Friday, July 13, 2018

Summer is a Great Time to Explore New York City


Free Things to Do In New York City / Manhattan.
Free Things to Do In New York City / Manhattan.

Summertime is a great time to go exploring in New York City. Here at NYCruiseInfo.com we have come up with our favorite list of free things to do in the city. Check out the list.

Fun, Free Things To Do In New York City.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Following Up on Yesterday's Post - Peacboat.org's New Sail Assist Powered Ship

Peaceboat's New Ship - EcoShip - Partially Sail powered

Now in the last stages of planning, the "Ecoship" will be built by Finland's Arctech. It will cost about $500 million, financed in part by impact investors -- funds, rich families and individuals who want to use their cash to improve the world as well as make a profit. 

"Ecoship was a dream for me," said Peace Boat founder Yoshioka Tatsuya. "Using a conventional ship was frustrating for us, even though we tried our best to reduce the emissions."

A conventional cruise ship can burn hundreds of tons of heavy fuel oil a day and emit as much particulate matter as a million cars, according to German environmental group NABU.
The "Ecoship" will be fueled by a much cleaner combination of solar panels, wind power and liquid natural gas, and should produce 40% less carbon dioxide than a traditional cruise ship.

"We will have 10 sails, so it will use the wind like traditional sailing ships," Tatsuya explained.

For more information check out - EcoShip Website.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Peaceboat Ocean Dream To Spend 2 Days in New York This Week.


Peaceboat's Ocean Dream Scheduled To Call in New York on July 12 & 13 2018
Peaceboat's Ocean Dream Scheduled To Call in New York on July 12 & 13 2018

This week we will have an unusual visitor to New York. The Peaceboat Ocean Dream. The Peaceboat Organization has chartered the Ocean Dream from Spain's Pullmantur and the ship continually sails around the world spreading the Peace and Understanding. The Peaceboat organization is managed by a Japanese citizens and the majority of passengers are Japanese missionaries.

The ships will be in New York on Thursday and Friday before heading to Havana, Cuba.

It should be noted that Peaceboat has contracted for a new ship to used for their missions. The new ship will be partially propelled by sail power and very energy efficient.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Norwegian Dawn to Return to New York in 2019


Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Dawn to Return to New York City in 2019
Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Dawn to Return to New York City in 2019

Once home ported in New York, the Norwegian Dawn will be returning to New York again in 2019. The Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Gem will be switching home-ports with the Norwegian Gem being based in Boston in 2019. The Norwegian Gem was relocated to Boston to offer more capacity on the 7-Day Boston to Bermuda cruise route.

The Norwegian Dawn will offer cruises to Florida and the Bahamas as well as New England / Canada cruises from New York during the summer months. The Norwegian Dawn will also offer a cruise to Bermuda as well as 14-Day Caribbean and 15 Day repositioning cruise partially transiting the Panama Canal and ending in Tampa Florida in time for her winter season. 


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Monday, July 9, 2018

Cruise Ships Increase Speed in Order to Get Ahead of Hurricane.


Norwegian Escape - Norwegian Cruise Lines Sails for Bermuda
Norwegian Escape - Norwegian Cruise Lines Sails for Bermuda

Today (Sunday) the Norwegian Escape and Celebrity Summit departed New York / Cape Liberty, NJ destined for Bermuda. Although both ships left their pier on time, the ships appeared to be traveling at an unusually faster speed than normal.

While watching the evening news, the weather person mentioned that tropical storm Chris has the potential to become a hurricane within the next day and is located off the coast of North Carolina.

It appears the both ships were speeding up to get ahead of the storm and have the storm pass behind them.

It was an absolutely beautiful day in New York today with a temperature of 90 degrees and low humidity and the weather conditions were ideal for a departure.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Carnival Triumph to Replace Carnival Horizon From New York in 2019.

Carnival Triumph sails to Bermuda, Turks& Caicos, New England, Canada, Caribbean
Carnival Cruises Carnival Triumph to Replace Carnival Horizon in 2019 Sailing From New York.

In a surprise move, Carnival Cruises will replace the Carnival Horizon with the Carnival Triumph in 2019 sailing from New York. Originally Carnival planned to have the new Carnival Horizon return next year but has changed their minds.

Built at Italy's Fincantieri Shipyard in 1999, the 101,509 ton Carnival Horizon measures 893 feet long, 116 feet wide and has a 27 foot draft. She carries 3,143 passengers and 1,100 crew.

The Carnival Triumph will sail from New York starting in May -> September 2019 to Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, New England, Canada, and special 14 day cruise with partial transit of the Panama Canal.


