New York City Port FAQ

New York City Port is the 4th busiest cruise port in the nation. The port has 5 quays with an estimated 132 cruise calls for the year 2009. The port is formerly known as the New York City Passenger Terminal. The New York Port of call offers a wide range of tourist destinations with luxurious hotels for travelers and business professionals to stay.

1.  What's the Cruise Port Address?

711 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10019-5399

2.  What's the Cruise Port Phone Number?

(212) 977-3017

 3.  What's the Cruise Port Parking Like?

The port’s parking is stacked over the piers. Daily rates of $25 for 10 hours, $30 per night for cruise parking, and 10 to 30-night cruise parking are at $300.

4.  How do You get to the Cruise Port?

Going to the port is easy via public taxi and buses in the area.

5.  What Cruise Lines use the Port?

The port has the following cruise lines: Carnival Cruise Line, Crystal Cruises, Holland America Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises and Cunard Cruise Lines. The port also serves as base for other cruises To Aida, Costa, Fred Olsen, Hapag-Lloyd, Hurtigruten, Japan Grace, MSC Italian, Norwegian Costal, NYK, P & O, Phoenix, Regent Seven Seas, Residencesa, Saga and Silversea Cruises. The routes travel to and from Asia, Europe, Bahamas, Italy, Australia and a lot more.

6.  What's the Nearest Airport to the Cruise Port?

The nearest airport to the cruise port is John F. Kennedy airport which is 20 miles away from the port. It can be a 1 hour and 20 minute drive if the traffic is heavy traffic but only 30 minutes without traffic.

7. What Attractions are Near the Cruise Port?

The major tourist attractions include Central Park and the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum which is located on the same street as the New York City port. Grand Central Terminal and Times Square are always worth a visit. And if you want luxurious and fun shopping, Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue is just within the area. And of course, a visit to Broadway is a must to see world famous theater productions. St. Patrick’s Cathedral is located Midtown. Tourists can take advantage of the subway system to easily travel around the city. Other tourist destinations include the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, the original Macy’s store (host of the Thanksgiving Day Parade), Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the United Nations Building.

8. What Hotels are Near the Cruise Port?

There are many hotels which give nice views of the city. These include: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, a 5-star hotel, Howard Johnson Hotelon Long Island, Waldorf-Astoria on East 49th, the luxurious New York Palace Hotel, and Holiday Inn Midtown. All of these hotels are near boutiques and major tourists areas.

9.  What Restaurants and Shops are Near the Cruise Port?

New York offers an incredible number of dining options. These include: Planet Hollywood at Broadway, Rainbow Grill Restaurant in the Rockefeller Plaza, French Per Se Restaurant (a mile from the terminal), historic Fraunce’s Tavern, world famous Tavern on the Green and many, many more. There is an abundance shops around the city. Fifth Avenue is a famous shopping area. The original Macy’s and Gimbels are located on 34th Street.

10.  Are Ships Docked at the Port, or are Passengers Ferried from the Port to the Ship?

The ships are docked directly at the port and the cruise ship’s berth is just adjacent to the receiving area.

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