Welcome Grateful Life to the Cruise Forum. I have not had the pleasure of cruising out of NYC so I can't be of much help to you on selecting a tour operator. Have you looked at the Princess site for the possibility of a precruise tour that they may offer. If they have some, you could prehaps do that, especially if they have one that originates or picks up at the airport and drops at the cruiseport. There are so many tour operators in NYC that offer varying day sightseeing tours from a couple of hours to all day depending what you want to see and pay. We have done a bus tour years ago that gave us the major highlights of the city (no stops) when we stayed in NYC at the Trump Plaza and also did a carriage ride that took us around the Central Park area and thru the park. I hope others on the site can give you some personal cruise/tour experiences to help with your selection. Enjoy !