glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

How Do You Feel About Cruise Terminal Parking Prices?

Lots of passengers departing from my local port, park offsite.  This cuts into profits of the our port.  Port officials  started a smear campaign about the offsite locations ticking them off and local residents alike.  That stopped pretty quickly.  However, I am reading that ports charge a whole lot more up north.  Do you think these parking fees are fair? Do you pay them willing or save money by avoiding them? Is the convenience of onsite parking worth it to you?

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Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Wow, If you live close enough to cruise port to park in the lot when you cruise, that's wonderful.....The closest port to Edmonton is Prince Rupert and no one stops there anymore. We will be cruising from Vancouver next year, but family will drop us off at the terminal, there is no parking really in Vancouver. How much does it cost and is it a secure location?

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

My local port is the Port of Los Angeles or Long Beach, CA.   I think it is about $ 17.00 a day.  I typically take a Limo service that way I do not have to drive and my car will not be sitting there unattended (I had had a tank of gas stolen at the port one time,  Limo is cheaper then car repair)  I do think the parking should be free since you are paying for the cruise.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I agree.  Too bad that the port authorities don't agree.

 

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

Unfortunately, the cruise lines do not own the port -- they are separate businesses.

It would be nice, though, if the lines picked up some of the fee.

Depending on what you get, the costs may be good or bad. In Galveston, the car park was inside several buildings, and locked while the ship was away. Good security at a price I was willing to pay. Baytown (Houston) on the other hand was outside, uncovered and unsure about security. Price was still good (

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

Unfortunately, the cruise lines do not own the port -- they are separate businesses.

It would be nice, though, if the lines picked up some of the fee.

Depending on what you get, the costs may be good or bad. In Galveston, the car park was inside several buildings, and locked while the ship was away. Good security at a price I was willing to pay. Baytown (Houston) on the other hand was outside, uncovered and unsure about security. Price was still good (

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

Price was still good (

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

 

What I was trying to say is that the price was still good, about 15$ per day so I used it.

Port Canaveral was about 18$ per day, so I found a park and cruise hotel.

 

Sorry for the above -- for some reason the board wants to cut what I am trying to say, and when I edit it, it simply adds another post. The edit function seems to not have a save feature. Also, I think the board does not like someone using the "less than" sign (left caret, or a capital comma).

My apologies for any split, double, deleted or nonsensical postsHappy

dmblex8899
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

If sailing out of state we try to use a Park and Cruise hotel, for In state cruises we have someone take us to the port and pick us up.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Yes, we live close enough to drive to the port - 10 minutes.  But, we don't want to pay the fee so we take a shuttle instead.  It costs us $5 pp each way. My only complaint is the the shuttle takes longer to get to the port because it stops along the way and picks up more passengers. 

 

 

Deniseg
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

We usually travel in a large group with family and friends so we can all contribute to the price of the bus. 

This time however we are a group of 4, 2 from PA and 2 from VA so we are driving and staying at a hotel the night before. It is cheaper than parking at the port. 
Baltimore charges $15.00 a day. This is our 1st time leaving out of Baltimore. We have left out of NY our other 7 cruises. Although we never parked there, it is very expensive. $40.00 a day.

http://www.nycruise.com/manhattan-terminal/parking/

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