Cruise liners are expected to restart in Manhattan, known regionally as the City (the most densely populated of the 5 boroughs of New York City) in late September.
The Economic Development Corporation of the city said it was working with NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line and Crystal Cruises to start sailing cruise ships from the West Side by the end of next month.
The ships will dock at Pier 88 & Pier 90. Everyone onboard must be fully vaccinated.
Cruise ships have not been allowed to dock in the city since the COVID crisis started in March 2020.
The EDC is also running the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook, but it is not clear when the dock may reopen.
On Sunday, August 22, RCI-Royal Caribbean's ship Oasis of the Seas set sail on a 6-night test cruise from homeport Cape Liberty (Bayonne, New Jersey-NYC). The test voyage marks the long-delayed debut of the 5600-passenger Oasis OTS as the largest cruise ship to ever sail from NYC.