There are surprisingly only three Cruise Ship Terminals in New York, and this is the one favoured by the Queen Mary 2, though is also used by the Crown Princess, the Regal Princess and the Aurora. Brooklyn Cruise terminal on the Upper Bay in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, is not the best place to dock, not even the locals know it is there including some police and taxis. It is, as is Brooklyn across the river from Manhattan hence the bridge, which could be a walk but will take you an hour. However, walking over the Brooklyn Bridge is supposed to be amazing and it is on our bucket list for next time but we suggest the bus to the bridge is a whole lot easier. Here at Doris Visits show you two routes, the ferry across the Buttermilk Channel which, is easy provided you watch the information screen at the front of the queue for information and times, and don’t listen to gossip. Tickets should be bought in advance, and there is a machine but many don’t bother and expect to buy on board. If the ferry is running late, it might not wait, it has problems if it runs behind schedule so best to be prepared, with ticket. If you want to use your Google.com/transit then the GPS address to use for the terminal is 72 Bowne Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231.

The Bus is a one block walk, and you are best heading to Court Street Metro on the B61. You will get off at the Santander Building/ Trader Joes junction and walk two blocks to the Borough Hall Metro where you can get any of the 2/3/4/5/N/R subway trains. The person in the ticket office will sell you a Metro card for a dollar if you don’t have one. Two people can use the same card, and you can stack four journeys on it for $11. That is two people there, two people back. Get you bearings as you get on the tube and the way to the bus because if you come back at night don’t expect the locals to know where you want to go. You might like to see our film of sailing up the Hudson River and under the Hudson Bridge. Click here.

The ferry is easiest, and the film here shows you where you will get dropped. You can get straight on the Big Bus Tour and you are off on your New York Adventure, especially if you have purchased in advance. You QR code will just get zapped and you get your head phones (as bus speakers are illegal in New York, it is a quiet city!!!) See Bug Bus route films, Red Route, Purple Route, Blue Route. We also have many films of the attractions, but you are in the Wall Street South Street area at this ferry stop, and South Street Seaport has undergone a revival and is now a bohemian cutting-edge dining, shopping, & entertainment area claiming to be one of NYC’s ultimate destinations. The Sea Port museum is fun and reminds us of the city’s remarkably short history from being New Amsterdam, to becoming British and the land you stand on being infilled and built on. The Howard Hughes Corporation is committed to celebrating this District’s historic buildings and neighbourhood.

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