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Welcome to New York City’s world-class cruise ship terminals in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Cruise NYC is home to the world’s most spectacular – often fastest, biggest, and most luxurious – cruise ships. Itineraries include Bermuda, Canada New England, Europe, the Caribbean, and world cruises. Each terminal is easily accessible from all NYC airports and from the area’s major roadways.

Manhattan Cruise Terminal 

Awarded “Best US Homeport” by TravelAge West magazine, New York City has been serving cruise passengers longer than any other US city.  In 2004, to secure its position as a first-class passenger terminal, the City of New York began a program of $200 million in capital investment at the cruise terminals.  The upgrades at Manhattan Cruise Terminal allow Pier 88 and Pier 90 to serve the world’s biggest ships. An additional $4 million investment in Passenger Boarding Bridges is being made to handle the world’s newest and largest ships.

Manhattan Cruise Terminal now includes modern adjustable gangways and expanded pier aprons to load and unload passengers and supplies with greater speed, comfort, and efficiency. The redeveloped terminals also segregated embarking and disembarking passengers onto separate levels, allowing for more efficient use of passenger space and reducing congestion.

Cruise ship docked at Manhattan Cruise Terminal

Directions to Manhattan Cruise Terminal

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Brooklyn Cruise Terminal 

Opened in April 2006, the state-of-the-art Brooklyn Cruise Terminal has received numerous accolades, including “Cruise Terminal of the Year” by Princess Cruise Lines and “Best New Homeport” by PortHole Magazine.  The modern terminal offers all the services and comforts expected from a world-class cruise facility including 200,000 square feet of flexible terminal space, sophisticated gangways, separate bus stalls, and ample parking. Dedicated embarkation and debarkation areas allow passengers to get on the ship without waiting. In its first year of operation, the 182,000-square-foot Brooklyn Cruise Terminal welcomed 40 ships and added 330 new permanent jobs to the Brooklyn waterfront.

The terminal is located in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, one of the city’s hotspots with restaurants, retailers, and artists just steps away from the terminal. 

The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal was the first shore power system for cruise ships installed on the East Coast of the United States and remains the only shore power capable terminal on the East Coast.

Aerial of Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

Directions to Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

Find directions to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, located on the Upper Bay in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn.

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Aerial of Cruise ship and Staten Island Ferry