Newark or Secacous (sp)

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

East Coast Departures

Baltimore, Boston, Cape Liberty, Charleston, Montreal, New York, Norfolk, & Philadelphia l
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 08:19 PM.
#1
South East PA
6,869 Posts
Joined Dec 2004
Taking Gem from NYC and will not pay to park there for 9 nights. Thinking about usung Dail7 but was wondering where I would be best off one night precruise. I am leaning towards EWR since I can get a PSL deal but would it be more expensive for the transfer from there than secacaus?
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Darlene

Crown Dynasty - Bermuda - June 2000
Fascination - Cozumel - February 2002
Horizon - Bermuda - May 2004
Voyager of the Seas Repo/Thanksgiving - November 2005
Freedom of the Seas - Western Caribbean (Hurricane Dean) August 2007
Enchantment of the Seas - Western Caribbean - January 2008
Explorer of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean - January 2009
Liberty of the Seas - Western Caribbean - January 2010
Dream - Eastern Caribbean - August 2010
Glory - Bahamas (Hurricane Sandy - cruise to nowhere) October 2012
NCL Breakaway - Bermuda - June 2014
NCL Sky - Bahamas - September 2014
Land Vacation - Puerto Morelos - Mexico - May 2016
Carnival Legend - Alaska - April 2017

Next
Anthem of the Sea - Bahamas - November 2017
Carnival Pride - Caribbean - January 2019
#2
Boston area
19,077 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
I'm not sure about the price difference for the transfer. Secaucus should be a little cheaper, but probably not more than $10-15.

For Park/Sleeps at Newark look at trinityreservations.com - Fairfield Inn or Ramada (budget choice) or stay123.com - Country Inns. You must be selective - there are park/sleep hotels that we do NOT recommend.

For less expensive transportation get a quote from Independent Driver - 888-816-0973 ext 0. Be sure to get a quote for transportation and tolls - tip would be extra.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


Carol
Radiance Alaska 5/17/17 to 6/3/17


#3
17,523 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Originally posted by familycruzer
Taking Gem from NYC and will not pay to park there for 9 nights. Thinking about usung Dail7 but was wondering where I would be best off one night precruise. I am leaning towards EWR since I can get a PSL deal but would it be more expensive for the transfer from there than secacaus?
It looks like Dial 7 may actually charge a few dollars more for a pick up from Secaucus than it would from Newark Airport (the likely reason is that they do a lot of their business to and from the airport and they have to compete with other companies and transportation modes, so the price is a few dollars less).

You can do test bookings at www.dial7.com for your exact date to get a more precise answer.
#4
South East PA
6,869 Posts
Joined Dec 2004
Originally posted by 138east
I'm not sure about the price difference for the transfer. Secaucus should be a little cheaper, but probably not more than $10-15.

For Park/Sleeps at Newark look at trinityreservations.com - Fairfield Inn or Ramada (budget choice) or stay123.com - Country Inns. You must be selective - there are park/sleep hotels that we do NOT recommend.

For less expensive transportation get a quote from Independent Driver - 888-816-0973 ext 0. Be sure to get a quote for transportation and tolls - tip would be extra.

We always use a Marriott brand hotel and have stayed by EWR many times. I will look into the driver rate though. Is Independent Driver a name of a business or just a driver that you found?
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Darlene

Crown Dynasty - Bermuda - June 2000
Fascination - Cozumel - February 2002
Horizon - Bermuda - May 2004
Voyager of the Seas Repo/Thanksgiving - November 2005
Freedom of the Seas - Western Caribbean (Hurricane Dean) August 2007
Enchantment of the Seas - Western Caribbean - January 2008
Explorer of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean - January 2009
Liberty of the Seas - Western Caribbean - January 2010
Dream - Eastern Caribbean - August 2010
Glory - Bahamas (Hurricane Sandy - cruise to nowhere) October 2012
NCL Breakaway - Bermuda - June 2014
NCL Sky - Bahamas - September 2014
Land Vacation - Puerto Morelos - Mexico - May 2016
Carnival Legend - Alaska - April 2017

Next
Anthem of the Sea - Bahamas - November 2017
Carnival Pride - Caribbean - January 2019
#5
Boston area
19,077 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
The Fairfield is a Marriott hotel - they offer 14 days parking, room, and breakfast for $138 incl tax. Independent Driver is a no frills "car service". They have their cards on the desk at the Fairfield Inn and are on the trinity website offering cruiseport transportation. They don't have a website themselves and only take reservations 4-6 weeks ahead. I used them for an Explorer cruise for 7 folks from the roll call to go to Cape Liberty. We went over in a van and came back in a small bus like a rental car bus. I know others on this board have used them to go to Manhattan.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


Carol
Radiance Alaska 5/17/17 to 6/3/17