New York is one of America's top cruise ports. Passengers from New York City can cruise to the Caribbean year-round and may also cruise to the Northeast, Canada, Bermuda, England and many other destinations around the world.
Disney Cruise Line's ocean liner, the Disney Magic, sails from New York City, with destinations including the Bahamas, the New England and Canadian coasts, and even two-night cruises for families to sample the experience of Disney at sea. The ship features family entertainment, a variety of outdoor activities and indoor play areas, plus live shows, character experiences, Broadway-quality musical theater and more. For more information, visit disneycruise.com/2012. Families traveling to NYC who want to take advantage of the City's kid-friendly entertainment should see our itinerary for children, with suggestions for little ones like visiting the Central Park Zoo or the Children's Museum of the Arts. (For those activities and plenty more-for kids and adults alike-visit our suggested itineraries section.)
Recent infrastructure improvements ensure smooth sailing for the cruise passengers who pass through New York City. Below is a listing of contact information for each terminal.
New York Cruise Terminal
Piers 88, 90 and 92
711 12th Ave. (at W. 55th St.)
Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
Pier 12, Building 112
Bowne St. (at Imlay St.)
For more information on New York City's cruise terminals, visit nycruise.com.
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