With millions of dollars spent building the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal plus millions spent renovating the Manhattan Cruise Terminal at Pier 88 and Pier 90, the NYCruise Terminals have become premiere ports of call.
New York City’s world-class cruise ship ports in both Brooklyn and Manhattan offer ideal facilities for cruise arrivals or departures. NYCruise brings the most spectacular—often the fastest, biggest and most luxurious passenger ships to the newly opened terminal in Red Hook, Brooklyn and the West Side of Manhattan from European origins or distant ports in the Americas.
Over 50 million dollars was spent building the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and over 200 million dollars was spent renovating the Manhattan Cruise Terminal at Pier 88 and Pier 90. A key enhancement includes the redesign of Pier 88 passenger flow, with travelers now embarking only through the main level, and disembarking only through the ground level.
In 2008, Brooklyn served 282,259 passengers with over 59 ship calls and Manhattan served 765,477 passengers with over 183 ship calls. Ships calling to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal will increase from 132 in 2009 to more than 190 in 2010. With increasing numbers of ship calls and enhancements in easing the passenger flow to ground transportation, the terminals are opening eyes as travelers disembark for their visit to New York City.
For more information about the Manhattan and Brooklyn NYCruise Terminals, including schedules, directions, parking and embarking/disembarking information, please visit NYCruise.com.
On October 7, 2011, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Kevin Sheehan announced that Norwegian Cruise Line’s new state-of-the-art 4,000 passenger ship, Norwegian Breakaway, will make New York City its year-round home port. Beginning in May 2013, Norwegian Breakaway – which will be the largest ship ever to home port in the City – will replace Norwegian Star, and embark on a minimum of 88 cruises from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal through March 31, 2015. The ship calls will bring an estimated 140,000 additional embarking passengers into New York City over two years, resulting in an estimated $35 million in additional direct spending. Mayor Bloomberg and Norwegian Cruise Line were joined at the announcement in the Manhattan Cruise Terminal by New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky and NYC & Co. CEO George Fertitta.