The view of NYC and the Statue of Liberty is breathtaking. We got excellent pics of both.
When you leave the terminal, be ready to cross under the Verrazano Bridge. Get a spot on your ship at the highest, most central point and be prepared for a real thrill - you'll see
You will cross under the bridge approx. 30 minutes after setting sail. At least, we did when we sailed on the Crown Princess.
We had no problem getting to the terminal from our hotel - $15.00 taxi drive from the Holiday Inn Express in Brooklyn.
We got screwed when we returned back after our cruise and had to get to the airport. We were directed to the next taxi in line and spent $58.00 to get to the airport. Found out later that we should have walked past the line of taxis closest to the sidewalk to those on the farthest lane away from the sidewalk and they would have been less than half of what we paid. Beware of that!
Embarkation is an absolute breeze!