We had been looking at the options of how to get from Halifax to New York in early November in time for our November 6 departure to Windhoek, Namibia.
Thought it might be interesting to hop on one of those fall New England cruises that is heading south, and there was one that stopped in Halifax and did a 3 day trip before stopping again in New York.
But it is not meant to be.
After sending several emails (not impressed with the response time from the cruise lines!) I finally got through to someone who answered my questions.
It turns out that sure, you can get on the boat in Halifax and disembark in New York. No problem. But you have to pay the full price of the entire cruise! Why would anybody do that? Well, I guess nobody does. But you can if you want to.
So instead we have to fly from Halifax to New York. That in itself is not bad, but there is only one direct flight and it's on United...at $316 each for the one way two hour flight. Sorry, too much. The other option is a cheaper connecting flight, but at $277 each it's no great deal either and you have to fly to Montreal or Toronto first.
But, we have just enough Air Miles points for the two one way flights. We still have to pay taxes and fees of about $130 each, but that makes the trip economical enough for us! So that's what we'll be doing. Now just have to figure out which of the New York City area airports will be the most convenient to use, JFK, La Guardia, or Newark. Using Air Miles gives us the option.
Anyway, that will mean we are fully booked for our fall travels.
Okay, some more exciting news! We're hosting another giveaway!
This will be of special interest to anybody in North America who loves to explore Canada and the United States in their RV (motorhome, fifth wheel, travel trailer). And we're giving away THREE prizes, to increase your chances of winning! So be sure to check in here Monday morning when the contest begins and we'll tell you all the details...