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sstepson July 11th, 2018 09:40 AM

Parking at Brooklyn terminal for westbound crossing
 
Good morning,

Does anyone out there have any experience with parking their vehicle at the Brooklyn Cruise terminal before a westbound crossing so that the car is conveniently waiting nearby when the crossing is over?

I just wasnt sure if they allow you to park on days where there isnt a cruise departure. I was planning on parking the car, then getting a ride to JFK for the flight to Europe.

Anyone out there ever done this for a westbound QM2 crossing? Any feedback would be appreciated!

Steve


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steve1young July 11th, 2018 09:54 AM

From the website: https://www.nycruise.com/brooklyn-terminal/parking/

Parking Information

Parking at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is on the south side of the terminal entrance overlooking the Statue of Liberty.
Parking at the Cruise Terminal is a revolving system. The ships arrive between 7:00am–8:00am, and passengers who have parked at the terminal are often finished with customs and off the property by 10:00am–10:30am, freeing up parking spaces.
On-site Parking is open, and the Porters are available by 9:00am. Most vehicle traffic at the terminal is from buses, shuttle service, taxis, drop-off, and pick-up.
There are spaces to park RVs, buses, and larger vehicles on the main level of the terminal near the Security Main gate.
If you have any further questions, please call 212-641-4440, Monday through Friday, 8:30am–5:30pm.
Parking discounts and coupons are no longer accepted (effective July 1, 2017).
Parking RatesShort Term (Up to 4 Hours)$20.00Overnight Rate (Up to 24 Hours)$25.00Reservations are not needed to park and taxes are included in the rates. Parking resides in an outdoor lot with security. There is no upcharge for sport utility vehicles.
Payment is accepted by cash and the following major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.
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Drop-off/ Pick-up Car Before/After Cruise
  • Please keep your ticket with you during your cruise.
  • At the completion of your cruise, please take your ticket to one of the blue pay station machines. These machines are located inside the terminal exit and at the pedestrian entrance to the parking lot.
  • Bring cruise ticket and parking ticket to show guard to gain access to the lot.
  • Parking fees must be paid before driving to the exit gate.
  • If you need a cab after drop-off, call Future Car Group car service at (718) 858-1234 and tell them to pick you up at “Pier 12” and wait at the Guard Booth.

sstepson July 11th, 2018 11:27 AM

Parking at Brooklyn terminal for westbound crossing
 
Thanks for the info. Ill give them a call, since that is a bit unclear if its possible to park when it isnt an arrival/departure day. Id be trying to park there about 10 days before my westbound transatlantic so the car is there when I return.


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Cruise NH July 11th, 2018 01:03 PM

Hi sstepson

Could you post the answer here when you get it? Thanks .

sstepson July 11th, 2018 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Cruise NH (Post 56507065)
Hi sstepson



Could you post the answer here when you get it? Thanks .



Absolutely...will do.


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foodsvcmgr July 11th, 2018 07:05 PM

We are in a similar situation in October, flying from Newark returning westbound QM2.
Trying to evaluate costs and difficulty of where to park and transport on one leg of the trip.

Underwatr July 11th, 2018 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sstepson (Post 56506334)
Thanks for the info. Ill give them a call, since that is a bit unclear if its possible to park when it isnt an arrival/departure day. Id be trying to park there about 10 days before my westbound transatlantic so the car is there when I return.

It does give instructions on being picked up by a cab after parking, and it mentions that the lot is guarded on non-ship days. By all means verify but I think you'll be fine.

sstepson July 12th, 2018 12:22 PM

Heres the response I received from the Brooklyn cruise terminal. I guess well be parking at the airport...


Good morning - sorry we do not accept vehicles on non-cruise days.



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Cruise NH July 12th, 2018 06:40 PM

Bummer! But thanks for posting.

jimmybean July 14th, 2018 01:34 PM

We have left our car at the Brooklyn parking lot three or four times. The last time was November 2016. The longest period was for a month. It isn't covered parking, but our car was safe, sound, and conveniently nearby each time. One time we had to call someone because the self-payment didn't work. Another time, someone was there in person (we wondered it she was pocketing the money). All in all, though we wouldn't hesitate to use the dock-side parking again. It worked just fine for us.

Happy Sailing!

Cruise NH July 14th, 2018 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by jimmybean (Post 56530364)
We have left our car at the Brooklyn parking lot three or four times. The last time was November 2016. The longest period was for a month. It isn't covered parking, but our car was safe, sound, and conveniently nearby each time. One time we had to call someone because the self-payment didn't work. Another time, someone was there in person (we wondered it she was pocketing the money). All in all, though we wouldn't hesitate to use the dock-side parking again. It worked just fine for us.

Happy Sailing!

We've done the same for long periods of time but we sailed eastbound and westbound on the ship. The OP was only sailing westbound and there was no ship in port the day they were leaving the usa - so he's out of luck.

LB_NJ July 15th, 2018 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sstepson (Post 56505505)
Good morning,

Does anyone out there have any experience with parking their vehicle at the Brooklyn Cruise terminal before a westbound crossing so that the car is conveniently waiting nearby when the crossing is over?

I just wasnt sure if they allow you to park on days where there isnt a cruise departure. I was planning on parking the car, then getting a ride to JFK for the flight to Europe.

Anyone out there ever done this for a westbound QM2 crossing? Any feedback would be appreciated!

Steve


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I have parked at the long term parking lot at JFK. Wasn't bad. Not sure it is cost effective compared to other options for a really long term.

57eric July 16th, 2018 10:39 AM

Good morning - sorry we do not accept vehicles on non-cruise days.


Does this mean you can't get your vehicle out on non-cruise days, i.e. taking an eastbound voyage and flying back the next day? If so, this must really limit business. If not, what's more complicated about letting cars in than letting them out? It seems less complicated to me. I guess I must not understand how this lot operates.

foodsvcmgr July 17th, 2018 08:44 AM

As for my own situation flying to London from Newark and leaving my car at the airport, I have added a Cunard transfer from Brooklyn on westbound arrival back to Newark.
At $40 p.p. compares favorably to taxi estimated at $100-120.

BklynBoy8 July 17th, 2018 10:03 AM

The over all problem I believe with parking at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is that Propark (propark.com) runs it.

When a ship is expected in, there are representatives to service passengers either picking up or leaving cars in the lot.

Yes the lot is being watched by security, well lit and locked but that is by the Port Authority of NJ & NY.

Maybe they can answer any questions if you can get thru to them.


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