New York, NY, USA cruises

Whether you know it as the ‘Big Apple’ or the ‘City That Never Sleeps’, New York is a shoppers’ paradise, crammed full of exceptional sights and experiences, and pulsing with palpable energy.

New York port guide

New York City's harbor is a gateway to a world of adventures. For starters, the waterfront invites you to discover the city's maritime allure. Once a vital trading port, New York has evolved into a bustling destination, boasting an array of cafes, restaurants, museums, and galleries, setting the perfect pace for your American getaway.

Discover iconic skyscrapers, a bustling social scene, and a wide array of delights along the Hudson River, making New York City a truly one of a kind destination.

Top landmarks and sights in New York

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Embark on a journey through history with a visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on the ferry from Manhattan. These iconic symbols of freedom offer a glimpse into the city's immigrant past and stand as powerful reminders of American heritage.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Immerse yourself in contemporary art at the Museum of Modern Art. This world-renowned museum showcases an impressive collection of modern and contemporary masterpieces, featuring works by artists such as Van Gogh, Picasso, and Warhol.

Central Park

Escape to nature in the heart of the city at Central Park. This sprawling urban oasis offers scenic trails, beautiful gardens, and a variety of recreational activities, providing a serene retreat from the bustling city streets.

Times Square

Experience the vibrant energy of Times Square, the bustling commercial and entertainment hub of the city. Neon lights, Broadway shows, and a plethora of shops and restaurants await you in this iconic location.

9/11 Memorial & Museum

Take time to remember and learn more about the 9/11 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, at the site where the Twin Towers once stood. The Museum blends architecture and history to craft a poignant encounter, covering the story of the attacks and the people affected by these events.

Things to do in New York

Fifth Avenue Shopping

For souvenirs for loved ones at home, or perhaps a few treats for yourself, indulge in luxury shopping along Fifth Avenue. From high-end fashion boutiques to flagship stores of renowned brands, this iconic shopping district caters to every fashion enthusiast. Don’t forget to stop by New York’s iconic department stores, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and SAKS Fifth Avenue.

Broadway Shows

If time permits, you could experience a Broadway show in one of the world's most famous theater districts, located in central Midtown. Also known as the heart of American theater, there are so many incredible shows to choose from. From musicals and ballets to comedy performances, concerts and operas, Broadway offers an unforgettable night of entertainment.

Brooklyn Bridge

Another simple, yet one-of-a-kind experience is a stroll across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge which connects Manhattan and Brooklyn. This 1,825-meter-long bridge offers stunning views of the city skyline and the East River.

Chelsea Market

A favorite among many tourists is a visit to Chelsea Market, one of the city’s most famous food markets. A food lover's paradise, here you’ll find a wide array of culinary delights, artisanal products, and unique shops in a charming industrial setting.

Eating and drinking in New York

No matter what type of cuisine appeals, you’re guaranteed to find it in New York. The city is a melting pot of flavors and home to some 18,000 unique restaurants, as well as street vendors offering a variety of portable snacks on the go.

Pizza is in vast supply, and a giant slice or two is usually sufficient to satisfy most appetites. Chinese and Italian cuisine is also heavily represented, most prominently in Chinatown and Little Italy, respectively.

Greenwich Village and Hell's Kitchen offer a number of independent eateries, the latter being a popular location for a pre-theater bite. Jewish Delis continues to be an important staple of the city and the place to grab a hallowed New York Bagel.

Coffee shops, bars, and rooftop lounges offer a chance to relax and enjoy the city's bustling atmosphere, while savoring all manner of tasty beverages, including quintessentially New York cocktails, the Manhattan and Cosmopolitan.

Getting around, New York transport

While New York City is easily navigable on foot, the city's extensive public transportation system, including subways and buses, provides convenient travel options throughout the five boroughs.

New York port facilities

The port facilities at Manhattan cruise port include a café, free public Wi-Fi, and a taxi pick-up and drop-off location, ensuring a smooth start to your exploration of the city.

New York quick tips

Currency

The local currency in New York City, USA, is the United States Dollar (USD). Card payments are widely accepted, but it's advisable to carry some cash, especially for smaller establishments. You’ll find ATMs all over the city, alternatively you could purchase some dollars on your Cunard ship.

Tipping

Tipping is customary in New York and indeed across the USA. Leaving a gratuity of around 15% to 20% for exceptional service is appreciated.

Weather

New York City experiences four distinct seasons. Summers can be hot and humid, with temperatures reaching around 31°C, while winters can be cold, with temperatures dropping to lows of -4°C.