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  1. We live about 10 miles from Newark airport, my son took a taxi home at 2 am last week, got charged $65 and the driver made him give him directions and complained that our house was 1 1/2 miles off of the highway. My other kids took an Uber x a few days later and it was $96, 25 minute ride. Decent cabs are hit or miss.
  2. My youngest of 5 just turned 18, one of my biggest regrets is not taking them out of elementary school more than we did to travel. We only did it a few time.
  3. That’s a tough call, I’m guessing the only teens not in school are homeschooled or in the northeast. My oldest was nervous about cruising and meeting others when she was 14 (and her siblings were 12, 9 and 7, she had no desire to hang with them), but she made a lot of new friends in the teen club (NCL, school holiday). My kids only hung out with siblings when they were too young for the teen club, or too old, they liked meeting other kids. I’d ask her opinion, letting her know there might be very few kids her age onboard.
  4. All of my kids LOVED the teen club, met others and we saw them at dinner.
  5. The Thursday and Friday schools are closed due tomNJ teachers convention in AC, plus many schools are closed due to Election Day that Tuesday. We’ve cruised many times with our kids that week, and so many passengers have asked me why there were so many children onboard.
  6. There used to be several ways to do atlantis, through the cruise line, but a pass through a third part vendor, buy a pass directly from atlantis, or reserve a room at comfort suites. You have to check your dates and do the math to find the cheapest option (we’ve done it twice, once though NCL and the other though CS). We’ve always had a fun day at this stop, had fun with day passes to Melia and RIU as well.
  7. It could be sold out, it’s practically a holiday week for schools in NJ.
  8. Four years ago on the Gem there were young adult meet ups several nights, my 19 and 20 year olds went (I signed the beer/wine waiver).
  9. I don’t think that poster was considering parking at the airport, being in central NJ, train from New Brunswick to penn station is easy.
  10. I don’t know why I was thinking 2 queen beds, we are a family of 7 who gets connecting cabins, 3 in 1, 4 in the other with the ceiling bunk.
  11. I’ll take LBI over LI, MA beaches have cold water. NJ has way more options than LI, built up boardwalks like point pleasant, seaside, ocean city and wildwood, natural areas like Sandy hook or island beach state park, and everything in between.
  12. We are an hour’s drive from the Atlantic beaches here in NJ. My family grew up here (kids are 4th generation) and we all love the waves.
  13. Don’t balcony cabins have 2 queen beds and a sleeper sofa? I believe the couch on newer NCL ships aren’t pull outs, the back just gets removed.
  14. My son and daughter applied for passports in tbe beg of March, they arrived 8 weeks later on the same day, hers was expedited, his was not.
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