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Disney Cruise Line Unveils 2019 Fall Cruise Schedule From New York.

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Disney Cruise Line has announced its fall 2019 deployment, including the Bahamas, and Canada/New England.

The Disney Magic returns to New York in September, 2019 with itineraries including Bermuda, the Bahamas and a limited program to Canada/New England.

Cruises will include:
Three special five-night cruises featuring two days in Bermuda. During two seven-night sailings from New York to the Bahamas, every guest will receive a one-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper ticket and round-trip transportation to the theme parks in Orlando.A single five-night cruise to Canada call at Bar Harbor Maine and Saint John Nova Scotia Canada. Disney offers an upscale experience offering adult only spaces as well as many kid friendly options. 

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Tips for Bermuda - A Great Summer Cruise Destination.

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Bermuda is a great summer cruise destination easily reachable from the port of New York and New Jersey.

Today Royal Caribbean offers 5 days cruises from Cape Liberty to Kings Wharf Bermuda - spending a full day in Bermuda.

Celebrity Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line offer 7-day cruises from New Jersey / New York spending 3 days in Bermuda.

Carnival offers an occasion cruise from New York to the pink sand island as well.

There are other cruises where Bermuda is a port of call and combined with Caribbean destinations.

Bermuda Tip. Travel in Bermuda can be expensive. If you can cost effectively reach Hamilton, (most ships dock in the Royal Dockyard / Kings Wharf which is a ferry or taxi ride away to Hamilton), there is a bus terminal near Hamilton where a cost effective ticket can be purchased to almost anywhere on the island.

Check out bus schedules and fares since prices and routes are subject to change.

Check out our Bermuda Review.


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NYK Cruises' Asuka II Arrives in New York Today.

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NYK / Asuka Cruises' -  Asuka II  (formerly Crystal Cruises' Crystal Harmony) arrived in New York today as part of her 102 Day world cruise. 
The 2018 voyage is a 102-day cruise departing from Yokohama, Japan, on March 25, 2018, crossing the northern hemisphere, and making stops in or sailing through Asia, the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean, Europe, the Atlantic, North America, the Panama Canal, and the Pacific. The cruise will include a private tour of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and guests will also have the option of a private tour of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. In Lisbon, Portugal, a tour option will include a private dinner at the Hieronymites Monastery. Eight ports will be first-time ports of call for Asuka II: including Civitavecchia, Italy; Valencia, Spain; Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory; Bilbao, Spain; Hamburg, Germany; Halifax, Canada; Saint John, Canada; and Baltimore, U.S. Last year, NYK marked the 25th year of service by the Asuka …

Carnival Cruises Has Naming Ceremony in New York for the New Carnival Horizon.

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Carnival Cruises Unveiled the second ship in their Vista-Class - the Carnival Horizon in NYC (New York City). The Carnival Horizon was delivered from Italy's Fincantieri Shipyard in April, 2018 and conducted 4 European sailings before heading to New York.

The impressive 1,060 foot long, 133,500 ton ship has a number of unique features including the Skyride bicycling track high above the ship's deck, exercise equipment on deck, min golf, basketball and much more. The ship features countless eateries and bars. On board there is something for everyone.

In New York, the ship was officially named by Queen Latifah and a new specialty eatery - the Pig & Anchor featuring the cuisine of Guy Feiri.

The Carnival Horizon will offer alternating 5 and 8 day cruises from New York to the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and Bermuda (Depending on the itinerary).

On September 22nd, the Carnival Horizon will relocate to Miami for the fall and winter cruises.

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Great Video Provided By Blount Cruise Adventures - Showing the Wonders of Small Ship Cruising

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Blount Small Ship Adventures Offers Unique Cruises to Destinations Inaccessible to Large Ships

Continuing with the small ship theme I would like to share this video created by Blount Small Ship Adventure Cruises showing the intimacy and uniqueness these modest size ships offer.

The Blount ships have retractable pilot houses which allow the ship to go under many numerous low bridges where larger ship cannot go.  Blount offers some unique itineraries including Hudson River Cruises as well as cruises to the Great Lakes via the Erie Canal.

It is well worth the watch

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Busy Week In Port of New York - 2018 Cruise Season in Full Swing.

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In the past 7 days, the Port of New York has come alive with many ships making one time calls as well as others returning for the season.

In the past 7 days we have had the following ships visit the port.

