As a symbol of democracy and freedom, the Statue of Liberty is recognized around the world and is synonymous with the United States. You can reach Liberty Island by ferry, departing from Jersey City, New Jersey.
Other Fun Things to Do
- Take a tour of Ellis Island and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. From 1892 to 1954, the island was the gateway for more than 12-million immigrants to the United States.
- Explore the Liberty Science Center located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey which features hundred of interactive exhibits, shows, demonstrations and the nation's largest IMAXTM Dome Theater.
- Visit the Bayonne Bridge in Bayonne, New Jersey, which is one of the longest steel arch bridges in the world. It's not only impressive in size, but also in looks. When it opened in 1931, the American Institute for Steel Construction named the bridge the "Most Beautiful Steel Arch."
- See more than a century's worth of fire-fighting history at the Chief John T. Brennan Fire Museum in Bayonne, New Jersey. First used in 1870, the firehouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.
Shopping for Bargains
New York City is quite literally a shopping mecca. You can find anything and everything here, from the world's finest designers on Fifth Avenue to eclectic boutiques throughout the city. And for souvenirs, you don't have to go far - you'll find a shop on just about every block.
Get a Taste of Local Flavor
Whether you're looking for an elegant dinner for two or hot dogs for the family, New York City has some of the best food in the world. Indulge at the world-renown Sardi's, a restaurant in Times Square famous for featuring celebrity caricatures on its walls. The Carnegie Deli, also in Times Square, has served customers since 1937. This New York landmark is known for overstuffed sandwiches with at least a pound of meat. Or get a slice of the pizza the city is famous for, offered in any number of small restaurants and street vendors.
The official currency of the United States is the U.S. Dollar (USD).
Sample Destinations from our Cruises from New York
Cruises departing from the New York area visit the following destinations:
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