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Old March 31st, 2012, 11:42 AM
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Just give yourself a little extra time..I would not try to walk it...take a cab
The way I stress about something happening and missing the ship, I will allow lots of extra time.
I would rather be waiting in the terminal to board than waiting in the hotel room because it's too early to leave.

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Usually at the NY piers they start boarding around 11:30-12 noon. If you leave your hotel after a leisurely breakfast, and even a walk around Times Square, you will have plenty of time to spare, even if you walk it.
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The way I stress about something happening and missing the ship, I will allow lots of extra time.
I would rather be waiting in the terminal to board than waiting in the hotel room because it's too early to leave.

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Old April 21st, 2012, 04:59 PM
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This really needs to be bumped up for upcoming cruisers
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I know nothing about the area. First time driving in. Sooooo, if I am coming from I-78 heading east. Will this effect my driving into Cape Liberty Sunday AM. I will be staying an hour or 2 west of port Saturday night. Thanks for any help...
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This has nothing to do with Cape Libertynitmis the Manhattan pier only.
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This event is growing and should be kept posted on the first page.
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Hi, since I don't know anything about NYC and the Manhattan port, should I be worried about time on Sunday, Aug 12th? We will be locked into the Trans-Bridge bus service from PA arriving at "1:45" to the port. Will there be expected delays on that day that could cause us to cut it too close to sailaway on Veendam? 4:45 is scheduled sailaway time. In other wards, when this type of traffic occurs in NYC are we talking hours behind?

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Hi, since I don't know anything about NYC and the Manhattan port, should I be worried about time on Sunday, Aug 12th? We will be locked into the Trans-Bridge bus service from PA arriving at "1:45" to the port. Will there be expected delays on that day that could cause us to cut it too close to sailaway on Veendam? 4:45 is scheduled sailaway time. In other wards, when this type of traffic occurs in NYC are we talking hours behind?

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I posted the complete schedule on page 1 of this thread. I have no idea what the bus route is but you should be ok. Double check the route they take, there are a lot of things going on at the piers that day.
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I posted the complete schedule on page 1 of this thread. I have no idea what the bus route is but you should be ok. Double check the route they take, there are a lot of things going on at the piers that day.
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we are non NYers and coming back on the glory on that Sat Aug 11. Is the Manhattan pier and Pier 92 the same thing?

Will it be hard to find cabs or transportation around 10:30 am that morning. Will all 5 of us be able to find a van sized taxi or is there other transportation you locals would recconmmend?

We will traveling to Sunnyside queens after disembarking, to visit my daughter (who just moved there last week, so she is also a newbie to NY and not able to offer much advice).

Also my 17 yr old son will be flying from Cali on a red eye the day of the cruise Mon Aug 6 getting in at 9:30a (the rest of us are flying a couple days before that) -- should he take the carnival transfer for $30 or a taxi for $45?

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we are non NYers and coming back on the glory on that Sat Aug 11. Is the Manhattan pier and Pier 92 the same thing?

Will it be hard to find cabs or transportation around 10:30 am that morning. Will all 5 of us be able to find a van sized taxi or is there other transportation you locals would recconmmend?

We will traveling to Sunnyside queens after disembarking, to visit my daughter (who just moved there last week, so she is also a newbie to NY and not able to offer much advice).

Also my 17 yr old son will be flying from Cali on a red eye the day of the cruise Mon Aug 6 getting in at 9:30a (the rest of us are flying a couple days before that) -- should he take the carnival transfer for $30 or a taxi for $45?

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Yes the Manhattan pier and pier 92 are the same.

Yes there will be plenty of cabs available. But due to this event there will be some traffic.

If Carnival has a transfer I would go with that. Cabs are fine but if you can save 15 dollars.
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I will bump this for the last time since it is important info for Manhattan Piers.
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this event will not involve any nyc street closures, why are you getting people all worked up and worried?
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this event will not involve any nyc street closures, why are you getting people all worked up and worried?
The poster is just warning cruisers sailing on these dates that traffic may be impacted and to allow extra time.

I am sailing out on 8/11 so now I'm aware of what's going on as I have never been to NYC.

There was a thread a while back about someone actually missing the ship due to an event in New Orleans that caused horrible traffic jams. If they had known, they could have left earlier.
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The poster is just warning cruisers sailing on these dates that traffic may be impacted and to allow extra time.

I am sailing out on 8/11 so now I'm aware of what's going on as I have never been to NYC.

There was a thread a while back about someone actually missing the ship due to an event in New Orleans that caused horrible traffic jams. If they had known, they could have left earlier.
this will be no different than any other saturday and sunday in the summer. street closures (like for the marathon, half marathon, bike races) are the only things people should be concerned about. An event that draws in an extra few thousand people is insignificant with 10 million people in the city every day.
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this event will not involve any nyc street closures, why are you getting people all worked up and worried?
This involves alot of closures in and around the piers and the West Dise Highway. Having spent 11 years on these boards I have found this type of info really helpful not matter what port I cruise from. I would also warn people about the new construction closures on the GWB and Lincoln Tunnel.

I did not see anyone being worked up..just giving people a heads up on traffic and some closures along the highway. It is only insignificant if you are not cruising that day.
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