Posted July 11th, 2018, 10:46 AM
Last edited by mking8288; July 11th, 2018 at 11:08 AM
This is one of the many reasons that you aren't making a quick exit from the airport service road onto the Grand Central Parkway, onward to MCT. That's long term airport ongoing expansion & construction thru 2020.
Doing a little tracking, it appeared you are almost certain to be doing this special Bermuda run on a Saturday in early November. If you miss this 5 days sailing, might as well do a NY staycation.
Depending on airline & terminal arrival, it's fairly routine - especially on smaller regional aircraft flown on short haul connections - for even "larger" carry-on bags to be gate-checked, as we couldn't even fit our 22" soft-side convertible luggage onto the CRJ's overhead bins - underseat storage barely big enough for a 16" backpack. Waiting for luggage on arrival is going to add to the extending your wait time ... even if flight is on time & wheels down early, add 10 minutes taxiing to the gate, jet-bridge connected & door open (will you be among the first 25 to exit & run toward luggage carousal at arrival ... wait of 10 to 15 minutes, fairly common.)
Then, it's stepping outside to find/join the taxi queue for ground transportation ... another 10 or 15 minutes, before you head for airport exit and onto MCT - trip time, probably 45 to 60 minutes on a Saturday early afternoon, maybe a little less. There is absolutely no way that you can get anywhere near the cruise terminal before 2 PM.
If your in-bound flight is delayed and/or late arriving into NY's LaGuardia, all bets are lost, not off. Feel free to call your CAS hotline & see what the agent say - short of NCL giving your a written waiver for arriving 30 or 45 minutes before the ship sail down the Hudson River, everyone/anyone can promise you a chance to board - it is still your obligation and responsibility to be there. My advice, spend that extra money & book an earlier flight
- better yet, come in a day earlier ... you've saved on the casino rate.
[Click] LGA's 411 - a little extra reading/background
, just in case you still feel like rolling the dices & been lucky playing poker.
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