Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

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Coordinates: 40°40.92′0″N 74°0.86′0″W / 40.68200°N 74.01433°W / 40.68200; -74.01433

Queen Mary 2 tied up at Pier 12

The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is one of three terminals for ocean-going cruise ships in the metropolitan New York City area, USA. The terminal is located at Red Hook Pier 12, which forms the south side of the Atlantic Basin[1] at Pioneer and Imlay Streets in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York. Vehicular access is through the main gate at the intersection of Bowne Street and Imlay Street. For driving directions, use of the address 72 Bowne Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 is recommended. [2]

The terminal is located on land owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), leased by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and operated by Metro Cruise Services. The terminal opened on April 15, 2006, following a $52 million investment by NYCEDC, with the arrival of the RMS Queen Mary 2.[3] The terminal is 180,000 square feet (17,000 m2) and sits on Buttermilk Channel, a tidal strait separating Brooklyn from Governors Island.

1849 chart of Atlantic Basin

The terminal was converted from a 1954 freight terminal. Ships from Carnival Cruise Lines (which owns the Cunard and Princess Cruises) call the terminal their home port.

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  1. ^ Atlantic Basin
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  3. ^ Confessore, Nicholas (April 16, 2006). "New Brooklyn Terminal Shows It's Fit for Queen". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 

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