My wife and I have been on numerous cruises (23+) throughout the world on various cruise lines over the years. This was our first cruise on American Cruise Lines. The Hudson River Cruise started in New York City on October 9, 2021. This was our first trip out of state in 19 months because of COVID 19.
Our flight from Florida arrived a few days early so we could visit friends. We took an Uber to Dock 36. Dock 36 is on the East River just north of the Manhattan Bridge.
Boarding the Constitution was very easy. The Uber dropped us off at the parking lot, our luggage was taken to the ship and three wheeled bicycles took us to the ship. We could have walked too. The first thing we did was be tested for COVID 19. That was the longest line of the trip but we were tested and done within 30 minutes or so.