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The Cape Liberty Cruise Port is one of three trans-Atlantic passenger terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey. Other names for it are Port Liberty and Cruise Port Bayonne. It is located in Bayonne, New Jersey 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.[2]

Cape Liberty Cruise Port
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Freedom of the Seas docked at the terminal
LocationPiers 11 and 12
14 Port Terminal Boulevard, Bayonne, NJ, 07002
United States
Coordinates40°39′53″N 74°04′29″W / 40.6646°N 74.07462°W / 40.6646; -74.07462Coordinates: 40°39′53″N 74°04′29″W / 40.6646°N 74.07462°W / 40.6646; -74.07462
Owned byPort Authority of New York and New Jersey
Operated byRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
Metro Cruise Services
Structure typePier
Disabled accessYes
Other information
OpenedMay 2004[1]

Royal Caribbean is one of the port's 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.[3]

As of November 2015, Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas uses Cape Liberty as its main home port, replacing the Liberty of the Seas. In 2016 Anthem will sail year-round out of Cape Liberty, offering itineraries ranging from 5–12 night Caribbean/Bahamas cruises to Canada/New England cruises. She will also become the largest ship to sail through Canadian waters. [4][5]

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 previously.[6]

Beginning in May 2020, Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas will join Anthem in being based at Cape Liberty for the summer.[7]

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  1. ^ "Cape Liberty Cruise Port". Cape Liberty Cruise Port. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Cape Liberty. New York Cruise Guide. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
  3. ^ New York Cruise – Cape Liberty. Cruise Critic. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
  4. ^ Ambrosio, John (24 July 2013). "Royal Caribbean's Cape Liberty Cruise Port development approved in Bayonne". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved 2014-09-02.
  5. ^ Sullivan, Al (31 July 2013). "Could Bayonne become a cruise ship mecca?". Hudson Reporter. Retrieved 2014-09-02.
  6. ^ "Army Put In Charge of Piers in Hoboken". The New York Times. 20 April 1917. Retrieved 2014-09-02.
  7. ^ Pompilio, Natalie (12 December 2018). "Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas to Cruise From New York in 2020". Cruise Critic.

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