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So close, yet so deliciously far. Mexico might be right down there, but it exists in another world entirely. Experience a whole enchilada’s worth of rich culture and fun on a cruise to Mexico. Each port — including favorites Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta — contributes its own distinct local flavor to the mix. Whether your Mexico cruise style is west-coast Riviera with its Pacific charm, east-coast Caribbean and its island mojo… or perhaps Baja and its out-of-this-world coastal scenery, you’ll find Mexico central to a great vacation.
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Debuted in September 2021, the 746-passenger, 548-crew member Seven Seas Splendor is the newest ship within the Regent fleet. Seven Seas Splendor – along with most of the line's other ships – takes opulence to the next level by equipping each suite with its own private balcony. Other standard in-room amenities include interactive flat-screen TVs, luxurious bath products, bathrobes and slippers, signature queen-size beds and dining tables for two. There are 10 suite categories available, ranging from the smallest Veranda (307 square feet) and Deluxe Veranda suites (308 to 361 square feet) to the largest Regent (4,443 square feet) and Master suites (1,895 to 2,108 square feet).
Guests have a wide array of things to do while on board. Spend your days relaxing at the spa, playing paddle tennis or bocce ball, working up a sweat on the jogging track or taking a dip in the ship's two whirlpools and two pools, one of which is an infinity-edge pool that stretches along the edge of the ship, providing swimmers with exceptional views of the ocean. At night, enjoy one of five shows at the onboard theater.
When it comes to food, Seven Seas Splendor offers eight eateries ranging from casual to fine dining. Enjoy your breakfast alfresco at La Veranda and grub down for lunch at the Pool Grill buffet. For something more formal, opt for a French-inspired meal at Chartreuse, Pan-Asian dishes at Pacific Rim or Compass Rose, the largest restaurant on the ship.
Seven Seas Splendor visits a variety of European and Mediterranean destinations, as well as ports across Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and South America.
The 930-passenger Viking Sky – which debuted in February 2017 – receives rave reviews from past cruisers for its port-heavy itineraries (fares include one complimentary excursion per port) and luxurious, comfortable staterooms. Cabins offer between 270 and 1,448 square feet of space and include balconies, complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and bathrooms with heated floors, among other amenities. Those who opt for an upgraded stateroom or suite are treated to additional perks, like priority reservations at the spa and specialty restaurants.
Viking Sky's activities include classes at the fitness center, treatments at the spa and destination-focused lectures. The ship also offers two pools and two whirlpools, including an infinity pool on the stern of the ship. In the evenings, passengers can enjoy live performances in the theater or watch destination-related movies in one of two cinemas.
Guests also have their choice of cuisine, from alfresco dining on the Aquavit Terrace to Manfredi's Italian Restaurant. With 550 crew members on board, the ship maintains a nearly 2-to-1 guest-to-crew ratio.
Viking Sky sails to the Mediterranean, Europe, Central America and more. The ship also offers world voyages.
Viking's newest ship, the Viking Mars accommodates 930 passengers and, since it's a smaller vessel, it can dock in many ports where some of the larger ocean-faring cruise ships can't reach. The all-veranda accommodations on this ship, which debuted in May 2022, range in size from around 270 square feet to 1,448 square feet. In-room amenities include free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, safes, minibars filled with drinks and snacks, robes, slippers and 24-hour room service.
Visitors will find a relaxing spa, a hair salon, a yoga area and a well-equipped indoor fitness center (plus an outdoor fitness center) aboard the ship. Those looking to unwind with a book in one hand and a cocktail in the other should snag a cozy spot in The Living Room. Like other Viking ships, the Viking Mars offers educational programming, lectures, cooking classes and more on board.
Cruisers can also enjoy amenities like the main pool and hot tub, the infinity pool, the cinema, the theater, a jazz lounge and various bars. Dining options on this ship include Manfredi's Italian Restaurant, Aquavit Terrace, World Café, The Chef's Table and The Kitchen Table.
Viking Mars receives rave reviews from recent cruisers. The variety of excursions, the delectable onboard dining and the comfortable cabins are a few things previous guests highlighted as superb. However, the staff received mixed reviews: Some experienced attentive and friendly employees, while a few noted they were expecting better service across the board for the price point.
Upcoming itineraries on the Viking Mars include cruises with ports of call in Iceland, Norway, Greece, Italy, Spain, the U.S. and Canada.
Debuted in 2015, Viking Star was the fleet's first ocean liner. Welcoming up to 930 passengers, the ship features all-veranda staterooms ranging from 270 to 1,448 square feet. The Owner's Suite offers a dining area that can seat six, an ocean view dry sauna and a 12-seat boardroom, among other amenities.
Beyond their rooms, passengers will find a spa, several shops, a theater that hosts live performances and lectures, two cinemas for screening movies and two pools, including a glass-backed infinity pool cantilevered off the stern.
There are eight dining options to choose from, all with no additional charge or fee. For fine dining, there's The Restaurant, Manfredi's Italian Restaurant and The Chef's Table, which touts a multicourse tasting menu with wine pairings. For a more casual atmosphere, passengers can stop at Mamsen's for Norwegian deli-style eats or the Wintergarden for afternoon tea.
Viking Star sails to destinations in Europe, Central America, the Mediterranean and more.
Seabourn Quest, which launched in June 2011, is one of the smallest ships in Seabourn's fleet. It can fit up to 458 passengers and about one crew member for every cruiser. It is virtually identical to the Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Odyssey .
Seabourn Quest differs from the line's newer ships in terms of accommodations, as it offers some Ocean View Suites with porthole windows instead of verandas. However, all cabins still come equipped with amenities like flat-screen TVs, designer toiletries, personalized stationery, Egyptian cotton linens and in-suite bars stocked with your preferred refreshments.
Outside your suite, you can enjoy a range of pursuits, such as spa and salon treatments, free fitness classes, a nine-hole putting green and two swimming pools. Additionally, Seabourn Quest offers complimentary water sports equipment rentals at its Watersports Marina in select destinations.
Once you've worked up an appetite, sit for a meal at one of the ship's four restaurants, including the main dining room and The Grill, a steakhouse helmed by Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller. And for evening entertainment, you'll have access to a variety of bars, plus a casino, a dance club and the Grand Salon, where cabaret performances, comedy shows and more are hosted nightly.
Quest sails to and from destinations around the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe and more.
U.S. News Insider Tip: The aft pool on Deck 5 is a hidden gem, often overlooked by most passengers who tend to gather at the main pool. – Dana Freeman, Contributor
The 458-passenger Seabourn Sojourn debuted in June 2010 and features all-suite accommodations. About 90% of the suites offer verandas, and all accommodations provide 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs, bathrooms with dual sinks and a separate living area and bedroom. What's more, cruisers are welcomed with complimentary Champagne upon arrival and can enjoy a fruit basket that's refreshed daily. A suite stewardess is assigned to each cabin to assist with requests as well. Sojourn is virtually identical to its sister ships, Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Quest .
Outside the rooms, travelers can gamble at the casino, work up a sweat in the fitness center or relax at the spa. Those interested in soaking up the sun can snag a spot by one of two swimming pools or enjoy one of five hot tubs. Cruisers can also fuel their competitive juices with a round of shuffleboard or golf on the nine-hole putting green. When anchored, vacationers in select destinations can take advantage of the ship's water sports equipment, such as kayaks and paddle boats.
