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Does anyone know the cost of parking for cruises at port New Orleans? Are there any hotels in area that allow week-long parking free of charge w/one night stay? We were considering arrival one day early for NO sightseeing if there is a possible savings on parking for the cruise.

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Does anyone know the cost of parking for cruises at port New Orleans? Are there any hotels in area that allow week-long parking free of charge w/one night stay? We were considering arrival one day early for NO sightseeing if there is a possible savings on parking for the cruise.

Parking at the port will cost you $98. There are hotels that offer parking with a one night stay - mentioned in several of the posts. Off the top of my head Holiday Inn French Quarter and Maison St. Charles come to mind as two, but I could be wrong - and I know that there are more than this.

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Where can I find more details about parking at the port. My husband and I will be driving in from a nearby city which will only take us an hour to get there, so I know parking at the hotels are out. I still would like to know about safety and all that since our vehicle will be there for 5-6days. And is the parking really that expensive??? $98. will that amount cover all the days we're away?

 

thanks,:)

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Where can I find more details about parking at the port. My husband and I will be driving in from a nearby city which will only take us an hour to get there, so I know parking at the hotels are out. I still would like to know about safety and all that since our vehicle will be there for 5-6days. And is the parking really that expensive??? $98. will that amount cover all the days we're away?

 

thanks,:)

 

Port of New Orleans http://www.portno.com

An option for parking, http://www.nocruiseshipparking.com They are located 5 minutes from the port with a secure parking area and shuttle service.

 

Dave

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Jetskier: Did you park at the nocruiseshipparking.com lot? It looks like something I will want to do, but I would like a reference first. Thanks!

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Jetskier: Did you park at the nocruiseshipparking.com lot? It looks like something I will want to do, but I would like a reference first. Thanks!

 

 

Yes, we have parked there when we went on the Fantasy Oct 30th. The place looks a little strange at first because of the chain link fence going across the front of the entrance. They have you park inside a three sided building. You drop your luggage at the entrance and it is loaded into the shuttle bus. From there they will take you to the port which is 5 minutes away. On your return call them when you are fixing to get off the ship. They will be waiting for you by the time you get off the ship.

Dave

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Hi Jetskier - did you ever use the parking lot at the cruise port? I am debating where to park in April. I had heard if you use that parking lot the driver can drop off the passengers and guests at the cruise line and then park the car. That seems a little less cumbersome than parking 5 miles off-site? My father-in-law will coming with us and he doesn't get around too good (81 years old :eek: ). I am looking for the most convenient option for all 7 of us.

 

Also, do you know if the shuttle from the nocruiseshipparking.com parking lot runs early in the day. We are hoping to get to the cruise by 10:30 am or so?

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Hi Jetskier - did you ever use the parking lot at the cruise port? I am debating where to park in April. I had heard if you use that parking lot the driver can drop off the passengers and guests at the cruise line and then park the car. That seems a little less cumbersome than parking 5 miles off-site? My father-in-law will coming with us and he doesn't get around too good (81 years old :eek: ). I am looking for the most convenient option for all 7 of us.

 

Also, do you know if the shuttle from the nocruiseshipparking.com parking lot runs early in the day. We are hoping to get to the cruise by 10:30 am or so?

 

 

The first time I used the new terminal they were charging correctly. The last two times they charged for 6 days instead of 5 days. The parking at the terminal is in the same building as embarkation. You pull into the ramp going to the second floor, pay your fees and then pull up to off load your luggage. You then go park and then your group takes the elevator down to the second floor to the embarkation area.

 

The shuttle at NO Cruiseship parking usually starts leaving around 11am.

 

Dave

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Which terminal does the Norwegian Sun use and does that influence where you can park?

 

Erato St terminal.

No it does not influence as both terminals are using the same parking structure.

Dave

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Has anyone used this off site parking recently??

 

just checking to see if they are still around and get some ideas for B2B parking while in town.

 

thanks

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We just took our 1st cruise and got back last week. Took Dave's recommendation and did the

www.nocruiseshipparking.com

 

AWESOME!

 

Very secure, he is very on top of when you are getting there to board, when you will get off the ship (have his # and he will be waiting if you call when you are about to get off).

 

Right around the corner and TONS more secure than the port parking...and cheaper!

Have fun!

Kari

http://www.custombabyboutique.com

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I used the parking garage at the port and it was great. I think it ran about $14 per day so the four night cost $56. It was super secure. You have to show your boarding pass to park there and you paid up front. When you got up the spiral ramp and actually entered the garage the porters were there to take your luggage. I was afraid that the parking spaces would be all gone, but that place is bigger than it looks from the outside. By the time I got to the 5th level there were so many spaces open. The elevators were easy to find and as you exited you were right at the check in area.

 

At the end of the cruise when you get through customs and immigration you exit about 10 feet from those same elevators. Just remember where you parked1 I wrote it down on a piece of paper and kept in with my passport so I would be able to find my car after being on the cruise. I wrote the level and some notes about the location of my car as it related to the elevators.

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Sounds like there is plenty of parking. My family and I will be on the Fantasy in August and we drive in the day of the cruise. We don't arrive at the terminal until about 1-2PM so I was worried it might be full and that we need a 2nd option. Has anyone ever been turned away because it was full?

