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Hi,

 

We are sailing on the Celebrity Equinox at the end of August and are looking for advice on the best place to park for the week. We cruised on the same ship in June and did see a multi storey car park that looked as if it belonged to Celebrity, does anyone know if we can park there and if we can, how we book it? If we can't, does anyone have any recommendations on the best place to park, we want to be as close to the terminal as possible.

 

Many thanks.

 

 

Helen

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2 minutes ago, HelenCG said:

Hi,

 

We are sailing on the Celebrity Equinox at the end of August and are looking for advice on the best place to park for the week. We cruised on the same ship in June and did see a multi storey car park that looked as if it belonged to Celebrity, does anyone know if we can park there and if we can, how we book it? If we can't, does anyone have any recommendations on the best place to park, we want to be as close to the terminal as possible.

 

Many thanks.

 

 

Helen

I now always use a parking location outside the port.  In F.L. I always use Park N Go which is right outside the main gate to the port.  They have many shuttles, so we have never waited long and they drop you off right by your car upon return.  Saves $$$ as well!

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Thanks Megfla, appreciate your response, will look at Park n go now.

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Check out park n go's website. We reserved parking a few months in advance and the price was lower than if we waited until later. Not sure what it is today...but a few years ago I believe we paid $8/day... much less than at the terminal lots

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We just do the  port parking if we are driving to the Port...not sure where Equinox berths but there are sev parking garages.  You can go to the Port Everglades website for costs, other info  and directions etc.  

 

You park and then either walk or take the  shuttle to the ship .. can drop off luggage first. 

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Park N Go....Eller Drive.....shuttle will drop you off right in front of your ship....save $$$

 

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Thanks for all the replies, very helpful and much appreciated. Counting the days down to the cruise, only our second ever. Only did our first in June and booked this one whilst on board, we fell in love with the ship and the cruising experience at first sight!

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9 hours ago, HelenCG said:

Thanks for all the replies, very helpful and much appreciated. Counting the days down to the cruise, only our second ever. Only did our first in June and booked this one whilst on board, we fell in love with the ship and the cruising experience at first sight!

 

Helen,

 

I notice you are from Leeds (UK?)...

 

If you are is it a hire car you will be parking? If it is then just hand it back for the week and rebook it for post cruise. There are several car hire companies (just off port) where you can drop of and get a free shuttle to your ship and then a free shuttle back after your cruise. We have used Alamo several times. No parking fees and save 7 days car hire...

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7 minutes ago, chemmo said:

 

Helen,

 

I notice you are from Leeds (UK?)...

 

If you are is it a hire car you will be parking? If it is then just hand it back for the week and rebook it for post cruise. There are several car hire companies (just off port) where you can drop of and get a free shuttle to your ship and then a free shuttle back after your cruise. We have used Alamo several times. No parking fees and save 7 days car hire...

 

Hi Chemmo,

 

Yes, we are Leeds in the U.K. We fly to Orlando first have a night there, drive to FL and have a night there, sail then on return drive back to Orlando for 5 nights (our original holiday was to be the theme parks for about the 25th time but after the cruise in June, we changed our plans at late notice). In the circumstances we are happy to park the car up in the car park but thanks for the suggestion.

 

Cheers.

 

 

Helen

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1 hour ago, HelenCG said:

 

Hi Chemmo,

 

Yes, we are Leeds in the U.K. We fly to Orlando first have a night there, drive to FL and have a night there, sail then on return drive back to Orlando for 5 nights (our original holiday was to be the theme parks for about the 25th time but after the cruise in June, we changed our plans at late notice). In the circumstances we are happy to park the car up in the car park but thanks for the suggestion.

 

Cheers.

 

 

Helen

 

Great plan! We also combine Orlando/Florida tours with cruising and have done now for about 25 years! We exhaust ourselves in the theme parks then recuperate onboard....

 

We return in September!

 

Have a fantastic cruise!

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If you do decide to park at the port, you don't book that ahead. Just park at the Midport garage which is right in front of the ship. Plenty of spots available, no stress or worry.  Up to you if the added cost vs park n go is worth the convenience. We prefer the garage at the ship. 

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We always get to the departure city day before the cruise  and book a hotel that lets you park car for the entire cruise all for a special price. Most also include transportation to the ship but you have to find your own transportation back to the hotel. We always drove to the ports especially when we lived in Florida since it's always better to be there a day early.

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Thanks everyone for taking the time to respond, much appreciated 

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On 6/26/2019 at 7:34 AM, BNBR said:

If you do decide to park at the port, you don't book that ahead. Just park at the Midport garage which is right in front of the ship. Plenty of spots available, no stress or worry.  Up to you if the added cost vs park n go is worth the convenience. We prefer the garage at the ship. 