There are four dining venues to choose from on the Seabourn Sojourn, including casual and fine dining options. In the evening, cruisers can enjoy cocktails at one of the bars or dance under the stars. The ship's nearly 1-to-1 crew-to-passenger ratio means cruisers should expect exceptional service.
Sojourn sails to destinations in the Caribbean, the Panama Canal and the Mediterranean, as well as some trans-Atlantic sailings.
Seven Seas Mariner
Similar to its sister ships, Seven Seas Navigator and Seven Seas Voyager , the 696-passenger Seven Seas Mariner makes service a top priority with 459 crew members on board.
Refurbished in 2018 (and debuted in 2001), the Mariner features neutral decor and finishings throughout, a remodeled library in a new location and a revamped pool deck with an open layout and new tile and teak surfaces. The Serene Spa & Wellness center received a new design with light wood accents and pebble-stone tiles, while the fitness and aerobics center offers modern equipment. Onboard activities include theatrical productions, casino games and sipping cocktails in one of five lounge areas.
Across the ship, there are seven eateries in total. All are stylishly designed, including the Prime 7 steakhouse and the flagship Compass Rose restaurant. Chartreuse, a guest favorite, highlights modern French cuisine. During the day, guests can enjoy the expanded lunch offerings at the outdoor Pool Grill or snack at the informal Coffee Connection. As with all Regent Seven Seas ships, specialty dining and shore excursions are included in the cruise fare.
Best of all, the all-suite accommodations offer beds with plush leather headboards, cozy sitting areas and artwork. All cabins are outfitted with welcome bottles of Champagne, private balconies, walk-in closets and marble bathrooms.
Seven Seas Mariner sails through much of the world, including ports in the Caribbean, Canada, Africa, Asia, Australia and more.
One of the newest ships within the Silversea Cruises fleet, Silver Dawn debuted in April 2022. Similar in size to its sister ships, Silver Muse and Silver Moon , Silver Dawn can accommodate 596 guests and has the capacity for up to 411 crew members.
Dawn is the first ship within the fleet to offer Otium, a new wellness concept that will eventually be implemented across all of Silversea's ships. The program aims to incorporate luxurious elements of the spa experience throughout the entire voyage, starting with guests' suites. Each cabin features the line's new Otium Soft Touch mattress, a redesigned pillow menu, pillow mists, and special touches like cozy blankets, in-room bath salts or hot chocolate. Suites range in size from 334 square feet to 1,970 square feet and feature ocean views, butler service and full baths with separate showers, among other amenities.
Outside of the accommodations, cruisers will find eight restaurants, including La Terrazza, an Italian eatery, Kaiseki, a Japanese outpost, and S.A.L.T. Kitchen, which features a menu that highlights the local cuisine of the ship's destination. Other onboard facilities include a casino, a pool deck, a boutique, a live entertainment lounge, a fitness center and the S.A.L.T. Lab, where passengers can enjoy workshops, lectures and cooking demonstrations.
Silver Dawn departs from ports like Fort Lauderdale, Florida , and Lisbon, Portugal , to destinations like Barcelona, Spain , and Lima, Peru .
U.S. News Insider Tip : Consider booking a session with Silversea's newest spa concept, Otium, which debuted on Silver Dawn. Beyond the ancient Rome-inspired treatments available in Otium, the experience continues in-suite, with butler-drawn candlelit baths including a glass of Champagne and a house-made macaron waiting on a tub tray. Classical music plays soothingly in the background. – Janice Wald Henderson, Contributor
Built in 2017, the 3,804-passenger, 1,821-crew-member Norwegian Joy was refurbished in 2020. Accommodation options include Inside, Oceanview and Balcony staterooms, as well as Suites, Concierge rooms (which come with concierge service) and The Haven cabins (which include 24-hour butler service and private sundecks).
There are 11 dining venues on board including eight specialty restaurants, the latter of which offers American, French, Japanese, Italian, Mexican and Thai cuisines. Complimentary restaurants include the ship's three main dining rooms.
Cruisers will find plenty of things to do on board, from shopping at duty-free stores and luxury boutiques to watching stand-up comedians. The ship also offers a spa, laser tag, a racetrack, a casino, mini-golf, a fitness center, two aqua parks and more.
Norwegian Joy sails from Miami , Los Angeles , New York , Panama City and Quebec City to ports across the Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera, Bermuda and more.
Originally launched as a Princess ship, the 648-passenger Sirena was revived in 2016 under the Oceania name. The ship was most recently revamped in 2019 and features many of the amenities found on its sister ships, including the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center and duty-free shopping boutiques.
Sirena's dining venues include the Red Ginger Asian restaurant and Tuscan Steak, both of which require reservations and an additional fee. Passengers can also choose from four more casual dining options included in the cruise fare. Recent guests gave the food on the ship mixed reviews. After dinner, evening entertainment includes musicals and theatrical productions, as well as games at the casino.
Passengers can choose from Inside, Ocean View, Veranda and Suite category cabins. While Inside staterooms start at 160 square feet, those who opt for a suite will find more space and added amenities, such as free internet access and butler service. The ship also now offers solo staterooms for those who are traveling alone.
Oceania Sirena offers sailings in the Caribbean, South America, Europe and some transoceanic itineraries.
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On cruises from New York, sail off to the picturesque coast of Rhode Island, the pink sand beaches of Bermuda, and the charming city of Charleston. You can also board an unforgettable transatlantic cruise from New York to Europe and discover the natural and historic wonders that await in Greenland, Iceland, and Scotland.
Before your cruise from New York, spend a couple of days exploring the Big Apple. Head to the top of the Empire State Building for an unbeatable photo op, or take a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. As you set sail, New York’s most iconic landmark, the Statue of Liberty, will bid you farewell.
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Stroll on pink sand beaches and enjoy the cool sea breeze on the idyllic island of Bermuda. Scuba dive or snorkel in crystal-clear waters and discover coral reefs systems and more than 300 shipwrecks found near its shores. Journey into the Crystal Caves, where you’ll be amazed at the limestone formations and pristine pools of waters inside. Or explore the city of Hamilton, where there are plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and shopping.
Charleston, South Carolina
Embrace the charm of Charleston, South Carolina, one of the most picturesque cities in the United States. Learn all about Civil War history at Fort Sumter, the location of the first major battle of the war. Walk hand in hand down the French Quarter, where colorful buildings and palm trees make a picture-perfect background. Try freshly shucked oysters at one of the city’s award-winning restaurants by the water.
Newport, Rhode Island
Gilded Age mansions, historic lighthouses, and seaside walks await in Newport, a quaint city in Rhode Island full of craggy cliffs and lovely coastal landscapes. Step inside the former summer manses of America’s wealthiest dynasties. Board a sailing yacht and go on a tour of Narragansett Bay. Discover the bucolic views from Cliff Walk, a scenic trail that will take you through the highlights of Newport.
Visit Iceland, a magical destination with stunning natural landscapes and unforgettable outdoor adventures. In Reykjavik, immerse yourself in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon, feel the powerful mist from the Gullfoss Falls, or explore the ice caves at Vatnajokull. While in Akureyri, you can see lava fields at Dimmuborgir and witness the majesty of the 40-foot-high waterfall of Godafoss.
