The Cape Liberty cruise port is ideally located in Bayonne, New Jersey, only fifteen minutes (15 min.) from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and seven miles (7 miles) south of Manhattan, New York.
This means that residents of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut will find it relatively easy to board one of many inclusive family Caribbean cruises leaving from that port.
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Interestingly, with the superior access that the airports in Newark and New York City offer, people fly from all over to sail out of the port in Bayonne, New Jersey.
The Cape Liberty cruise port aims to please and offers a nice serving of Caribbean cruises from the Bayonne port.
The main cruise lines to sail out of this port are Celebrity Cruises via the Summit, and Royal Caribbean via its Liberty of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas (soon to be replaced with Anthem of the Seas).
Some Cruise Itineraries from
Bayonne, New Jersey
Note: Itineraries are subject to change at anytime by the cruise line.
Celebrity Summit offers limited 6-day cruises to the Caribbean and mostly 7-day cruises to Bermuda.
Liberty of the Seas
Liberty offers 5-day cruises to Bermuda.
Liberty also offers 7-day cruises to the Caribbean.
Quantum of the Seas
Quantum offers 7-day and longer cruises to the Bahamas / Caribbean.
Quantum will be replaced by Anthem in 2015.
Flying to Cape Liberty - Your family may choose to fly into one of the 3 area airports to sail out of Cape Liberty - La Guardia, NYC (LGA); John F. Kennedy International, NYC (JFK); or Newark Liberty International, NJ (EWR).
Nearest Airport to Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal
Newark Liberty International is the nearest airport to Cape Liberty and should be your family's first choice, if flying to the port.
Several major airlines fly into Newark, NJ, so whether you're flying from Atlanta, GA or from London, England, you will find a flight into Newark Airport.
Some Major Airlines flying into Newark:
Delta Airlines -----------1.800.221.1212
(If you are flying to your cruise port, consider getting there overnight to ensure that you do not miss your ship the next day.
Click here to find hotels near the cruise port.)
Getting to Cape Liberty from Newark Airport
The fastest way to get to Cape Liberty Cruise Port from the airport is by taxi or shared-shuttle service. At the time of writing this, taxi service is going at $35 one way, while shared-shuttle is costing about $30 per person.
Please check the cost before leaving home.
If you are traveling with your family, using a taxi is your best option.
Ignore offers of transportation from solicitors in the terminal to you to Cape Liberty Cruise Port. Go to ground transportation information counters, bus stops and taxi dispatchers for safe and legitimate transportation. Ignore non-uniformed people offering to assist with baggage. Seek out uniformed porters or airline employees for baggage assistance.
Getting to Cape Liberty By Train
Take the PATH train from Manhattan to Jersey City or Hoboken. Outside the PATH Station, take the NJ Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train to Bayonne. Get off at the 34th Street Station in Bayonne.
You are now directly across Route 440 from The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor, which includes the Cape Liberty Cruise Port.
Call one of the three Bayonne cab companies to drive you to Cape Liberty Cruise Port, which is about two miles east of the Light Rail line.
Getting to Cape Liberty By Bus
From the Port Authority Bus Terminal, take the 99S bus to Bayonne. The 99S bus travels along Kennedy Boulevard into Bayonne and stops on request every three blocks. When you reach 33rd Street and Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne, you will be at the closest point on the bus route to the cruise port.
Call one of the three Bayonne cab companies to drive you to the cruise port, which is about three miles east of Kennedy Boulevard.
Getting to Cape Liberty by Car
The Cape Liberty Cruise Port is located at:
14 Port Terminal Boulevard Bayonne, NJ 07002-5038.
You may click here to get driving directions, or use the directions listed below.
From the North
Take the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 South to Exit 14A - Bayonne. From Exit 14A: Follow the signs for Route 440 South. Proceed 1 1/2 miles and make a left into the Bayonne Ocean Terminal. The cruise terminal is two miles straight ahead.
From the South
Take the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 North to Exit 14A - Bayonne. Follow directions above from Exit 14A.
From the West via I-80
Take I-80 East to I-95 South to the New Jersey Turnpike. Take the turnpike south to Exit 14A- Bayonne. Follow directions above from Exit 14A.
From the West via I-78
Take I-78 East directly to the New Jersey Turnpike. Take the turnpike east to Exit 14A- Bayonne. Follow directions above from Exit 14A.
From the East/Staten Island/Long Island
Take the Verrazano Narrows Bridge into Staten Island. Take I-287 West to Route 440 North to and over the Bayonne Bridge. Continue on Route 440 North approximately 3 miles. Make a right into the Bayonne Ocean Terminal. The cruise terminal is 2 miles straight ahead.
From NYC via The Lincoln Tunnel
Take the Lincoln Tunnel to New Jersey. Follow I-495 West to the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95. Take the turnpike south to Exit 14A - Bayonne. Follow directions above from Exit 14A.
From NYC via The Holland Tunnel
Take the Holland Tunnel to New Jersey. Take the New Jersey Turnpike west to Exit 14A - Bayonne. Follow directions above from Exit 14A.
From The Bronx/Connecticut/New England
Proceed to and across the George Washington Bridge. Follow signs for the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 South. Take the turnpike south to Exit 14A - Bayonne. Follow directions above from Exit 14A.
From Westchester County
Take I-684 South to I-287 West to I-87 South. Follow signs to and over the George Washington Bridge. Follow signs for the New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 South. Take the turnpike south to Exit 14A - Bayonne. Follow directions above from Exit 14A.
From Rockland County
Take the Palisades Parkway South to I-80 West. Follow signs for the New JerseyTurnpike/I-95 South. Continue to Exit 14A (Bayonne). Take the turnpike south to Exit 14A - Bayonne. Follow directions above from Exit 14A.
If you drive to Cape Liberty Cruise Port, you will need to park and unfortunately, pay you must.
Parking at Cape Liberty
Central Parking operates what is considered to a safe and secured parking facility, which is conveniently located adjacent to the cruise terminal.
Parking fees are about $19 per day and include state and local taxes. (Price is subject to change.)
It is easy to book a Caribbean cruise from Cape Liberty. Below are four (4) options:
1. You may call your Travel Professional.
2. You may use the Search Box below to find your cruise.
3. You may visit our travel site, Petes Travel Center (PetesTravel.com).
4. You may check with the cruise line directly.
Phew! Now that was a mouthful.
I hope you will find the information helpful as you plan your all inclusive cruise ship vacation sailing out of Cape Liberty Cruise Port to the beautiful islands in the Caribbean Sea.
I guarantee that your family will make lasting memories.
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