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Monterrey, N.L. Mexico
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We will be at the Summit, Sunday, October 7th. We will stay at the Courtyard Downtown Manhattan / World Trade Center Area. Our cabin is interior. I have decided to request a UBER for the day of the boarding, at what time do you recommend me to request the service? I would not like to wait a long time in line.
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I’m sorry if this has been answered a hundred times before, but this is a really, really long thread!

Preplanning our cruise on Anthem out of Bayonne for next April, and don’t have a clue about where to stay. We’ll be driving up the turnpike from VA, so really open to any nice, clean, safe place to rest our heads. Likely won’t be going into NYC, so don’t need easy access to ferry.

We have Marriott and Hilton points, so preference to one of those chains (though not a requirement).

And price is not a huge factor — just not into Ritz Carlton tier!

Thanks in advance!


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Boston area
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Joined Jan 2007
Originally posted by kardut
I’m sorry if this has been answered a hundred times before, but this is a really, really long thread!

Preplanning our cruise on Anthem out of Bayonne for next April, and don’t have a clue about where to stay. We’ll be driving up the turnpike from VA, so really open to any nice, clean, safe place to rest our heads. Likely won’t be going into NYC, so don’t need easy access to ferry.

We have Marriott and Hilton points, so preference to one of those chains (though not a requirement).

And price is not a huge factor — just not into Ritz Carlton tier!

Thanks in advance!
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It looks like you're going on a 7 day Bermuda cruise. Are you planning to park at the port?

No Ritz Carlton at Newark Airport! In Elizabeth look at Embassy Suites, Courtyard, and Residence Inn on International Blvd. If you want to stay further away in a more low key suburban area, look at the Cranbury Courtyard at exit 8A on the Turnpike or Hampton Inn at exit 8. On a Saturday morning it should be about a 45 minute drive to Cape Liberty.
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Carol




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We are flying into EWR Tuesday around noon and need to get to Hyatt House. There are 6 of us with 6 bags of luggage. What is the best way to get there? Public transportation is fine. Then on Thursday morning we need to get from the hotel to the port and then port back to EWR. Thanks for any help you can give .
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Boston area
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Originally posted by suegeorge
We are flying into EWR Tuesday around noon and need to get to Hyatt House. There are 6 of us with 6 bags of luggage. What is the best way to get there? Public transportation is fine. Then on Thursday morning we need to get from the hotel to the port and then port back to EWR. Thanks for any help you can give .
Can you split into two groups and use Uber? Public transit from the airport will be $67.50 and involves the Airtrain, NJ Transit train, PATH, and a short walk. You can price Dial7 and Carmellimo, but I think it will be a lot more. You can also take 2 Uber's to Newark Penn Station and PATH for $2.75/pp.
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Bayonne, New Jersey
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Joined May 2011
Hey everyone! Great news! The new road from Turnpike exit 14A is finally open. You can now access the port directly by staying to the left out of the tolls, go up the ramp, and then stay to the right and follow the sign to Chosin Few Way. Follow it to the end, make a left, and you will be on Goldsborough Drive right to the port. As of right now, the road is only open to Chosin Few, not going the other way, but this may change any day.
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i'm looking at a certain park/sleep/cruise package that offers three different hotel options: Ramada Plaza, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn (Carteret). Is any one of these better than the others? Thanks for your insight.
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Boston area
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Originally posted by Quo Vadis?
i'm looking at a certain park/sleep/cruise package that offers three different hotel options: Ramada Plaza, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn (Carteret). Is any one of these better than the others? Thanks for your insight.
Folks have reported being very happy with the Ramada and Crowne Plaza. No one has reported on the Holiday Inn, which is the only option for 5 people in a room.

I personally have used the Ramada and was very satisfied with it. It's very close to NJ Turnpike exit 14 in a more isolated area north of the airport. Coming from exit 14 you need to be on I78 west in the local lanes to be able to get off at Frontage Road, which is the first exit. The Crowne Plaza is on routes 1&9, which is a major truck route.
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Carol




NJ/NV
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Originally posted by Quo Vadis?
i'm looking at a certain park/sleep/cruise package that offers three different hotel options: Ramada Plaza, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn (Carteret). Is any one of these better than the others? Thanks for your insight.
That Holiday Inn at Exit 12 is a good half hour from the port so if you chose that option be prepared to head up a bit earlier.
Langhorne, PA
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BayonneJoe - thanks for the update on 14A. We'll be on Adventure this Friday, so this info is great to know.
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Ok Carol I need your opinion..

