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jtheile

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  1. I have used Park N Cruise which is a couple of miles away which is an option if the port is full. I used it because it was cheaper not because the port was full.
  2. I can't offer any info as I have never done it but here is their website. https://dolphinquest.com/bermuda/
  3. From the NCL latitudes page "For day, time and location, please come to the CruiseNext desk in the Atrium by 9:00 pm on embarkation day or by 9:00 pm on the second day of the cruise for Pride of America"
  4. Traffic to and from Manhattan port has not been an issue for us on the four cruises we have done that left on Saturday or Sunday. In a post on the East Coast departures board the OP stated they were looking to cruise spring break.
  5. We usually drive from Ohio to NY to cruise and have gone during spring break, June, and September. We prefer NCL so we go from Manhattan which is nice because you sail past the Statue of Liberty. We typically stay in NJ the night before then drive into NYC the morning of the cruise. For parking we have used both the port and private lots, the port lot is more expensive but is very convenient. This year we are trying a park, stay and cruise hotel in NJ which works out cheaper.
  6. Wouldn't it be kind of hard to leave the ship each night while at sea?
  7. But what about the behind the scenes people that also share in the service charge? If you don't see them how can you tip them? Also the ship employees do not pay US taxes except on the Pride of America in Hawaii.
  8. Their ship cards will also be able to open their cabin door. FYI their card will also have the ability to charge things to the cabin, when checking in you can have that ability removed.
  9. Thanks for the tips I am sailing on the Escape in June for my third trip to Bermuda. Does anyone know which dining room is open for lunch on embarkation day? Thank you.
  10. FYI Lactaid is used for people that have a lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is a digestion problem and not a food allergy. In our experience with a dairy allergy we would meet with a person that coordinated special meals and would place the orders for the next day and let them know where and what time we planned to eat and they would have the meal ready. They were really good with special requests but the planning of meal times and places wasn't always the most convenient.
  11. Ferry service to the Statue is available from NJ. This is what we did in 2016 to see both the Statue and 9/11 Memorial. Drive to the Liberty State Park and take ferry to Ellis Island and Liberty Island then take ferry to Battery Park in NY and walk to the 9/11 Memorial(less than a mile) then walk(.5 mile) to the World Financial Center dock and take the Liberty Landing Ferry back to Liberty State Park(Liberty Landing Marina) for $7 each. Easy to do in a day if you get there the night before, now is the time to make reservations to go in the crown of the Statue.
  12. I'm not on the ship but there is nothing showing up on the CDC or cruisejunkie websites.
  13. We are staying at the Fairfield Inn in North Bergen for our cruise in June. The price is $329 plus $57.99 tax for 4 people. I booked it online then called to arrange shuttle times. I am not concerned about the area as we have previously stayed at an Holiday Inn Express down the street.
  14. I would drive to the Liberty Landing Marina(parking $7) and take the Liberty Landing Ferry($14 r/t each) to the World Financial Center which is very close to the 9/11 Memorial and go from there.
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