New York for a day ahead of our Canada New England Princess Cruise

Sailing out of Red Hook on Regal Princess September 29, 2018. We are a party of 4. All over 50. One of us uses a foldable scooter that the rest of us can pick up and move when necessary for transporting it. We are flying into Laguardia arriving at 8:00 AM the day before the cruise. We have a hotel in Time Square near the Port Authority Bus terminal. 

What advice can you give me for getting to the hotel from the airport? Then from the hotel to the pier?

For our day in New York we were thinking hoho bus/harbor tours just to see what we can of NYC.

Tags: #NYCtransportation #CanadaNewEnglandCruise #precruise

16 Answers

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

Arriving a day ahead of your cruise is a great idea so you will feel relaxed and ready to go on embarkation day. It's also good in case the flight suffers delays for any number of reasons. Have you contacted the hotel to ask if they have a shuttle service to get you from the airport to the hotel and then to the ship? Many offer this service either free or for a nominal fee. They can also arrange for another shuttle or taxi to take you to the ship.

 

When we visit a city for the first time, we also enjoy taking a tour of the city with either a Hop On-Hop Off bus or another guided tour to see the highlights. 

 

 

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

Oops - double post

 

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

WTF ?

i just had a long post here ?

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Oh FFS, I’ll have to rewrite it.

 

okay, from the airport to the hotel you have 2 choices.  Yellow Taxi or prearranged car service.  Either will run you around $50, maybe a bit more because you’ll need a van for the scooter and luggage.  A reputable car service is DIAL7. 1-212-777-7777.   From the hotel to the pier, I suggest asking the concierge or guest relations at the hotel.  Or you can use the same car service.

 

The Hop On / Off Bus is good. It can be picked up at various locations. The hotel should have discount coupons for that, and other Times Square venues.   Dont buy the bottled water from the guy with the cooler.  Go into a deli.  Trust me.

 

Avoid the street food vendors.  If you pick the wrong one, you could become ill.  If you must, a NY hot dog is usually safe.     Keep your wallet in your front pocket, or a zippered jacket pocket.  You might want to wrap a couple of rubber bands around it.  If anyone does try to lift it, you’ll feel it.   Dont flash cash.  Use only indoor ATM’s at a bank.  Dont use free standing cash machines.   EVER !       You will see plenty of homeless people on the street.   Ignore them.  Dont give them anything.  You’ll go broke trying to help them all.

 

anything else ?  Ask here or ask Simon for my e-mail.  He has my permission to give it to you.  I’ll give you my cell #  

Thanks. That sounds like lots of good information. 

I have not checked with the Hotel. Shuttle service was not advertised on their information. I will check with them and see what they suggest. I had not considered that.

$50.00 or a little more does not sound bad for a car service. 

 

Thanks for all of the advice for NYC. We will be sure to stay away from the street vendors.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

The hotel will probably only offer a shuttle to Pier 88, not Brooklyn.

The Hotel offers car service that is more quite a bit more expensive than Dial7. Dial 7 will take us from our hotel to the pier for a good price too. I think we will use their services. Thank you BAK1061 good tip.

 

Has anyone tried "The Ride" tour for $35.00 per person?

https://experiencetheride.com/sightseeing-attractions/the-tour/

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

You’re welcome.  Anything else ?   I kind of figured the hotel wouldn’t have a shuttle to Brooklyn.

 

sorry, can’t help with the tour.  Never heard of it.

A friend of mine from Boston told me not to miss St Patricks Cathedral. Any other must see Icons that we shouldn't miss?

 

 

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