Explore the unique beauty of Greenland while enjoying the utmost comfort aboard one of our ships. This far-off destination is teeming with outdoor adventure and breathtaking landscapes to discover, including the majestic beauty of Lake Tasersuaq, the healing hot springs of Uunartoq, and the stunning hills of Qaqortoq, where you’ll experience unparalleled fjord views and picturesque colonial homes in a rainbow of colors.
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On Celebrity Summit, stay in newly redesigned staterooms and make yourself at home while surrounded by modern design and innovative technology. This recently revolutionized ship has also added The Retreat, our luxury vacation experience, which includes a private restaurant, sundeck, lounge, and a stay in one of our sophisticated suites. Enjoy reimagined restaurants and lounges and unwind in the elevated Spa, where you’ll find it easy to leave all of your worries behind.
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Cruises from NYC make it easy to combine an exciting trip to New York City with a relaxing vacation to the shores of Bermuda, Charleston, and Rhode Island. Spend your days in Bermuda exploring the island’s famous pink sand, swimming in crystal clear water, and experiencing its unique culture. Stroll through the quaint streets of Charleston and admire the Gilded Age mansions of Rhode Island. Onboard, unwind in Celebrity Summit’s reimagined spa or dine in any of its renovated restaurants with dishes crafted by our Michelin-starred chef.
On a transatlantic cruise that sails to Iceland and Greenland, you’ll also discover cities in Nova Scotia, towns in Scotland, and the port of Southampton, which is only an hour away from London. During your transatlantic journey, you’ll spend luxurious days at sea, exploring all of the revolutionized venues available onboard, including the entertaining theater, the lively lounges and bars, and the serene, indoor solarium.
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Cruises from New York City with Celebrity Cruises depart from the recently-renovated Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New Jersey, a sleek and modern new cruise terminal that makes check-in and embarkation as smooth and enjoyable as possible. The Cape Liberty Cruise Port is conveniently located in close proximity to Newark Airport and is less than an hour’s drive from New York City.
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Empire state building.
The Empire State Building has been memorialized in movies and TV for decades, and a trip to the top is something you should experience for yourself at least once. Made up of 102 floors and coming in at over 1,200 feet tall, the observation deck offers an unbeatable view of the Manhattan skyline.
Take a day trip to Ellis Island to discover the history of immigration in America during pivotal points in U.S. history. Spend the afternoon looking at historic immigration materials in the museum and learning about how the United States opened its doors to the world.
Built in the late 1800s to connect Brooklyn and Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge is a marvel of human achievement and an architectural delight. A walk or ride over the Brooklyn Bridge, whether you’re in a taxi or on your own two feet, is pretty spectacular.
It wouldn’t be a trip to NYC without a stop at the overwhelming, world-famous Times Square, a stretch of several blocks of bright, flashing billboards and crowds clamoring for neon photos.
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Walk in central park.
Central Park is one of the largest parks in a metropolitan area. Comprised of over a mile of green space and walking trails, it offers a killer view of lower Manhattan from certain vistas. When you’re craving some time in nature in the middle of this loud, humming city, head to Central Park for a walk, a picnic, or just to people-watch.
Go to a Broadway Show
Theater lovers will plan an entire trip to New York around a single Broadway musical or play. If you can snag tickets, you’ll be front and center to some of the biggest performers and talents in the world, whether you’re seeing an established, multi-run show or something artsy off-Broadway.
Pay Respects at the 9/11 Memorial
Built to honor the lives lost as a result of the tragic attacks on September 11, 2001, the 9/11 Memorial is a harrowing must-see experience during a trip to New York. It relays the significance of the terrorist attacks not only on the New York community, but the United States as a whole.
Where should I eat in New York?
New York offers nearly every type of cuisine in the world, whether you’re craving an authentic New York slice of pizza or prefer to stop at one of the halal food trucks scattered throughout Manhattan. There are dozens of restaurants along every block. Famous spots include Peter Luger Steakhouse in Williamsburg, Katz Delicatessen, Gramercy Tavern, and Grand Central Oyster Bar.
What’s the culture and history of New York?
Native American groups have lived in the area now known as New York for thousands of years, and European settlement of the area didn’t begin until the 15th century. In the 1600s, the Dutch West India Company began a colony called “New Amsterdam” and expanded their living quarters into what we know now as Manhattan. The local population boomed, and the New Amsterdam area became known as a trade hub between the Dutch, Europeans, and the New World. By the mid-1600s, the British took control and kept it until after the Revolutionary War. During the 19th century, the melting pot of New York that the city is now famous for began to take shape as Ellis Island welcomed millions of immigrants from Ireland, Italy, and Germany. People from around the world settled throughout the five boroughs. Today, New York symbolizes the promise of an America with open arms for all types of people, and New York’s food, attractions, and cultural institutions celebrate that diversity.
Where can I go shopping near the cruise port?
For a glimpse of New York’s famous shopping scene, find a nearby subway station and head to Fifth Avenue or Madison Avenue, where you’ll find every luxury brand under the sun. SoHo boasts many of the biggest names and rising brands in fashion and design, while the windows of famous department stores like Macy’s and Bloomingdales attract thousands of eyes during the an. Of course, souvenir shacks with memorabilia of the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and the Chrysler Building aren’t hard to find either.
How can I get around New York City?
Getting to New York City from the cruise terminal is easy. There are several options including hailing a taxi, taking a train on the PATH Rapid Transit System train to Manhattan, or boarding a bus that will drop you off in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Once you are there, the options for getting around the five boroughs are plentiful, as New York has one of the most comprehensive public transit systems in the U.S. The subway operates 24/7. If you’ve decided to stick to landmarks in a particular neighborhood, you’ll be able to get around on foot. If you’re tired, you can hail one of the city’s famous yellow cabs. Rideshares also operate here.
What are the local currency & tipping customs?
The U.S. Dollar (USD) is the official currency of NYC, and you’ll find ATMs are widespread. Most major credit cards are accepted as well, but it’s helpful to carry cash with you when you shop at bodegas. Many bars have a minimum purchase amount for credit or debit card use.
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When looking for the best cruises departing from New York, you will first want to consider each cruise's amenities and features. Since every cruise ship offers a unique experience and different destinations, there's a lot to consider. The Disney Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International are considered some of the best cruise lines out of New York. Disney Cruise Lines out of New York offers adults access to hot tubs, adult-only dining, and nightclubs while catering to minors with teen lounges and onboard youth clubs. The Royal Caribbean International Allure of the Seas , however, entertains guests with bars, seven neighborhoods of entertainment, and an incredible selection of dining options.
How can I find a cheap New York cruise?
When you're searching for a cheap cruise out of New York to spice up your vacation, Expedia has an entire website with information to help plan your trip. When on Expedia, type in cheap New York cruises and fill in your specifics. When you scroll down, you'll find a selection of the best deals available to you within the last 24 hours. Each cruise is transparent with all the basic information you need to know, like price (as well as the current deal), number of nights, and with one more click — itinerary details. Note that the time of year influences pricing, so prices change depending on the season.
What cruise lines operate from New York?
