Hi Bob! Cruising two to three times a year really puts you in a minority; most “frequent cruisers” actually cruise once every two years
Just in the next year, just out of Cape Liberty, there are sailings aboard Anthem of the Seas, Rhapsody of the Seas and Vision of the Seas (plus Celebrity Summit, Mein Schiff 6, and maybe Azamara Quest).
In the not too distant past there have been sailings aboard Voyager of the Seas, Empress of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas (plus Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity Zenith and Celebrity Silhouette).
Brooklyn has sailings aboard Princess and Cunard. Manhattan has sailings aboard Norwegian, Carnival, Holland America and Crystal. I know I’m missing some. I’m pretty sure you live in the second most diverse cruise area behind south Florida – and just a few years ago there was only a limited, seasonal choice of cruises in the area!
Enjoy all your choices but embrace the chance to sail on the same ship! Make friends with the officers and crew – they love repeat cruisers! The chef will prepare your favorite meal, the bartender will have your favorite drink ready, the piano player will perform your favorite song, and you may very well be invited to the Captain’s table for dinner one night!