Caribbean Cruises from Bayonne, New Jersey

Getting to the Caribbean, when you live in the Northeast, is closer than you think. In fact, you don’t need to travel to Florida to begin your trip; instead, all you have to do is drive over to Bayonne.

Cape Liberty, the newest cruise port in the New York City area, is home to two cruise lines offering a choice of itineraries and onboard experiences. Along with starting closer to home, you can pick a contemporary ship with ample onboard activities, or a higher-end luxury liner.

Cruise Lines

For Caribbean itineraries, Bayonne is the origin for Royal Caribbean offering a choice of eastern, southern, and western itineraries.

All cruises are round-trip, taking you to the Caribbean and back, and last at least 10 nights at sea. As well, Caribbean cruises depart year-round from Bayonne.


Because of the region’s number of islands, itineraries focus on three areas – eastern, southern, and western. Bayonne gives you a choice of the following:

Eastern and Southern Itineraries: Eastern Caribbean itineraries give you a taste of the northern region – a stop for the pinkish sands of Bermuda, a trip to the historic character of San Juan, and then some time to lounge on the Virgin Islands’ beautiful beaches. Southern itineraries then continue farther down the Lesser Antilles, a chain of volcanic islands going toward South America. Here, you’ll explore the cultural melting pots and stunning landscapes of St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Dominica, St. Lucia, Antigua, Barbados, and Martinique.

Western Itineraries: Your cruise takes you through the Greater Antilles and to part of Central America. You’ll spend time in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands before visiting Puerto Costa Maya in Mexico, Roatan, Honduras, and Cozumel, all characterized by ancient ruins, beachside resorts, and waters perfect for snorkeling and kayaking.

When you want that once-in-a-lifetime trip without the hassle, plan a Caribbean cruise from Bayonne. To begin, browse itineraries today through Direct Line Cruises.