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Old 05-19-2006, 05:07 PM
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We will be flying into Newark to cruise on Celebrity's Zenith out of Bayonne, NJ. Would it be better financially to take Celebrity's transportation round-trip to the Cape Liberty cruise terminal ($50/each) or take a taxi from the airport to the terminal? I realize a taxi would be swifter but would it be more expensive? Any idea what is the going taxi rate in today's volatile market of high gas prices? Thank you.
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:31 PM
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A taxi from the Newark airport will run about $30-35. So, if you are traveling with another person, the taxi would be best.
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Old 05-20-2006, 07:14 AM
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NancyN, thanks for the swift response. As I was looking through this website, I noticed that someone had posted a question about the availability (or unavailability) of taxis FROM Cape Liberty BACK to Newark Airport. Would you (or anyone else) have any comments about catching a cab back to the airport when the ship returns?
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Old 05-20-2006, 10:07 AM
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Having just come from Cape Lberty last week-end, I agree that taxis were not readily available atthe port for the return trip. But, there were a number of small shuttle buses offering transport at the port. I am not sure of their cost as my transportation was covered. I might suggest you plan to purchase the one-way return through the cruise line (available at the pursers desk once you are onboard).
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Old 05-20-2006, 01:28 PM
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Great, Nancy. Our cruise isn't until late summer, but I really like to plan ahead and know my options; and with your help, I can make a decision now and rest my mind. At this point in time, I will take a taxi to the cruise terminal and purchase a return to the airport from the purser's desk. I did NOT know that a shuttle return would be available on board and was under the impression that this had to be done beforehand. Again, thank you for the information.
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Nancy, I did take one of the shuttle bus from Cape Liberty and the cost was $14.00 each way. We paid $70 for a taxi from the Liberty Marriott to the port.

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Wow Tom, that is a huge price difference than the taxi cost I was quoted! The rate that I shared was based on an agent that I spoke with while waiting to board the Freedom. They didn't want to wait for the cruise lines bus transportation and their taxi was $35 w/tip. I wonder why the huge price variance? But, it appears that the shuttle bus may be the way to go.
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Old 05-22-2006, 07:02 AM
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Tom/Nancy,
When I got off the Freedom in Bayonne on 16 May the traffic leaving the port was horrific. I was glad I was on the shuttle bus and not in a metered cab. It took 1/2 hour just to get from the ship out of the terminal/parking area and down that road that leads out of the pier.
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We had the same problem. There were several accidents plugging up the surrounding streets. It was a nightmare. It was almost 2 hours to get to the airport once we boarded the shuttle bus. Taxis were non-existent.

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Old 05-22-2006, 11:07 AM
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Tom: If you don't mind my asking, with whom did you arrange the shuttle? Company name? etc. How would one get in touch with them? Website? Was it round-trip from Newark Airport to Cape Liberty? The price you state is very good and my options change according to the savings in my pocketbook.
 
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