If Cruise Ships Docked in Hoboken

6/23/2010:

It would look something like this…

Perfect timing and angle on this photo which makes it look sort of like this cruise ship could be docked in Hoboken!

Imagine if we had a major cruise ship dock? Would that help Hoboken (increased tourism, business revenue) or hurt Hoboken? (traffic, crime, crumbling infrastructure)?

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15 Comments on "If Cruise Ships Docked in Hoboken"

truth1
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truth1

Latest reports indicate that JC is researching Cruise Ships…by the way, it will be easy to shuttle the visitors to see the ‘Cake Boss’ and perhaps a fitting tribute to Hoboken as the real ‘Home of Baseball’ and to Sinatra as well. This is equal or better than the Jersey Shore…. It’s time to think ‘out of the box’! We need solid thinking and partnership…. 😛

Hostler
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Hostler
I don’t believe we can count on cruise ships to bring in much revenue like most ports of call, since Hoboken would be the origin of most cruises that would leave. Hoboken has a history of being a transportation hub (rail, ferry, and ocean liners), and I believe that cruise ships could bring the Hoboken Terminal back some of its glory. Once the ferry slips are revitalized at the terminal there would be room for a cruise ship on each side (some dredging would probably be needed) but the cost would probably much outweigh the revenue it would bring. I don’t believe parking would be an issue, because most people would opt to park at a distance and ride the rail in or come over from NY on ferry. I think that there would be some new jobs, but not enough to notice, but the per passenger fee the city could collect like NY does would really increase tax revenues. This would also benefit the state, by bringing extra passengers in on the trains during off peak times when there is more then enough room to handle a larger load, which would decrease the amount of money the state would have to subsidize the railroad. Hoboken Terminal was designed to have much larger crowds then they currently have, and it seems like a no brainer to bring the terminal back to it glory. Why force people to develop Bayonne when we already have a port, and it has greener transportation… Read more »
matt_72
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You don’t believe parking would be an issue? Try driving along the west side highway when a cruise ship is in port. It is a nightmare some weekends. Tons of cars, cabs, vans, buses & trucks all going into the same small area to pickup & drop-off passengers, cabs parked along the side of the highway waiting for passengers, & that entire stretch of highway becomes a parking lot b/c of the sheer amount of traffic & all the blocking of the box. The Hoboken terminal may have been designed for more foot traffic, but the roads couldn’t handle the vehicle traffic a cruise ship would generate. Some people might take a train to get to any cruise ship that comes into port, but you will still get many hundreds more (probably more like a couple thousand when you factor in departing & arriving passengers, crew, terminal employees) who will use cars/vans/cabs. And all those vehicles and people will be going to the same place at roughly the same time. And all the supplies the ship needs, that will come and go by truck. And where will everyone who works at the terminal park? All around horrible idea. Let Bayonne have the cruise ships, they have the space for it. And if someone in Hoboken wants to work there, they can commute from Hoboken to work like most Hobokenites do every single day.[quote comment=”193983″]I don’t believe we can count on cruise ships to bring in much revenue like most ports… Read more »
nacholibre
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nacholibre

“On behalf of the entire Pacific Princess crew, we hope you enjoy our Port of Call, Hoboken, NJ. Next stop Puerto Vallarta!”

truth1
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truth1

Maurice ‘Mo’ DeGennaro has been proposing this for years – with Roberts and Bado did not like it – then NJ Transit was mentioned as partnership – it was discussed with the brief PC admininstration and Mo is still on board with the Zimmer Admin. for this interesting one day a week cruise ship docking to help Hoboken with it’s finances and reputation. Remember, every No is closer to a Yes ! BB – Bernard Baruch

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

truth 1 ,i think maruice is losing his mind…When he worked piers A B C 5 HOLLAND AMERICAN LINE IT WAS THE PORT OF CALL IN THE EARLY 60’S…when everyone stole and even took out your glass eye while you looked at them You had the nyc piers the fruit line bla bla..the brooklyn piers on the other side of the island..All we need is port of calls here and we will see a disaster unheard of with the flow of traffic sinatra drive etc.
Near the Bayonne Memoral the momument ( tear drop) with all the names of the 911
disaster the cruise ships come and go..That area is developing.and the mot will grow into a lovely port of call..Its not the 50s and 60s in Hoboken anymore. 🙄 [quote comment=”193968″]Maurice ‘Mo’ DeGennaro has been proposing this for years – with Roberts and Bado did not like it – then NJ Transit was mentioned as partnership – it was discussed with the brief PC admininstration and Mo is still on board with the Zimmer Admin. for this interesting one day a week cruise ship docking to help Hoboken with it’s finances and reputation. Remember, every No is closer to a Yes ! BB – Bernard Baruch[/quote]

nacholibre
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nacholibre

Did any naive young men get Shanghai’d?[quote comment=”193971″]truth 1 ,i think maruice is losing his mind…When he worked piers A B C 5 HOLLAND AMERICAN LINE IT WAS THE PORT OF CALL IN THE EARLY 60′S…when everyone stole and even took out your glass eye while you looked at them You had the nyc piers the fruit line bla bla..the brooklyn piers on the other side of the island..All we need is port of calls here and we will see a disaster unheard of with the flow of traffic sinatra drive etc.Near the Bayonne Memoral the momument ( tear drop) with all the names of the 911disaster the cruise ships come and go..That area is developing.and the mot will grow into a lovely port of call..Its not the 50s and 60s in Hoboken anymore. [/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

nach only naive men I can remember was laurel and hardy being shanghai’d in the movie
(saps at sea)…In the 40’s and 50’s River ST was not condos and high rises and was not a wise place to frequent..(the barbery coast) Story goes the former owner of the clam
broth house was a cook on a freighter and walked off the ship,started as a bus boy ,waiter then became the owner,,,Great success story.. 😆 [quote comment=”194000″]Did any naive young men get Shanghai’d?

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YipYap
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NY is more of a departure port seaonally than a port of call, you need better facilities like parking for thousands of cars than you would find at small ports of call calll like the Carribean islands or Med.

Here is the Bayonne Cruise Port website, Hoboken cannot complete with these facilities, but if it could it would be great for business in town.

http://www.cruiseliberty.com/index.htm

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