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Old 08-17-2007, 02:28 AM
 
Location: pittsburgh
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I am actually posting for a friend......
She is taking a vacation leaving from the Nauticus Cruise Terminal in October. She has booked a hotel at the Marriott Norfolk Waterside. She is deathly afraid of flying so she decided to take a greyhound bus into the station located on 701 Monticello Ave. Is this area safe? Is there taxi service available from the bus station to the hotel? According to mapquest the hotel is close to the bus station as far as distance. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Tell her to buy trip insurance and bring motion sickness patches. I wouldn't suggest cruising that route, especially during hurricane season.
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:46 PM
 
Location: sadly, Virginia
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I used to work in that area earlier this year, and walked past the Greyhound bus station every day... The area near the Greyhound station is relatively safe during the day, but I wouldn't recommend her wandering around there after dark. Nearly everything in downtown Norfolk is within walking distance of the Greyhound station if she doesn't have too much luggage, and yes, there are taxi services as well as the local buses.
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Personally, I wouldn't have your friend go near there. At least, not without an armed body guard. Single females are easy targets... So no. Don't let her go by herself. If she has people with her, then yes.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:46 PM
 
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I am actually posting for a friend......
She is taking a vacation leaving from the Nauticus Cruise Terminal in October. She has booked a hotel at the Marriott Norfolk Waterside. She is deathly afraid of flying so she decided to take a greyhound bus into the station located on 701 Monticello Ave. Is this area safe? Is there taxi service available from the bus station to the hotel? According to mapquest the hotel is close to the bus station as far as distance. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
The are you are speaking of is not very safe. I have been in the area during daylight but would not be there after dark - especially a woman!
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:19 PM
 
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I agree with everyone else, it's fine during the day, but at night, it's not cool at all. There's a lot of homeless that hang out around there, plus that's the side of downtown Norfolk that hasn't been revitalized yet, and it shows in the scenery. Abandoned office buildings, boarded up windows, and it's much darker than the other side of Granby, where you find lots of bars and restaurants.

Not to mention the Greyhound station is a distant walk from the Mariott, pretty much the other side of downtown. The one good thing is that you do have cabs there all the time.
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Maryland, sometimes NoVA. Depends on the day of the week
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Tell her to buy trip insurance and bring motion sickness patches. I wouldn't suggest cruising that route, especially during hurricane season.
My husband and I took that route for our honeymoon, in October. Very calm seas, no motion sickness. Cruises can reroute for rough seas and hurricanes.

I have no thoughts on the greyhound station. We were only there at the cruise terminal during the day.
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Default Better safe than sorry

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My husband and I took that route for our honeymoon, in October. Very calm seas, no motion sickness. Cruises can reroute for rough seas and hurricanes.

I have no thoughts on the greyhound station. We were only there at the cruise terminal during the day.
I have cruised several times, and while the ships can be rerouted in most instances, sometimes it is not possible. Friends of ours took that route and had a very bad experience mid-October with liquor bottles falling off shelves it was so rough. When they got to Bermuda, a lot of the cruisers flew home from there. Just saying, better to be safe.
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: pittsburgh
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Thanks everyone for the info. It makes me feel better that some of you have mentioned that the bus station does have cabs nearby. I belive that the bus arrives at 1:20 pm. So it shouldnt be bad to go from the bus to a cab. I believe her bus also leaves around 11am on the way out. Things should be ok. I would imagine her time in and around the bus station would be very limited.
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