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We just took our 1st cruise and got back last week. Took Dave's recommendation and did the

www.nocruiseshipparking.com

 

AWESOME!

 

Very secure, he is very on top of when you are getting there to board, when you will get off the ship (have his # and he will be waiting if you call when you are about to get off).

 

Right around the corner and TONS more secure than the port parking...and cheaper!

Have fun!

Kari

http://www.custombabyboutique.com

 

Thanks Kari. . .just what I was looking to read. We booked the Fantasy for July 6, 2009 and needed parking. On your most recent recommendation we'll use

www.nocruiseshipparking.com

Our hotel, Sheraton by the airport is too far from the terminal to park and a taxi would cost over $25 each way plus tips. Did you cruise the Fantasy?

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Right around the corner and TONS more secure than the port parking...and cheaper!

Have fun!

Kari

http://www.custombabyboutique.com

 

Post number 1???

 

The official port parking is within the cruise port security zone. It is both lighted and patrolled and very secure.

 

MP parking is not right around the corner. It is on Jackson Ave.

 

No comment on your link to a website.

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Sounds like there is plenty of parking. My family and I will be on the Fantasy in August and we drive in the day of the cruise. We don't arrive at the terminal until about 1-2PM so I was worried it might be full and that we need a 2nd option. Has anyone ever been turned away because it was full?

 

Not a chance in August. Fantasy is the only ship in town then.

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Can someone please confirm if the cost for a 5 day cruise at the official port parking is $70 ($14 a day)?

 

Thanks!

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Hi Jetskier - did you ever use the parking lot at the cruise port? I am debating where to park in April. I had heard if you use that parking lot the driver can drop off the passengers and guests at the cruise line and then park the car. That seems a little less cumbersome than parking 5 miles off-site? My father-in-law will coming with us and he doesn't get around too good (81 years old :eek: ). I am looking for the most convenient option for all 7 of us.

 

Also, do you know if the shuttle from the nocruiseshipparking.com parking lot runs early in the day. We are hoping to get to the cruise by 10:30 am or so?

 

 

Luey,

 

You can always consider going to the terminal and dropping off your passengers and even luggage and then drive to the parking lot and have them bring you back to the terminal. We have done this several times in Galveston and if it is an option, we will do it in New Orleans.

 

Thanks everyone for the great info!

 

J:)Y

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Luey,

 

You can always consider going to the terminal and dropping off your passengers and even luggage and then drive to the parking lot and have them bring you back to the terminal. We have done this several times in Galveston and if it is an option, we will do it in New Orleans.

 

Thanks everyone for the great info!

 

J:)Y

 

Using the port of N.O. parking is the easiest way possible. Drive up, pay by CC, drive in, unload bags to porter, drive ahead to park, walk to elevator, enter security, clear and walk to check in desk. Bingo you are in the waiting area.

We used PofNO last July for the Fantasy 5 day.

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Does anyone know how early you can start parking in the garage next to the terminal for your cruise? We sail next Sunday, 2/14, and we want to get down there early to take in some of the Mardi Gras festivities.

 

Thanks in advance.

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It seems that fewer New Orleans hotels are offering the free parking for cruisers. Regular rate for cruisers at the Port is $98. However, you can also park at the long-term parking near the Airport for much less. You would have to take a shuttle from there to a hotel or the Port. It's got supervision (and even a covered parking choice for only $1 more per day). Bon Voyage!:)

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It seems that fewer New Orleans hotels are offering the free parking for cruisers. Regular rate for cruisers at the Port is $98. However, you can also park at the long-term parking near the Airport for much less. You would have to take a shuttle from there to a hotel or the Port. It's got supervision (and even a covered parking choice for only $1 more per day). Bon Voyage!:)

 

Ouch, is that for 5 days or 7 days of parking? With RCL bringing Voyager Of The Seas to N.O. in in the next year or so, it is going to become a busy port and parking is a premium price for sure. I know when we took Carnival Fantasy for 5 days in July 2009 it was something like $12 or $14 per day.

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Parking at the port is $16/day and is great! No shuttle buses, just an elevator!

 

There are some other options and some hotels DO have cruise specials.

http://www.neworleanscvb.com/static/index.cfm/contentID/505/sectionID/1/subsectionID/0

 

Agree it is the best place to park. It was $14 per day when we cruised CCL Fantasy in July 2009. Pay, drive up; porter there to take the bags; drive up one level and park; take the elevator; go through security; walk up to the CCL check in; bingo you are in the waiting area and ready to board in 15 minutes time.:cool:

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Parking at the port is $16/day and is great! No shuttle buses, just an elevator!

 

There are some other options and some hotels DO have cruise specials.

http://www.neworleanscvb.com/static/index.cfm/contentID/505/sectionID/1/subsectionID/0

 

With Royal Caribbean bringing the Voyager Of The Seas for a 5 month or so departure from New Orleans in late 2011, that will put a lot of people through N.O. Cruise Terminal and perhaps help develop more parking options at hotels, port and other places. They will have CCL Triumph year around and RCL Voyager for 5-6 months. That will be a possible 7,000 passengers at peak times. For us, we would drive to N.O. to join the RCL Voyager. As you can see from my signature we have sailed Voyager four times and would jump at the opportunity to sail her again. In Texas, we will have the RCL Mariner Of The Seas coming from LA, CA to Galveston, so will give another option to cruise RCL. Galveston is our port of choice here in Texas.