May 18-20th -The Hebridean Sky of Noble Caledonia visited both Cape Liberty Bayonne and  the Manhattan Cruise Terminal using the Bayonne facility as the turn around port. The exclusive ship, debarked and embarked 114 British guest before departing the port on a New England Canada Cruise.
May 18th - Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas departed Cape Liberty on a day day cruise to Florida and the Bahamas. Including a stay at Royal Caribbean's private island CoCo Cay (Bahamas).
May 17th - Cunard's Queen Mary 2 arrived in the port (Brooklyn Cruise Terminal) just in time to kick off her 2018 transatlantic season sailing to  Southampton England. LeHarve France and Hamburg, Germany (where the cruise ends).

May 17th - Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas sailed from Cape …

New York Fleet Week 2018 Starting Today.

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The festivities of fleet week are starting today along with the parade of  Navy ships sailing in procession into New York Harbor on Wednesday. For a list of ships participating check out New York Fleet Week Fleet Ships.


For a full list of events and activities check out the official site.  New York Fleet Week


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Noble Caledonia's Hebridean Sky Docks in Bayonne NJ and Manhattan.

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Noble Caledonia's exclusive Hebridean Sky made calls in both Cape Liberty, Bayonne New Jersey and Manhattan.The 4,200 ton, Hebridean Sky called at the port after making a coastal cruise visiting Portsmouth, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Upon Arriving in the port of New York, the Hebridean Sky gave passengers an exclusive view of the Big Apple sailing up the Hudson River to Yonkers, New York, sailing back down the river passing  the George Washington Bridge, Empire State Building, and lower Manhattan. She then headed up the East River giving passengers view of the skyline and the many bridges crossing the river. The ship then proceeded along the Brooklyn shoreline through the Buttermilk Channel and back out to the Veranzarro Bridge. Turning around, the ship them headed back up the Hudson past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, lower Manhattan reaching just about Pier 40 and then turning around again and docking in Cape Liberty Bayonne.

 In Cape Liberty the Hebridean Sky unloaded h…

Royal Carribean Summer 2019 Cruise Line Up From New York / New Jersey

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This afternoon I went out to the Royal Caribbean Website to see which ships they will be operating from Cape Liberty in the Summer of 2019. It appears that the Adventure of the Sea will be returning next year sailing on alternating 8 Day and 6 Day Cruises.

Adventure of the Seas will alternate sailings during the summer months:

The 8 Day cruises offer an interesting itinerary visiting Kings Wharf, Bermuda; Nassau, Bahamas; and Coco Cay Private Island, Bahamas.

The 6 Day itinerary is also unique offering calls at Bar Harbor, Me; St John, New Brunswick, Canada; and Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.

Anthem of the Seas Sailings will alternate sailings during the summer months:

The 9 Day cruise to the Caribbean visiting Bermuda, St. Maarten, San Juan Puerto Rico, and Labadee, Haiti.

The 5 Day cruise call at  Kings Wharf Bermuda.

Please note that itineraries are subject to change and may vary by sailing. Check with the cruise line or your travel agent to confirm itineraries.


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VIDEO: Interesting Video on The Arrival of Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas

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While surfing the internet I found this very interesting short video (34 seconds) on Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas on one of her initial visits to the port of New York. It is well worth the view.



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Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Kicks Off 2018 Transatlantic Season

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On May 17, 2018 Cunard’s flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 returns to her homeport of New York for her 2018 Transatlantic Season. Following another successful World Cruise season, QM2 will resume her regularly-scheduled service across the Atlantic, a route that began 178 years ago.

Now more than ever, Queen Mary 2’s Transatlantic Crossing offers travelers a unique and precious escape from day to day life. Traveling leisurely by sea between New York and England, for seven nights in the North Atlantic, passengers have the time and luxury to dive deeper into their passions and crafts, to explore creative expression, and to hone personal and professional projects that range from journal writing and sketching, to polishing screenplays, musical scores and more.

Celebrities, writers and artists who have made the most of QM2’s Transatlantic Crossings include songwriter, music producer, and actor Ed Sheeran who sailed from New York to England and wrote parts of his latest hit album “Divide;” …

Small Ship Operator, American Cruise Line's New American Constitution Sailing US East Coast.

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American Cruise Line's new  American Constitution has begin cruising the East Coast. sailing to New England / Canada during the summer and Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruises in the fall.  With a capacity of 175 passengers, the American Constitution features the latest in technology, modern design, and sophisticated décor. The American Constitution also features large well-appointed staterooms with private balconies, as well as a variety of spacious lounges.

The American Constitution offers a small ship experience and has different amenities than large ships. You will not find a pool, casino, or massive show lounge but will experience good food, simple elegance and attentive service. The entertainment tends to be historians and other experts on the  ports being visited. 

