Looking for best port in FL
Long story to question. Is paying the extra rate, distance from Orlando, and ship really worth the extra cost?
In Tampa, 7 day parking at the port is $105, valet parking is $125, and oversize vehicles is $210. 5 day is $75, 4 day is $60, 14 days is $210. Tampa has an entertainment and shopping complex called channelside nearby: http://www.channelsidebayplaza.com/.
Parking at port of Miami is $20 per night. There is lots to do in the Miami area if you want to sightsee or spend days pre and post cruise.
Port Everglades parking is $15 per night. This port has been voted the world's best cruise port. Lots to do, and convenient to FLL or to drive in.
The best way to choose your port if you're open to any, is to find the ships that you really want to go on, what itineraries you like best, and then compare the prices and options on each possibility. I'm happy to help you decide, if you'd like some travel agent assistance.