Some of the best cruise lines from New York offer you a wide selection of excellent cruises to choose from when boarding in the Big Apple. However, there are many to decide between. The most popular cruise lines include Disney, Princess , Viking River, Celebrity , MSC, Carnival , and Norwegian . All offer guests one-of-a-kind experiences that complement the trip from New York to anywhere from Australia/New Zealand, Asia, and the Panama Canal to popular destinations like Mexico, Bahamas , Europe, and the Caribbean .
How can I find good deals on cruises from New York?
The best way to find good deals on New York cruises is to explore your options on Expedia. When you select your destination and departure from New York, a long list of current deals is provided for cruises leaving out of New York. Each deal shows the original ticket price as well as the new offer. You must also remember that the best cruise ship deals will be in late summer and fall due to hurricane season (we recommend cruise insurance if you go this route!), and consider whether booking in advance or looking for last-minute New York cruises will save you more.
What to look out for when you book your New York cruise?
No cruise from New York is the same. Each offers an array of amenities and features that differ from cruise to cruise. So, the first thing to look for when booking your cruise is the type of experience you want. For instance, the Disney Cruise from New York is very family-friendly. On the other hand, a cruise line like the Celebrity is well-known for its delectable food selection and Michelin-starred chef overseeing guests with the finest meals. Once you've narrowed that down, you'll need to consider how many guests are entertained (crowded vs. private), the available cabins (inside, oceanview, balcony, or suite), and what each ship does and does not offer.
Where are the best places to go on a cruise from New York in 2023?
There are a lot of incredible places you can go when you choose a cruise ship from New York, with the most popular locations being the Caribbean, Bahamas, Europe, Mexico, Alaska, and Bermuda. However, some of the best New York cruise lines, like Carnival and MSC, ensure your cruise experience is just as good if not better than the destination itself. Take, for instance, their top cruise ships out of New York, such as Carnival's Mardi Gras Cruise , full of water slide excitement, and MSC's Seashore Cruise , which has the finest dining and relaxation features.
What are some great luxury cruises from New York?
There are many luxury options, including Viking and Celebrity line cruises. However, if you want to live in luxury on your cruise from New York to the Caribbean or somewhere just as grand, the Princess Cruise line has some of the best luxury cruise ships out of New York. Luxury cruise amenities and features often include getting pampered at the onboard Lotus Spa®, yoga classes on deck, the Retreat bar and pool, and more.
What are some good all-inclusive cruises from New York?
All-inclusive trips are a great way to enjoy everything a cruise has to offer without spending more than you planned. Although not all cruises are inclusive, searching on Expedia's website using the term 'all-inclusive' cruises from New York will help narrow down the best options around your vacation time.
What are some great casino cruises from New York?
Many cruises that offer adult-focused entertainment have casinos onboard. Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Royal Caribbean all have cruise ships leaving from New York that offer onboard casinos.
What are some great gay cruises from New York?
Yes, several options for LGBTQ-friendly cruises are available out of New York in 2023! A wide variety of cruise lines departing New York offer LGBTQ+-friendly activities and events, including Royal Caribbean.
What are some great family cruises from New York?
Depending on the family fun you and your family are looking for, there are some great family cruises out of New York to choose from. The two most popular, however, are the Carnival with all of its great big waterslides and the Disney Cruise Line with its Disney-themed fun and activities.
What are some good adult-only cruises from New York?
There are many great adult-only cruise deals from New York, with Viking, Princess, and Carnival taking the lead on the best cruise ships for adults who want to kick back, relax, and have some drinks by the pool without children running past them.
What are some of the best singles cruises from New York?
The best singles cruise out of New York has a good combination of relaxing amenities to enjoy on your own and entertainment and activities that allow you to mingle with other singles on the cruise. Whether you're looking for a 2nights/3 nights cruise from New York or up to a 7-day cruise from New York, your top choices will be Princess, Viking, and Celebrity.
Are there any Christmas cruises from New York?
Every year, there are a few great Christmas cruises from New York you can venture on for the holiday season. The best way to find the perfect festive cruise ship leaving from New York around Christmas is to narrow down your search to the holiday and choose the best deal.
How to book a cruise from New York on Expedia?
Booking a New York cruise on Expedia has never been easier. Start by typing in your preferred destination, how many travelers, and departure times. A great list of cruises that fit your preferences will be ready and waiting for your selection, where you will fill in your payment and personal details. Once your payment and booking have been confirmed, make your way to any one or more of Expedia's travel guides to help prepare for your trip.
How can I find last-minute cruise deals from New York?
Although last-minute cruise deals from New York often cost more than advanced bookings, there are still plenty of deals to tap into! Whether there are cruises short on guests and eager to entertain you or a lot of last-minute dropouts, Expedia has a complete list of current cruise deals in New York displayed under 'Best cruise deals New York.'
Do you need a passport to cruise from New York?
You might not need a passport for all cruises from New York, but international destinations will require one. This means you’ll need one for cruises from New York to Europe , Mexico , and the Middle East . If you are unsure if your trip is considered international, don't hesitate to reach out to one of Expedia's customer service agents with questions and check your full itinerary before boarding to ensure you have all the paperwork and documentation needed to enjoy the whole experience.
Can I cancel my cruise booking?
Cancellation policies vary from cruise to cruise, with most offering full refunds if you're months in advance, partial refunds within weeks of your trip, and no refunds if you're canceling less than two weeks from your scheduled departure. The good news is that no matter your refund status, Expedia will help you quickly and easily cancel any New York cruise ship booking you have booked. This can be done by navigating to My Trips in your Expedia account or calling one of our helpful customer service reps.
Why should I book a cruise from New York with Expedia?
Expedia makes the entire booking process quick and easy, from the beginning searches to the final preparations on the day of your cruise. Even better, you can access a wealth of information on upcoming trips while managing and making quick changes when necessary. No matter what step of the process, Expedia has expert information to help you have the best travel experience possible. We're here to help you get the most out of your New York cruise.
New York Cruise Guide
While a popular cruise port for most major cruise lines, New York City is a vacation in itself. Before or after taking a cruise to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada and New England, or sailing on a world cruise, the cosmopolitan city of New York offers an endless list of attractions and excursions to check out.
Explore the highlights of Manhattan on a walking tour or take a Helicopter ride over famous landmarks like the Empire State Building, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. It’s also a great pedestrian-friendly city to explore local dining, entertainment and nightlife by foot on your own schedule. Subway lines, taxis, busses, bicycles and ferries are affordable and easily accessible and can easily take you to several boroughs throughout the city, including Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Pick up some souvenirs by the Statue of Liberty, or designer goodies at the ultra-hip SoHo, or stroll through Greenwich Village for nifty craft shops and bookstores. Enjoy art on every corner, whether it’s the glistening lights of Times Square, or the exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Once you’re done with the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, you’ll appreciate the contrast of unwinding on a calm cruise at sea.
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The best time to go on a cruise
Sorry to disappoint you, but the best time to go on a cruise is not a fixed week or month, as you might hope. The best time to take a cruise varies based on your travel preferences, including where you wish to travel.
First, you'll need to consider the weather at your destination. The best time of year to visit is typically when warm, sunny days are plentiful and rain is scarce.
