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Imagine leaving Gotham's towering skyscrapers behind and setting sail to diverse locales as you indulge in gourmet meals and lazy afternoons finished with magenta sunsets. If you've ever dreamed of escaping the concrete jungle and taking to the high seas, there's no better time to take advantage of excellent deals and wake up and go. Whether you're seeking a quick break with your clan, a chance to spark romance at sea or an opportunity to socialize on your own or with friends, there are plenty of enticing itineraries to choose from. To help guide you to your next voyage, we've tracked down the top cruises departing from the <a href="http://travel.usnews.com/New_York_NY/" target="_hplink">Big Apple</a> in 2014.
<em>Note: Cruise rates were accurate at the time of publication, but prices can fluctuate. Make sure to confirm all rates before booking a cruise.</em><strong>Find the best cruise for you:</strong><a href="http://travel.usnews.com/cruises/" target="_hplink">Best Cruises</a>