Discover Brooklyn

    Head off to Brooklyn, the Long Island county that offers a diverse mix of ethnic cultures.

    Discover Brooklyn

    Enjoy a fascinating journey through Brooklyn's mosaic of ethnic neighbourhoods, where one out of every eight Americans can claim their ancestry. It is also the birthplace of famous American icons such as Barbara Streisand, Woody Allen and George Gershwin.

    Your drive will take you across the Manhattan Bridge and onto the Dumbo Area, where a photograph stop at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge will be made. Here, you can admire views of the Manhattan Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. Continue through the charming Brooklyn Heights and on towards the affluent Park Slope, considered to be one of the best neighbourhoods in New York.

    Next, you’ll journey via Prospect Park and Borough Park towards Cony Island, for a short stop. Perhaps take a stroll along the boardwalk or purchase one of Nathan’s famous hot dogs! To round off your tour a brief stop will be made at Williamsburg, a once industrial landscape that is now a thriving art community.

    This excursion will operate by bus and on foot. This tour involves around 1¾ hours of walking over relatively flat ground including steps. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. US Dollars are accepted for purchases. This tour only provides a photograph stop for views of the Brooklyn Bridge. This tour does not visit the Brooklyn Bridge, only a photograph stop will be made at the base for views.

    Tour code

    NYC_143

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    5 hours

Our Ships

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

Christened by her namesake, Her Majesty The Queen in October 2010, Queen Elizabeth is the newest Cunard ship and the third to bear the name. Modern and spacious, she has everything you’d wish for on board.

Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2

The newly Remastered Queen Mary 2 is the epitome of a luxury liner. The flagship of the Cunard fleet offers the last word in travel luxury – from the largest ballroom at sea to the sumptuous Commodore Club.

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria is exactly what a Cunard ship should be. She’s sleek and contemporary, with a traditional red and black exterior. Inside is all about warmth and luxury, privacy and comfort.