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212 Posts
Joined Dec 2006
We always do the B2B in November and go Christmas shopping in NY. No worries about weight limit or anything. 2018 (and 19) booked as we liked the price
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QM2 x 17, QV x 5, QE x 3, Arcadia x 2, Azura x 1, Oceana x 2
107 Posts
Joined Sep 2014
We have only done one true B2B crossing i.e. one day in NYC and were lucky enough to dock in Manhattan. It is amazing what you can accomplish on foot in a day if you are reasonably fit. But this was some 15 years ago, not quite so fit now.

However there is an alternative which QM2 does most years round the Independence Day U.S. Holiday. WB June 23/24 (this year its the 24th) 5 nights in NYC then EB to Southampton. The ship meanwhile goes up to Canada for those 5 days. We have done this trip whenever offered for some years now and it is the highlight of our holidays.
A long time contributor to this site, not seen for some time, used to do the B2B often and stay in Brooklyn for the day, have a fine lunch and a stroll and a cab back to the ship.

In 2016 we took advantage of the Big Apple Greeter programme and were shown all around Brooklyn by a Native Brooklyn Couple and it was fascinating. So perhaps a visit to this charming borough instead of a mad dash to Manhattan might fit your bill if you've visited Manhattan before.

Maybe we'll do the B2B one day and tell our friends we are just popping over to Brooklyn for lunch. But as long as the July 4th trip is offered we'll stick to that I think. Roll on the 24th!
2,196 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
Going to and from New York with only a few hours in the Big Apple doesn't really appeal so we compromise. There and back but with the 'jam' of another cruise in the middle eg we are going out in December but will spend Christmas on the Regal Princess followed by 4 nights in New York before sailing home on the QM2.

Best of both worlds as far as we are concerned
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Past Cruises:
2018 Southampton-San Francisco - Cunard. 2017 Eastbound T/A - Cunard. 2016 Westbound T/A - Cunard: Bahamas & Florida - NCL: 2015 Eastbound T/A - Cunard: 2014 Westbound T/A - Cunard: Norway/Iceland - P&O: 2013 Canary Islands - NCL: 2011 Eastbound T/A - Cunard: 2011 Southern T/A - Celebrity: 2011 Australasia - Princess: 2009 Australia/New Zealand - Royal Caribbean: 2005 Norway - Louis Line: 2004 Alaska - Celebrity: 2000 Eastern Caribbean - Royal Caribbean