If you're not a fan of crowds, you'll want to pass on traveling when everyone else is going during popular vacation weeks. That might mean embracing cooler weather and a little precipitation.
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If price is a major factor in choosing the perfect cruise travel date, you'll also want to look at cruises in the shoulder season, when fewer people are traveling and fares are typically lower. However, don't rule out prime travel dates. You might be able to find cheaper cruises on older ships or in less desirable cabin categories, especially if an abundance of ships sails to your preferred destination.
In the end, the best time to cruise may come down to where you can go for the right price when your schedule allows a vacation. We've compiled the best times to cruise to the most popular cruise destinations based on the weather, lowest prices and fewer crowds. However, the decision of when to travel is ultimately up to you.
Best time to cruise Alaska: June-August
The cruise season in Alaska runs from mid-April to September, with a few cruise lines extending the season into early October. Nearly every month has something to recommend it, depending on what you're looking for.
When to cruise to Alaska for the best weather
If you want to avoid rain, May is typically the driest month, with plenty of sunshine and highs in the 50s. It's a great month for nature lovers to cruise to Alaska because May is when you'll see much of the wildlife emerging, including migrating gray whales, Dall sheep, moose and migratory birds.
If you want to travel to Alaska a little earlier in the season in April, the weather is cool but pleasant, and the nights are still long enough that you may be able to catch a glimpse of the northern lights.
July is the height of peak season, with the warmest weather of the year and long daylight hours. It's also the best month for wildlife viewing, especially for humpback whales, brown and black bears and migrating shorebirds and puffins. However, you should know that you'll have to deal with pesky mosquitos in late June and July, especially in the interior part of the state.
Best time to cruise Alaska for low prices
You can usually find the best prices for an Alaska cruise during the shoulder season months of April, May, September and October. For example, starting rates are as low as $603 per person for a seven-night Inside Passage cruise sailing round-trip from Seattle with Royal Caribbean in May 2024. In mid-September, the same itinerary starts at $631 per person. However, by the peak summer season in late June and July, the starting price is $921 per person.
Best time to cruise Alaska to avoid crowds
The shoulder season months are also the least crowded times to visit Alaska because kids are in school and fewer families are vacationing. Just be aware that if you head to Alaska early in the spring, some of the stores may not have opened yet. Arrive in the fall, and you may find that tour operators and shops have begun to cut back hours or have closed.
The advantage of traveling in the shoulder season is that you can experience the towns without the summer crowds and with cooler temperatures. Shoppers can take advantage of end-of-season sales on souvenirs.
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Best time to cruise the Caribbean and Bahamas: December-May
Almost any time of year is a good time to sail to the Caribbean or Bahamas , with year-round sunny skies, warm temperatures and glistening turquoise blue waters.
When to cruise to the Caribbean and Bahamas for the best weather
Some of the Caribbean's nicest weather is in May, at the start of shoulder season. The weather is particularly pleasant in the Southern Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominique, Grenada and St. Vincent, with highs in the 80s and just slightly cooler evenings in the 70s.
January through March also offers picture-perfect weather. January is the beginning of the dry season, so the humidity is lower, and the temperatures are in the 70s and 80s.
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Best time to cruise the Caribbean and Bahamas for low prices
Shoulder season in the Caribbean is May through November, the months just before peak season, which is December through April. This is the time when you'll typically find better deals on pricing, especially in May and September to November.
Fares for seven-night cruises in May 2024 are as low as $499 per person on an MSC cruise sailing round-trip from Miami and even less expensive at $399 per person come September.
The official Atlantic hurricane season, June 1 to Nov. 30, falls within shoulder season, so you may need to weigh low prices with the risk of a storm affecting your trip. Also, some fares in the summer months can be higher with many families taking vacations. Prices for similar cruises with MSC between June and August range from $649 to $799.
Best time to cruise the Caribbean and Bahamas to avoid crowds
The best time to cruise to the Caribbean without all the tourists is typically in late fall and between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. You can also avoid the crowds in late April and early May after the spring break rush but before school lets out and summer vacations begin.
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Best time to cruise the Mediterranean: April-May, September-October
The cruise season in the Mediterranean usually begins in April and ends in November, with peak season falling between June and September. Some cruise lines also offer sailings into the winter months to southern Mediterranean destinations, such as Egypt, Israel, Morocco, southern Spain and the Canary Islands, because they have warm weather during that time.
When to cruise the Mediterranean for the best weather
The spring (April and May) and the fall (September and October) afford some of the best weather in the Mediterranean, with sunny days and comfortable temperatures. Though the busiest season for Mediterranean cruises is typically July and August, the temperatures can be unbearably hot (85 degrees and higher).
Best time to cruise the Mediterranean for low prices
Look to the shoulder season to find the best deals on Mediterranean cruises. During April and May and September to November, the combination of cooler temperatures, a higher chance of rain and a lack of family vacations leads to more availability and lower prices for cruises.
For example, in May 2023, you can sail on a seven-night Western Mediterranean voyage from Barcelona to Rome with Princess Cruises starting at $699 per person. If you prefer to travel in the fall, you can still find a good deal on the same itinerary for $848 per person in September. In mid-June, the same voyage costs $1,132. Since you'll have the greatest choice of ships midsummer, you might luck out and find a one-off deal if you can be flexible about ship and sail date.
Best time to cruise the Mediterranean to avoid crowds
Lower prices also mean fewer crowds. The height of summer is incredibly busy in the Mediterranean, especially in smaller destinations, including the port towns in the Greek islands of Santorini and Mykonos and in popular cities in Italy, France and Croatia. The spring and fall are the optimal times to visit, with fewer tourists, cooler temperatures and lower prices. You'll also find that most everything is open during that time and easier to see without battling the crowds.
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Best time to cruise Hawaii: June-August
Hawaii is a year-round destination, but you'll only find one ship that sails the islands throughout the entire year: Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America. Other ships sail one-way or round-trip itineraries to the Hawaiian Islands from the U.S. West Coast, typically between September and April.
When to cruise to Hawaii for the best weather
Hawaii has just two seasons due to its tropical climate. Summer is from May to October, and winter falls between November and April. There's not much variation in temperature between the two seasons, with daytime temperatures hovering around 80 degrees in the summer and not falling much more than that into the high 70s in the winter. Since the temperatures are similar during both seasons, the best time to cruise the islands is when there's less chance of precipitation, which is during the summer months of June, July and August.
Best time to cruise Hawaii for low prices
Cruises to Hawaii will be less expensive in the fall when school is in session.
Summer is peak season with family vacations and honeymooners, so prices will be higher then. Expect a lift during spring break weeks, as well. Even though January, February and March bring more rain, the winter months are also peak season for tourists … and whales.
For example, a seven-night round-trip cruise in November or early December 2024 with Norwegian Cruise Line starts at $1,649. The highest fares are in June, at $2,149. January and February fares are as high as $1,949.
If your heart is set on traveling to Hawaii in the summer, or you want to escape the winter's snow at home in February, look for deals with an early booking. You can also take a chance and wait for last-minute specials if you're flexible.
Best time to cruise Hawaii to avoid crowds
Springtime will be the quietest time to visit the Aloha State, although you might find an uptick of families traveling for spring break during March and April. The summer is the busiest time for vacationers, and the winter months bring whale-watching enthusiasts and surfers. There are also two major sporting events in January, so you'll want to avoid the crowds on Oahu and Maui during that month.
