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Exclusive Coco Beach Club Opens on Perfect Day at CocoCay

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Life is a beach at Royal Caribbean International’s new Coco Beach Club on Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas. Today, the cruise line welcomes its first guests to indulge in luxury chill at the private island destination’s newly opened beach club. The opening of Coco Beach Club marks the completion of the $250 million transformation – and phase one – of Perfect Day at CocoCay. The exclusive beach club touts the first floating cabanas in The Bahamas, an oceanfront infinity pool, beach cabanas, a dedicated restaurant with upscale dining and an exclusive bar. Rounding out Perfect Day at CocoCay is the opening of two new beaches – Breezy Bay at Chill Island and South Beach – open to all guests on the island.

CHILL LUXURY
Vacationers can soak up endless ocean views at this beachside escape filled with ways to lounge for every type of traveler. On deck – over the clear blue waters – 20 floating cabanas bring a bit of Bora Bora to the island as the first of their kind in The Bahamas. Each…

2020 Cruise Departures From New York - Manhattan and Brooklyn and New Jersey - Cape Liberty, Bayonne Cruise Terminal.

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We have just published the entire 2020 cruise schedule from New York and New Jersey to the Bermuda, Bahamas, Florida, New England, Canada, Europe, Iceland and Greenland. The Port of New York Cruise Schedule is presented in 3 month views.

Just click on the time-frame you would like to sail and see what cruises are available from New York City and Cape Liberty, NJ. There are 3 large ship departure points in New York Harbor, - The Manhattan Cruise Terminal in Manhattan, The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook Brooklyn and in New Jersey, The Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Cruise lines departing from New York and/or New Jersey include Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, P&O, Princess, Cunard, Celebrity, Crystal, Silversea, Regent Seven Seas Cruises. New York and New Jersey also plays host to ships visiting New York as a port of call or embarkations/ disembarkation points for foreign tourist including AIDA Cruises, Phoenix…

River Cruise Experts Vantage Expands into Ocean Cruising and Plans 2021 New York Cruise Call.

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Vantage Cruises who has traditionally focused on River Cruise throughout Europe and Asia has decided to expand into Ocean Exploration Cruising,  Their brand new, 5-star luxury ship, the Ocean Explorer will arrive in March of 2021 and will circle the world on itineraries that are educational as well as those pushing the boundaries of man. The ship will visit exotic ports such as Asia, the South Pacific, the Middle East, India, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, New England, Canada, North and South America  and the extremes of the Arctic and Antarctic.


Vantage Cruise Line's Ocean Explorer will call at New York as part of her repositioning cruise from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere to follow the Summer season and head to South America and Antarctica. Departing From Boston, Ma on October 26, 2021, the Ocean Explorer will slowly make her way down the United States East Coast calling at New York on October 30 th and 31st 2021. The cruise will end in Nassau in the B…

Saturday A Quiet Port - Sunday Things Pick Up

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New York Harbor looked sad this Saturday. The temperature in New York City peaked out at 53 degrees and Sunny on Saturday 2/22/2020. People were outside enjoying the warmer weather and as I walked along the river - no cruise ships were in port. None of the busy port traffic was chris-crossing the Hudson River. Only the occasional ferry was sailing between New Jersey and New York. Missing were the excursion boats, tug traffic, yachts, pleasure craft and most of all - the cruise ships. The marine traffic was noticeably missing as the cruise ship piers remained empty.

Sunday saw the arrival of the Norwegian Bliss and Anthem of the Seas. The Norwegian Bliss docked alongside pier 88 in Manhattan. The Anthem of the Seas docked in Cape Liberty, Bayonne, NJ. Both ships - surprisingly sailed on time which has been infrequent for the Norwegian Bliss.

The Norwegian Bliss and Anthem of the Seas were sailing on itineraries to Cape Canaveral Florida, Nassau, Bahamas and  their respective Private I…

Norwegian Encore Review - See Staterooms, Lounges, Bars and Amenities

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Norwegian Cruise Line's New Norwegian Encore will start sailing from New York in April 2020. The Norwegian Encore will sail to Bermuda, New England and Canada from the Big Apple.

NYCruiseInfo.com - has just published a review of this new ship, which was just delivered in late 2019.

Check out  The Review of the Norwegian Encore's Staterooms, Lounges, Amenities, and Statistics.  for all you need to know. 

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Victory Cruise Lines' Victory I Cruise Review Brief and New York Cruise Added to the Small Ship Cruising Webpage.

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Due to the late add of Victory Cruise Line's repositioning cruise to our 2020 cruise schedule, we have updated our Small Ship Cruise Page and itineraries to include this Bahamas registered small ship.

As stated here earlier, the New York Sailing of the 207 passenger Victory I to New England and Canada is part of a repositioning cruise to the Great Lakes.

