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2 questions:

 

1. Is it cheaper to park at the Tampa cruise port for seven days or leave it at a hotel parking lot that charges $10 per day on a 7 day cruise?

 

2. If you take a cab or a shuttle from your hotel will they drop you off directly in front the RC ship?

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Parking at the Port is $15/day, so $10/day at a hotel would be cheaper.

 

A cab or shuttle will drop you off directly at the terminal.

 

 

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You should look up "park Connect", you park in the garage across the street from

terminal 2 and 3.  

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Parked at Park 4 Cruise  last week which has a fenced lot next to terminal 6. Parked for under $50 for a week when reserved ahead of time. Second time using them and no issues.

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Check the Parking Doctors website. Just down the street and they shuttle you both ways at no extra charge except tip for bags. We used them last November. Don't remember the price but it was cheaper than parking garage. They are close enough that you see the ship!

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Another vote for Parking Doctors, used them 3 times.  Cheaper and a discount if you do their DriverOnly discount code and use the shuttle. My husband drops me and the bags at the terminal and comes back via the shuttle.  

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Park Connect is about half price but parking is in Channelside anyway.  Paid $29.96 for four nights on the Brilliance.  Also used them in September, it was perfect.

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We also use Parking Doctors whenever we sail out of Tampa. Easy, convenient, and cost effective. 

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On 2/3/2019 at 11:03 AM, Ken Greco said:

2 questions:

 

1. Is it cheaper to park at the Tampa cruise port for seven days or leave it at a hotel parking lot that charges $10 per day on a 7 day cruise?

 

2. If you take a cab or a shuttle from your hotel will they drop you off directly in front the RC ship?

 

Ken, WE have sailed twice from Tampa in recent years. Both times we stayed at Embassy Suites Tampa which offered a cruise and go rate which as only $20 or $30 more than the regular rate for a King room. That cruise rate included, one night stay. parking in their garage for 7 nights, and free shuttle to and from the cruise terminal. EmbassySuites also includes a Managers cocktail hour ( rack booze, beer, and wine ) and made to order breakfast in the morning. For us that was the way to go. All went well and was very convenient. You look under packages to find that rate if searching online at hilton dot com usually.

 

Not parking there is valet only. I just looked last time we did it charge was WITH taxes $192

 

12/22/2016 3568291 PARK CRUISE $174.00

12/22/2016 3568291 TAXES $18.48

 

Embassy suites DOWNTOWN.

 

When checking in I find you should mention that you are on Park and GO and get you voucher for shuttle then. This was a two room suite very nice. Garage is covered parking garage. Walk right out to river walk type area. Do know that located next to coliseum and conference centers so some dates very busy. You might want to check their schedules.

 

George in NY

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