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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Holland America New England Canada Changes Now Make Sense - Sale of Prinsendam Announced


Holland America's  Upscale Prinsendam to Leave Fleet in July 2019 to join phoenix Reisen Germany
Holland America's  Upscale Prinsendam to Leave Fleet in July 2019

From the post on Tuesday, we covered that Holland America has substantially changed their 2019 New England Canada cruises, swapping out ships and reducing sailings.

On Monday Holland America announced the sale of their high end ship Prinsendam to Germany's Phoenix Reisen. The ship is expected to transfer to her new owners in July 2019.  Prinsendam’s itineraries from July 1, 2019, onward are scheduled to be assimilated by Rotterdam, Volendam and Veendam. Holland America Line is reaching out to booked guests and their travel professionals to re-accommodate guests on these cruises.
 

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Holland America Scales Back 2019 New York Fall Cruises But Expands Boston Sailings


Holland America's Zaandam Will Sail From Boston 2019 - New York Sailings Reduced.
Holland America's Zaandam Will Sail From Boston 2019 - New York Sailings Reduced.

In a surprise move Holland America has decided to deploy the Zaandam on 2019 Spring/Summer New England. Canada cruises from Boston. The Zaandam is larger than the prior ship deployed on the route measuring in at 61,398 tons and carries 1,432 passengers (double occupancy) and a crew of 610. The Zaandam will be joined by the Veendam and Rotterdam that will sail from Boston in the fall of 2019.

The New York sailings has been cut back to 1 ship and 1 sailing. The Zuiderdam will make a 10-Day, one way voyage between New York and Quebec Canada on September 9th, 2019.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Make Your Plans For Independence Day in New York

Coming This Week: Happy Independence Day - New York is a great place to celebrate the Birthday of the United States. The center attraction to the party is the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration. For best places to view Macy's Fireworks check out Macy's Website.

Happy 4th of July
Happy 4th of July!!!!!!


There are also additional fireworks at other locations, so definitely do your research for the best viewing spots.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Showcase Port -> Nassau, Bahamas


Beach at Nassau in the Bahamas - A popular cruise port on sailings from New York.
Beach at Nassau in the Bahamas - A popular cruise port on sailings from New York.

Nassau is a very popular cruise destination in the Bahamas offering cruise passengers, beaches, high end resorts - like Atlantis, BahMar and others, casinos and more. Located about 1,94 miles south of New York, the Island can be reached after only a single day at sea.

To learn what there is to see and do in Nassau - Check out NYCruiseInfo.com Nassau Bahamas Review for Cruise Passengers.



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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Carnival Cruises Carnival Horizon Features the SkyRide.

 Carnival Cruises' Carnival Horizon SkyRide

Today I am going to cover a great activity onboard Carnival Cruises' New Carnival Horizon  - The SkyRide.

The SkyRide is a bit like riding a bike — you’ll never forget it. But SkyRide is also completely unlike riding a bike, because when was the last time you biked around a ship, high above the deck and even higher above the sparkling blue sea? Zip safely around our two-lane suspended course in a pedal-powered go-mobile, in search of your biggest racing victory, a lower-body workout… or simply the greatest view.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Activity at Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal Increasing.


Royal Caribbean's German Brand Mein Schiff Will Offer a Number of Sailings From Cape Liberty NJ
Royal Caribbean's German Brand Mein Schiff Will Offer a Number of Sailings From Cape Liberty NJ

Royal Caribbean's partnership with the City of Bayonne, New Jersey is becoming fruitful. The cruise line is featuring 3 departures per week on average during peak months.

Royal Caribbean has both the Anthem of the Seas and the Adventure of the Seas sailing from the port to Bermuda, the Caribbean and/or the Bahamas and Private Island - Coco Cay, Bahamas.

Celebrity Cruises has the Celebrity Summit sailing weekly to Bermuda.

Royal Caribbean's German brand, Mein Schiff / TUI Cruises has the Mein Schiff 6 sailing a series of fall cruises from the port visiting New England / Canada and Coastal US and Bahamas.

In between the cruises mentioned above some of the Bermuda or Florida / Bahamas cruises have been replaced with New England Canada Cruises, especially in the fall when the fall foliage is in peak season.

There are endless cruise opportunities from port near you. Be sure to check out the cruise schedule at NYCruiseInfo.com

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Showcase Port -> Bermuda



Beautiful Clear Waters of Bermuda - A popular Cruise Destination from the Port of New York and New Jersey
Beautiful Clear Waters of Bermuda - A popular Cruise Destination from the Port of New York and New Jersey

A very popular seasonal port. visited on cruises from New York and New Jersey is Bermuda. This small island nation is located approximately 600 miles west of North Carolina in the mid-Atlantic. Blessed with tropical breezes, warm waters and shimmering blue seas, this tropical island is a great destination.