The ships tend to attract seasoned travelers looking for an educational experience and unique US ports of call. The American Constitution is registered in the US.


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A Gem Gets Swapped For A Dawn - NCL Swaps Ships.

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In a move to offer slightly more capacity from Boston and to change up cruise schedules, Norwegian Cruise Line will be operating the Norwegian Gem from Boston and the Norwegian Dawn from New York. This ship swap will place the slightly larger Norwegian Gem back to sailing to Bermuda and New England/Canada. while the Norwegian Dawn will offer sailings from New York to Florida and the Bahamas as well as New England Canada. The swap is expected to happen in May 2019.



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Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas Arrives in Cape Liberty Bayonne, NJ

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Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas arrived in Cape Liberty Bayonne, NJ in preparation for her season of cruises from the port. The ship will spend overnight in anticipation of the arrival of her guests Friday mid-day. The Adventure of the Seas will sail to Nassau, the Bahamas and Royal Caribbean's Private Island - Coco Cay.

The Adventure of the Seas sailed from St. Maarten on Sunday making the 4 days trip up the coast and arriving in New York early Thursday Morning
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Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 Returning to New York After a 134 Day World Cruise.- Next Sailing - Old World Transatlantic Passage

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One week from today 5/17, Cunard's Queen Mary2 will return to New York to mark the end of her 2017/2018 134 Day - World Cruise. The great Cunard Liner will spend only a short time in New York (13 hours approximately) before embarking on a traditional transatlantic crossing of yesteryear visiting Southampton, England, Le Harve, France and Hamburg Germany.


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Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas on Her Way to New York

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Royal Caribbean is preparing to welcome its second ship sailing seasonally from New York (actually Cape Liberty Bayonne, NJ). Coming this Friday, May 11. 2018, the Adventure of the Seas will begin sailing from Cape Liberty in addition to the Anthem of the Seas. The Anthem of the Sea will be sailing alternating 5 Day Bermuda cruises with 9 Day Cruises to the Caribbean or Florida & the Bahamas.

The 137,000 ton Adventure of the Seas will from the Port of New York and New Jersey to Florida and the Bahamas., Bermuda as well as New England / Canada Cruises. The ship will be offering one way, 10 day trips between New York and Quebec (and the reverse) during prime fall foliage times.

The Adventure of the Seas is a Voyager Class vessel. She was built in 2001 and is over 1,020 feet long. She can carry 3,114 guests and 1180 crew.

She boasts a rock-climbing wall, the Royal Promenade Atrium running Horizontally though the center of the ship , ice-skating rink, inline skating track, mini-golf,…

Norwegian Cruise Line's New Norwegian Bliss Departs New York for Alaska.

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Norwegian Cruise Line's New Norwegian Bliss, the newest ship of the Breakaway Plus class, arrived and left New York with little to no fanfare.

The Norwegian Bliss docked at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on Thursday 5-3-2018 at 2:00 AM forgoing a fire boat welcome, sailing by sleeping New York City residents and the advantage of media coverage.

The ship was docked at Pier 88, next to the Intrepid Air-space Museum for 4 days where many strolling residents could photograph her next to the pier. The ship played host to a select number of travel professional and media during the 4 day stay. Early Sunday morning on 5/7/2018, her near sister, the Norwegian Escape arrived from Bermuda - having the 2 mammoth ships docked side-by-side

At 11:00 AM, the Norwegian Bliss dropped her lines and began backing out from Pier 88 Berth A into the Hudson River. Turning her bow down river, she gracefully left the port. She is expected to debut in Florida on 5/8/2018 and then sail through the Panama Can…

Royal Caribbean Has Upgrades and New Attractions Planned for Coco Cay Private Island in the Bahamas

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Upping the ante on what it means to thrill and chill on vacation, Royal Caribbean International today unveiled the first details of the new Perfect Day Island Collection, a series of unrivaled private island destinations around the world. The first in the collection, Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas will boast a number of distinct experiences and iconic features, giving adventurous vacationers first-time experiences that will top any bucket list. From racing down the tallest and most thrilling waterslide in North America or riding the tide of the Caribbean’s largest wave pool, to taking in the highest view in The Bahamas from a helium balloon 450 feet in the air, unwinding at the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean, or enjoying the perfect beach day, guests will have the power to create their perfect vacation day – no matter what that may look like.
“At Royal Caribbean, it’s not just about the hardware. It’s true that our new ships are technological and engineering marv…