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Explore New York, NY

Start your Carnival cruise from New York City, New York, an urban island overflowing with unparalleled art and architecture, lively ethnic neighborhoods, designer shops, and the best restaurants in the world. The top sights are clustered in Midtown Manhattan, not far from the cruise port. As your cruise from New York glides down the Hudson River, you’ll pass must-see sights, such as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.

  • Pause amid the rush of Grand Central Terminal to look up at the starry ceiling.
  • Relax on the green lawns of Central Park.
  • Walk across the mile-long Brooklyn Bridge before you cruise from New York.
  • Study dinosaur fossils at the American Museum of Natural History.
  • Ascend the Empire State Building for 80-mile vistas.

Things To Do

Local Attractions

Before your Carnival cruise from New York sails, take advantage of everything the Big Apple has to offer: world-class museums, ritzy department stores, towering skyscrapers, and food from every corner of the globe. In compact Manhattan, you can easily visit Grand Central Terminal, shop on Fifth Avenue, and see the twinkling lights of Broadway in Times Square on the same day.

  • Go below the deck of the USS Intrepid, a WWII aircraft carrier.
  • Skate circles in the Rockefeller ice rink in winter.
  • Walk among the ancient tombs of Egypt in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Dine on Chinese dim sum and sip milky bubble tea in Chinatown.
  • Snag tickets to a Broadway show in the historic theaters of Times Square before setting off on your New York cruise.

Fun Facts

  • One World Trade Center, the centerpiece of the World Trade Center reconstruction, will be 1,776 ft. tall—just taller than the Twin Towers—and the city’s tallest building.
  • Two people can stand on opposite ends of the arched entryway on the concourse level of Grand Central Terminal and hear each other while whispering. (They call it the “whispering gallery.”)
  • Broadway, the theater-lined “Great White Way” in Manhattan, continues north to Albany, the state capital, for 150 miles.

Within Walking Distance

The Port Area In Hawaii

The USS Intrepid, at Pier 86, is a few blocks north of where your New York cruise docks. Explore the inner workings of the old transport ship, then check out the fighter aircraft on its top deck. You can also walk to Times Square, a technicolor sight of flashing neon lights, massive television screens, and theater signs.

Beyond the Port Area

Go downtown to Chinatown, perfect for inexpensive shopping and snacking near the Brooklyn Bridge. Walk part way across the bridge and look back for unforgettable downtown and seaport views.


Take the elevator to the observation deck of the Empire State Building, the city’s tallest building, where all of New York City lies at your feet. Step into the streaming foot traffic flowing through Grand Central Terminal, New York’s elegant, historic rail station. Don’t forget to look up in the main hall: golden constellations glitter in a teal-blue sky painted on the curving ceiling. Take a walk up 5th Avenue, stopping at Rockefeller Center to tour NBC Studios or Radio City Music Hall or skate in the famed winter ice rink below an enormous Christmas tree. Facing Rock Center are the neo-gothic spires of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Two blocks north is the most impressive collection of contemporary art anywhere at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art. Lush lawns, untamed woods, a zoo, and formal English gardens are just some of the highlights of nearby Central Park. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is on Central Park’s east flank, holding two million works from antiquity to the present, and topped off by the Egyptian collection in the Temple of Dendur. On the park’s west side, inspect dinosaurs, butterflies, and everything in between at the American Museum of Natural History.

Shopping in New York


Fifth Avenue between 42nd and 59th streets is a haven for high-end brand names like Tiffany and Bergdorf Goodman. A few blocks east on 59th is Bloomingdale’s; Barneys is north on Madison Avenue. Herald Square’s Macy’s, the one-time largest store in the world, takes up an entire city block, while SoHo and the Meatpacking District downtown have fashionable outposts for Prada and Alexander McQueen.

Dining in New York

One of the biggest appeals of booking a Carnival cruise from New York is the opportunity to dine in some of the world’s best restaurants. As a home to immigrants from every nation on the planet, New York has a cuisine to suit every taste, whether it’s spicy Sichuan in Chinatown, a classic steakhouse in Midtown or the city’s signature slice of pizza found on almost every corner. Restaurants in chic TriBeCa, the Lower East Side, and the Flatiron District serve top-notch creative cuisine

Travel Tips


  • New York City’s spring and fall are very comfortable, with highs averaging from 55 degrees to 80 degrees , while summer can be up to 100 degrees. Winter is cold and occasionally snowy.
  • New York cruises dock at the New York Cruise Terminal on the Hudson River between 46th and 54th streets in Midtown Manhattan.