New York port

Hello

never been to New York so we are going early ( site seeing) before we cruise on Horizon in June, any help on Hotels by port ?

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The center of it all is Times Square.  Hotels in NY are pricey, but there is a lot to do around that area, and you can get just about everywhere from there.  

This why we need a way to send e-mails to other posters.  I can't tell someone about NYC on these boards.  If you want to put your e mail out here, I'll give you my cell phone #  and we can discuss things in private. But that's up to you.

you can try the contact us link at the bottom, Simon has my permission to give you my e mail on file. 

 

I'll add more info later. You are almost a year out so we have time.

Make sure you put your thick skin on. I sailed out of New York twice, the folks who work the port were not the friendliest I have encountered. 

Never had a problem with any staff member from any cruise line at the port.  Never had a problem with the luggage guys. Never had a problem with custome agents.  Everyone is always very welcoming.

Cabs will drop you off right in front

We actually stayed at a Hilton in Newark.  The hotel was connected to Penn Station-Newark and the subway went right into Manhattan.  It was much cheaper than staying in Manhattan and we were still able to take the subway to visit the sites.  We took a cab to the airport because we didn't want to lug our luggage on the subway.  It was, I think $80 and we went on a Sunday morning.  We go there very quickly--no traffic!

thanks for the info Big Smile

We were on a repositioning cruise going from New York thru Panama canal to Long beach Calif.  We landed at La Guardia airport and had the friendly cabbie take us to the hotel right across La guardia.  We stayed one night and the next day the hotel got us a limo and the driver took us sight seeing on our way to the pier.  All people we dealt with were friendly.  (Being as we were from Texas, they like our southern drawl and the way we talked, like "We are fixin to go on a cruise, etc.")

 

That was the PATH train.  You can take it from Newark to the World Trade Center, or transfer at Journal Square to get to midtown ( Penn Station ).  It also stops in Hoboken which has some really good restaurants these days from what I hear.

Ink48 by Kimpton is near cruise port

If you are looking strictly for a room the night before the cruise including parking for a week, breakfast and a shuttle to and from the terminal The Hilton Garden Inn in Ridgefield NJ offers a package for $324. Considering other parking and hotel options this one is quite reasonable.

http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-jersey/hilton-garden-inn-ridgefield-park-LGARPGI/offers/100077011.htm

You could even stay at a downtown hotel for a few days to site see and then change to this one the night before the cruise.

Cheers,

I hope that you enjoy your cruise & your first visit to NY.  We had relatives from Italy several times while we lived in NY.  They said that they found New Yorkers to be very helpful even answering their questions in Italian. New Yorkers are always in a rush, they live in the fast line.  Visitors often mistaken this for rudeness.  Hope that you meet some nice locals.  The advice above from other replies is excellent.  Enjoy the sights in NY.  It is a city like no other.  As in all big cities, be aware of your surroundings and keep your possessions close to you.

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