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Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

Free admission
Brooklyn, 11231

The Basics

Travelers docking at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal usually head to Manhattan to explore, but it's also possible to plan excursions to upstate New York. Cultural institutions in New York include top-notch Manhattan museums, big-name art galleries in Chelsea, and Broadway shows—with plenty of restaurants and bars to keep you sated in between.

From the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, you can be at top Manhattan attractions—from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park to Rockefeller Center—in about an hour. Tours with port pickup make Big Apple sightseeing easy, without the challenges of navigating taxi, ride-share, or public transit.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is easy to navigate as there are dedicated spaces for embarking and disembarking.

  • The subway is a great way to explore New York, but weekend service on some lines is inconsistent and wheelchair accessibility is not guaranteed.

  • Don't miss the top to-dos in Brooklyn: having pizza in Carroll Gardens, taking in views from Brooklyn Bridge Park, and boutique shopping in Williamsburg.

  • If you plan to explore New York City on foot, wear comfy shoes—it's easy to walk more than you expect in the Big Apple.

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How to Get to New York City From the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is located in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City. To access the subway, take a taxi or ride-share to the Carroll Street subway stop on Smith Street, and hop on the F to Manhattan. Shore excursions that offer port pickup are most convenient, but independent travelers typically find that getting into Manhattan via subway is quicker than by car or bus.

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Port Information

Cruises from Brooklyn Cruise Terminal run within the Americas and internationally, and the port is accessible from New York City's airports, including John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Paid parking is available on site, adjacent to the pier. The local currency is the US dollar and credit cards are widely accepted in New York City, but it's wise to carry some cash for small purchases.

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