Skyport Marina is a popular departure location for New York City Cruises. Conveniently located off of the FDR Drive on the East River, this marina is home to two of our ships: the Lucille, and the Harbor Lights.
The location features a private parking lot (Paid parking) and is only a 10-minute cab ride from Grand Central Station. Departures from Skyport Marina offer an ideal cruise route on the East River with immediate sightseeing opportunities of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Freedom Tower and Statue of Liberty.
Pier 36 is a prime location for any celebration in New York City. Located just upriver from the world famous Brooklyn Bridge, Pier 36 is accessible to our largest yacht; the Liberty Belle, and the Nautical Empress.
Conveniently situated on the lower east side of Manhattan, this location offers easy access to guests from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and New Jersey.
Home port to the Liberty Belle, and Nautical Empress, this pier provides an ideal start to a trip with gorgeous views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline right from the get-go!
Brooklyn Army Terminal is located at the end of 58th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. This pier is readily available with nearby exits of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Belt Parkway. Guests using public transportation can take the N or R train to the 59th Street Station.
World’s Fair Marina is a gorgeous pier surrounded by historical landmarks and is neighbor to Citi Field; the Mets' major league baseball park.
This pier is easily accessible via the Grand Central Parkway and the Whitestone Expressway. Via public transportation, the 7 train to Citi Field leaves guests at a short 10-minute walk to the Marina.
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Graduation Party Cruise review by Patricia M. via Google on 05/10/17
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Birthday Cruise review by Daphnee V. via Yelp on 04/07/17
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Birthday Cruise review by Stefanie L. via Yelp on 03/17/17
“All in all, everyone had an amazing time! The food was good, the DJ was great, the captain was funny and pleasant, and the manager was the best! We will definitely be having another party with Empire Cruises!”
Birthday Cruise review by Jocelyn S. via Yelp on 09/30/16
“They were all very accommodating and helped me set this up in 3 days, which seemed insane but they pulled it off great!”
Birthday Cruise review by Cera B. via Yelp on 09/19/16
“I hosted my girlfriend's 30th birthday party aboard Lucille and the party was a total success. The whole team at Empire Cruises were very friendly and helpful. It was super easy to hook our laptop into their speakers and the drinks were great!”
Birthday Cruise review by Matt C. via Yelp on 09/14/16