Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

Opened in 2006, the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (BCT) is a new facility that, according to the official website, "offers all the services and comforts expected from a world-class cruise facility including 200,000 square feet of flexible terminal space, sophisticated gangways, separate bus stalls, and ample parking. Dedicated embarkation and debarkation areas allow passengers to get on the ship without waiting." 

BCT is located at Pier 12 which forms the west side of the Atlantic Basin.  This is Port Authority property, leased to NYC's Economic Development Corporation (EDC), and operated by the Metro Cruise company.

Ocean-going cruise ships such as the QUEEN MARY 2, and the CARIBBEAN PRINCESS depart from the Red Hook port to places such as South Hampton, England, Canada and the Carribean. To see the schedule, look up the Brooklyn ships on the list here

When cruise ships are not in, the interior space is increasingly being used for special events. If you want to book your event, contact:

Jason Scharf
NY Events Space
(347) 834-4850

Atlantic Basin entrances:

  • Bowne Street at Imlay: Always open. For vehicles, bikes and pedestrians. 
  • Pioneer Street at Conover: Always open. Not for cars. Bikes and pedestrians only.
  • Ferris Street at King: open 6am - 4pm. Closed when a cruise ship is in. 
The Atlantic Basin dates to the 1840s when it was most often known as Atlantic Dock.  The cruise facility shed was converted from a freight terminal that saw its last remodelling in 1954.

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