Queen Mary 2 Moves To New Brooklyn Terminal

Mayor Bloomberg will be on hand to welcome the world’s most famous ocean liner

By: Ana Figueroa

Queen Mary 2 is slated to move to a new $52 million Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on April 15. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other dignitaries will be on hand to welcome the world’s most famous ocean liner as she sails into New York and docks in Buttermilk Channel to celebrate the official opening of the new full-service facility at Pier 12 in Red Hook.

Carnival Corporation’s Cunard Line and Princess Cruises will use the Red Hook facility. In its first year of operation, the 182,000-square-foot Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is expected to welcome approximately 40 ships, including the new Crown Princess launching in June.

New York City is the third largest cruise market in the U.S., and the new Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is the first in the New York area to be designed specifically to accommodate today’s larger cruise ships. In addition to deepening the channel, reinforcing moorings and upgrading the gangway, the new facility includes traveler-friendly improvements, such as improved signage, landscaping, a tourist kiosk and an attractive glass exterior and canopy.