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#1
Halifax UK
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Joined Sep 2017
Hi we will be departing after our cruise on March 6th from newark - but we cannot check in until 2pm and will be off the ship a long time before then with our luggage - any suggestions of what we can do in the time inbetween that won't involve us having to drag our cases around? Is there anywhere close to the airport or port we could pay to leave them?

Any advice gratefully received we are from the UK

many thanks
#2
Boston area
20,230 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
Originally posted by MrsTabs
Hi we will be departing after our cruise on March 6th from newark - but we cannot check in until 2pm and will be off the ship a long time before then with our luggage - any suggestions of what we can do in the time inbetween that won't involve us having to drag our cases around? Is there anywhere close to the airport or port we could pay to leave them?

Any advice gratefully received we are from the UK

many thanks
What time us your flight?

Luggage storage (or lack thereof) is a problem at EWR. Some folks pay for the NYC excursion with later drop off at EWR.

You can go to the Jersey Gardens Mall and hang out with your luggage.

Are you by any chance staying at an EWR hotel precruise?
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#3
Halifax UK
136 Posts
Joined Sep 2017
We are staying at the Marriot Marquis pre cruise, we fly at around 5pm and can check in from 2pm

Forgive my ignorance but what is EWR? First time in the US
#5
Halifax UK
136 Posts
Joined Sep 2017
Originally posted by Noxequifans
EWR is the airport station code for Newark Airport New Jersey USA.
Thank you!!
#6
CANADA
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Joined Jan 2009
We will be doing the post cruise tour of New York, they take your luggage on the bus, then drop you back off at the airport.
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#7
Halifax UK
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Joined Sep 2017
sounds exactly what we are are after - where would we find details of how to book the post cruise tour of NYC please?

Many thanks
#8
Boston area
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Joined Jan 2007
Are you sure your arrival date is Mar 6, 2018? I'm not seeing a ship scheduled on that date. Anyway, your cruise planner should offer the tour plus dropoff at EWR to be purchased on your cruise planner.
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#9
Halifax UK
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Joined Sep 2017
That's the date we depart from the ship we embark on Feb 24th, thank you for your helpful replies I shall look out for something to book

Thanks again
#10
Boston area
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Joined Jan 2007
Originally posted by MrsTabs
That's the date we depart from the ship we embark on Feb 24th, thank you for your helpful replies I shall look out for something to book

Thanks again
You're welcome. I'm seeing an embarkation date of 2/25/18 for the 12 Anthem cruise.
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#12
Boston area
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Originally posted by MrsTabs
Its the NCL Gem 24th feb - 6 March
That changes everything. Sorry about that, but I mistakenly thought you were sailing from Cape Liberty.

I don't know what NCL has to offer as post cruise excursions. Someone else will have to speak to that.

If there is no post cruise excursion, the advice for a NYC based cruise is to disembark early and take a cab to Schwartz Travel on W 37th St to store your luggage ( http://schwartztravel.mynetworksolutions.mobi/). This will give you time to explore the Times Square area. To get to EWR you walk up 9th Ave to 41st St to catch the airport bus (https://www.coachusa.com/) for $17/pp or walk down 8th Ave to New York Penn Station at 33rd St to take NJ Transit to Newark Airport for $13/pp. (http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servl...Action=TrainTo)

Are you flying internationally or domestically? You need to allow ample time to get to EWR. I'm thinking you should leave NYC no later than 1 pm for a 5 pm international flight.

Of course paying for a car service like Dial7 or Carmellimo is always an option.
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#13
Halifax UK
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Joined Sep 2017
That information is hugely helpful thank you! We were thinking of maybe hiring a car service and sepnding some time at the 9/11 memorial the problem has been what to do with our luggage but if there is a luggage storage service that may be ideal - I shall print this out and take it with me

we are flying international

thank you again!
#14
Boston area
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Joined Jan 2007
That's great. Sorry we got off on the wrong track. Please check back on this thread. Hopefully the folks who sail NCL will comment about disembarking from the Gem and about the lead time required to get to EWR.
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#16
CANADA
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Originally posted by MrsTabs
sounds exactly what we are are after - where would we find details of how to book the post cruise tour of NYC please?

Many thanks
If they have it, it will be where you book your excursions. I'm actually on the Anthem, not NCL, sorry
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Carnival Spirit Mexican Riviera 2011
Celebrity Equinox Eastern/Southern Caribean 2012!
Emerald Princess Eastern Caribean 2012/13
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#17
northern new jersey
487 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Originally posted by MrsTabs
That information is hugely helpful thank you! We were thinking of maybe hiring a car service and sepnding some time at the 9/11 memorial the problem has been what to do with our luggage but if there is a luggage storage service that may be ideal - I shall print this out and take it with me

we are flying international

thank you again!

These sites will give you other options for luggage storage in NYC and other cities...
www.bagbnb.com
www.luggagehero.com