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  1. Trinity Reservations which has been highly recommend previously is still in business. A simple Google search would show that. The hotel I mentioned had the lowest rate for the mock booking date in October 2021, may not be the same for your actual date. Airport hotels in Elizabeth NJ are preferred vs other area airport hotels.
  2. Trinity Reservations has been recommended in the past. Country Inn & Suites on International Boulevard in Elizabeth is within walking distance of Jersey Gardens mall which has dining options unlike many EWR airport area hotels.
  3. Thanks for the reminder, I forgot tomorrow is trash collection day.
  4. The only Royal ship to visit Charlottetown is Voyager sailing October 23, 2022 from Boston. Also calls on St. John & Sydney.
  5. Metropark Parking Facility - Nexus Parking Systems There are parking garages located in Hamilton NJ & Iselin NJ adjacent to NJ Transit train stations. If your cruise travel days do not exceed the maximum days allowed in the garage (I believe it is 21 days in Iselin), you could park at either of these stations and use NJ Transit to NY Penn Station, then taxi to Manhattan cruise terminal.
  6. My most recent sailing on Anthem in the month of January it was above 60 degrees on the first full sea day. Prepare for cold weather but do not let that keep you from booking. On each of my December & January Bayonne sailings, the outdoor decks were closed on the last full sea day. As pointed out by many, Anthem has many indoor activities. I would sail a December cruise from New Jersey before I would cruise during hurricane season out of Florida or Texas.
  7. Despite one previous poster referring to Bayonne as "beautiful and gorgeous", it should not be your base for visiting NYC. If you do stay in Jersey for ease to transit to the cruise port, as pointed out, Jersey City for its proximity to NYC via PATH and its stunning views of lower Manhattan would be a good choice. Besides hotels along the waterfront, Residence Inn & Canopy are located very close to Grove Street PATH station for transit to NYC.
  8. That is what we have found at least 8 night cruises on all the lines except HAL. Still hoping that poster who stated cruises from the northeast would be longer than 7 nights to port in Aruba can provide 7 night cruises from Miami or Port Everglades. We would enjoy a 7 night Aruba cruise on HAL but that line is not our preference.
  9. With the exception of Holland America, we have been unable to find a 7 night cruise from Miami (any Florida port actually) that goes to Aruba. If you are aware of any please let us know. We have checked sailings through 2022 with no luck. St. Maarten is our favorite island and while cruises from NJ and NY there are overwhelmingly limited to winter and spring months, there are a few choices as well in the summer enough to satisfy us and more than you are aware of. We prefer cruises of 10 days or longer. Our last cruise to St Maarten from NJ was January 2017 and it was 60+ degrees on day 2 (the first full sea day). On every winter southern Caribbean cruise from NJ, the outside deck was closed on the last returning sea day which is to be expected.
  10. Both the indoor pool and the solarium indoor pool can be accessed without walking across the open outdoor pool deck (which is subject to weather conditions) by using the forward elevators.
  11. Jersey Gardens Mall in Elizabeth NJ is the only nearby outlet mall. It is 10+ miles from Cape Liberty. Welcome To The Mills at Jersey Gardens® - A Shopping Center In Elizabeth, NJ - A Simon Property The closest mall to the port would be Bayonne Crossing, I doubt that mall has what you seek. In Jersey City is Newport Mall. Numerous retail stores but not an outlet mall. I would stay on the ship.
  12. If you are crossing via Tappan Zee Bridge there are other options. Take 287 to Garden State Parkway to Paramus area for a choice of hotels. Paramus is the mall capital of New Jersey, there will be numerous dining options. This option will add to your driving time. Take 287 to Parsippany. There is an Embassy Suites adjacent to the exit and other choices within 2-3 miles. Dining along rt 46. Parsippany will be more quiet and serene than any other listed area though the extra driving may negate that benefit. From Parsippany take 287 to 24 to 78 to the port
  13. If you are crossing into NJ via George Washington Bridge, off the NJ Turnpike in Ridgefield Park are a Hampton Inn & Hilton Garden Inn which are about 20-25 miles from the cruise port via NJTP. Nearest restaurants, 2-3 miles, would require you to travel on route 46 west.
  14. I too hope you get to sail from Bayonne in 2021. After "following the science" these past 15 months and only traveling to Arizona, Florida, Texas, Missouri plus Cozumel and Bahamas you deserve to cruise/travel again. We've been "following the science" as well and are hoping our fall cruise on Oasis sails from Bayonne. It will be our first travel in more than 15 months. Enjoy!
  15. So tragic, I hope your suffering is short lived. I do wish we returned to the days of science fiction in dealing with the virus. So sorry for those who stockpiled bleach.
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