Cape Liberty Cruise Port

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Coordinates: 40°39′53″N 74°04′29″W / 40.6646°N 74.07462°W / 40.6646; -74.07462

Freedom of the Seas docked at the Cape Liberty Cruise Port.

The Cape Liberty Cruise Port, sometimes called Port Liberty, in Bayonne, New Jersey is one of three trans-Atlantic passenger terminals in Port of New York and New Jersey. It is located at the north side of the 3 km (1.9 mi) long pier of MOTBY (which has now been renamed the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor), a former military ocean terminal, and began operations in 2004.[1]

Royal Caribbean is one of the primary tenants. In May 2006 the Freedom of the Seas, then the world's largest cruise ship, was christened in a broadcast carried live on the NBC's The Today Show.[2]

As of 2013, Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas uses Cape Liberty as its main home port. In 2014, that ship will be replaced by the new Quantum of the Seas for the winter season of 2014-15 and the Liberty of the Seas for the summer season and will be replaced by the Anthem of the Seas after its maiden season in Europe to replace the Quantum of the Seas.[3][4]

Celebrity Cruises bases the Celebrity Summit out of Cape Liberty from May to October.

Before the cruise terminal opened in 2004, no cruise ships had been based out of the New Jersey Hudson Waterfront since the Hamburg-America Line left its Hoboken, New Jersey dock several decades ago.[5]

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  1. ^ Cape Liberty. New York Cruise Guide. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
  2. ^ New York Cruise - Cape Liberty. Cruise Critic. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
  3. ^ Ambrosio, John (24 July 2013). "Royal Caribbean's Cape Liberty Cruise Port development approved in Bayonne". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  4. ^ Sullivan, Al (31 July 2013). "Could Bayonne become a cruise ship mecca?". Hudson Reporter. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  5. ^ "Army Put In Charge of Piers in Hoboken". The New York Times. 20 April 1917. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 

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