Sailing out of the Brooklyn


First time sailing out of Brooklynn .  Arriving at Laguardia early a.m. Sailing out of Brooklynn that afternoon. I think we can board at 1:00. Any suggestions on what to since we are arriving so early. Thought about heading on over to Brooklyn and hope we can board sooner. Also, better to take cab to port or cruise shuttle service.   We usually sail out of Fort Lauderdale so this is new to us. Any suggestions would be appreciated.  


Thanks !!!

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Sorry but I am not familiar with the Brooklyn terminal. Only used the Manhattan terminal in NY You might try contacting the cruise line or terminal if you have specific questions.

The link for the terminal is

That site lists their schedule and also has travel tips. With the schedule you can see if other ships will be boarding that day which might help.

You are probably better off with the cruise shuttle service. If your flight is delayed, they will wait until the very last minute possible. You should be fine though. Ships out of NYC leave around 4:00. I presume Red Hook to be about the same. Never left out of Brooklyn though. Sorry.

edit: Red Hook is Brooklyn

Thanks for the info.!!

Thanks so much!!

We took a cab (from hotel) and found it very easy. We’ve found most ships start boarding around 11:00am but you need to check your specific sailing of course. Have a great cruise!

I used to live in Brooklyn. I wish there was a cruise terminal there while I was there.

I agree that you will probably get to board much earlier than 1 pm unless the ship is using staggered boarding. Check with the cruise line to see if they offer a shore excursion pre-cruise. For peace of mind, we usually do the ship shuttle service just in case there are delays in the flights. One less thing to concern ourselves.

Thanks for your input. Sadly cruise line does not offer pre-cruise excursions . Hopefully we can board early and then do a quick look around Brooklyn.

Brooklyn is a large borough. That section of Red Hook is , I believe, somewhat industrial. Although they may have built up the area as certain neighborhoods become desirable.



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