Cruise lines that offer journeys to the East Coast of America include Cunard, Fred Olsen Cruises, Princess Cruises and Saga Cruises. The US East Coast includes many regions, much of it covered by cruise ship itineraries, but of those from Southampton, the most popular destination is New York and its surrounding environs, which have developed cruise terminal facilities that are utilised by many cruise lines.
Then there are the small-scale cruise terminals based in Baltimore and Boston both of which regularly appear on cruises departing from Southampton. Transatlantic sailings are favoured also. Cunard runs a many of them between Southampton and New York.
There are many things to do when stopping at a port of call, especially since most of the east coast ports are not popular for beach and water activities and rely more on cultural attractions. New York for example has many tourist locations to see such as the Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park and of course, shopping. The choices here are almost infinite with retail outlets to suit just about every budget and taste.
If you can, take a ferry out to Ellis Island and view "Lady Liberty" up close and personal or head to Broadway to take in a show.
New York is just one east coast port city. There are many others, including several in Massachusetts, and others further up the North American continent into Canada. Boston is the biggest port in this region, and one of the oldest cities in the United States dating back to 1630 and played a key role in the American Revolution, including such key events as The Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Each east coast destination has its own special charms and many of them offer experiences that can be had nowhere else in the world. There are lighthouse towers to be climbed, museums to be visited and new people to meet. The majority of people in these east coast cities tend to be friendly, and are always happy to answer the questions of visitors to their city or town.