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Old 09-13-2006, 06:50 PM
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I found the parking at Red Hook very easy.
The cost for the 9 days is $164 (I think.)
Was there only for the day, but, read this price.
Traffic can be a challenge. Driving in we made excellent time, coming home in Friday afternoon traffic was unreal.
If you go to my webshots link below you will see photos of the parking lot.

I'll be going back 10/18 - cannot wait.
Not sure yet if we're driving ourselves or getting a limo.

Good Luck.

Cathy
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:46 AM
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We were given a tour of the ship by a Princess rep. because we have a group booked on the Crown in November. We were finished touring the ship by then.
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Old 09-14-2006, 01:31 PM
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Originally posted by willysgrandma:
We were given a tour of the ship by a Princess rep. because we have a group booked on the Crown in November. We were finished touring the ship by then.
Sweet. Must be nice to get perks like that and be able to take advantage of them. The only perk I have ever received was in a Pepsi 6 pack for a free tickets to a Red Wing game back in the early 80's when they really stunk and they couldn't even give the tickets away. We seen them play Winnipeg and they were both fighting for last place. There were only about 1500 in attendance and the highlight was some kid won $1000 by shooting a puck in during a score "o" contest in between periods. After the game the temp outside was about 25 below (In Detroit, not Winnipeg) and our car wouldn't start. The next weekend I think was when Detroit hosted their first Superbowl.
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Old 09-14-2006, 01:41 PM
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If you go to my webshots link below you will see photos of the parking lot.

I'll be going back 10/18 - cannot wait.
Not sure yet if we're driving ourselves or getting a limo.

Good Luck.

Cathy
Will see you then. We will be on the same cruise.

Thanks for the pics
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Old 09-15-2006, 05:08 AM
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Must be nice to get perks like that and be able to take advantage of them.
We are travel agents and have a group booked on the Nov. 4 cruise (we are going with them). If we didn't have that, we would not have been given a tour of the ship.

While other cruise lines that berth in NY and NJ do travel agent tours of the ships when they are in port, Princess doesn't.

When a TA can see the actual ship, it is a lot easier to sell, which is why most other lines allow tours of the ships.

If our Princess rep. wasn't sailing on the ship, we would not have been able to see it. Princess is kind of ridiculous that way. You'd think they would encourage TA's to tour - they get more bookings when a TA can see a ship and is able to recommend it for particular clients.

Had I not been given the tour, I never would recommend Princess for families - Princess is not well known for having kid friendly cruises. But the Crown has a wonderful kids program and kids area on the ship. Seeing that has allowed me to recommend it to clients traveling with kids.

And being on that tour we found out in talking to passnegers that there are real issues getting cabs to the Brooklyn terminal - many cabs are refusing to take passnegers, which is illegal. As a result, we contacted the Brooklyn Borough Presidents office and reported the problem, who are now contacting the TLC and reporting the problems.

Princess should be thankful, cause I did what they weren't doing!
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Old 09-20-2006, 06:49 PM
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7thson,

Excellent.
I cannot wait to go back to the Crown.

Have decided to take the limo in. This way I can sip mimosas & not worry about the traffic.

Let the countdown dwindle...........

Cathy
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