New York City, New York, Manhattan Cruise Dock
Save
Photo Credit: iStock.com / dolphinphoto | Cruising Into Manhattan
Manhattan, New York City, New York, Central Park
Save
Photo Credit: iStock.com / Luke Abrahams | Central Park
New York City, New York, The Brooklyn Bridge
Save
Photo Credit: iStock.com / MIHAI ANDRITOIU | The Brooklyn Bridge
Manhattan, New York City, New York, Times Square
Save
Photo Credit: iStock.com / Maciej Bledowski | Times Square
Manhattan, New York City, New York, Pastrami Sandwich
Save
Photo Credit: iStock.com / Chanstarco | Pastrami on Rye
New York, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Save
Photo Credit: iStock.com / RobinsonBecquart | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York City

New York City, New York, Statue of Liberty Photo credit: iStock.com / MIHAI ANDRITOIU | Statue of Liberty

Sailing out of Manhattan is a treat. The cruise ship terminal is just west of midtown and, from there, the city is a walk, cab, or crosstown bus away. If you’re embarking, disembarking, or staying the night, you’ll want to make dinner reservations and book tickets to a Broadway show as soon as you plan your cruise.

What We Love

Central Park: New Yorkers mostly live in apartments, and this giant park is their “backyard.” Locals run, bike, walk their dogs, and sun on Sheep Meadow. In the fall, there’s no better spot to see the leaves change color.

Brooklyn Bridge: The bridge spans the East River, leading from just south of Chinatown in Manhattan to DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) in Brooklyn. On the Brooklyn side, stop for pictures on the Promenade, the borough’s best vantage point.

Best Known For

Metropolitan Museum of Art: You may come for the Temple of Dendur, in the famed Egyptian wing, but you’ll be sucked into the immense variety of art from around the world.

Statue of Liberty: Book in advance for a ferry tour to the statue’s crown and a visit to Ellis Island, where many of our country’s immigrants arrived.

Find a Cruise

Find the best Deal

Is any passenger?

Special residency rates

Who It's Best For

Culture Lovers: No city in the nation matches New York's diversity of entertainment, ranging from the high to the low brow.

Foodies: The restaurant scene is varied, international, and … awesome. Head to Koreatown for barbecue, Chinatown for dim sum, or downtown for cool, celebrity chef-helmed spots, like those by David Chang and April Bloomfield.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

It's Packed: You may encounter lines and throngs everywhere. Popular sites, such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Empire State Building, are often very crowded.

Prices Are High: Many museums have $20 entrance fees, and restaurants and shops tend to be pricey.

Sherri Eisenberg

Sherri Eisenberg is the New York City-based editorial director of ShermansCruise.com.

New York City Videos

Find a Cruise
Find the best Deal

Is any passenger?

Special residency rates

Nearby Departure Ports
Find a Cruise
Find the best Deal

Is any passenger?

Special residency rates