Cruises From New YorkOctober 27, 2015 - by Zachary Laks
Cruises from New York: Often coming in less expensive than a night in a New York City hotel, hopping aboard a luxury liner in NYC can offer an incredible all-inclusive value. Ever-expanding lineups of wow-factor amenities include world-class dining, thrills that run from skydiving simulators to bumper cars, and stage shows direct from Broadway. Whether it’s for a two-night getaway or an eight-night transatlantic journey, hop on board one of the five best cruises from New York for an unforgettable voyage into the horizon.
Cruises From New York: Two-Night Getaway at Sea Cruise (Roundtrip)
2015: Dec. 11
Ports of Call: New York City—At Sea—New York City
From $749 ($375/night per person)
The biggest ship to ever homeport in New York, the Norwegian Breakaway was built with NYC’s cosmopolitan roots in mind. Plenty of specialty dining options on board offer incredible value in comparison with comparable landlocked eateries, with highlights including Ocean Blue, the ship’s premiere seafood restaurant, and Moderno Churasscaria, a Brazilian steakhouse boasting an unlimited supply of perfectly charred steak. And to finish off the night, Broadway’s Rock of Ages rocks the ship, bringing the best of rock ‘n’ roll to the high seas.
Cruises From New York: Five-Night Canada/New England Cruise (Roundtrip)
2016: Oct. 2
Ports of Call: New York City—St. John, Canada—Halifax, Nova Scotia—New York City
From $1,255 ($251/night per person)
Seek the perfect family retreat on the Disney Magic, one of the four ships that sail as the Disney Cruise Line fleet. The fun begins from the moment you board as a host of Disney characters welcome you to the five-night party, with highlights including a Pirate Night, a Frozen deck party with the cast of Frozen, and a live stage production of Disney’s new classic, Tangled. When it comes to dining, be their guest at Lumiere’s, a signature dining experience that brings elements from Beauty and the Beast to life in the themed dining room.
Cruises From New York: Seven-Night Bahamas Cruise From Cape Liberty, Bayonne, NJ (Roundtrip)
Anthem of the Seas
2016: Nov. 20; Dec. 9, 16
2017: Feb. 19, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26; Apr. 2
Ports of Call: Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey—Port Canaveral, Florida—Cococay, Bahamas-Nassau—Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey
From $758 ($108/night per person)
New in 2015, the Anthem of the Seas is the toast of modern cruising, infusing non-stop fun with 18 dining options certain to never leave you hungry. No mention of the Anthem of the Seas can be made without the inclusion of its crazy sea amenities, including RipCord by iFly, a skydiving simulator on sea, and the Seaplex, a large indoor space that features bumper cars, roller-skating, and more. Averaging out to $108 per person per night, expect tremendous value and game-changing on-board experiences for the whole family.
Cruises From New York: Eight-Night Transatlantic Cruise From New York City (Red Hook, Brooklyn) to Southampton, England
Queen Mary 2
2016: Jan. 3; May 17
Ports of Call: New York City—Southampton, United Kingdom
From $1,200 ($150/night per person)
Regal from bow to stern, the Queen Mary 2 is Cunard’s legendary ship and one of the most famous vessels in the world, sailing transatlantic voyages regularly. Elegant and refined, expect a simpler cruise experience, with a focus on lectures, fine dining, and the world’s first planetarium at sea. When it comes to staying active aboard the long cruise, fun sports include the golf simulator, tennis, and bocce.
Cruises From New York: Seven-Night Canada/New England Cruise From New York City (Roundtrip)
2016: Sep. 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15
Ports of Call: New York City—Newport, Rhode Island—Boston—Bar Harbor, Maine—St. John, New Brunswick—Halifax, Nova Scotia—New York City
From $899 ($128/night per person)
The newest ship in the Princess fleet, the Regal Princess arrives on New York’s shores ready to dazzle. Expect a sophisticated ship that lends itself well to relaxation and a luxurious time spent at sea. Offering the best of Princess, the Regal Princess rolls out a refreshed menu at their specialty restaurant Sabatini’s, along with a new focus on regional menus, which shift depending on the ports of call. Make the most of the night by heading up to the top deck for the ship’s Miami-style beach club, Night Sky, where cabanas and atmospheric lights set the scene for craft cocktails.