New York state of mind.

If there’s one city that sums up the essence of the American Dream more than any other, it’s this one. Get set for an unforgettable bite of The Big Apple with Cunard.

Even if you’ve never visited New York before, you’ll find so much of it strangely familiar, thanks to the thousands of movies, TV shows and documentaries that you’ve been watching all your life. There are the loud horns of the yellow taxis, the plumes of steam rising from the pavements, the hot dog stands on the corners and the buzzy bars and eateries, just for starters. Not least, there’s that unforgettable Manhattan skyline – because this is a city that excites and delights on every single level.

Of course, any visit to New York is full of iconic sights wherever you go: the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, The Empire State Building, Times Square, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, the 9/11 Memorial… the list goes on and on.

Whether you want to visit those city ‘classics’, tick off cultural delights such as the Guggenheim and The Met museums, or explore vibrant multicultural districts. From a breezy open-top bus that takes in the landmarks to the classic ferry that transports city dwellers back and forth every day, and not least, exploration by foot.

‘Go to Brooklyn Park to see the beautiful view over to Manhattan, then make your way up to Brooklyn Bridge – it’s a really unique walk that I recommend everyone should do.’ - Christian Kaiser, Shore Excursion Team.

To experience the essence of this mesmerizing metropolis on your New York trip, you can tour Brooklyn, a neighborhood that boasts family-run delicatessens, bakeries, coffee shops and cozy corner restaurants that locals – lucky enough to live in the district’s tree-lined streets of ‘brownstone’ houses –drop into almost every day. Take in traditional Italian and Middle Eastern stores, and explore the growing scene of cafés and restaurants specialising in New American cuisine, while enjoying tempting tasters from artisan cheese and bread shops, Italian pastry stores and characterful cafés with traditional coffee roasters.

‘Discover one of New York’s best foodie neighborhoods, and its rich history and culture. From the American Revolution to the best bagels in NYC, this place has it all.' - David Naczycz, Urban Adventures Partner, New York.

Alternatively, start off at the historic City Hall Park, you’ll meander around the Lower East Side with its historic bakeries, churches, markets and sites; stroll the streets of Little Italy, and wind through Chinatown. Sample the amazing food – from dumplings to pretzels and more – that showcase the culinary legacy of those who have passed by Lady Liberty on their way to the American Dream…

New York, New York… it is indeed a wonderful town. Enjoy a stay in New York before or after a Transatlantic Crossing or cruise to New England and Canada.

‘Take in the amazing views from Top of the Rock, the observation deck at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Book your ticket in advance to avoid the queues.’ Bernadette Thomason, Cunard Product Manager.

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