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As one of the world’s most iconic cities, New York is a truly memorable place from which to begin your cruise. Spending a couple of days in the Big Apple before you sail could be the perfect way to start your holiday in style, as there’s simply so much to do. Aside from New York’s obvious attractions, the city opens up a number of interesting, exciting and memorable opportunities for a cruise getaway to a captivating blend of locations, too.
The iconic Statue of Liberty is synonymous with New York. When sailing from New York, your cruise ship will sail right by this famous landmark in New York Harbour, giving you the best view from the top deck during your sailaway party.
Top New York attractions to visit during your time there include Central Park, the Empire State Building and the bright lights and Broadway shows of Times Square. History and art buffs will find a huge range of museums and galleries to choose from, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
As well as its many tourist attractions, New York boasts an excellent transport system, so if you’re not intending to explore the city before you travel and want to get straight to your cruise ship to begin your voyage, you’ll find that transferring to your cruise terminal is easy.
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One of the most worthwhile things you can do when booking cruises from New York is to opt for a cruise and stay package, which will let you book a hotel in the city to extend your holiday. Book a cruise and stay and you’ll have ample time to explore the city at your leisure before you set sail and see for yourself such world-famous sights as the Empire State Building, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. A New York cruise and stay package and can be perfectly tailored to suit your needs, so be sure to call us so that we can help to find the perfect deal for you.
Owing to its close proximity to the region, many cruises to Canada and New England begin in New York. The north-eastern coast of North America and Canada is well-known for its maritime history, with a host of interesting harbours and lighthouses to explore, as well as for its stunning natural landscapes, with areas such as Peggy’s Cove on Nova Scotia and Acadia National Park in Maine always proving popular with cruise visitors.
The Caribbean is one of the most enduring and popular cruise destinations, offering cruisers a bountiful choice of tropical islands, which each offer an idyllic escape from modern life. From fascinating and colourful marine life and serene beaches to lively towns rich in both shopping opportunities and colonial history, the Caribbean has all the ingredients of a truly memorable cruise destination.
Throughout history, New York has always been the classic transatlantic cruise destination but today it’s also a popular starting point for ships heading across to Europe, too. Transatlantic cruises from New York give you more time at sea to enjoy the many facilities of your ship and make for a fantastic way to relax, particularly if you’re cruising towards home after first flying out to New York to begin your holiday.
Due to the timeless appeal of New York, many round-the-world cruises include it on their itineraries and often break up the journey into legs, meaning that it’s possible to join a world cruise and board the ship in New York, should you choose. The Big Apple then serves as your gateway to Asia and the South Pacific and such vibrant and fascinating ports as Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.
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