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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 15th, 2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,307
Posted By zephyrgirl
I find that whatever space I allow myself I...

I find that whatever space I allow myself I manage to fill up, so I just decide I'm taking only a 21" carry on and go from there. My difficulty is always wanting too many clothing and shoe options,...
Forum: East Coast Departures October 15th, 2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By zephyrgirl
There's all the obvious midtown tourist...

There's all the obvious midtown tourist attractions. But, if you are willing to travel a bit away from the cruise port (but still on the westside of Manhattan), I really recommend checking out the...
Forum: East Coast Departures September 29th, 2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By zephyrgirl
My first impression is that you are trying to do...

My first impression is that you are trying to do a lot of things, you might want to reconsider and take a couple off the list or you may get burnt out and not actually enjoy your time.

I would...
Forum: East Coast Departures September 25th, 2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,646
Posted By zephyrgirl
I believe this was because of the People's...

I believe this was because of the People's Climate March. 400,000 people marched through midtown west last Sunday, so basically the entire area was closed to traffic. The tunnel seemed to be closed...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 18th, 2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By zephyrgirl
I find that on cruises I end up getting up...

I find that on cruises I end up getting up earlier than normal on port days, since I don't have to be at work all that early (I often stay late, it balances out). But my actual routine is similar,...
Forum: East Coast Departures September 18th, 2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By zephyrgirl
NYC is really quite safe, I've lived here for...

NYC is really quite safe, I've lived here for eight years and the worst thing that has ever happened to me in all that time is getting pickpocketed once on the subway (and really I was being...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 27th, 2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
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, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
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, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,985
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, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
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, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
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, 04:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,977
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, 04:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,783
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, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,858
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, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
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, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,853
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, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
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, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
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, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,025
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, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,121
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, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,655
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, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,655
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, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,305
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, 02:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,691
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, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
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...
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