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Disembarking at Manhattan Cruise Terminal - luggage?

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This has surely been discussed elsewhere, but I am still uncertain how to handle our luggage after disembarking from the Riviera at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, 711 12th Avenue, on a Saturday morning in October. We have a flight out of Newark at 4:00, so must probably be on the road to the airport by 2:00-ish. This means we have, at most, time for lunch and a little bit of walking around. What to do with our luggage?

 

Others have recommended several businesses that specialise in luggage storage, the most popular being a location on W 37th Street. I looked at the map, and this is a 1-mile walk from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, or 2 miles by car. It hardly seems convenient to get off the ship and embark on a 1-mile trek dragging all our bags and carryons through city streets. I guess we could go by cab, but the whole process seems awfully inefficient and time-wasting for such a short layover. 

 

Ideally, it would be great if we could just NOT pick up our luggage when we disembark, and then go back for it after lunch and proceed to the airport. I have read that the Cruise Terminal, per se, does not offer luggage storage. But does Oceania? Embarkation for Riviera’s next voyage starts that day at 1:00 or thereabouts, and the ship sails at 6:00. Presumably, while the ship is still docked at the port, our luggage wouldn’t be going anywhere.

 

Or would it? Any ideas would be welcome. 

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9 minutes ago, Frncie said:

This has surely been discussed elsewhere, but I am still uncertain how to handle our luggage after disembarking from the Riviera at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, 711 12th Avenue, on a Saturday morning in October. We have a flight out of Newark at 4:00, so must probably be on the road to the airport by 2:00-ish. This means we have, at most, time for lunch and a little bit of walking around. What to do with our luggage?

 

Others have recommended several businesses that specialise in luggage storage, the most popular being a location on W 37th Street. I looked at the map, and this is a 1-mile walk from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, or 2 miles by car. It hardly seems convenient to get off the ship and embark on a 1-mile trek dragging all our bags and carryons through city streets. I guess we could go by cab, but the whole process seems awfully inefficient and time-wasting for such a short layover. 

 

Ideally, it would be great if we could just NOT pick up our luggage when we disembark, and then go back for it after lunch and proceed to the airport. I have read that the Cruise Terminal, per se, does not offer luggage storage. But does Oceania? Embarkation for Riviera’s next voyage starts that day at 1:00 or thereabouts, and the ship sails at 6:00. Presumably, while the ship is still docked at the port, our luggage wouldn’t be going anywhere.

 

Or would it? Any ideas would be welcome. 

They have some pretty good food at Newark Airport so that may be your best choice. 

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In answer to your question regarding just picking up your luggage later, that would not be possible as you will be required to claim your luggage and pass through customs/passport control as you disembark.

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1 hour ago, Frncie said:

....We have a flight out of Newark at 4:00, so must probably be on the road to the airport by 2:00-ish.

Surely, you're kidding (for all the obvious reasons).

 

If someone is new to NYC (or not a regular visitor), I can never quite understand why they don't extend there pre/post cruise visit for a few days. So much to see and do (not the least of which is dealing with traffic - even on Saturday) that a few hours stop while in transit from ship to airport is hardly worth the effort.

 

in any case, neither Oceania nor the Port Authority will hold your luggage. But, if your "hell bent" on running around the west side midtown (or anywhere else), you could consider using a service like Luggage Direct (which I think is preferred by Oceania) to pickup and transfer your luggage to your home at a prearranged time. Of course, though, "it ain't cheap." 

 

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3 hours ago, Frncie said:

We have a flight out of Newark at 4:00, so must probably be on the road to the airport by 2:00-ish.

Even for a Domestic flight from Newark. they are going to want you AT the airport BY 2 , which means leaving Manhattan by 1pm.  

 

There isn't any time in this scenario for much more than a car with driver, who will hold your luggage in the car while you sightsee.  

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56 minutes ago, StanandJim said:

Even for a Domestic flight from Newark. they are going to want you AT the airport BY 2 , which means leaving Manhattan by 1pm.  

 

There isn't any time in this scenario for much more than a car with driver, who will hold your luggage in the car while you sightsee.  

Finally someone pointed that issue out. 

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