NJ Hotel for Brooklyn Cruise Port

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#1
US
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Joined May 2016
I’ve located a few hotels in New Jersey where you can leaveyour car during a cruise after spending the night prior, but I’ve found almost nothingregarding travelers’ experiences with doing this. I’d love to hear how things went from otherswho have done this, as well as advice on getting between the hotel and thedock. We’re sailing Nov. 26.
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#2
New Hampshire
727 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
Well if you're coming back on the QM2 as well you can park right at the pier. We've done this several times for up to a month with no problems.

https://www.nycruise.com/brooklyn-terminal/parking/

If you're flying back then it won't work for you. Have you tried tripadvisor.com? Just do a search by the hotel name (look for the 'search' icon) and then look for the frequently used descriptions (just before the actual reviews - like little oval buttons) and see if anyone mentions parking that will get you to a relevant review faster.
#4
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Joined May 2016
Originally posted by Cruise NH
Well if you're coming back on the QM2 as well you can park right at the pier. We've done this several times for up to a month with no problems.

https://www.nycruise.com/brooklyn-terminal/parking/

If you're flying back then it won't work for you. Have you tried tripadvisor.com? Just do a search by the hotel name (look for the 'search' icon) and then look for the frequently used descriptions (just before the actual reviews - like little oval buttons) and see if anyone mentions parking that will get you to a relevant review faster.
If I can park in New Jersey for $20 for 12 days, as I've found, I'm prepared for some inconvenience vs. paying $300 to park on site. But if I'm alone here, I'm prepared to reconsider.
#5
163 Posts
Joined Jul 2006
There is no direct public transportation between N. Jersey and the passenger ship terminal in Brooklyn. An alternative is to hire a car service for both trips but that will negate much of your savings. Another alternative is to get a shuttle/taxi/uber from the hotel you are considering to a NJTransit station, take a train to NY Penn Station, then get a cab to the cruise terminal. Be warned that not all cab drivers are thrilled about driving from Manhattan to Brooklyn, and I've heard that many don't know where the cruise terminal is located! Reverse the process when you return. If you're not from the area, this can be a daunting process. I live in the area and I would never do this....but that's me.
#6
San Francisco, CA
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Joined Nov 2002
I echo the feeling that you'll likely do better finding other arrangements for your car than stowing it two boroughs and one state away in New Jersey. I believe that there are a number of hotels in Long Island CIty which may offer parking deals, and would be much more convenient to Red Hook.
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We parked at Newark Airport and took mass transit into Manhattan before the cruise, and took a Cunard transfer back to the airport after the cruise. Aside from having been able to spend a day or two in New York before the cruise I'm not sure the savings was worth the hassle. The transfer back to the airport cost on the order of half what we saved parking at EWR.
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#8
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The Airport Transfers to all 3 NYC airports from Brooklyn are now $49p/p when purchased onboard and only $40p/p if purchased with your original booking.
#9
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Joined Jul 2010
Right, so compare $98 for one-way transfers for two to ~$220 for parking at the pier. Double the transfer cost if you don't have a more reasonable way to get to the pier from NJ on boarding day.

Every time I try to find a cheaper alternative to parking at the pier I end up driving to the pier.
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