All About the Manhattan Cruise Terminal

The Manhattan Cruise Terminal sees over a million passengers pass through is on a yearly basis. A number of the best quality cruise lines with the largest ships in the world call the terminal home or pass through it every year.
Manhattan Cruise Terminal is NYC's largest and busiest port!

A History of the Manhattan Cruise Terminal

Originally opened in 1935, and rebuilt in 1970, the Manhattan Cruise Terminal is located in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, NYC. Consisting of four piers on the east side of the Hudson River (Piers 88, 90 and 92 are currently in use with Pier 94 being used as exhibition space), between West 46th and West 54th Street. Over one million passengers use the terminal a year, with the numbers increasing annually. To deal with the large influx of passengers, the Manhattan Cruise Terminal is currently undergoing a $150 million renovation. TravelAge West Magazine calls the first-class terminal 'Best US Homeport'. Upgrades now allow the world's biggest ships to at the port and make it one of the most modern facilities. The Manhattan Cruise Terminal has also won awards for their efficient terminal operations, turnaround port operations, efficient port services and Best Destination Experience.

The Manhattan Cruise Terminal is close to many of NYC's best attractions including Broadway theatres and The Actors Studio Training School, as well as the Ninth Avenue, which is famous for its many ethnic restaurants as well as the Ninth Avenue Association's International Food Festival.

Cruises leaving the Manhattan Cruise Terminal go to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, Bermuda, Germany, Canada, UK, New England, Iceland and Australia. It is home port to Crystal Cruises, Holland America Line and Norwegian Cruise Line and is port of call to many other cruise lines including Aida Cruises, Costa Cruises, Norwegian Costal Voyage, Phoenix Reisen Cruises and Silversea Cruises.

Manhattan Cruise Terminal Important Information

  • The Manhattan Cruise Terminal is located on 12th Avenue, New York, NY, United States. Passengers arrive at the street level of the pier where their cruise ship is docked. Entrances are located on the east side of the building.
  • Clear signage is posted on the pillars near the proper pier. The piers are each 1,000 feet long and 400 feet apart.
  • Access the Customs Hall but using one of elevators for passengers located at the front of each pier. There is also a an escalator on the south side of the entrance area.
  • Porters will claim each passenger's luggage and take it to the proper cruise ship.
  • Passengers who are disembarking at Manhattan Cruise Terminal will be shown to the baggage hall where porters will bring them their proper luggage. Once luggage is claimed, the passengers will go through customs.
  • Taxis, limousines and coaches are available directly along the east exits.
  • Any passengers who require additional assistance or disability services will find it with helpful porters. The nearest medical facility is the St. Luke's Roosevelt Emergency Room at 58th St. and Ninth Ave.
  • Easy and convenient parking is also available. Instapark is the best choice for all your parking needs.

For the full schedule of cruises leaving the Manhattan Cruise Terminal or any additional information, go to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal website. For the best, most convenient, affordable and highest quality parking services, make sure to check out Instapark!

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