Check out the Victory I cruise and all the other small ship cruises departing from New York,


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Review Including Photos, Staterooms, Ships Statistics, Public Spaces and More On Board Oceania Cruises Insignia.

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We have just published our extensive cruise ship review on Oceania Cruises' Insignia. The intimate Insignia has gone though an extensive refit and will sail a series of cruises from New York during the Summer and Fall, visiting Bermuda, New England, Canada and the Coastal US.

Our review has photographs of the refurbished public spaces and staterooms,  Ship Statistics and more.

To learn more about this premium cruise ship  check our our Oceania Cruises' Insignia.



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Victory Cruise Lines Adds 2020 Sailing From New York.

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Small ship operator, Victory Cruise Line has added a single cruise from New York as their ship - Victory I  repositions from the Bahamas to the Great Lakes. The 207 passenger, 286 foot long ship, will sail a coastal United States itinerary as she make her way to the Great Lakes for a series of Great Lakes cruises. The ship, which is registered in the Bahamas will make calls at both Canadian and American ports of call while sailing the lake region.

The cruise from New York will depart on April 27. 2020 and sail to Newport, RI; Boston, MA; Portland, Me; Rockland, Me; Bar Harbor, Me and Halifax, Nova Scotia where the cruises ends. The 9 day cruise fares' start at $2,899/per person.

To see this and all small ship cruises - Go to NYCruiseInfo.com Small Ship Cruises.


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Coronavirus Prevention Reconmendations From the Center for Disease Control

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Most people are concerned about traveling and the corona virus. The Center for Disease Control has released the following information to help reduce your chances of contracting the Coronavirus, Norovirus and the flu.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.Stay home when you are sick.Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.Follow CDC’s recommendations for using facemask. CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear facemask to protect themselves from respiratory viruses, including 2019-nCoV.Facem…

Oceania Cruises' Premium Cruise Ship Insignia Cruise Review, Statistics, Photos, Staterooms and More.

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We have just published our extensive cruise ship review on Oceania Cruises' Insignia. The intimate Insignia has gone though an extensive refit and will sail a series of cruises from New York during the Summer and Fall, visiting Bermuda, New England, Canada and the Coastal US.

Our review has photographs of the refurbished public spaces and staterooms,  Ship Statistics and more.

To learn more about this premium cruise ship  check our our Oceania Cruises' Insignia.

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Carnival Cruise Line Announces Officers for Totally Transformed Carnival Radiance

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Carnival Cruise Line has announced the senior leadership team for the Carnival Radiance which is set to debut in Europe on April 29, 2020, following an extensive $200 million refurbishment in Cadiz, Spain.

Currently sailing as Carnival Victory, the ship will depart Miami March 2 for a 38-day drydock and emerge as Carnival Radiance featuring all of the line’s culinary, beverage and entertainment innovations added as part of the line’s $2 billion fleet-wide ship enhancement program, according to a press release.

Officers:
Captain Stefano Bonica/Captain Arik Mazzi: Captain Bonica will command the ship during drydock while Captain Mazzi will take over once the vessel begins service in the U.S.
Bonica attended Istituto Tecnico Nautico Caio Duilio in Messina and joined Carnival as a third officer in 2000.  He was named captain in 2017 and has served on virtually every ship in the fleet during his two decades with the company.

Hailing from La Spezia, Italy, Mazzi served in the …

Carnval Cruises' Carnival Magic to Sail from New York in the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2021.

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Carnival Cruises' Carnival Magic to Sail from New York in the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2021.  The Carnival Magic after a short refit will series of Mediterranean Cruise before the ship  return to the U.S. on a 12-day trans-Atlantic voyage from Barcelona to New York from  May 3-15, 2021, calling at Cartagena and Malaga, Spain; Funchal (Madeira), Portugal; and Halifax, Nova Scotia and ending in New York. Summer Sailings from New York Beginning June 17, Carnival Magic will kick off a summer schedule from New York operating four- to nine-day voyages to Bermuda, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, Canada and New England.   The schedule runs through Sept. 24, 2021.
The program includes four-, five- and seven-day voyages to Bermuda, a four-day eastern Canada cruise, week-long fall foliage sailings to New England and eastern Canada, and seven- and eight-day Caribbean departures featuring top destinations like Amber Cove, Grand Turk, the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay, San …

Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 Itinerary Modified to Drop Hong Kong Calls. Singapore Stops Added.

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Cunard Line Queen Mary 2 left New York on January 13, 2020 as part of a 113 day World Cruise. The current segment of this cruise is approaching a planned extended stay in Hong Kong. In late January, Cunard Line announced that the call by QM2 to Hong Kong on February 18/19 will be replaced replaced with a stay in Singapore.

