Some of New York’s most famous landmarks are situated, or visible from, the harbour, providing plenty of eye-candy for cruise liner passengers passing through.
But New York is also a hugely popular jumping off point for cruises that take you far beyond the Big Apple. Below, we’ve picked out some of the best cruises from New York to the Caribbean
FROM $79 PER NIGHT
The Big Apple to the big blue sea would be a fair summary of this superb 10-night Caribbean cruise. Departing from New York in the afternoon, you’ll spend the subsequent 3 days at sea before arriving at San Juan in Puerto Rico. Next you’ll be taken to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands before further trips to the beautiful islands of Philipsburg in St. Maarten on and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Two more days at sea, when you can enjoy the ship’s aqua park, sports Complex and an incredible 25 dining experiences, will round off your trip before your return to New York.
FROM $73 PER NIGHT
This wonderful 11-night tour of the southern Caribbean will introduce you to some of the region’s most beautiful places of interest. Starting in New York, you’ll spend 3 nights at sea before your first port of call, San Juan in Puerto Rico, where you’ll get ample time to explore. Following another night at sea, you’ll visit Kralendijk in Bonaire, Willemstad in Curacao and Oranjestad in Aruba, all of which boast their own distinctive Caribbean flavour and appeal. After another night in transit, you’ll make your final stop off, in Ocho Rios in Jamaica, before beginning the long and leisurely journey back to the US mainland, where you’ll disembark in Miami with memories to last a lifetime.
FROM $79 PER NIGHT
This two-week cruise will give you plenty of time to unwind as well as visit a large number of the western Caribbean’s most idyllic spots. Your trip starts in New York harbour and the first 36 hours will give you time to explore the ship and its lavish amenities. On day 3, you’ll arrive in Port Canaveral in Orlando, Florida, where you’ll get a full afternoon to look around. The next day you’ll visit Great Stirrup Cay, a private island in the Bahamas, and the following 7 days will see you pitching up at Ocho Rios in Jamaica, George Town in Grand Cayman, and Harvest Caye in Belize. There’ll still be time for a couple of stop-offs in Mexico, too, with Costa Maya and Cozumel both on the itinerary. Your cruise will finish with three more nights at sea before your return to New York.