Get a Taste of New York on a Cruise

Enjoy New York staples, like top-rated restaurants and showstopping entertainment, with Royal Caribbean.
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Whether you’re looking to get some Caribbean sun or see some Arctic snow, you have more than 240 destinations to choose from with Royal Caribbean.

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There’s a reason the “I Love New York” logo is famously printed on T-shirts, mugs, hats and other keepsakes—there’s something for everyone in “the city that never sleeps.” If you like Broadway shows, action-packed days, sightseeing, incredible dining, live music and more, NYC is the place to be. Now, what if we said you can get a taste of the city alongside new adventures miles away from the hustle and bustle? You can do just that on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

Choosing a cruise for your next vacation, whether on a ship like Anthem of the Seas or Symphony and Oasis of the Seas, is the ultimate way to combine what you love about New York with the curiosity and adventure of exploring destinations like Bermuda, Canada and even a private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay. For some NYC flair on board, you can indulge in experiences like a five-course dinner at Chef’s Table or take in entertainment across stage, air, ice and water. No matter what you choose, Royal Caribbean has something for everyone, just like the Big Apple.

If you like New York, you’ll love the experiences, restaurants, adventures and more on a cruise.

Experience the stunning wonder of best-in-class performances by acrobats, synchronized swimmers, high divers and more at AquaTheater.

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There’s No Biz like Show Biz

As a cultural hub, where artists, performers and cultural connoisseurs alike flock, New York City is a source of inspiration for many and often featured in films and TV shows. There’s a lineup of renowned entertainment and experiences, and a cruise has a lot to offer in that department, too, from live music to cutting-edge performances.


If you like…

Broadway, there’s AquaTheater, Two70 and more.

Experience Royal Caribbean’s original entertainment, spanning water, stage, ice and air, in a variety of state-of-the-art venues—like AquaTheater, an amphitheater that features dynamic acrobats, divers, slackliners and more talented performers. And Two70, which is an innovative, multidimensional space with a one-of-a-kind format that combines robotics, live entertainment, physical scenery and blurring realities. With 270-degree, floor-to-ceiling windows that transform right before your eyes and six Roboscreens that move in synchronization, this venue is sure to impress.

Pro tip: If you like Bryant Park’s ice rink, check out Studio B for ice-skating shows with Olympic-caliber skaters. You can even take a shot at ice skating yourself!


If you like…

Village Vanguard, one of NYC’s oldest jazz clubs, there’s Music Hall.

Music Hall is where you can take in live music on board, thanks to rotating setlists of top-notch cover bands. It’s the perfect place for those looking to rock out with a cocktail in hand after dark or, if you’re feeling competitive, shoot pool with friends. Care to show off your vocal chops too? Get your karaoke on at Spotlight Karaoke and finish the night on a high note with your own killer performance.


The Lime & Coconut is the ultimate poolside bar, featuring classic sips and specialty drinks that are sure to get you in a tropical mood.

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Delicious Eats for Everyone

Good food can make an adventure one to remember, whether you’re in one of the most dynamic cities in the world or at sea. Like NYC, known as one of the best destinations when it comes food and drink, there’s a world of flavors you can indulge in at the array of restaurants, bars and lounges on board that range from Asian to Italian, to Mexican, to barbecue—you name it.


If you like…

Eleven Madison Park, overlooking Central Park, there are 150 Central Park and Chef’s Table.

Are you looking for a special night out? Look no further than 150 Central Park, known for its seasonal menu served in an intimate, elevated setting. Or treat yourself to a sophisticated meal at Chef’s Table, where you’ll enjoy a five-course dinner. On the menu specially crafted by the head chef could be dishes like scallop carpaccio and Maine lobster salad, and each one is paired with a different wine.

Pro tip: There are more laidback options, too. Fans of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Brooklyn can check out Portside BBQ on Oasis for a menu of classic Southern comfort food.


If you like…

Attaboy, one of the city’s best speakeasies, there’s The Lime & Coconut and Vintages.

The Lime & Coconut is a signature poolside bar that serves up tropical cocktails in a vibrant, Caribbean-inspired atmosphere with live music. It’s perfect for those who want to kick back and take in the ocean views. Or, check out Vintages, a cozy wine bar with an extensive list—and bites—any wine lover would enjoy.


Capture Insta-worthy sea views on the North Star observation capsule.

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Choose Your Adventure

There’s no better time to take in unique sights and thrilling experiences than on vacation. New Yorkers and New Yorkers at heart will have plenty of ways to do both on a cruise.


If you like…

Giving your kids playtime, there’s Splashaway Bay and Adventure Ocean.

There’s no doubt the kids will love Splashaway Bay, a dedicated aqua park with slides, water cannons and more. For indoor adventures, they can head to Adventure Ocean. This program is completely dedicated to children (3 months to 12 years old). It offers interactive and creative spaces for youngsters to chart their own adventures with certified staff while parents get some “me time.”

Pro tip: Teens have their own exclusive areas. Complete with secret entrances, the latest in video games, movies and other activities, here is where no one can cramp their style.


If you like…

The Edge Skydeck, featuring stunning views of Manhattan, there’s North Star and the Ultimate Panoramic Suite.

Brace yourself for new heights when you go on North Star, an all-glass observation capsule that offers 360-degree views from as high as 300 feet above the ocean. It’s the perfect opportunity to snap record-breaking photos—quite literally—North Star is recognized by Guinness World Records as the “Highest Viewing Deck on a Cruise Ship.” For unforgettable views from the comfort of your own bedroom, stay in the Ultimate Panoramic Suite. It offers a 200-degree view through its floor-to-ceiling windows. (That’s the same vantage point as the captain’s view from the bridge!)

Pro tip: If you want to experience more action, try RipCord by iFly—the signature skydiving simulator where you’ll be propelled in the air inside a wind tunnel!


If you like…

Watching (and playing) sports, there’s Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade and the Sports Deck.

Sports fans will love Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade. Enjoy watching games from any one of the big-screen TVs or play some games of your own at the arcade as you snack on wings, burgers, ice-cold beers and more. The whole family, athletes and rookies alike, will love this spot. Looking to get your adrenaline pumping too? Make sure to check out SeaPlex, where you can ride bumper cars, go roller skating and dive into sports like basketball and soccer. Or head outdoors on the top deck to go rock climbing and catch a wave—at sea—on the signature FlowRider surf simulator.


There are more awe-inspiring experiences where those came from. Find out more and book your cruise from the New York area here.