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glengormless November 1st, 2009 07:14 AM

Hotel to Port transfers
 
Hi there :D

We normally book a package when cruising, you know, flights transfers, hotel etc. However, this time we booked a Royal Caribbean cruise, and then separate flights, hotel in New York etc. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but is proving quite troublesome. :-?

We are staying in Manhattan the night before the cruise and have arranged resort hoppa to take us from Newark airport to the hotel, which is fine. However, getting from Manhattan to the cruise port on 11 December is proving harder to arrange.

I would appreciate advice from others who had this problem on how they transferred. There would adults and four pieces of luggage, so train not a good idea! We need a reliable and quick method of transport that won't break the bank.

Any suggestions?

Kate, Ireland

Mike M November 1st, 2009 08:14 AM

Re: Hotel to Port transfers
 
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Originally Posted by glengormless
Hi there :D

We normally book a package when cruising, you know, flights transfers, hotel etc. However, this time we booked a Royal Caribbean cruise, and then separate flights, hotel in New York etc. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but is proving quite troublesome. :-?

We are staying in Manhattan the night before the cruise and have arranged resort hoppa to take us from Newark airport to the hotel, which is fine. However, getting from Manhattan to the cruise port on 11 December is proving harder to arrange.

I would appreciate advice from others who had this problem on how they transferred. There would adults and four pieces of luggage, so train not a good idea! We need a reliable and quick method of transport that won't break the bank.

Any suggestions?

Kate, Ireland

I believe the simplest and overall least expensive way to go is a taxi. Even from uptown (Central Park area) to the cruise port will the fare will be around $25 - $35 per cab and not per person. If you have your hotel arrange a mini-van cab you will have no problems.

Take care,
Mike

Chuck Palm November 1st, 2009 11:59 AM

I agree. The cab is a simple and somewhat inexpensive way to go.

ScurvyDog November 1st, 2009 02:17 PM

The RCL that the OP is talking about leaves from Bayonne N.J. not Manhattan Cruise Port so a taxi may not be the best solution in this case.

glengormless November 1st, 2009 03:06 PM

Many thanks for your swift responses.

Why is a taxi to Bayonne N.J. not the best solution in this case? Location or price?

Thanks again

Kate :)

ScurvyDog November 1st, 2009 07:29 PM

Taxi may well be the way to go but expect a much higher cab fare going to Bayonne N.J. than going to the Manhattan Cruise Port. Many NY hotels will arrange Super Shuttle pickup for their guest so check that option as soon as you arrive.

glengormless November 2nd, 2009 02:09 PM

Thanks for this, I will check with the hotel when we check in. :)


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