Optional Transfers for Cruises from New York City

Published 03/11/2015 09:51 PM   |    Updated 04/21/2017 04:43 PM

This service is available on the day of embarkation and immediately following debarkation only.

Price for Optional Transfers
Transfers can be pre-purchased through Carnival up to 5 days prior to the sail date:

Newark International Airport - EWR

  • Pre-Purchase transfers: $31.00 USD One Way / $62.00 USD Roundtrip
  • Purchase at the Airport / Purchase Onboard: $31.00 USD One Way

LaGuardia International Airport - LGA

  • Pre-Purchase transfers: $32.00 USD One Way / $64.00 USD Roundtrip
  • Purchase at the Airport / Purchase Onboard: $32.00 USD One Way

John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport - JFK

  • Pre-Purchase transfers: $33.00 USD One Way / $66.00 USD Roundtrip
  • Purchase at the Airport / Purchase Onboard: $33.00 USD One Way


Flight Guidelines
Carnival Sunshine Embarkation Hours: 1:00pm-3:00pm / Ship Departure: 4:00pm
Carnival Horizon Embarkation Hours (4-day cruise): 1:00pm-3:00pm / Ship Departure: 4:00pm
Carnival Horizon Embarkation Hours (8-day cruise): 1:00pm-4:00pm / Ship Departure: 5:00pm

  • Latest arrival flight into JFK / LGA / EWR before embarkation: 1:00pm
  • Earliest return flight out of JFK /LGA / EWR after debarkation: 1:00pm

Note: For guests who plan to use our transfer service on embarkation day but arrive independently day(s) prior to the cruise, read below for more information.


Day of Embarkation: Meet and Greet Service / Motor Coach Service / Purchase of Transfers

  • Guests arriving at the airport that have pre-purchased transfers with Carnival are to proceed to the baggage claim area and claim their luggage.
  • Guests will need to locate the Ground Transportation Information Desk where a Carnival representative (carrying a CCL hand-held sign for visibility) will escort you to your transportation vehicle.
  • Transfer service start and end time are subject to change based on reported flight details on the transfer manifest.  Service is provided between 11:00am and 1:45pm from all airport on the day of embarkation only. Motor coaches depart the airport once an adequate number of guests have arrived, approximately every 20-30 minutes. Newark International Airport is 18 miles from the port and travel times is approximately 49 minutes (without traffic).  LaGuardia International Airport is 10 miles from the port and travel times is approximately 55 minutes (without traffic).  John F. Kennedy International Airport is 18 miles from the port and travel times is approximately 75 minutes (without traffic).  
  • Transfer Provider: For those guests who have pre-purchased transfers, the Transfer company and telephone number is printed in the guest’s e-docs. Refer the guest to this telephone number if they need further assistance.
  • One way transfers can be purchased at the airport while our Meet & Greet staff is onsite. The airport is staffed based on known flights reported on the transfer manifest. Once all known flights are met, staff is released and service is no longer available. The Carnival Rep will be located in the baggage claim area. Cash payment is not accepted; the transfers are charged directly to the guest's Sail & Sign Account.
  • Guests who plan to use our transfer service on embarkation day but arrive independently day(s) prior to the cruise should arrive at the airport no later than 12:00pm on embarkation day. Newark International Airport location: Terminal C, Claim #6 / LaGuardia International Airport location: Terminal D, Baggage Claim / John F. Kennedy International Airport location: Terminal #5, Baggage Claim.


Day of Debarkation: Purchase of Transfers / Motor Coach Service

  • One-way transfers to the airport can be purchased on board at the Guest Services Desk for guests who did not previously purchase the transfers. Guests who elect to wait and purchase one-way transfers at curbside may be subject to higher prices.
  • Transfer service begins at approximately 9:00am; motor coaches will not leave the cruise terminal until an adequate number of guests are on board, approximately every 20-30 minutes.
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