The Port of New York is home to two cruise terminals in New York, as well as one in a section of New Jersey. The Manhattan and Brooklyn cruise ports serve a large number of cruise passengers heading off on awesome adventures all around the globe, with cruise options extending far beyond what you might imagine. Here are five incredible cruises that you can take directly from either the Manhattan or Brooklyn cruise ports.

Transatlantic, New England and Canada (21 Nights)

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New York is the perfect port for transatlantic cruises, and why not book one on the most majestic transatlantic ocean liner available — the Queen Mary 2? Often referred to as the QM2, this is the flagship of Cunard Line.

Cunard offers a number of different transatlantic cruises from New York City. Book one that goes direct, or opt for a longer voyage like the 21-night New England and Canada itinerary that takes you up into ports like Bay Harbor, Corner Brook, Quebec, Saguenay, Halifax and Sydney before heading back to New York and on to Southampton where you’ll disembark.


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Bermuda is a popular destination for cruises out of New York, thanks in part to its close proximity to the East Coast. You can experience white sand beaches and turquoise waters without losing a bunch of time.

Companies like Carnival Cruise Lines offer a wide selection of Bermuda cruises depending on your vacation allotment and financial budget. Choose from four, six or eight-night voyages. With the four-night journey, you’ll have one day docked at King’s Wharf, while the six-night voyage gives you two overnights. Book an eight-night itinerary and you’ll have one overnight in Bermuda plus a day in the Turks & Caicos.

Southern Caribbean (14 Nights)

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If you have your heart set on a Caribbean cruise, there is no shortage of options departing from New York City. If you’re looking for something different than a Bahamas getaway, why not consider Norwegian Cruise Line’s 14-night Southern Caribbean itinerary? After departing New York, you’ll have three relaxing days at sea before arriving in stunning tropical destinations like Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Kitts. From there, you’ll head back up to St. Thomas, followed by a few more relaxing days at sea before disembarking back in New York.

Iceland and Greenland (16 Days)

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Princess Cruises offers an incredible 16-day Fire and Ice cruise that departs New York City and visits bucket-list destinations like Iceland and Greenland. In addition, you will also stop in Halifax on your way to Greenland and then Edinburgh and Newcastle after departing Iceland, before finally disembarking in Southampton.

In Greenland, you’ll stop in Qaqortoq, a tiny port town of around 3,400 people, and Nanortalik, where you might even spot a polar bear or two along with seals and fin, humpback and Minke whales. Your first stop in Iceland is Akureyri, known as the gateway to the “Land of Fire and Ice,” where you can see waterfalls, extinct lava lakes and volcanic craters. Your last stop in Iceland is Seydisfjordur, known as the culture capital of Eastern Iceland.

The Americas and Chilean Fjords (86 Nights)

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If you have all the time in the world to take a vacation, why not go big and pick a cruise like Viking Cruises’ 86-night adventure around the Americas? On this new The Americas and Chilean Fjords itinerary, you depart from New York City and head south in search of fun in the sun in the Caribbean before making your way all around South America. From there you head up the Pacific Ocean coast before disembarking in Los Angeles.

You’ll stop in or cruise through some incredible destinations, like colonies of penguins in the Falkland Islands, massive glaciers in the Chilean Fjords, rainforest along the Amazon River and more.