I have read many of threads on this board and would like you to review my plans and questions below:
Based on what I have read, we are going to either get a taxi to take us from the airport or hire a car service (we have Dial 7 in mind based on board recommendations). It is not clear to me between the two options, which is the better way to go. If we use a taxi, it needs to be the mini-van variety for the 4 of us and our luggage. I assume that taxi-vans are readily obtainable although I do not know how expensive it would be?
I am thinking that we should arrive around 3 pm to the hotel based on a noon-ish flight arrival time. Suggestions for ideal things to do that evening that does not involve advance reservations in case our flight gets in late?
We plan on hiring a car service to take us from the hotel to the pier on Sunday morning. The ship leaves at 4 pm and I am thinking that we should aim to be picked up at around noon. Is there a recommendation on what we could see/do on that Sunday morning before we leave?
We are planning on hiring a car service to take us from Cape Liberty to LGA. We do not fly out until after 7PM that evening. Still, we are thinking of going directly to the airport first to check our luggage which I guess will be around noon time. I am assuming that we would be allowed to have our bags checked in 8 hours before the flight. And then of course, we are trying to figure out what to do afterward. One possibility is taking the family to see the Mets play since the game starts at 1:10 pm and the stadium is close by. This is not a perfect solution because our daughter is not into watching baseball (or melting under the hot afternoon sun) and we will have all our carry-on luggage with us. My wife and daughter are avid readers and so we have thought of the possibility of having two of them wait at the airport terminal or Marriott lobby with are carry-ons. Any suggestions regarding how to handle our carry-ons or alternatives to seeing the Mets play while we wait for our plane to leave?
Jan 4, 2015 Eclipse Roll Call Spreadsheet
Reflection FV 01/04/2019 14 nt S Carib
Solstice FV 01/02/2018 12 nt Australia
Infinity FV 8166 12/16 15 nt S America
Eclipse FV 8107 01/16 5 nt W Carib
Eclipse FV 8108 01/15 14 nt S Carib
Eclipse FV 8107 12/13 14 nt S Carib
Summit FV 8166 8/10 Bermuda
Millennium FV 7202 6/07 12 nt Med
Horizon HS 1016 3/05 10 nt W Carib
Infinity FV 8166 2/02 S Carib
Galaxy SS 1060 6/00 Alaska IP
Mercury FO 1152 5/98 W Carib
Century Cat 3 8231 4/96 E Carib
Jubilee E88 7/91 Mexican Riviera Total Solar Eclipse!