With an attitude like that I would not be surprised if anyone cares if you are ripped off or not. However if you go to a web site called "NYCruiseInfo.com" you will get a great deal of information about transportation etc. to the harbour from all directions, the airports Manhattan and indeed NY surrounds. Maybe then you can stop being so rude and understand New Yorkers and the Americans better. Neil Down.
Neil - so true - I was about to write the exact same response! Kudos to you....
Having been to New York twice and used yellow cabs fom brooklyn harbour you have no fear of being ripped off.
I see you have had at least one snotty reply. The 'way' is by taxi but in NY nowadays you have no way of knowing what nationality will be driving your cab and whether he will fully understand you or actually know where the terminal is. Remember English sounds as odd to Yanks as Brooklyn sounds to us. Give the driver the full terminal address including any 'streets' or 'avenues' and you should get there. Last time in NY I gave my hotel name & street, between 2nd & 3rd - so he dropped me at the wrong hotel between 1st & 2nd. Actually if you are doing a Cunard fly-to-NY, QM2 back, they will almost certainly provide transport from the airport to the docks, or from the hotel if hotel is included.
Engage a Limo Company and enjoy the ride in a superb Town Car - it's worth every single dollar!!.... on a four day Xmas Shopping trip to New York, like you we had no idea of 'who you gonna call' when it came to getting in and around New York and asked at our Hotel. We were recommended to and extensively used a company called Sanyo Limosines and they were the most courteous, helpful and generous spirited people we've ever had the pleasure of being assisted by and we KNOW that far from being 'ripped off' we were astonished at what we got for our money.... 'rip-off' tales are generally perpetrated by yellow cab drivers taking people like you on one off trips travelling to or from the airport or cruise port, but it makes them no worse than London or any big city Cabbie who'll take obvious 'tourists' the long way round to extend their fare. Best advice is to check out the 'going rate' for where you want to travel to and from, you can get this on most New York info sites and let if you choose a cab, let the driver know YOU KNOW the rate and chances are you'll ge the short route afterall.....and, above all else, CHILL OUT ..New York is a delight to be savoured and the people a joy, in our experience we found that nothing it seems is too much trouble for them when it comes to helping a tourist, whether it's directions, a good place to eat or just passing the of day discussing the weather, you'll enjoy the moment.
We did it last October on the QM2 'Splenders of the fall' Don't leave it too late, we did some sightseeing before catching the cruise at Brooklyn and then found several taxis refused to take us because in fairness - how many people would want to come back from the harbour and the taxi would then have an empty cab. So when we eventually found one for a $25 ride, we gave him $35 which was really a 40% tip - he looked at us in disgust!So we gave him another $5 which didn't raise a smile.He just said okay....You feel mean at the time - but you will get over it.Tips are the worst part about New York - they will run after you shouting abuse if they think you haven't given enough - be warned.
I totally agree with this answer. The 'yanks' are not trying to rip you off! All yellow cabs are metered & will give you a price to the terminal before you get in.With your grumpy attitude I'm not sure how much you will enjoy the QM2! (It's fab!!
Well if you feel like that you had better stay at home,and stay in bed its no wounder you brits have a bad name all over the world ,you cheekey monke.
Red Hook, South Brooklyn to New York Central 12-15$ each way I consider this to be fair! Like others beware as not all the Yellow Cab drivers might know where the Cunard Terminal is but many drivers do and will not rip you off. Most Americans like any other nation are good and caring.
Thoroughly agree with Neil.
With your attitude, you deserve all you get.