Ship departs at 4pm. Anyone know how early we can arrive to the pier? Our flight options are either arrive in NY at 7am or around 3pm. We'd arrive JFK on the earlier flight and hang around the city until its time to board. I've heard 11am and I've also heard 1pm. I know we won't be able to get to our rooms until later, but I'd rather be hanging around the ship than in the city.
Try betwwen 11 and 11:30. If all is processing well, you'll be on board about 12 - 12:30.
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Defnititely take the 7am flight and stroll around the city for a few hours. Have brunch downtown at a sidewalk cafe in the village, maybe pick pu some 'I Love NYC' tees and hats then play the NY rush so that you can wait in line to baord. I live in NYC so if you are looking for some good brunch places, let me know.