Albany NY is a Hudson River cruise port and New York state's capital city with population around 100,000 (metro around 1,2 million). Albany is on Hudson River's west bank, approx 10 mi (16 km) south of its confluence with Mohawk River and approx 135 mi (220 km) north of NYC. The nearest NY cities are Troy (8 mi / 13 km to the northeast), Schenectady (19 mi / 31 km to the northwest) and Saratoga Springs (35 mi / 56 km to the north).
The town (established by Dutch colonists in 1614, incorporated by the British in 1686) is well-known for its rich history, culture and architecture. The town was named after Duke of Albany (King James II of England, Ireland and Scotland / 1633-1701). The city became state's capital in 1797 and today is one of the oldest original settlements of the original British 13 colonies. The city developed in the late-18th- and 19th-centuries as a trade center and transportation hub being the eastern terminus of Erie Canal (connecting to Great Lakes) and well-connected via USA's main railways. Current-day city's economy is heavily based on NY state government-related employment, healthcare, education and technologies.
As cruise port, Albany NY was first included in the "Hudson River Cruises" 2018 schedule of USA's largest river cruise company - ACL-American Cruise Lines. Next table shows company's 7-day itinerary from homeport NYC, with prices from ~USD 4,000 per person (double occupancy).
|Date / Time||Port|
|19 Oct||Departing from New York City|
|20 Oct||Albany NY|
|21 Oct||Kingston NY|
|22 Oct||Hyde Park NY|
|23 Oct||Catskill NY|
|24 Oct||West Point NY|
|25 Oct||Sleepy Hollow NY|
|26 Oct||Arriving in New York City|