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We are two families traveling from Nassau county to Manhattan cruise terminal. Any recommendations on best way to get in with our luggage?

Thanks.

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Sounds like 8 passengers plus luggage would best fit into a small bus. Suggest checking rates and reviews for companies serving Nassau.

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We are a family of 7 from NJ (10 miles from Manhattan). I’ve oriced our car service, and two cars are usually cheaper than one van.

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1 hour ago, Got2Cruise said:

I would get 2 Uber X. You’ll need space for the luggage. 

Eight people and luggage will require 2 UBERXL at a minimum and maybe more if there's a lot of luggage. UberX cars are ordinary sedans and two wouldn't even be close to sufficient.

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We are in N.E. Queens by the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, just book our early January 2019 trip to MCT using Carmel - just 2 of us with 3 bags as it's a 14 days, a standard 4 dr sedan would do.  Beware that as of 12:01 am - Jan 1st. 2019 onward, ALL trips into Manhattan, south of 96th Street, river to river are subject to a congestion surcharge of $2.75 per vehicle, added to the base fare + tolls.  

 

Priced out Lyft for comparative reason,  they aren't that much cheaper these days and saving is minimal ... although, the Honda Civic & Toyota Camry that we rode in last week will fit & meet our needs - 4 adults & luggage won't do, the routing would likely be going over the bridge into Bronx-upper Manhattan & down the West Side Hwy, unless coming from the south shores of LI.  

 

With Carmel or Dial 7, it's typically a Toyota or Honda minivan, it "can" take 5 to 6 riders plus one checked bags, and reasonsable # of hand luggage - a case of YMMV, depending on the headcounts & bag counts.  Two full-size sedans might work, or one sedan & one minivan, but, with the kitchen-sink equivalent in tow, will need 2 minivan.  

 

Be careful if you book one minivan to fit all into & they end up assigning a large SUV, like those 8 passenger Yukon, where luggage space can be limited, as a "free" upgrade.  

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On December 23, 2018 at 1:55 PM, seaox said:

We are two families traveling from Nassau county to Manhattan cruise terminal. Any recommendations on best way to get in with our luggage?

Thanks.

We have a very good limo company that we use located in Rockville Centre.They are dependable and reasonable.We have gone with them more than once to the Manhattan cruise terminal.

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