Bayonne, New Jersey is home to the Cape Liberty Cruise Port. Cruises from Bayonne are very popular, especially among those that live in the surrounding areas (i.e. New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania). It saves many locals the hassle and expense of flying. Most cruises that include Cape Liberty depart from it, but there are a few that include it as a non-departure port (a "destination port").
Just a close drive from New York City and Newark Airport, Bayonne is a prime location for a cruise port. It is possible to visit NYC before and/or after your cruise from New Jersey. In fact, ships that sail out of Bayonne typically pass the Statue of Liberty and the impressive New York City skyline. The combination of the NYC experience with the cruise results in the vacation of a lifetime!
Premium cruise line Celebrity Cruises usually features cruises from Bayonne from May through October. Another cruise line offering cruises from Bayonne is Royal Caribbean, onboard multiple ships, including one of her latest and largest of ships, Oasis of the Seas.
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The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Bayonne, NJ. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:
The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Bayonne, NJ. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Bayonne, NJ:
These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.
Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.
These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.
Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Bayonne, along with a brief description:
♦ Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
One of the highlights of taking a cruise from Bayonne is that the cruise ship will usually sail past one of America's true symbols, the Statue of Liberty. To really bring your vacation up a notch, you can take a ferry from Liberty State Park (in New Jersey) or Battery Park (in New York) to Liberty Island for an up-close visit to the statute (before or after your cruise). Ellis Island, which was once America’s main immigration station from 1892 to 1954, is also located in this area. Over 40 percent of Americans can trace their ancestry through Ellis Island, making it an appealing stop.
♦ Times Square
When you take a cruise from Bayonne, you have the opportunity to visit Times Square, one of New York City’s main attractions. Located in midtown Manhattan this area is filled with huge advertisements (such as the famous, steaming Cup of Noodles), great restaurants, bars, street vendors, stores and hotels. Among the big names in Times Square are MTV, Virgin Megastores, Hard Rock Cafe and Planet Hollywood. Times Square is also the site of the world-famous ball drop that occurs each New Year's Eve in NYC.
♦ Fifth Avenue
While visiting New York City before or after your cruise, one of the definite shopping highlights is the section of Fifth Avenue between 34th and 59th Street. Lined with upscale shops, this section of Fifth Avenue is one of the world's premier shopping streets. Among the shopping venues on Fifth Avenue are Gucci, Harry Winston, Saks Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwartz, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Fendi and Tiffany & Co. The majestic St. Patrick’s Cathedral is also in this area of NYC. Further uptown (around the 80s and 90s) on Fifth avenue are some wonderful museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum.
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