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With Royal Caribbean bringing the Voyager Of The Seas for a 5 month or so departure from New Orleans in late 2011, that will put a lot of people through N.O. Cruise Terminal and perhaps help develop more parking options at hotels, port and other places. They will have CCL Triumph year around and RCL Voyager for 5-6 months. That will be a possible 7,000 passengers at peak times. For us, we would drive to N.O. to join the RCL Voyager. As you can see from my signature we have sailed Voyager four times and would jump at the opportunity to sail her again. In Texas, we will have the RCL Mariner Of The Seas coming from LA, CA to Galveston, so will give another option to cruise RCL. Galveston is our port of choice here in Texas.

 

Beginning next year, NCL will also be sailing year 'round from New Orleans! :)

 

I wouldn't be surprised if Carnival adds a second ship.

 

This will get New Orleans back to pre-K cruise levels. I imagine the port authorities will be making additional parking available, as needed.

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Used the parking garage in Nov 2009. Even though it costs $16/day it is well worth the cost. Your car is in a secured access lot unlike some of the hotels. The only problem that I had was trying to find it using the GPS. Those small streets drove my GPS crazy as it got me going around in circles. Will be taking another cruise this Nov and plan on using the parking garage again.

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Used the parking garage in Nov 2009. Even though it costs $16/day it is well worth the cost. Your car is in a secured access lot unlike some of the hotels. The only problem that I had was trying to find it using the GPS. Those small streets drove my GPS crazy as it got me going around in circles. Will be taking another cruise this Nov and plan on using the parking garage again.

 

Like you, I was impressed with the parking at the Port of N.O. Fast, safe, convenient, a bit pricey, but would use it on our next RCL Voyager of the Seas cruise when she arrives in The Big Easy.. . .ashaw. . .jambalaya, gumbo, and all the fun of Bourbon Street. . .so what is there not to like about cruising out of New Orleans.

 

Come on BP. . .stop the leak and clean up the GULF!!!! Stop making excuses.

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I did use the nocruiseshipparking.com. THEY were great. A little out of the way but covered parking and saved a few dollars. Nice owner who drove and then picked me up. They have parking for busses and large campers if needed.

 

I plan on using them again in september, much less hastle when unloading.

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I did use the nocruiseshipparking.com. THEY were great. A little out of the way but covered parking and saved a few dollars. Nice owner who drove and then picked me up. They have parking for busses and large campers if needed.

 

I plan on using them again in september, much less hastle when unloading.

 

Did you end up using them again? My wife and I (first time cruisers) are sailing from NOLA in December and I was planning on parking there and letting them also carry us to / from the hotel (pre-cruise).

 

Thanks!

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We always park at the terminal, even in New York where the fees are 30$/day. Why????

 

It is safe, sooo easy to use. And at the end of the cruise, we are so happy we do not have to take any shuttle or taxi back to a parking lot or a hotel. We just put the bags back in our car and drive up home ;)

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My wife and I used nocruiseshipparking.com (Machu Picchu) for our recent cruise from NOLA. We saved some money and Angel could not have been nicer and more helpful. He was waiting at his garage when we pulled into town, we parked the car and he drove us to our pre-cruise hotel (Omni Royal Orleans) and dropped us and our bags off. He picked up us up right on time the next morning and dropped us and the bags right at the gate to enter at the terminal. On our return I called once we were off the boat and again once we cleared customs and they arrived a couple of minutes later to take us back to the car. Once we transferred the luggage we were on our way with NO cruise terminal traffic at all. The cost was less than hotel + terminal and we had to the door pick up and drop off. I will use them again if we cruise from NOLA and recommend them highly. We shared the ride to the boat with another couple who also heard about the company online, but otherwise (in our case) it was a like having a private service :-)

 

Dennis

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the new rate is $30 for the first day and $14 for additional days. It seems be more expensive than the port. Did I miss anything?

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the new rate is $30 for the first day and $14 for additional days. It seems be more expensive than the port. Did I miss anything?

 

I think the $30 applies ONLY if you want / need round trip transportation to your hotel and the cruise terminal. If you just need cruise terminal parking it is still $14 a day, I think. Since we staying in downtown hotel (that charges $34 a day plus taxes and tips) we opted to just park with nocruiseshipparking.com when we hit town and let them do all the driving until we were ready to leave NOLA.

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I think the $30 applies ONLY if you want / need round trip transportation to your hotel and the cruise terminal. If you just need cruise terminal parking it is still $14 a day, I think. Since we staying in downtown hotel (that charges $34 a day plus taxes and tips) we opted to just park with nocruiseshipparking.com when we hit town and let them do all the driving until we were ready to leave NOLA.

dwynne, thanks for the clarification. I see. Just reserved one for our cruise 2 weeks from now.

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