Have parked at the port many times.  Never had problem finding a space.  A short walk to the ship.  Only $1per day more than parking off site.  No waiting.  Be sure to write space where you parked as garage is large.

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$15 per day at the port, Park n Go $9 per day prepaid , includes shuttle to and from ship.

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If you are parking at Park n Go (which I highly recommend!) I'd advise booking/paying ahead.  We always do so and have arrived at the lot to see signs saying "Lot Full" often.  Sometimes there are a lot of ships in port....would hate to suddenly have to make alternative plans.

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1 hour ago, oneputt18 said:

$15 per day at the port, Park n Go $9 per day prepaid , includes shuttle to and from ship.

 

Actually $7.99/day now, off course depending on date needed which could be higher.

 

As for parking at the port, did it once, and never again. Can't park on lowest level so it is best to drop off others in party and luggage and then park. Going home, everyone is trying to get on elevators to higher level WITH luggage. If you only go to get the car and then go back and get your party, it can be a long line getting back into the terminal.

 

Reason we always use Park 'n Go. Also, they have a Frequent Parker program. 10 days parking and you get 1 free... and we usually have at least one on almost every trip.

 

It is actually faster too, shuttles always are there it seems, both going to the ship and back to the parking spot. When you park, you go to the buses, they handle your luggage, on the bus, and usually wait a some more people and off to the ship. They park your car. Return, hop on the shuttle, they drive you to your car and off-load your luggage. Exit and you are right on the highway. Always seems faster to me than parking at the pier.

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11 minutes ago, IrvSp said:

 

Actually $7.99/day now, off course depending on date needed which could be higher.

 

As for parking at the port, did it once, and never again. Can't park on lowest level so it is best to drop off others in party and luggage and then park. Going home, everyone is trying to get on elevators to higher level WITH luggage. If you only go to get the car and then go back and get your party, it can be a long line getting back into the terminal.

 

Reason we always use Park 'n Go. Also, they have a Frequent Parker program. 10 days parking and you get 1 free... and we usually have at least one on almost every trip.

 

It is actually faster too, shuttles always are there it seems, both going to the ship and back to the parking spot. When you park, you go to the buses, they handle your luggage, on the bus, and usually wait a some more people and off to the ship. They park your car. Return, hop on the shuttle, they drive you to your car and off-load your luggage. Exit and you are right on the highway. Always seems faster to me than parking at the pier.

I loved Park n'go.... they were highly organized... particularly if you had pre paid... just drive in... unload car... they park it.... get on shuttle...they help load bags... once shuttle full... which is quick... particularly if you arrive in the 10-11 timeframe... and off to the ship.... again quick the other way as well...  $7/ day saving may not be much but on a 12 day cruise..it adds up covers drink package for a day or so.

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I will also never forget the cruise that we returned to a different terminal, requiring a bus to take you to the parking garage (by the embarkation terminal).  Never again.....

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Thanks everyone again for taking the time to help us.  We had decided on parking at the port but may think again given the extra information.  We are total novices to cruising, first ever in June as we wanted to do something different for our 25th wedding anniversary and for that we had flown in so didn't have a car to park. Really glad we asked the question here as whatever we decide will come recommended by at least one of you!!!!

 

just hope we enjoy the cruise as much as we did the last one!

 

Cheers.

 

 

Helen

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Park N' Fly lets you lock your car and take your keys something I like; great service that will drop you off and pick you up right in front of terminal (plus the shuttle pulls right up to your trunk).  Park N' Go sometimes makes you leave your keys because they get busy and need to move cars around, but they still are a good value/great company.  At Port Everglades you may leave from one terminal and come back to another which means you will have to park at the Mid Port garage and take a shuttle (yuck).  There is a free app at the app store for Port Everglades (Cruise Schedule Port Everglades; unofficial app for Port)  that lists all ships/embarks/debarks/locations.... 

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For my money I would always use a parking structure in Florida during hurricane season.  I would park above ground level, facing inside and not on the top level.  It would also keep the car out of the Florida sun during August.  Areas near the port can get flooded if you have the bad luck of a hurricane hitting Florida while your gone.  The Weather Channel always parks in a parking garage for protection.

 

Enjoy your cruise

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4 hours ago, megfla said:

I will also never forget the cruise that we returned to a different terminal, requiring a bus to take you to the parking garage (by the embarkation terminal).  Never again.....

Happened to us once as well...not pleasant  and a bit more work...but  we still prefer the covered parking structure,

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Just signed up for Park n Go thanks to all your advice. $5.99/night for a 5 night cruise for a total of $35.06 taxes and fees included. MUCH less than parking at the Port and probably less walking and schlepping luggage.

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