The Hudson River is a 315-mile (507 km) river that flows from north to south through eastern New York. It rises at Lake Tear of the Clouds, on the slopes of Mount Marcy in the Adirondack Mountains, flows past Albany, and finally forms the border between New York City and New Jersey at its mouth before emptying into Upper New York Bay.
As one of the great world cities, New York has an abundance of attractions. These include the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and Times Square. It also has some of the finest museums in the world include the Guggenheim and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
New York is the fashion capital of the United States, and is a major shopping destination for people around the world. The city boasts an unmatched range of department stores, boutiques, and specialty shops.
Things to See & Do
* Statue of Liberty
* Brooklyn Bridge
* Central Park
* Times Square
* Lincoln Center
* Rockefeller Plaza
Cruise Season – May – October
Currency – United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population – 8,500,000 approx (New York City)
Land Area – 789.4 km2 (New York City)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – There are two cruise terminals located on the Hudson River, at Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Transport Links – New York City is well connected by air with flights from almost every corner of the world. Three large airports (and several small ones) serve the region. John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport are large international airports while LaGuardia Airport is a busy domestic airport.
Amtrak operates from New York Penn Station, which is directly under Madison Square Garden, its largest hub in Amtrak’s east-coast system, with dozens of arrivals and departures daily.
NYC is also well serviced by buslines including Greyhound, Megabus and BoltBus.