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1. See the sights
As the setting for so many famous films, New York City contains some of the world’s most universally recognised landmarks. You could easily while away an afternoon simply taking it all in. The torch-bearing Statue of Liberty is, of course, an essential sight to see, as is the world-famous Times Square. You’ll also want to visit the Empire State Building - standing at 1,454 feet high, the Art Deco-style building’s observation deck offers breath-taking views of the city.
2. Catch a show on Broadway
New York is world-famous for its theatre scene and is considered the cultural capital of the United States. Whether it’s The Lion King, Les Misérables or The Phantom of the Opera, be sure to see a show during your cruise to New York. No time? Grab a bite to eat at Ellen’s Stardust Diner instead. Not only will you gain the experience of eating in a classic 1950s-style American diner, but you’ll also benefit from a taste of Broadway - the venue is famous for its singing waiting staff, many of whom have gone on to have success on the stage.
3. Shop ‘til you drop
The Big Apple is a shopaholic’s dream come true! Fashion fanatics will love the shops along Fifth Avenue, while Madison Avenue boasts some of the world’s most upscale boutiques, jewellers and hair salons. Over in Herald Square, department store Macy’s is a New York institution - ten floors of fashion, food and furniture await you in this shopper’s paradise.
4. Walk the Museum Mile
A wander along the Museum Mile is a must for any New York cruise. Situated on the city’s Upper East Side, the Mile is home to nine museums covering everything from African art to Jewish history. The main highlight is The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, or what is known to locals as ‘The Met’. One of the most-visited art museums in the world, The Met contains so much art you won’t know where to start!
5. Take a stroll around Central Park
Need a break from the buzz of city life? Head to Central Park, a beautiful green oasis in the heart of New York. Featuring 36 acres of winding trails, rocks and streams, Central Park is the perfect place to go for an afternoon stroll or rent a bike with your loved ones. Serene and scenic, and with the Manhattan skyline as your backdrop, the park is also a great setting for a romantic picnic come sunset.