To learn more about Bermuda check out our ports section on the NYCruiseInfo.com website to learn more about Bermuda and other popular ports of call. 


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Monday, June 25, 2018

Disney Cruise Line Treats Guests to Frightfully Fun Celebrations During Halloween on the High Seas Cruises


 
Disney Halloween Fun Fest At Sea On Select Disney Magic September and October Cruises
Disney Halloween Fun Fest At Sea On Select Disney Magic September and October Cruises

 This fall, Disney Cruise Line will treat guests to a wickedly good time as the ships transform into a ghoulish wonderland filled with frightfully fun events and activities, special decorations, unique menu items in the restaurants and themed parties.
In 2018, Halloween on the High Seas takes place on most voyages aboard the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wonder and Disney Magic from September through October. This one-of-a-kind Halloween celebration features spooky parties, lively entertainment and elaborate d├ęcor, including The Pumpkin Tree, which magically transforms throughout the cruise. Other special experiences include:
    • Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party, a celebration with games, dancing and lots of candy! Beloved Disney characters, wearing special Halloween costumes just for the occasion, will join guests for this fun-filled costume party.
    • A Nightmare Before Christmas—Sing and Scream, an interactive movie experience where guests are part of the action, followed by a meet-and-greet with Jack Skellington and Sally.
    • Haunted Stories of the Sea, where the bravest cruisers gather under the stars to hear some true—or not so true—tales of the sea told by a mysterious sea captain storyteller.
    • Creepy Cabaret, Halloween-themed music performed live in the atrium by a band of ghostly musicians.
    • Halloween Isn’t Just For Kids: For adults, the nighttime entertainment district becomes the ghoulish setting for a costume contest and a Villainous Takeover on the dance floor.
    • Spooky Movies: To get guests into the spirit of the season, Halloween-themed movies will be shown on Funnel Vision by the family pool and in staterooms.
    • Ghoulish Delights: Disney Cruise Line chefs have conjured some very special treats for Halloween, including chocolate cake with pumpkin filling, spider cakes and “Spooky Juice.”
    • More spooky fun includes mask-making and a ghostly takeover of ship announcements!
To celebrate Halloween,  the Disney Magic sails four- and seven-night Canada cruises and five- and six-night Bermuda cruises departing Sept. 20 to Oct. 29 from New York. 

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Three Diverse Cruise Ships in New York Today - AidaVita, Carnival Horizon & Seven Seas Navigator

Today will be an usual day in New York with the mid-week arrival of three cruise liners into New York City. In New York today will be:

German Operator AidaCruises' AidaVita will sail a series of summer New England Canada Cruise From New York.
German Operator AidaCruises' AidaVita will sail a series of summer New England Canada Cruise From New York.

  • German Cruise Operator, AIDA Cruises AidaVita. which is relocating to the US East Coast to provided German Cruise passengers an opportunity to sail to New England and Canada. The ship is expected to operate a series of cruises with new cruise passenger flying into New York or Montreal with extended stays at each end point.
  • Carnival Cruise Line's New Carnival Horizon will depart today on a 4 day cruise to Bermuda. Allowing passengers 2 days at sea and 1 full day at island nation.
  •  Luxury cruise ship - Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Seven Seas Navigator will call at New York as part of her world cruise. After departing New York, she will proceed to New England, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland and the UK.
New York is  quickly emerging as not only a port for passengers to embark and debark, but also a cruise destination for worldwide travelers.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Flashback: Royal Caribbean's Song of America Now Sailing as Celestyal Cruises Celestryl Olympia.

Celestyal Cruises' Celestyal Olympia Previously sailed from New York To Bermuda as Royal Caribbean's Song of America.


One popular on the 7-day New York to Bermuda Cruise circuit, Royal Caribbean's Song of America is now sailing for Celestyal Cruises as the Celestyal Olympia.

Employed on 3, 4 and 7 day cruises through the Greek Islands, Turkey and Cyprus, the ship has been maintained in pristine condition.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Today Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas Sails from New York to Bermuda & the Bahamas.


Royal Promenade On Board Royal Caribbean's Adventure of  the Seas.
Royal Promenade On Board Royal Caribbean's Adventure of  the Seas.

Today Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas will sail from Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey to Bermuda, and the Bahamas.

The 8 day cruise will make stops at Kings Wharf, Bermuda; Nassau, Bahamas; and Royal Caribbean's Private Island - Coco Cay. Passenger will enjoy 4 days at sea to take advantage of the spa, rock climbing wall,  ice skating rink, Broadway musical, many dining establishments and/or  stroll through the Royal Promenade.

The Adventure of the Seas will fall from Cape Liberty, Port of New York to Jersey to Bermuda, Caribbean, Bahamas and New England/ Canada.

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