We returned from the Caribbean Jan.12, 2005 on the DAWN. The parking is well worth it. $180.00 max . We opted for Express Disembarking (carrying our own luggage). Walked off the ship, elevator to parking and home in Brooklyn in less than a half hour. Amazing!
When you depart, suggestion is you drive into NYC about 10:30 or 11:00 because it will take a long time to merge into one lane to drop off your luggage and then drive up the ramp to long term parking. It really gets jammed after 11:00 with cars going out and coming at the same time, with one traffic light at W55 and 12th.
Oh, we had another great time on the DAWN.