Cruise from New Jersey
New Jersey’s cruise port in Bayonne is the gateway to a multi-day Caribbean, Canadian, or Bermuda vacation. Positioned in an ideal location for Garden State residents and New Yorkers, this New Jersey cruise port serves as the origination point for various Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises ships. Additionally, Manhattan’s attractions, in proximity and a public transit ride away, make for a perfect pre- or post-cruise excursion.
Known as Cape Liberty Port and owned by Royal Caribbean, this New Jersey cruise terminal is seven miles from New York City and three miles for Newark Liberty International Airport. The port opened in 2004 on the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor. The current terminal is located at the sport of the former Bayonne Navy Base/MOTBY facility and now manages the second largest volume among Northeast and mid-Atlantic ports.
The area surrounding the New Jersey cruise port continues to change. The port was part of a multi-billion dollar redevelopment plan for the Peninsula by the City of Bayonne and the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority. In the future, the area is expected to include residences, business, a marina, and park.
For travelers, cruises from Bayonne, New Jersey include Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas, the Celebrity Summit, and Royal Caribbean's Newest Cruise Ship, the Quantum of the Seas. Trips out to the Caribbean or Bermuda or up to Canada can range between five and fourteen nights in length.
The area surrounding Cape Liberty Port is equipped with features and facilities for locals and out-of-towners looking to stay the night. Hotels, from budget to high-end, are within miles of the terminal. Parking is adjacent to the port. However, if you would rather not leave your car in a lot, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail provides a convenient and close public transportation option.
Before your ship departs, why not spend some time in the Big Apple? The New Jersey cruise terminal is directly across from the city and many of its notable landmarks and attractions, including Ellis Island, the Liberty Science Center, shopping, and Times Square.