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No, since 9/11 there are no left luggage facilities in NYC. Best bet is to get a city tour so your luggage goes with you . You will be able to find many places via google that offer this. RCI does not offer a post cruise city tour that ends at the airport for some reason.
Just as a matter of interest The Holiday Inn at Newark Airport will, if they are available, let you have a day room for about $69. This allows you to leave your luggage, have a wash or shower before leaving for you flight a few minutes away and shoot off into New York for a few hours. There will be other hotels that afford this facility, possible cheaper. You have time to do some research before you go but I suggest that you do research and confirm as much as possible and time your routes and tour in advance to maximise your enjoyment. I have not checked out JFK as by the time you leave the ship at Cape Liberty and get across to that airport you should be able to check you luggage in and then do a short tour……good luck…..Nei.
There is somewhere to leave your cases as we was given the information in November when we was on the Royal Caribben Explorer of the seas, just ask at the desk when you are on there.However my husband and I went straight to Newark airport, I went up to the airlines bboking in desk and was told we could book our cases in.This was 11.30 for our flight at 9.00Then we caught the airport train and changed to a PATH line and went into New York for the day.
Thanks for the info - we have the same problem - we are on the exploer in Nov 9th - i was hoping to arrange a tour but you can't be sure what time you get off the shi.
Thank you for all your answers but have just checked my booking on the rci website and they have booked us a day room at the sheraton newark where we are staying for 1 night pre cruise so don't have a problem anymore thank you all again.
Hi again ,they do not do any excurstions on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the seas on the last day. You just get off and they do a turn around for the next cruise to be ready for 11 ish. As I said go to airport ask when can you book cases in. Mind you saying that can you book your cases in on line before you arrive and leave.?This is what we did. which was with Contenental airline.
Thanks for the infomation very helpful might try the airport then go into new york as the passengers from wellington. we are on the 9th nov. cruise to.
It takes a while to get off and we paid for the RCI bus to Newark airport. (if the boat is late there may not be many taxis waiting)
On arrival around 11.30 we found we could check our bags straight in as the airport was quiet. We then took the inter terminal train (to stop 4 I think) and there is a (20 min or so interval) free bus to a Newark Shopping Mall (Short Mills I think) - it takes about 10 minutes and costs $4 each to return. With over a hundred stores and lots of restaurants its more relaxing than a trip in to NY and recommended - unless you havent been in to NY when I would say thats a must. If you have additional baggage allowance you can buy another case and fill it and check it in later.