My daughter and I will be leaving NYC on the Jewel Nov. 24. We arrive NYC the day before, and have to stay over one night after. Neither of us has ever been to NYC and would love some direction as to hotels and sights we might be able to see in the short window of time we have. We fly in to Newark Liberty about 5 pm Saturday, ship leaves on Sunday, then we arrive back in the next Sunday and have that entire day until our departure Monday 7:30 am. As far as transportation to the pier goes, would we be better off to book a hotel close to the airport with a shuttle and then take a cruise line bus from there? Any recommendations for a good hotel with a decent rate in that area? Also, what would be the best way to hit some of the high points on the Sunday we have for sightseeing. We are not on a big budget, definitely looking for economy.
I was also wondering if there are any tips on the Norwegian Jewel, things to see for sure, things to avoid. We are booked on the shore excursions to Universal Studios and Atlantis in the Bahamas. Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks in advance for your response!