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Best time to cruise Northern Europe: June-August
The cruise season is short if you want to sail to Northern Europe, the Baltic or the Scandinavian fjords; itineraries run from April through October. However, if you love the cold and want to chase the aurora borealis in Norway, several lines offer northern lights itineraries in the winter months.
When to cruise Northern Europe for the best weather
The warmest months in Northern Europe are mid-June to August, making the height of the summer season the most desirable time to cruise Scandinavia and the Baltic region. This is also the Land of the Midnight Sun, where you'll have nearly 24 hours of sunlight in places like northern Norway from early June to mid-July.
The two shoulder seasons – from April to early June and September to October – offer comfortable temperatures, but you'll need to dress in layers.
Best time to cruise Northern Europe for low prices
The shoulder seasons may not be the warmest, but they typically offer better pricing than summer cruises. For example, a 14-night sailing to the Baltic with Holland America is $949 in early May 2023 but $1,329 in mid-June.
Best time to cruise Northern Europe to avoid crowds
The shoulder seasons will also have fewer passengers and tourists — and you may even have some attractions to yourself in the cities and towns.
Best time to cruise the Panama Canal: December-March
Transiting the Panama Canal from the Caribbean to the Pacific Ocean is a bucket-list trip for many travelers. Panama and the bordering countries in Central America have a tropical climate with lush landscapes and rainforests, so you can expect wet weather at certain times of the year. The height of the Panama Canal cruise season is between October and April.
When to cruise the Panama Canal for the best weather
You'll find moderate temperatures (in the mid-70s to low 80s) and drier weather in January and February. During those months, it's more pleasant to engage in outdoor adventures like hiking and kayaking, which are a highlight when visiting places like Panama and Costa Rica.
December, March and April also offer nice weather, although the rainy season sometimes starts as early as mid-March before continuing through the fall.
Best time to cruise the Panama Canal for low prices
It's hard to determine the best time to cruise the Panama Canal at the lowest prices. Many cruise lines offer short seasons or mix up itineraries, so there's not much grounds for comparison. However, if you want a deal, the one thing that's certain is you should not sail over the holidays.
For example, Windstar Cruises ' seven-night Costa Rica and Panama Canal sailings mostly start at $2,299 in February and March 2024 and $2,399 in January. However, its New Year's sailing starts at $2,799 per person.
Best time to cruise the Panama Canal to avoid crowds
The Panama Canal cruise season picks up at the end of the rainy season, so you'll find fewer tourists during October and November when the weather is still wet.
To avoid crowds in port, try not to cruise during the Panamanian festivals that take place in early spring and from November into the winter. These festivals can also affect the opening of attractions, restaurants, banks and other venues you might want to visit ashore.
Best time to cruise Mexico: November-May
The Mexican Riviera (i.e., the Pacific coast of Mexico) is a year-round cruise destination. Most ships sail the itinerary in the fall, winter and spring because those same ships head to Alaska for the summer.
When to cruise to Mexico for the best weather
For the best weather, book your cruise during the dry season, between November and May. The weather can be cool at times along the Pacific coast, so if you're looking for warmer temperatures, you'll need to head to cities located farther south, such as Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan.
Best time to cruise Mexico for low prices
The summer months and early fall will have some of the best rates, but you'll need to take into consideration the hotter temperatures in the summer that can reach into the 90s – and with high humidity. It's also the rainy season, and it's possible to have hurricanes during these months.
For example, a seven-night round-trip voyage from Long Beach, California, along Mexico's Pacific coast with Carnival Cruise Line starts at $629 in June. The same cruise is even less expensive in October at $464 per person.
Best time to cruise Mexico to avoid crowds
The dry season is also the quietest time to cruise to Mexico. Family vacations are over, and the kids are back in school. You will, however, want to avoid booking a cruise around the holidays at the end of the year and during spring break (March and early April).
Best time to cruise Canada and New England: September-October
The cruise season in Canada and New England begins in May and ends in October, with a few ships even making the voyage in April. You'll find more ships in this region between August and October as it gets closer to peak leaf-peeping season.
When to cruise to Canada and New England for the best weather
The summer offers some of the nicest weather, with daytime highs in Boston and New York between 80 and 90 degrees. Along the coastal areas in Maine and Canada, you'll find highs in the 70s in July. Be prepared for cooler evenings.
The summer months are also the best time to see several species of whales off the coast of Newfoundland, including humpback whales.
However, many travelers choose to cruise to Canada and New England specifically for the fall foliage. Peak leaf season begins around mid-September and runs through October. If fall colors are your goal, resign yourself to cooler temperatures on your sailing, especially in the evenings.
Best time to cruise Canada and New England for low prices
For the best cruise deals, look at voyages sailing before August. A seven-night sailing from Boston to Montreal in May 2024 with Holland America starts at $779 per person. A similar seven-night itinerary from Boston to Quebec City in late September starts at $1,279 per person.
Best time to cruise New England and Canada to avoid crowds
You'll have fewer crowds on shore and in the port towns during the shoulder season in the spring when kids are in school and before mid-September, which is the beginning of peak foliage season in Canada.
Summertime is busy in Canada and New England because of the optimal weather and family vacations. You can also expect more ships and crowds in town during late September and October at the height of the leaf-peeping season.
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Best time to cruise Bermuda: April-June
Bermuda's cruise season runs between April and November, with a few ships calling on Royal Naval Dockyard in December. While the pink-sand beaches and glistening, turquoise waters offer a slice of paradise, the archipelago in the western North Atlantic Ocean does not stay warm year-round. The subtropical climate of these British islands has winter temperatures that dip down into the low 60s and high 50s.
When to cruise to Bermuda for the best weather
April is one of the best months to sail to Bermuda as the temperatures are pleasant and in the 70s, and it's one of the driest months of the year, along with May. May and early June are great options for cruises to the archipelago, and you can expect highs in the low 80s by June.
July and August are the hottest months with high humidity, but it's a great time to hit the beach with water temperatures around 81 degrees.
Best time to cruise Bermuda for low prices
April through early June and September to November are typically when you'll find the cheapest prices. Norwegian Cruise Line has a seven-night itinerary sailing round-trip from Boston in April that starts at $779 per person. The same itinerary is $979 in June and $1,019 per person in July.
Best time to cruise Bermuda to avoid crowds
If you want the beaches to yourself, book a cruise in April. Even though there are festivities during the month (including Easter and the Peppercorn Ceremony), it's still early in the tourist season.
By late spring, summer and fall, there are more festivals, sporting events and golf tournaments that bring visitors to the islands. In the summertime, you'll have family vacations and people with vacation homes in Bermuda returning for the season and warmer weather.
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Best time to cruise Australia and New Zealand: December-February
The height of the cruise season in Australia and New Zealand begins in early October and runs through the end of April because these months are spring and summer in the Southern Hemisphere. You will find a few lines sailing an extended season Down Under.
When to cruise to Australia and New Zealand for the best weather
The summer months of December through February offer some of the best weather for cruising in Australia and New Zealand. Major cities will have high temperatures in the 70s and 80s during that time.
