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Old February 19th, 2010, 09:34 AM
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Default Is the paint spray still an issue in Bayonne?

Has anyone sailed recently and left their car at the port? Has the over spray paint issue been resolved? I'm thinking we should buy a car cover just in case.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 11:43 AM
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Default Bayonne NJ Paint Spray Problem - STILL HAPPENING

hi,

Just back from a 9 day Canada trip on Explorer, 9/2/10 thru 9/11/10.
Paid $171.00 to park which gave me the parking and and an additional bonus of a free overspray PAINT JOB. Hood of my Honda Pilot and the front window was covered with a heavy coating of paint dust. Using the windshield washer was a disaster, it streaked something awful, little pits all over window. The paint surface is now like sandpaper.

The same thing happened to me about 3-4 years ago with my civic.
Both times there were ships being worked on in the adjacent drydock area.

Would appreciate hearing from anyone who has or had same paint overspray problem.

Who do you go after to pick up the tab for detailing the car.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 04:38 PM
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hi,

Just back from a 9 day Canada trip on Explorer, 9/2/10 thru 9/11/10.
Paid $171.00 to park which gave me the parking and and an additional bonus of a free overspray PAINT JOB. Hood of my Honda Pilot and the front window was covered with a heavy coating of paint dust. Using the windshield washer was a disaster, it streaked something awful, little pits all over window. The paint surface is now like sandpaper.

The same thing happened to me about 3-4 years ago with my civic.
Both times there were ships being worked on in the adjacent drydock area.

Would appreciate hearing from anyone who has or had same paint overspray problem.

Who do you go after to pick up the tab for detailing the car.
I just posted the following on the RCI board in answer to your post there:

I'm so sorry that your car was damaged by the overspray from Bayonne Drydock. The same thing happened to my car in 2006 or 2007. I had quite a time finding someone locally who could clean the overspray off of my car without damaging the car's finish. It was aggravating. Bayonne Drydock paid for having my car detailed.

Since then, we have sailed out of Cape Liberty several times without a problem. We have been lucky.

I believe that RCCL should do something about providing safe parking at Cape Liberty. They should advocate for their passengers. After all, only Celebrity and Royal Caribbean cruise ships sail out of Cape Liberty, All they would have to do is insist that the parking area be moved away from the drydock area.


I actually keep a post-it in my file cabinet with Bayonne Drydock contact information since we sail out of Cape Liberty twice a year.

Bayonne Dry Dock
Military Ocean Terminal Dock Yard
PO Box 240
Bayonne, NJ 07002-0240
201-823-9295 or 9296
Fax: 201-823-9298
Email: info@bayonnedrydock.com
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Old September 14th, 2010, 05:11 PM
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This is so rediculous that this is still going on....I have to get a cover on top of paying big money for parking there???.....where in the lot is this occuring...anyone have a map of the lot?
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This is so rediculous that this is still going on....I have to get a cover on top of paying big money for parking there???.....where in the lot is this occuring...anyone have a map of the lot?
I was parked in the lot closest to the ship, in an area near the handicapped section. The cars around me also had the paint overspray.
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This is so rediculous that this is still going on....I have to get a cover on top of paying big money for parking there???.....where in the lot is this occuring...anyone have a map of the lot?

It is not as small a problem as the parking lot. It is the entire area. The RCL berth is in the middle of a huge heavy industrial shipyard area.
I think the closest "Drydock" is about 1/2 mile away, south, and there are at least 3 that I know about, and many other smaller ones.

This problem can't be fixed. Either the shipyard industry will have to move or shutdown, or RCL will have to move.

This section of the NY Harbor has always been a shipping/shipyard center. The RCL Terminal is a converted shipping warehouse from WW2.

Blame RCL for putting themselves there in the middle of it.
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I think the closest "Drydock" is about 1/2 mile away, south, and there are at least 3 that I know about, and many other smaller ones.

This problem can't be fixed. Either the shipyard industry will have to move or shutdown, or RCL will have to move.
Wrong on both counts. Bayonne Drydock is on the other side of the 9/11 memorial. It is very close to the cruise ship dock. The parking lots are right in front of Bayonne Drydock.

The problem can be fixed by moving to parking further away from the drydock. At one time the parking was on the opposite side of the cruise terminal and there wasn't any problem with cars being damaged.
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Wrong on both counts. Bayonne Drydock is on the other side of the 9/11 memorial. It is very close to the cruise ship dock. The parking lots are right in front of Bayonne Drydock.

The problem can be fixed by moving to parking further away from the drydock. At one time the parking was on the opposite side of the cruise terminal and there wasn't any problem with cars being damaged.
Agree with you 100%. I have sailed on Explorer at least 12 times from Bayonne starting in 2006. When parking was on opposite side of building, well past the luggage drop off area, there wasn't an issue with overspray.
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Default Another pic. It's not that close to the parking.

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I'm disappointed to hear this is still going on. Does the cruise line at least warn people about the risk of paint damage to cars?
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I'm disappointed to hear this is still going on. Does the cruise line at least warn people about the risk of paint damage to cars?
No they don't.
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I asked RC about this problem, however RCI seems to think it is not their problem but that of the Dry Dock and the owners of the damaged cars. I will not park at this parking site.
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Actually, the end of the dry dock is about 200 feet away from the parking lot

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It doesn't really matter how far away the drydock facility is
from the parking, does it? if it's causing damage it's too close. Posting
back and forth about how far away it is, is simply a waste of time.

I am new to this website, although not new to cruising.
Does this website ever run a petition to RCL/Celebrity concerning
issues which many cruise passengers have in common IE. complile a grievance letter, ask for signatures, and then forward it to RCL.

Just curious
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On the Explore of the Seas last week the captain made an announcement part way through the cruise and said he was happy to report that there has been no damage to any cars in the Cape Liberty lot. I thought that was an odd announcment at the time, but now I see why.

Anyway we didn't have any issues during Sept 16-25, 2010.
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Does this website ever run a petition to RCL/Celebrity concerning issues which many cruise passengers have in common IE. complile a grievance letter, ask for signatures, and then forward it to RCL.
I've never seen anything like that and I've been on CC for a couple of years.
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We parked there 9/11-9/16/10 and had NO problems what so ever. We parked in the first lot you enter when you pay -- up against the fence along the dropoff road.
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I went ahead and bought a Car Cover on eBay....I dont want the stress of thinking about our darn car while we are on vacation.
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hi,

Just back from a 9 day Canada trip on Explorer, 9/2/10 thru 9/11/10.
Paid $171.00 to park which gave me the parking and and an additional bonus of a free overspray PAINT JOB. Hood of my Honda Pilot and the front window was covered with a heavy coating of paint dust. Using the windshield washer was a disaster, it streaked something awful, little pits all over window. The paint surface is now like sandpaper.

The same thing happened to me about 3-4 years ago with my civic.
Both times there were ships being worked on in the adjacent drydock area.

Would appreciate hearing from anyone who has or had same paint overspray problem.

Who do you go after to pick up the tab for detailing the car.
We were parked there from 9/5/10 to 9/12 while on the Summit 7 night to Bermuda and we had absolutely no issues at all...no overspray at all...we were parked up near the port in handicapped spaces...
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