Posted December 8th, 2013, 12:47 AM
I'm interested in using the Fulton Street Parking Garage while on a cruise. We leave on 11/13/2010. I know that Fulton Street charges $10/day and has a shuttle. I also know that they have an online reservation site.
Is it necessary to make an advance reservation?
How secure is the garage?
How often do shuttles run from the garage to the port terminal?
Any experiences, good or bad, would be great and thanks in advance for the information.
I drove to New Orleans alone and cruised solo.
I was thinking about making a reservation for parking,but was still debating on to park either at port or Fulton St.
When arriving close to the port, you will see people with signage for Fulton St. Parking with the rates. I decided to go with them.
I had no issues with the garage and was able to get a good space.
The guys working for the garage were nice and joked with me while waiting on the shuttle. They were apologetic about the wait for the shuttle (it wasn't that long to me) because returning with people from port.
The driver showed me where to meet the shuttle when leaving the ship.
On coming back, did have to wait awhile for the shuttle. But it wasn't a long wait.
Be advise that the return to the garage was a full shuttle,esp with the luggage.
If you are one of the first on the shuttle, your luggage will be at the bottom and last to get it back.
What made it even longer to return to my car was people were told to not take luggage on the elevator and return to the curb for pick up. Of course you had people who wanted to do what they wanted and these two groups hogged the elevator with their luggage which resulted in the others having to wait for a fourth trip to even get on
I also like that leaving the Fulton garage was little traffic and able to head off in no time. This is unlike the port parking where it takes you awhile to get out the area.
I would park there again if driving to New Orleans.
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