We have cruised annually in recent years with our teenage children and this time and on Celebrity due to the suitability of the departure from Bayonne at the time of year we were travelling to the USA from Australia.
Getting to the port of Bayonne from Chelsea Manhattan was a quite a challenge with no Manhattan cabs wanting to take us. Ended up getting the Path Train to New Jersey, and then the light rail from Jersey City to a stop near the port and then managed to flag a cab. A fair bot of stress but got there in the end.
The ques to Board the ship was the longest in our cruising history but were on the ship in maybe an hour.