A statement from the line read: "We are currently looking at the impact of travel restrictions due to Corona virus and our imminent ports of call in China and Hong Kong for Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth world voyages.

"We have made the decision to cancel Queen Mary 2 call to Hong Kong on February 18/19 and replace it with Singapore on the same dates.

"We will continue to monitor the situation for future Cunard calls to Shanghai and Hong Kong and amend itineraries as necessary.

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Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas Sits in Bayonne Awaiting Test Results

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UPDATE 2/8/2020 at 9:40 PM.

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas is still sitting quayside in Cape Liberty Bayonne, NJ. She has been there since her arrival early Friday morning and select passengers were taken off and tested for the Coronavirus.

The Anthem of the Seas is awaiting the final clearance from the CDC to sail. Reported not all of the test results have been returned.

Royal Caribbean is now stating that the Anthem of the Seas will  depart Monday at 3 PM and has replaced the itinerary's call in Cape Canaveral, Coco Cay and Nassau with Kings Wharf Bermuda. The cruise has also been shortened to 5 days.

Passengers on booked on the cruise have been asked to not report to the cruise pier until Monday afternoon. 

Royal Caribbean has offered generous compensation for those wanting to sail on Monday  and full refunds for those choosing not to sail.

Below is a statement from Royal Caribbean.


Anthem of the Seas Updates
February 8th, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST

UPDATE: Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas Passengers Checked for Coronavirus as a Precaution.

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UPDATE

So far the results for passengers, thought to possibly have the Coronavirus, have come back negative. Although some additional tests are outstanding, results look promising that the passengers may have had the common flu and NOT the Coronavirus.

Royal Caribbean has decided to take caution and wait for all passenger test results to come in. Royal Caribbean has opted to take the additional time to further sterilize the ship and surfaces. With this said the Anthem of the Seas sits tonight (Friday) empty at Cape Liberty Bayonne, while the crew vigourously wipes down and sterilizes all parts of the ship.

The Anthem of the Seas is now scheduled to sail from Cape Liberty Bayonne on a 7 day cruise (no longer an 8 day cruise) on Saturday (2/8) at around 5 PM. An added day at sea has been eliminated and the cruise will still visit the anticipated ports in the Bahamas and Florida.

Stay tuned to track new developments.


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The Anthem of the Seas, which was returning from a crui…

Regent Seven Seas Cruises' NEW Seven Seas Splendor To Sail a 26 Day Transatlantic Cruise From New York.

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Regent Sevens Seas Cruises has announced that their new, 5 Star Luxury cruise ship,  Regent Seven Seas Splendor will sail from New York on April 16, 2020 on a 26 day cruise from the Big Apple visiting Bermuda, Portugal, 5 ports in Spain, Monaco, 4 Ports in Italy, Greece; Montenegro, Croatia and Venice = where the cruise ends.

The ship, which is brand new, was delivered in January, 2020 measure 750 feet in length, 105 feet wide, carries 750 passengers in luxury suites and 542 crew.


Fares start at $18,099 per person, including business class airfare and select shore excursions.





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Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Gem Review Available On NYCruiseInfo.com Website. Photos, Statistics, Amenities and More.

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NYCruiseInfo.com has just  published the cruise profile for Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Gem. The Norwegian Gem is a favorite of New York cruisers and for years has served New York on the New York to Bermuda; New York to Florida and The Bahamas, New York to New England / Canada, the Panama Canal and the Caribbean.

During the Summer the Norwegian Gem has been sailing from Boston to Bermuda and Canada, but during the off season continues to sail from the Big Apple.

The learn about the Norwegian Gem's  public rooms, staterooms, dining options, statistics and more - check out NYCruiseInfo's Norwegian Gem Review.





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Regent Seven Seas Takes Delivery of the Luxurious Seven Seas Splendor at Italy's Fincantieri Shipyard

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The Seven Seas Splendor was delivered to Regent Seven Seas on January 30th  at the Fincantieri Ancona shipyard. The Seven Seas Splendor is the second ship in the Explorer Class. The first ship, the Seven Seas Explorer was delivered by Fincantieri in 2016.

The Seven Seas Splendor is 55,000 gross tons, 224 meters long and is able to accommodate 750 passengers onboard in 375 spacious suites all including private balconies. 

 The Seven Seas Splendor will sail from Barcelona to Miami on February 6th and then tranist the Panama Canal to San Diego before returning to Miami.

The Seven Seas Explorer will  depart Miami on April 1, 2020 enroute to Europe. She will celebrate a maiden arrival in New York on April 16 and then proceed to the Mediterranean where she will sail the Summer Season.

Another sister ship to the Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Sea Splendor will follows in 2023. At present Regent Seas Seas is operating 6 ultra luxury ships sailing world-wide itineraries.



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