The location to meet our guide and get our tickets was easy to find and close to the port. The lines to board the cruise and go through security were long and I would recommend bringing an umbrella for shade in the heat or for cover in the rain. Nice cruise and access to the Statue of Liberty and Pedestal. The views from the pedestal were beautiful. There is a cafeteria, restrooms, and gift shop on the island. A must do when visiting New York.