Terminal Opening Times
The cruise terminal pre-boarding lounge opens at 10:30AM. All passengers should arrive at the time indicated on their sailing documents posted by their cruise line. Due to security restrictions, only ticketed passengers will be allowed in the terminal building.
ALL sailing passengers must arrive at least 90 minutes prior to the ship’s scheduled departure time. Late arriving passengers will be denied entry to the terminal and will not be allowed to sail on their cruise.
Upon arrival to the terminal building have your approved Travel and identification documents as per your cruise line’s instructions.
It is highly recommended that all sailing passengers complete their Online Pre-Registration with the cruise line at least 5 days prior to sailing. Passengers, who do not pre-register online, may be subject to longer wait times in the check in / pre-boarding process.
All pre-approved day visitors entering the terminal will be required to present official government photo ID upon entry of the terminal building. All minors must be escorted by a parent or guardian.
As per cruise line policy, two 750ml bottles of wine are permitted per stateroom. All bottles must be sealed. Unauthorized alcohol will be confiscated.
Confiscated alcohol, in original sealed containers, will be stored on the ship and returned on the last day of the sailing. Alcohol in open containers will not be returned and will be discarded.
Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited on Cape Liberty Cruise Port Premises.
All items, vehicles and persons will be subject to security screening.
The following items are prohibited by the terminal: firearms, ammunition, imitation or replica weapons, explosives or explosive component parts such as detonators, fireworks or pyrotechnics, knives , taser (electronic stun guns), pepper or mace sprays, telescopic or regular batons, handcuffs, flammable or explosive liquids, undocumented service animals, aerial drones, hover boards, clothing irons, extension cords and Samsung Galaxy Note7.
For all other prohibited items, please check with your cruise line. Terminal security will confiscate any prohibited items as deemed by the cruise line.
All passengers s have the option to self-carry their luggage onboard. Elevators inside the terminal must be used for passengers with excess luggage. No luggage carts are available in the terminal. Any luggage that does not fit through the terminal screening machine will have to be checked through the porter delivery service. Maximum dimension for self-carry luggage is 23" x 16".
Please have all luggage properly tagged prior to arrival to the terminal as per your cruise line’s insructions.
Luggage drop off zones 1-5 are located directly in front of the terminal. Passengers and their luggage should be dropped off at the same zone.
The terminal entrance is adjacent to all luggage drop off zones.
REMINDER: Take all valuables, medication and travel documents with you in your personal hand carry luggage. Cape Liberty Cruise Port LLC takes no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged items while luggage is in the custody of porter service.
All baggage, checked or personal hand carry, will be inspected and must be attended to at all times.
When inside the terminal, you will be assisted by directional staff.
Be prepared for security clearance and documentation checks. Have all necessary travel documents ready for verification.