Published: October 20, 2020 - 12:01 AM
Thinking back on past years, this is the peak time of the year for cruises from New York, with European cruise lines coming to New York and cruise lines relocating ships from Europe to the Caribbean for the winter, New York is usually a stop for a short season of cruises to New England and Canada to take in the wonderful colors of the fall foliage.
This prompted me to look at the 2020 cruise schedule on NYCruiseInfo.com which showed that over the past weekend – if the world was back to normal – the port would have played host to 14 ships. In the last 5 days Friday (from October 16->Tuesday October 20, 2020), the port would have played host to the following cruise ships: Fred Olsen’s Balmoral; Oceana’s Insignia; Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Breakaway (2 cruises in the 5 days); Silver Seas’ Silver Whisper; Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Star; Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas; Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic; Princess Cruises' Sky Princess; Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa (multi-night stay); Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas; Phoenix Reisen’s Amadea (multi-night stay); Carnival Cruises’ Carnival Sunrise; and Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Encore.
I am looking forward to 2021 and the gradual resumption of cruising from the port of New York and New Jersey. One thing for sure, the onboard experience and cruising will not be the same for the short term.
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