In Australia, summer is the perfect season to enjoy the country's beautiful beaches, especially in the south near Sydney. However, if you plan to head north to destinations like northern Queensland, know that summer is that region's wet season. Most days are sunny, but you'll likely encounter an afternoon or evening storm.
In New Zealand, summer brings long, sunny days with mild evenings. New Zealand's beaches are also a top attraction in the summer, along with outdoor activities and water sports.
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For example, Celebrity Cruises has an 11-night cruise sailing round-trip from Sydney in March for $1,320. As you get closer to the holidays in December, a 13-night round-trip itinerary from Sydney with the line costs $2,231.
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Authorities urgently search for man who jumped off cruise ship in Gulf of Mexico
Authorities say they are urgently searching the waters of the Gulf of Mexico after a man apparently jumped off a cruise ship.
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at approximately 12:40 p.m. on Monday informing them that there was an unaccounted-for passenger from the Carnival Glory cruise ship, which was scheduled to stop at Grand Cayman Island and Cozumel, Mexico, before returning to New Orleans on Sunday, according to the ship's itinerary.
"The unaccounted-for man has been identified by family members as Tyler Barnett of Houma, Louisiana," read a statement from the United States Coast Guard released on Tuesday. "Carnival reported he was last seen on security camera at approximately midnight Monday morning."
Carnival Glory's security team reviewed footage that showed Barnett jumped from the fourth deck of the ship at approximately 1:40 a.m. on Monday, according to a statement from Matt Lupoli, senior manager of public relations for Carnival Cruise Line.
"He can be seen climbing on a lifeboat and jumping from there," according to the statement.
The United States Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders immediately launched a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew and an Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Super Hercules aircrew to conduct searches of "a roughly 200-mile area following the path of the ships voyage," authorities confirmed.
Watchstanders have also been transmitting urgent marine information broadcasts to mariners to make them aware of the missing man in case he is seen in the water and can be rescued by another vessel.
The United States Coast Guard said officials are combing through the search area located approximately 30 miles southwest of the Southwest Pass, in Louisiana.
The search had to be called off overnight due to "severe weather conditions and safety concerns," authorities said. However, as of Tuesday morning, an Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry had resumed search efforts.
As of Wednesday, search efforts had not turned up any clues but the Coast Guard said they will continue searching for the missing passenger as weather conditions permit.
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Posted: November 15, 2023 | Last updated: November 15, 2023
The Carnival cruise passenger for whom the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has been searching appears to have jumped overboard from the ship's Deck 4 at 1:40 a.m. Monday, the company said.
"New security footage discovered by Carnival Glory shows the man jumping off the cruise ship," the Coast Guard posted to X, formerly known as Twitter, on Tuesday night.
The search for 28-year-old Tyler Barnett of Houma, Louisiana, resumed Wednesday morning after being paused due to severe weather conditions and safety concerns.
"In the video we showed to his family, he can be seen intentionally opening a gate, walking into a restricted area, and jumping from a lifeboat," a Carnival spokesperson told FOX Business in a statement.
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Barnett was reported missing by a family member on the ship Monday, a day after the Carnival Glory departed New Orleans for a weeklong journey, Carnival Cruise Line told FOX Business. His family has been asking for prayers in posts on social media.
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After the ship’s team was unable to find the passenger aboard the cruise liner, Coast Guard Sector New Orleans launched an HC-144 aircraft from Mobile, Alabama, and a C-130 aircraft from St. Petersburg, Florida, to conduct searches into the evening, USCG Heartland said.
The search area is roughly 200 miles.
The Carnival Glory continued on its journey, porting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on Wednesday before heading for Grand Cayman Island for a stop Thursday, according to CruiseMapper.
Barnett's sister, Destiny Barnett, who was also on the ship, told NBC News, "It makes you feel crazy to be stuck on a ship where everyone else is having a good time. It was supposed to be a vacation, but for us, it's hell."
His grandmother, Dirlean Tate Mason, wrote on Facebook that "we are holding on to hope and prayer that he will be found safe."
"Our hearts are breaking," Mason wrote. "I can't believe this is happening."
The final port scheduled for the cruise is in Cozumel, Mexico, before returning to New Orleans .
On Tuesday, USCG Heartland told FOX Business the ship did not have footage or evidence that showed Barnett went overboard; however, he was not located on the vessel.
"Only on Tuesday were we advised of the possibility of him wearing a different shirt, which allowed our security team to change the profile of the guest as we searched onboard video," the Carnival spokesperson said. "We have informed the U.S. Coast Guard and are providing assistance to the guest’s family that was traveling with him."
"Our thoughts remain with the guest’s family for their loss," the spokesperson said.
FOX Business' Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.
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The US Coast Guard has suspended its search for a married Louisiana dad of two who was reported missing from a Carnival cruise ship earlier this week.
Tyler Lee Barnett, 28, of Houma was reported missing by a family member Monday morning , just one day after the Carnival Glory disembarked from New Orleans for a weeklong cruise.
The search for Barnett was called off Thursday after authorities scoured more than 5,600 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico, to no avail, the Coast Guard announced .
The maritime branch was able to narrow its search area thanks to surveillance footage that showed Barnett jumping from the ship’s deck , a Carnival rep told The Post on Tuesday.
The missing man’s family has insisted he slipped accidentally .
“Never on purpose,” Barnett’s grandmother, Dirlean Tate Mason, said of her grandson’s disappearance, noting he would not leave behind his wife and 3-year-old twin daughters. “No. I just don’t believe that. Not to [die by] suicide or anything.”
The Coast Guard braved treacherous weather conditions – including up to 12-foot waves, limited visibility and gale force winds – as its members combed the waters of Louisiana for any sign of Barnett before calling off the search, the military branch said.
“Our crews battled severe weather conditions for multiple days and made every effort to find Mr. Barnett. Suspending an active search is never a decision we make lightly, and we offer our most sincere condolences to Mr. Barnett’s family and friends,” Lt. Cmdr. Sean DiGeorge said in a statement.
Carnival did not immediately return The Post’s request for a comment.
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In Hurricane’s Sudden Fury, Acapulco’s Yacht Crews Went Down With Their Ships
Hurricane Otis left a trail of destruction and death but inflicted its worst blow on the yacht crews and other boat workers who are a pillar of the tourism industry.
Damaged boats seen washed ashore this month in Acapulco, Mexico. Credit... Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters
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Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Emiliano Rodríguez Mega traveled to hurricane-ravaged Acapulco and interviewed residents, members of the Mexican Navy and city officials.
- Nov. 18, 2023
On the night Hurricane Otis barreled into Acapulco, Mexico, Saúl Parra Morales received a video that only hours before would have seemed unbelievable.
For days, forecasters had predicted little more than a tropical storm. But Mr. Parra Morales watched in horror as his brother filmed the deafening gusts of wind and waves cracking against the deck of the Litos, the yacht where he worked and that proved no match for what became the most powerful storm to hit Mexico’s Pacific Coast.
“This is getting more intense,” Mr. Parra Morales’s brother, Fernando Esteban Parra Morales, said in the video. “We are nervous, but we are safe.”
He wasn’t. Fernando, a machinist, is one of the many mariners on the front lines of this tourist destination who have been missing since the Category 5 hurricane brought destruction to Acapulco last month, shocking forecasters and government officials alike.
