Posted October 18th, 2015, 05:59 PM
My husband,I & a friend are going on NCL Jewel Dec 6th & flying in the day prior. We have booked the Crowne Plaza. We are looking for an inexpensive way to get from LAX to CP. I see ads for Super Shuttle & the hotel recommended another shuttle company which got terrible review from travelers. Actually Super Shuttle's weren't great either.
Any suggestions to get from LAX to CP? Any idea of costs? How about when we get off the ship. I'm guessing it's an expensive cab ride, especially if we get caught up in traffic. What have others done?
Also I read mention on here that Crowne Plaza provides a shuttle to the pier. They do but charge a nominal fee of $5. per person for them to take you. Actually the person at the desk when I called was a bit clueless insisting they have no shuttle. When we booked the hotel that person said they did have one. Finally she switched me to the bellhop desk & he said there is a shuttle but has a fee. Someone mentioned a cab being around $10. so if you have a few people it may pay to just take the cab at whatever time is convenient to you.
Thanks for any help with the transportation issue.
Shuttle companies, in general, tend to get some poor reviews. It's easy for people to get disgruntled because, even when everything goes right, there tends to be delays, waits, extra stops...because the system is designed to be a shared ride...it's cheap, but to make that work, they need to fill the van...and that can mean circling the airport...but, OTOH, it's only $17 per person...
Taxis, OTOH, can be expensive...distances here can be long...and those meters keep running.
A good alternative is a car service...Look at Super Shuttle's "Execucar"...a little more expensive than a shared shuttle, but you don't share the ride, so less delays...
From the CP to the pier? A taxi shared by three is cheap enough...but, in reality, it's actually even walkable...I know because I've done it. You just have to have suitcases on wheels and not a lot of extra stuff. It's about a short block to Harbor Blvd., cross the street and turn left...in about one more short block, you'll be at the USS Iowa and the end of the parking lot for the Cruise Terminal...just follow along around the waterfront to whichever dock your ship is at...
But, if you don't want to schlepp your luggage, a taxi to go that short distance is cheap...
The CP, BTW, used to have a free shuttle until very recently...
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