Introducing New York
New York was first settled by Europeans in the early 17th century, when a Dutch colony called New Amsterdam was set up to process fur. In 1664 the English conquered the colony and renamed it New York. Under British control, New York has grown rapidly as a key business center.
Friction between the colonies and the British government led to the Revolutionary War of 1775-1783. For most of the war, New York was held by the British who used the city as a military base. In 1783 George Washington triumphantly marched into the city when the British left.
Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the city expanded in population and as an economic center. The highlight of the twentieth century was the building program that marked the materialization of the stunning skyline of Manhattan.
It was in New York's history that its harbors on the Upper Hudson Bay were the key to the rise of the city. Much of the docks & # 39; the importance was due to the large number of immigrants who came to New York by ship. The first immigration center was Castle Garden, followed in 1892 by Ellis Island. In the early 1920s, many immigrants arrived at Chelsea Piers, on the west bank of Manhattan, and were then transported to Ellis Island for processing.
Chelsea Piers, however, was unable to handle large cruisers, and in the 1930s, longer piers were built between the western 44th and 52nd streets to make the passenger liner terminal in New York a nickname "Luxury Liner Row". Passenger volumes declined rapidly following the launch of transatlantic air flights.
Cruise Lines, however, returned to life when the passenger boat terminal in New York reappeared as a cruise terminal in Manhattan in the 1970s. Demand for cruises continued to grow and two more cruise ports opened for business in the Hudson Bay area, the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and the Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal.
New York Cruise Terminals
Cruise terminal in Manhattan
The Manhattan Cruise Terminal is located on the west 44 to 52 west bank of the Hudson River in Manhattan. The cruise terminal has three docks, piers 88, 90 and 92. The terminal building is located on each pier. Services at the terminal include customs and immigration, check-in facilities, cafes, VIP facilities, rest rooms, newsstands and seating areas. Parking is available above each of the cruise terminal buildings. Piers 88, 90 and 92 offer a total of 5 berths for cruise ships. The Manhattan Cruise Terminal is used almost exclusively by the Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival.
Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, located on Red Hook Governor's Island, is a modern building adjacent to Pier 12. Due to its long history as a commercial port, the area where the terminal is located has a very industrial impression. The terminal has vending machines, immigration, customs, check-in tables and toilets. The terminal is adjacent to a car park with a capacity of 500 cars. There is a cruise ship berth at Pier 12. Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is a princess and Cunard Cruise Line.
Bayonne shipping terminal
The Cape Liberty shipping terminal is located on the south pier at Bayonne Harbor. The shipping port, which was inaugurated in 2004, was originally part of the Bayonne Navy base facility. The terminal contains customs, immigration, toilets, snackbar and check-in tables. The cruise terminal is about half a mile from the waterfront, so passengers are transported by bus from the terminal to their boat. Adjacent to the cruise waterfront lies 9/11 Tear Drop Memorial Park. Convenient parking is located next to the cruise terminal. The terminal has only one cruise ship berth. Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises are located at Bayonne Cruise Terminal.
New York City Tour
Empire State Building
With a panoramic view of Manhattan, the Empire State Building Observatory is an attractive attraction in New York. Take the escalator to the observatory and wander the airy promenade 1050 feet above the busy city streets. The Empire State Building is a half-hour walk from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal.
Make a visit to Central Park, a vast green area in the middle of a Manhattan skyscraper. Worth seeing are the Botanical Gardens, Obelisk, Strawberry Fields, Sheep Meadow and Zoo.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Opened in 1870, this famous museum displays a huge number of works of art from around the world. Among his most interesting works are Van Gogh's Wheat Field with Cypresses, Vermeer's Young Woman with a Pitcher, the Medieval Tapestry of the Unicorn in Captivity and Rembrandt's Aristotle with Bush's Homer. The museum is located on the outskirts of Central Park between the eastern 81st and 82st streets.
Brooklyn city tour
Upon completion in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, which was completed in 1883, was welcomed as an amazing triumph of the building. There is a pedestrian walk along the length of the bridge, which you can reach at the crossroads of Tillary and Adams, or the staircase on Prospect St. You can enjoy great views of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Upper NY as you walk through the bridge. Port.
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
The Brooklyn Botanical Garden was opened in 1910 at the garbage site. Wander the tropical pavilion, water house, desert pavilion and Bonsai Museum. Also in the garden are a garden shop, a gift shop and a café.
This cantilever trail across the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is a popular locality and offers stunning views of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. Nearby you will find art galleries, elegant shops, historic houses, bars and restaurants.
Tour of Bayonne
Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park is a large green area in downtown New Jersey. The Old Central Railway of New Jersey Terminal, important in the history of New Jersey, stands significantly towards the north end of the park. The 2-mile Liberty Walk provides visitors with stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan skyline and the Hudson River. The year-round ferry service operates from the park to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
Statue of Liberty
For many immigrants who traveled from Europe to the US, the Statue of Liberty was the first sight of the United States. In Paris, a gift was made by the French people, a statue originally called Liberty Enlightening the World, which was completed in 1894. It was then disassembled and transported to the US, where it was rebuilt on Bedloe Island in Upper Bay. to be officially opened in 1886. Tickets to the pedestal can be booked or obtained on site. Internal staircase and crown tickets must be booked as access is limited to 240 people each day.
Ellis Island was the first stop for over 20 million settlers to the United States as the official immigration office from 1892 to 1954. The role of the museum details Ellis Island's role in immigration history and includes interactive presentations, voice recordings, passenger records, photos, personal belongings and archive films.
We're picking a cruise from New York
Popular year-round cruises include the Bahamas (Freeport and Nassau) and the Eastern Caribbean (St. Maarten, Dominican Republic, Saint Kitts and Antigua). These destinations offer warmer weather even in winter, on sunny days and spoiled evenings.
In summer, a cruise to Bermuda usually includes a one-night stop so you can enjoy the nightlife. In summer, cruises around the northeastern states and Canada are also available, visiting historic and enchanting ports.
An alternative option during the summer and autumn is the classic transatlantic transition to Europe.
Travel to cruise terminals
Through the air
Newark International Airport, John F. Kennedy and La Guardia are the nearest airports to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. Cabins are available at every airport. Some cruise lines organize a shuttle bus.
The entrance to the terminal is from the north at the intersection of 55th Street and 12th Avenue. Parking is available at each of the three cruise ship terminals.
Grand Central Station and Penn are the nearest train stations from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. Taxis are easy to catch. Another option is to catch the subway to Columbus Circle and go further to the cruise terminal.
Through the air
LaGuardia is just 11 miles from the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, John FK and Newark Liberty are slightly larger. Cabins are easily accessible from every airport. Cruises often organize a shuttle bus service.
Cars access to cruise ship terminal at the junction of Imlay Street and Bowne Street.
Grand Central Station and Penn Station are the closest stations to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. Cabins are available either.
Through the air
Newark Liberty Airport is the most suitable airport for Bayonne at a distance of about 5 miles. LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy are on very busy roads about 25 miles away. Taxis are available at every airport. On cruise days, cruise lines often organize a shuttle service.
The cruise terminal is accessible from Highway 440 via Cape Liberty Terminal Blvd.
The best situated train station is Hudson-Bergen Light Rail on 34th Street. Take a taxi from there. Keep in mind that no public transport goes directly to the terminal and pedestrians are banned from the terminal.