Where else can you experience ocean travel the way it has been for hundreds of years? Cunard still operates transatlantic sailings aboard the Queen Mary 2 from New York to Southampton, UK, across the North Atlantic. The voyage typically takes a little more than a week with stops in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Canada is a popular destination for New York cruises as well. Typical itineraries last four to seven days with stops in places like Halifax, and Saint John. You may even find cruises along the St. Lawrence Seaway and Erie Canal.
If you are looking to stay closer to the city, lunch, dinner and themed cruises are available with dining and dancing while the beautiful New York City skyline slowly passes. These cruises are typically less than $100 per person and feature gourmet food, live DJ's and climate controlled interiors.
Sightseeing cruises of New York City are also available. These cruises typically last between one and three hours with a cost of less than $50 per person. Experiencing New York City from the surrounding waters should be on everyone's New York City bucket list.