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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 27th, 2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By zephyrgirl
I wouldn't recommend a ship excursion in NYC. It...

I wouldn't recommend a ship excursion in NYC. It seems so unnecessary. Folks have tossed out some good ideas here already. NYC is an expensive city but many things are free, like the Staten Island...
Forum: East Coast Departures August 25th, 2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By zephyrgirl
I understand why NYC overwhelms people, but I...

I understand why NYC overwhelms people, but I don't think it has to be as complicated as people make it. It is expensive, no real way around that entirely. You can fly to any of the 3 airports,...
Forum: East Coast Departures August 21st, 2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,418
Posted By zephyrgirl
I agree with others that attractions will be...

I agree with others that attractions will be packed that time of year, tourism is very high around the holidays. I would really reconsider trying to visit so many museums and concentrate on a few...
Forum: East Coast Departures July 25th, 2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By zephyrgirl
One thing I would be sure to take into account if...

One thing I would be sure to take into account if you are looking at schedules is that on weekday holidays (like Labor Day), buses and subways usually run on weekend schedules. So even though it's a...
Forum: East Coast Departures July 24th, 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By zephyrgirl
Even though I live in NYC, I've only done the...

Even though I live in NYC, I've only done the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island once because well...once you've seen it, you've seen it :) I went in summer and my experience was that there were very...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty July 18th, 2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,381
Posted By zephyrgirl
I wear a different dress each night. I don't wear...

I wear a different dress each night. I don't wear any full length ones though, just cocktail length. I also travel only with a carry on so I make it work somehow. I also wear very few accessories,...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty July 18th, 2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,152
Posted By zephyrgirl
The only times I've changed after dinner is if...

The only times I've changed after dinner is if I'm going to be outside, like for the movie under the stars or to watch a football game. But I tend to dress pretty comfortable. A dress and some sort...
Forum: East Coast Departures July 16th, 2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,550
Posted By zephyrgirl
I live just above Harlem, it's quite safe really...

I live just above Harlem, it's quite safe really and especially during the day there's absolutely no need to be concerned. Whether it's worth a visit for you just depends on what your interests are....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 16th, 2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By zephyrgirl
I make sure to get up before breakfast stops...

I make sure to get up before breakfast stops being served (this is crucial, breakfast food is the most edible at the buffet IMO). After I eat, I will try to find a good spot in the sun and/or in the...
Forum: East Coast Departures July 2nd, 2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,609
Posted By zephyrgirl
One of my favorite things about NYC is how...

One of my favorite things about NYC is how walkable it is, so it's great that you like to walk. I'd suggest you consider visiting the Highline (http://www.thehighline.org/). It's a very unique type...
Forum: East Coast Departures June 24th, 2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By zephyrgirl
I've lived here going on 8 years now and have to...

I've lived here going on 8 years now and have to say that the weather is not very predictable. It likely will be in the 40ish range, but could be warmer or colder. It may rain or snow. IMO layers...
Forum: East Coast Departures June 18th, 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By zephyrgirl
I would start downtown personally and work your...

I would start downtown personally and work your way uptown (unless St John the Divine is a huge priority, because you might run out of steam and not get through everything).

Take the Staten...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 18th, 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,812
Posted By zephyrgirl
I take a couple of different cardigans usually (I...

I take a couple of different cardigans usually (I like options!) for the a/c. I wish it was not cold enough to need one but better to have one than freeze. Layers are the key to comfort IME. But...
Forum: East Coast Departures June 10th, 2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,772
Posted By zephyrgirl
To answer the OP, it would take about 45 minutes...

To answer the OP, it would take about 45 minutes to walk that. A good way of estimate how long it will take is that you can walk about 1 block per minute (blocks run north to south). Avenues (east...
Forum: East Coast Departures June 6th, 2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By zephyrgirl
On the point of Super Shuttle, the reason I don't...

On the point of Super Shuttle, the reason I don't recommend it is as you say that it can take quite a bit of time to fill up, drive to other hotels, etc. Sure you might get lucky and go pretty much...
Forum: East Coast Departures June 5th, 2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By zephyrgirl
I agree with others on here, don't do Super...

I agree with others on here, don't do Super Shuttle. Take the bus or pay the money for a cab.

A cab will be much less taxing physically. I guess part of this depends on how much luggage you...
Forum: East Coast Departures May 22nd, 2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,014
Posted By zephyrgirl
I love NYC at Christmastime. But please prepare...

I love NYC at Christmastime. But please prepare yourself for crowds, especially around the Rockefeller Tree. I normally agree with the recommendation to do Top of the Rock over ESB, but I'd be a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 16th, 2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,252
Posted By zephyrgirl
For me it's not that different as I usually eat...

For me it's not that different as I usually eat breakfast at work and we have a full service cafeteria, which is pretty similar (although smaller scale) to what they offer on cruise ships. I tend to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 13th, 2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By zephyrgirl
Yes, they will have all the usual nighttime...

Yes, they will have all the usual nighttime entertainment. As to the early dining, I can't really say for sure as I do late dining but you can always ask to be moved to a different table if yours is...
Forum: East Coast Departures May 12th, 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By zephyrgirl
As far as proximity to Central Park, it is pretty...

As far as proximity to Central Park, it is pretty big (spans 50 blocks). It would be helpful if you know where in the park they plan to have the wedding.

I would recommend considering splurging...
Forum: East Coast Departures May 9th, 2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By zephyrgirl
Your ship is out of Brooklyn, so even if you drop...

Your ship is out of Brooklyn, so even if you drop off your luggage early you won't be able to see many of the usual New York sights that people think of which are in Manhattan (not that there's...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 9th, 2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,632
Posted By zephyrgirl
I have never visited Jamaica on a cruise but I've...

I have never visited Jamaica on a cruise but I've done an AI there. I only left the resort on excursions as I was travelling solo. Jamaica is a beautiful country and I highly recommend getting off...
Forum: Solo Cruisers April 29th, 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,987
Posted By zephyrgirl
I'm always puzzled when I read things like this. ...

I'm always puzzled when I read things like this. One of my pet peeves is also all the people who tell me how brave I am for traveling solo. Many, many people live alone and many also travel alone. ...
Forum: East Coast Departures April 28th, 2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By zephyrgirl
What do you consider mid-priced? That's a really...

What do you consider mid-priced? That's a really subjective term. Midtown has some great restaurants but they are pretty pricey. It also has some touristy stuff that is not that great. I'd...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 28th, 2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By zephyrgirl
The Venice Port is a bit of a pain to get to IMO....

The Venice Port is a bit of a pain to get to IMO. You have to travel from the airport to the Piazzale Roma (either by bus, taxi or water taxi) and then take the People Mover over to the actual port...
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