While the Mexican authorities have not released details of the 49 people killed and 26 others left missing by the storm, relatives, business leaders and the Mexican Navy say many were captains, sailors and other boat workers caught in the hurricane’s devastating path. Some say the number of missing may be far higher.
Weeks after Otis made landfall, the ferocious storm’s painful toll is coming into sharper focus: Acapulco’s large mariner community, a foundation of this tourist magnet for decades, has been left shattered .
Beaches that attracted tens of thousands of visitors annually have been turned into a graveyard of wrecked ships. Yacht captains, diving instructors, hostesses and others who earned their paychecks on the water have had their livelihoods upended.
Compounding the pain, relatives of the missing say they have been denied closure as they navigate a bureaucracy of authorities to try to find the remains of their loved ones.
“We’ve been doing their work,” Mr. Parra Morales said outside the Acapulco naval base, where he waited with the families of three other missing crew members of the Litos.
Mr. Parra Morales and other relatives had searched beaches and a nearby island, finding random debris from other boats and even a bloated corpse.
“Our emotions have been going up and down,” he said. “If we, the relatives, have found all this, then why don’t they find anything?”
Mexican Navy officials said they had dispatched a team of 40 people to help look for missing mariners, as well as divers to help recover sunken ships.
“All of these efforts are about search and rescue,” Capt. Rogelio Gallegos Cortés of the navy said in an interview aboard a naval ship.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has dismissed the questioning of the Mexican government’s response to Acapulco as political attacks against his administration.
Acapulco’s nautical labor force plays a critical role in a destination known globally as a glamorous vacation spot for deep-sea fishing, cliff diving and boating.
Known as the Riviera of Mexico, Acapulco’s beaches have long attracted celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor, Brad Pitt and Salma Hayek. John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, honeymooned in Acapulco. And the city was immortalized in the 1963 Elvis Presley song and movie “Fun in Acapulco.”
A sharp increase in violence over the past decade in Guerrero, the state that includes Acapulco, has led Mexico to deploy thousands of soldiers to its beaches. In recent months, brutal violence has erupted in some municipalities nearby, including the killing of more than a dozen law enforcement officers days before Otis hit the area.
But Acapulco has remained a tourist draw — nearly 830,000 tourists visited the city last year, spending more than $368 million.
Behind the luxury hotels and yachts was a largely invisible work force toiling long hours under a blazing sun, providing spearfishing and diving lessons, staffing yacht parties or leading tours.
“They are the heart of the city,” Abelina López Rodríguez, the mayor of Acapulco, said in an interview. “They lost everything.”
Mexico’s navy has pulled 67 of the 614 boats damaged by Otis to shore, according to a spokeswoman, Lt. Liz Barojas.
One challenge, officials said, has been competing interests between relatives of the missing and yacht owners. For days, owners asked the navy not to move some vessels until insurance companies could complete damage assessments, Captain Gallegos Cortés said, while families of the missing pleaded for the navy to recover the boats — and any potential clues about their relatives.
Another point of contention has been the number of missing. While the Guerrero state prosecutor’s office stands by the official count, Alejandro Martínez Sidney, who leads Acapulco’s chamber of commerce and tourism, said that based on relatives who had reached out to his group, the figure could be closer to 100.
“There’s a lot of people asking for their family,” he said.
Hours before Otis made landfall, María Cristina Jiménez’s husband, Felipe Castro de la Paz, the captain of a famous yacht, the AcaRey, and his crew boarded the vessel, which was docked at a marina. They knew a storm was bringing rain and wind, but their bosses wanted to ensure the vessel was taken care of.
“They likely never heard something that big was coming,” said Ms. Jiménez, 56.
Forecasting models failed to predict that the storm would intensify — in less than 24 hours — into a hurricane packing sustained winds of more than 165 miles per hour, tearing walls and roofs from buildings and severing power and communication in much of Acapulco.
The next day, the remains of the AcaRey were littered throughout the marina. Five of its six crew members on board have been found dead; Mr. Castro de la Paz remains missing.
The company that owns the AcaRey did not respond to calls, emails or text messages requesting comment.
In the days since, Ms. Jiménez and her daughter, Maura Castro, 37, have scoured the city trying to find information about Mr. Castro de la Paz. The two women have visited the naval base and searched beaches looking for any sign of him.
After some fishermen told them that Mr. Castro de la Paz’s body had been recovered, they rushed to Acapulco’s morgue and took a DNA test.
But the result did not match any of the dead. More recently, they visited a yacht club that has updated families of missing mariners on efforts to find them.
“We are looking for my father, the captain of AcaRey,” Ms. Castro told a guard at the club.
But the club had no information.
“We want to look for him, rent a yacht and go out on our own,” Ms. Castro said. “The boat was lost. I know that. But I want the body of my father.”
Outside the naval base with other family members of the Litos crew, Mr. Parra Morales made a similar plea to Lt. José Alberto Demuner Silva, the commander of the navy search and rescue mission in Acapulco.
His family, he said, had been left to deal with a deluge of false information, including strangers reaching out to him online with tips about the body of his brother if he was willing to pay a fee.
On a tablet displaying an electronic map of the Acapulco bay, Lieutenant Demuner Silva showed Mr. Parra Morales the different routes his search teams had traveled while searching, so far unsuccessfully, for the Litos.
“It doesn’t make sense,” Mr. Parra Morales told the officer. “I mean, with the experience you have, you don’t know anything?”
Standing next to them was Mei-li Chew Irra, 26, whose husband, Ulises Díaz Salgado, 43, was the captain of the Litos.
On the night Otis hit, someone on the yacht activated a GPS system that sent her the coordinates of the boat, she said, which she sent to the navy three days later. But she said she did not hear back for more than a week confirming that officials had received the information.
“Our hope continues and our fight goes on and we will not stop until we find them all,” Ms. Chew Irra said.
She recalled the passion her husband had for the sea and said she was not surprised he stayed on the yacht, even as Otis descended on Acapulco.
“He would have given his life for all his crew,” Ms. Chew Irra said. “He loved them as if they were his family.”
With much of their fleet destroyed and Acapulco’s tourism industry struggling to recover, many mariners cannot return to work. But they have still been gathering at the beach.
Surrounded by a cemetery of vessels — some in pieces on the beach, others sunken and barely poking above the surface — Fernando Vargas, 64, and dozens of other mariners were trying to pull a damaged glass-bottom boat from the water.
They placed logs in front of the boat while a truck, tied to the boat’s bow with a rope, pulled it over the wood and onto the beach, prompting cheers from those watching the effort.
Mr. Vargas, who worked on a different glass-bottom boat that was destroyed, said they were a popular tourist attraction. He hopes to receive government support while he looks for a new job.
“I am very hard-working,” he said. “I am the example for my children.”
He then rushed back to join the others pushing the ship back to shore.
Zolan Kanno-Youngs is a White House correspondent covering a range of domestic and international issues in the Biden White House, including homeland security and extremism. He joined The Times in 2019 as the homeland security correspondent. More about Zolan Kanno-Youngs
Emiliano Rodríguez Mega is a reporter and researcher for The Times based in Mexico City, covering Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. More about Emiliano Rodríguez Mega