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  1. Could you be more specific about your interests? Many folks walk the Freedom Trail or go to Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market. No real need for an expensive excursion. Old Boston is a maze of narrow one way streets that don’t accommodate tour buses well, if at all. For $2.90/pp each way you can use the MBTA (“T”) to get many places. This trip would involve riding the Silver Line Bus from the pier area to South Station to free transfer to the red line subway to go on to many places in the city. Details can be provided.
  2. Courtyard Elizabeth is fine. It is one of several hotels (Embassy Suites, Country Inns, Residence Inn) on International Blvd that are next to the Jersey Gardens Mall and numerous eateries (Ruby Tuesday’s, Applebee’s, Ihop, Johnny Rockets, and the mall food court). No problems eating in this area.
  3. All the “Newark Airport” hotels offer a free shuttle to and from the P4 Airtrain Station. Even some of the hotels in downtown Newark and Staten Island offer shuttles as well.
  4. Which airport would you fly into? How much are the flights? Did you price driving down, staying an hour outside the city in Greenwich/ Stamford where you can get hotels under $150 (suggestions can be supplied). Parking at the port would be $280. Transportation from the airport would be $50+ Each way depending on which airport. Your hotel date is Halloween, so hotels in NYC are expensive.
  5. What exact date do you need a room? Hotel budget range? Number of people? Bed size requirements? What time does your flight arrive? Some hotels offer free breakfast, but have no restaurants on site or nearby if you require dinner, The airport hotels are about 11 miles from Cape Liberty. Uber/Lyft has become the popular way to get there.
  6. Jersey Gardens Mall is within walking distance of the hotel. Many stores and eateries plus a movie theater. https://www.simon.com/mall/the-mills-at-jersey-gardens
  7. I met a number of folks on Anthem From Cape Liberty that came on buses with a private group organized by a travel agent. Royal Caribbean no longer offers cruise bus options in the Northeast. Yankee Trails is the only public bus line that is consistently mentioned on this board for Cruiseport transportation.
  8. So 9-9:30 is a reasonable to leave Cape Liberty.
  9. Currently there are no hotels that offer a cruise shuttle to the Red Hook port.
  10. Yes you can walk to the mall. Take a look at the area on Google Earth. You would walk to the end of International Blvd and cross Kapkowski Road and walk through the parking lot to the Mall. I don’t fly in and out of Newark. There is no experience yet to report with an Oasis disembarkation. Even though it’s a Sunday, my read of other’s experience with EWR would be that you should consider a pickup between 9-9:30 just to give yourselves some extra wiggle room. What airline are you flying? Hopefully others will comment about that.
  11. I’d look at Embassy Suites and Residence Inn on International Blvd. Free Breakfast. IHOP and Ruby Tuesday’s on same street. Applebee’s, Johnny Rockets, and food court at nearby Jersey Gardens Mall. Residence Inn will offer a real kitchen area.
  12. Look at day rooms at the Airport. 2 rooms should cover your party. Hilton Doubletree has a nice pool. Unfortunately I’m not seeing anything at the Jersey Gardens Mall. However, someone did post a while ago about getting a day room at Extended Stay, which is by the mall.
  13. Earlier this month the taxi dispatcher at Cape Liberty was offering a shared ride transfer to EWR for $20/pp.
  14. What I recommend is first contacting Bruce at Trinity reservations to find out the pickup process.
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