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How it Works

Departure

  1. Make a reservation online or by phone.
  2. Download the directions to our parking facility.
  3. On the day of your cruise we recommend that plan to park your vehicle between 11am - 1pm.
  4. Once you arrive we will load your luggage and head straight to the cruise ship terminal.
  5. At the terminal the porter will take your luggage to your cabin.

Arrival

  1. Once the ship has docked and you have passed through customs, give us a call (number provided at departure) and if we are not already at the terminal, we will there within 15min to pick you up.
  2. We will have a sign and your cell phone number if we can not find each other in the crowd.

Direct Comparison

Parking Lot Price Sheltered Roundtrip Shuttle Distance Keys Stay With You Luggage Travels With You
Machu Picchu $14 YES YES Only a 5min drive from the cruise terminal YES YES
Official Parking Lot $16 NO YES 3min drive from the cruise terminal YES NO
Hilton Parking Lot $30+ YES One Way Only 5min walk YES YES
Whale Lot $30+ NO NO 5min walk YES YES

Calculate the hidden cost of parking at a hotel

Some hotels will offer you reduced rates for cruise ship parking if you stay a night at their hotel. At first glance this may look like an attractive offer, however, keep in mind the following points:

  • None of the hotels offer a Roundtrip shuttle. To get back to your hotel you will have to take a Taxi.  Taxis charge a fixed rate of $7 per person, with a $10 minimum, from the cruise terminal to a downtown hotel. The wait for a Taxi can take up to an hour.
  • Some hotels offer no transportation.  You will have to pay for a Taxi each way at the rates mentioned above.
  • Parking at a hotel that is outside Downtown New Orleans, may seem cheap at first until you realize that Taxis can charge you as much as $13 per person to transfer your family to the cruise terminal.
  • Many hotels outside Downtown New Orleans do not have sheltered parking.

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