Rethinking our stay in Elizabeth, NJ. What about Jersey City? Our cruise (The Anthem) will depart out of Cape Liberty on a Thur in Oct and we'll be flying in the day before into EWR. We will not be renting a car. We'll be flying home out of LQA on a Sat.

Thanks in advance.
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Originally posted by P.A.
Ok Carol I need your opinion..

Rethinking our stay in Elizabeth, NJ. What about Jersey City? Our cruise (The Anthem) will depart out of Cape Liberty on a Thur in Oct and we'll be flying in the day before into EWR. We will not be renting a car. We'll be flying home out of LQA on a Sat.

Thanks in advance.
You're flying in early on a Wed, which is a business travel night, so hotel prices in Jersey City are expensive. You're 4 people - are you looking for 1 room or 2 rooms? What is your budget? Are you thinking of going into NYC for the afternoon and evening? If so, where are you headed? Where are you actually booked now?

In addition to paying a lot more to be in Jersey City, you will have to pay about $40-50 for an Uber to get there.
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Originally posted by 138east
You're flying in early on a Wed, which is a business travel night, so hotel prices in Jersey City are expensive. You're 4 people - are you looking for 1 room or 2 rooms? What is your budget? Are you thinking of going into NYC for the afternoon and evening? If so, where are you headed? Where are you actually booked now?

In addition to paying a lot more to be in Jersey City, you will have to pay about $40-50 for an Uber to get there.
There are four of us..2 rooms. Currently we are staying in Elizabeth at the Country Inn. Don't think we will be planning on going into to NY.

Thanks Carol!!
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Originally posted by P.A.
There are four of us..2 rooms. Currently we are staying in Elizabeth at the Country Inn. Don't think we will be planning on going into to NY.

Thanks Carol!!
Keep your reservation at Country Inns. If you want to go into NYC, Uber to Newark Penn Station and take NJ Transit to midtown($5.25) or PATH to downtown ($2.75). With 4 people sharing the Uber, it will be cheaper than taking the train from the Newark Airport Station where a hefty surcharge is in effect.
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Monterrey, N.L. Mexico
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thanks for not answering my question
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Rochester, New York USA
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Originally posted by gerelmx
We will be at the Summit, Sunday, October 7th. We will stay at the Courtyard Downtown Manhattan / World Trade Center Area. Our cabin is interior. I have decided to request a UBER for the day of the boarding, at what time do you recommend me to request the service? I would not like to wait a long time in line.


11am


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Judie
Boston area
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Originally posted by gerelmx
We will be at the Summit, Sunday, October 7th. We will stay at the Courtyard Downtown Manhattan / World Trade Center Area. Our cabin is interior. I have decided to request a UBER for the day of the boarding, at what time do you recommend me to request the service? I would not like to wait a long time in line.


thanks for not answering my question
Sorry you didn't get a response. I don't sail on the Summit and was reluctant to specify a time because I think the ship boards later than Anthem and Adventure. I can tell you that it should take no more than a half hour to get from your hotel to Cape Liberty.

Waiting in line is always unpredictable. If you get there early (10:00-11:00), the checkin lines should be short, but you may have to sit in the terminal waiting room until the actual boarding process starts. I think that Celebrity works a bit differently from Royal Caribbean.
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Monterrey, N.L. Mexico
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Judie and Carol thanks, this will be my first time in NYC so I am bit nervous
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Rochester, New York USA
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Originally posted by gerelmx
Judie and Carol thanks, this will be my first time in NYC so I am bit nervous


I’m recommending Uber at 11am. That should get you to terminal about 11:30-11:45. Perfect.

Enjoy your cruise!


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Judie
Bonita Springs, Florida
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Originally posted by 138east
Folks have reported being very happy with the Ramada and Crowne Plaza. No one has reported on the Holiday Inn, which is the only option for 5 people in a room.

I personally have used the Ramada and was very satisfied with it. It's very close to NJ Turnpike exit 14 in a more isolated area north of the airport. Coming from exit 14 you need to be on I78 west in the local lanes to be able to get off at Frontage Road, which is the first exit. The Crowne Plaza is on routes 1&9, which is a major truck route.
Is this the Airport Ramada? I have tons of Wyndham points I would like to use however, the only Ramada I found had less than good reviews. Any help is appreciated. We are sailing 7/15 on the Summit and are looking to come down from the Boston area the day before.
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