Does anyone know anything about the parking at New York pier? Do they have a parking garage or lot? Is it close? what is the fee? Security? Anything would be helpful since we are thinking about driving down from Maine instead of other means of transportation. If anyone has a better and more economical solution to transport 14 people (1 severely handicapped, 2 small children) for Dec 11,2005 cruise, I'm all ears.
We departed from NY in Feb. The parking is on the roof of the pier. You can drop off passengers and luggage then go up a ramp to the roof. Your passengers can get a porter & proceeed inside with the luggage. Then you take an escalator down right into the terminal and meet them inside. It's probably the easiest part of departing from NY.
There is 24 hour security and we had no problems at all. I can't remember the cost exactly but it's expensive. We paid about $160.00 for a seven night cruise, I believe.
Hope this helps,
If you'd like to see the port there is a web cam at the NY pier. I don't have the web address but you could google it & find it I'm sure.