Tagged: New York City

Manhattan Cruise Terminal to Host Hospital Ship

Hospital ship USNS Comfort assigned to New YorkManhattan Cruise Terminal and Pier 90 are set to play host to the USNS Comfort hospital ship, which is scheduled to arrive on Monday. The hospital ship, with 1,000 beds, is set to leave Norfolk over the weekend, while work is speeding along in Manhattan to dredge the berth thanks to the Army Corps of Engineers, according to a spokesperson from the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), which essentially oversees the city’s cruise facilities. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Travel Weekly proudly presents the 2019 Readers Choice Awards

This year’s winners were announced at the 17th annual Readers Choice Awards Gala at the Conrad New York on Dec. 12. Airlines, cruise lines, hotels and more competed in a total of 79 categories this year. Two rounds of voting ended Nov. 27, and the results were tabulated by Northstar Travel Group, parent company of Travel Weekly. (more…)

Missing Cruise Workers Cause Major Rule Change

Oceania Cruises' Insignia in ManhattanA new rule will prevent cruise ship crew members from disembarking in New York City and New Jersey unless they’ve completed at least five contracts. While there’s a good reason behind the rule handed down by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, it will have a negative impact on many of the people who work hard to make your vacation the best it can be. (cruiseradio.net)

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MSC Meraviglia Becomes Largest Ship To Dock In Manhattan

MSC Meraviglia Becomes Largest Ship To Dock In Manhattan (7 Oct. 2019)MSC Meraviglia has become the largest ship to ever dock in Manhattan, New York City. The cruise ship, with a capacity for 4,488 guests and a gross tonnage of 171,598 GRT, yesterday (Oct.7) arrived in the Big Apple after a trans-Atlantic crossing from Kiel in Germany with calls in Copenhagen, Denmark; Southampton, England; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Reykjavík, Iceland, plus St John and Halifax in Canada. (more…)

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Dame Helen Mirren Christens Scenic Eclipse Cruise Ship

Scenic Eclipse (August 2019, Courtesy Scenic Cruises)In a bright ceremony on an overcast day, godmother Helen Mirren christened Scenic Eclipse, a new luxury expedition vessel from Scenic. In front of cruise line executives, passengers, journalists and other VIPs at Manhattan Cruise Terminal, where the ship was docked alongside Pier 88, the actress spoke passionately about what it meant to be named godmother before reciting the traditional blessing: “May God bless this ship and all who sail on her.” (cruisecritic.co.uk)





Carnival Sunrise Officially Named By Godmother Kelly Arison In New York

Following a $200 million dry dock that is already generating raves from guests sailing on its first cruises out of Norfolk, the transformed Carnival Sunrise was officially named today by godmother Kelly Arison – daughter of Carnival Corporation & plc Chairman Micky Arison and his wife Madeleine – in an elegant and memorable ceremony at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York City. (more…)





New York Cruise: Gearing Up Capital Projects

Oceania Cruises' Insignia in Manhattan“We are really gearing up on some of our capital projects that will allow us to have larger vessels call and homeport in Manhattan and Brooklyn,” said Matthew Kwatinetz, executive vice president, asset management revenue at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, which oversees the Big Apple’s cruise business. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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