Sailing out of New York

Who has sailed out of New York? How was it getting from the airport to the port? Also any opinions of NCL Gem? Thinking of booking a Canada/New England cruise on Gem in September.

Tags: Canada New England New York

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We are most definitely looking at a northern cruise either for Alaska or Canada/New England. Add in I would like to take DW to NYC, that builds for a great reason to go via NYC. Thanks for the info Bennett!

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We've did the NYC cruise ship bit four times. Three coming and once going. A year ago last Fall we did the Fall color cruise starting at Quebec City on Princess (but we did an almost one week cruise tour before Quebec City) that was a great cruise and cruise tour, we actually did what amounts to a B to B on that one so NYC became an intermediate port . Every time we connected to the airport there we took the Cruise Line transfer. I really like sailing into and out of NYC and I like to take the shore excursions there as well. One of my favorite ports.

Just went on the Gem out of NY to the islands. Great cruise , very nice ship and easy to navigate. We drove down from Mass. so can,t help with the airport. If you are on the starboard side on the way out you will be up close to the Lady. NE in September can be kind of cool especially on the water but it is also our most beautiful time of year. Never took the Canada cruise because we live so close. Go to O'Sheehan's. Open 24 hours serving good food and drinks. Great bar staff!! Buffet changes theme every night and has Indian dishes all of the time. Orchid Garden Asian Restaurant has good quality Asian food, you might need reservations depending on party size and time. We didn't do any specialty dining venues. Entertainment was very good Great comedian , juggling and fair to good music shows. Zack is the assistant entertainment director and is a great guy. Spinnaker Lounge is another great venue where they do a lot of the bingo and trivia. We watched our NE Patriots win the SuperBowl there. The de-boarding process goes pretty well. Pick an early time or keep your luggage. You can get it down to deck 7 before 8:00 am without worrying about the elevators. If you put it out the night before take the earliest departure time and you will sail right through.

Hope you enjoy your cruise. Say hello to Lerrine & Danilo at O'Sheehan's fmom Erin, Mark, Bumpa & Mija

Thanks for all the great input everyone. I do think I will make Gem my fall cruise.

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We sailed out of NY many years ago In 1972 during a N'oreaster. We had a cab from the hotel to the port. All I remember is the horrible storm around Cape Hatteres. We were in a very small older ship without stabilizers. and could not go outside because of the raging wind. That was quite an experience! All there was to do is drink and eat. That was when the drinks were .75 each in cash, not credit card. Imagine that!! But we have continued to cruise in spite of it. We now prefer to go out of Fla because we do not lose a day or so due to colder weather.

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