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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