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We are leaving on the Escape tomorrow, does everybody enter the terminal at the same place and then go to the pier their ship is at to board or does each pier have it's own entrance?

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1 hour ago, Oldlab said:

We are leaving on the Escape tomorrow, does everybody enter the terminal at the same place and then go to the pier their ship is at to board or does each pier have it's own entrance?

That depends on how you're getting there. If you're driving and parking at the pier, or taking a car service or taxi or Uber, all vehicular traffic enters the cruise terminal through a single entrance at 55th St. and 12th Ave. Taxi/Uber/car service will take you to the second level and drop you near the entrance to your pier...in your case the Escape uses Pier 88. If you're driving and parking at the pier from the entrance you'll proceed directly up to the third level, pay your parking fee ($40 per day, cash,  Visa or MasterCard) and you'll be directed to park in the lot that is on top of Pier 88. You then take the elevator down one level to the pier entrance.

 

If you're arriving on foot, each pier has its own street level entrance. Pier 88's entrance is at 12th Ave. and 48th St.

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Escape cruise couple of weeks ago, foot passengers were entering through Pier 90 (49th/50th street)

 

Note that the ramp from 12th ave/55th street divides for drop off and parking. If you do drop off first then you have to exit and renter for parking.

 

If coming by taxi/Uber/Lyft, better to get dropped off at street level (to avoid long wait in ramp traffic) abd just take elevator up (Very easy as plenty of staff to help)

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Thank you for your help. Is it one long building that spans several piers that provides access to multiple ships?

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5 hours ago, Oldlab said:

Thank you for your help. Is it one long building that spans several piers that provides access to multiple ships?

Each pier has its own building. They're connected by roadways and pedestrian walks. Here's a picture:

https://www.nycruise.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/mct_piers_94_86.jpg

 

 

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On 5/25/2019 at 11:31 AM, njhorseman said:

 If you're driving and parking at the pier, or taking a car service or taxi or Uber, all vehicular traffic enters the cruise terminal through a single entrance at 55th St. and 12th Ave.

We're cruising on Carnival Sunrise on June 20th. How do I figure out which pier it will be docked at? Say it's at 90. You still enter at 55th and 12th but then what?

 

Thanks!

 

Cindy

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30 minutes ago, cloudydrms said:

We're cruising on Carnival Sunrise on June 20th. How do I figure out which pier it will be docked at? Say it's at 90. You still enter at 55th and 12th but then what?

 

Thanks!

 

Cindy

Assuming you're parking at the pier, you'll follow the signs to the parking lots, driving up the ramps the top level of the cruise terminal, pay your parking fee, and you'll be directed to the parking lot for your ship, which will be on top of Pier 90 if that's where your ship is docked. Carnival normally uses Pier 90. According to the port schedule it's the only ship in port that day, so it will be obvious where the ship is docked.

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On 5/31/2019 at 8:30 AM, njhorseman said:

Assuming you're parking at the pier, you'll follow the signs to the parking lots, driving up the ramps the top level of the cruise terminal, pay your parking fee, and you'll be directed to the parking lot for your ship, which will be on top of Pier 90 if that's where your ship is docked. Carnival normally uses Pier 90. According to the port schedule it's the only ship in port that day, so it will be obvious where the ship is docked.

 

Do they have porters taking luggage in the parking lot on top or do you have to drop it off first?

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48 minutes ago, WMQueenie said:

 

Do they have porters taking luggage in the parking lot on top or do you have to drop it off first?

 

If you first drive in at the level where you can drop off your bags, you can't then get to the parking lot -- you must exit the terminal area and come all the way around again.  This can take some time depending on the traffic, which is why, unless you can't handle your own bags, it's advisable to drive directly up to the parking lot.   Then take your bags down to be handed over (there's an elevator).  Sometimes you may get lucky and find a porter in the parking lot who has just been assisting disembarking passengers. 

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Once we got to the port it was easy to figure out, I did call Norwegian to find out what pier the ship was at and after that it was easy. We had a shuttle from our hotel drop us off and you can see where your ship is at and figure it all out, everything went smoothly. Thank you for the help

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