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Victory to Canada: Cheapest Transport from Newark Airport to Ship?

Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 08:26 AM
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Victory to Canada: Cheapest Transport from Newark Airport to Ship?

We're taking a 5 day out of New York to Canada on the Victory, departing Saturday. Our arrival airport is Newark and our departure airport is LaGuardia.

Any recommendations on the cheapest transport from Newark to the Passenger Ship Terminal (e.g., cab, shuttle)? This is my first time crusing out of New York.

Also, any words of wisdom/recommendations on the cruise would be welcome.

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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 10:10 AM
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Taking a taxi from Newark to the cruise ship terminal would be expensive. Here's the web site for Newark Airport. Click on transportation options.

http://www.panynj.gov/aviation/ewrframe.HTM

The cruise ship should offer ground transportation to LaGuardia once it docks, but call them to see if you can get a transfer. Probably would be less than a cab.
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 02:29 PM
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How many of you are there?

Taxi- about $45 plus toll and tip

Shuttle Bus- $12 to NY Port Authority and a $5 cab ride to the pier

Metrolink (train)- $12 train ride to Penn Station, $8 cab ride to the pier

Metrolink is feasible if your luggage is managable that you can carry/wheel it yourself. If arriving during rush hour into NYC, metrolink is probably the best way to go due to traffic.

Feel free to ask more questions if i've sparked any or anything remains unanswered.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2003, 06:35 AM
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Bo and Budman: Thanks for responding.

The Carnival transfer costs $37.00 per person for a one way trip ($74.00 round trip). Our flight arrives at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, so we'll have plenty of time to get to the ship. There are two of us: it sounds like the shuttle/cab combo would be a lot cheaper. What do you think Bo?
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Old Aug 6th, 2003, 08:48 AM
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As with many things purchased directly from the cruiseline, these transfers are too much! As well, most cruise shuttles require you to sit on the bus at the airport until it fills up with passengers, which could take an hour if you're one of the first on the bus!

As long as your bags are managable (you can carry/roll them from the bus, thru the Port Authority to the taxi stand) than the Shuttle Bus/Taxi combo should be fine. Traffic shouldn't be too bad at that hour on a Saturday, but traffic is always a cr*p shoot around here.

Here's a link to the bus company that runs the shuttle: http://www.olympiabus.com/

The bus actually runs to the Port Authority every 30 minutes, but their website states every 15 minutes to NYC because they have another bus that goes to Penn Station every 15 minutes after the Port Authority Bus. If something happens with your flight and you're in a jam to get to NYC or you just miss the Port Authority bus and don't want to wait, you can always take the other bus to Penn Station and it will only add $1 or $2 onto your cab fare to the port.

Hope you followed all of that.

Any other questions, feel free to ask.
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Thanks B0 - I checked the Olympia Bus website and will try it out.
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I've done this many times- cheapest- without a lot of bags and time on your hands is the Path train, subway, cab. But that is not good for someone with luggage and little knowledge of getting around NYC- same with Laguardia- easy to take city bus, subway and cab. But not with luggage and not with not being able to find your way around. So I would take a cab and second the Port Authority bus from Newark. Cab from Laguardia and I think Quick Shuttle runs to downtown hotels and then a cab to the port. OVERALL- cab best use of time.
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