We all want to get away for vacation this summer, especially with the awful winter we have had nationwide. More North Americans than ever before are taking a cruises, and that number is only rising. Cruise Market Watch recently published a report stating North Americans make up 60.2% of all cruise passengers. With cruise ship attendance on the upswing, the smartest ocean adventurers are planning their parking alongside booking their cruise. Checkout some of these parking options available for advanced booking near some of the U.S.’s busiest cruise ports!
Manhattan Cruise Terminal
Built way back in 1935, “Luxury Liner Row” is still servicing seafarers on Manhattan’s West Side. Manhattan Cruise Terminal, located off of the Westside Highway between 46th and 54th streets, is comprised of piers 88, 90, 92, and 94.
The ParkRight garage located at 670 W. 43rd St. is listed as a Special Online Rate, which means the price on ParkWhiz is equal or lesser to the drive up price. If you book parking at this location they will not only valet you to the cruise terminal, they will also reimburse you up to $5 for your cab ride back to the facility once you have docked. Outstanding value and service. This is also the cheapest parking option for a 7-day cruise. Book parking at 670 w 43rd St.
Prefer to walk? The parking facility at 622-630 W. 51st St. run by Park-It Management is the absolute closest option to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. This gated, open surface lot is only a quick walk across the street from the terminals main entrance. No cab needed for this parking location, but it wouldn’t hurt to use luggage with wheels. Book parking at 22-630 W. 51st St.
The closest indoor garage parking available is yet another Special Online Rate on ParkWhiz. MPG’s indoor facility at 500 W.55th St. is only two blocks from piers 92 and 94. If you are concerned about leaving your car in the elements while you are Crusin’ USA then this location is your best option. This fully covered garage also offers valet service and mobile validation. Book parking at 500 W.55th St.
These are just 3 of the facilities offering parking near the Manhattan Cruise terminal, to see all your options click here!
Port of San Francisco
For the west coaster that wants to get away from all that wonderful west coast weather – Honestly, do you even know how good you have it? – the Port of San Francisco will fulfill all your heart desires. This cruise port handles international cruises by way of Disney Cruise lines, Royal Caribbean, and other ‘heavy hitters’, as well as local cruises around the Bay Area.
Priority Parking at 1050 Front St. is the best option for parking near Pier 27; a brand new cruise terminal that will allow larger ships to dock a the port. This location is only blocks away from pier 27, open 24/7 and offers parking for regular and oversize vehicles. Book parking at 1050 Front St.
Getting out to sea doesn’t always have to take you far from home. Hornblower Cruise and Events offers a variety of cruises with dining options to boot, and travels within the Bay Area. The ship shoves off from Pier 3, just blocks away from 2 more surface lots courtesy of Priority Parking. Go ahead and make a day of it – you can book 12 hours of parking at 90 E. Broadway for only $30. Book parking at 90 E. Broadway.
There are plenty of activities to enjoy all along the Embarcadero from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Exploratorium; we’ve got your San Francisco parking options covered.
Port of Tampa
Though Miami ranks as the most trafficked cruise port in the nation, Tampa Bay holds the record for the largest port in Florida. The Port of Tampa cruise terminal services Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line, and Royal Caribbean.
241 Car Services pulls out all the stops with onsite security and a free shuttle to and from the cruise terminal at their location on 1222 Channelside Dr. It’s literally a 3 minute walk, but why sweat when you’re on vacation? Park for as low as $8 a day at this open, grass lot with ParkWhiz’s special online rate. Book parking at 1222 Channelside Dr.
Parktologists, just up the road from the cruise terminal at 1254 Channelside Dr., offers a similar valet shuttle experience to and from the cruise port and parking at a special online rate. The major upside to this parking lot is the ability to use your smartphone or tablet to validate your parking. When you arrive simply pull up your parking pass on the ParkWhiz app and show it to the onsite attendant. This is a great feature to use in a time crunch. Book parking at 1254 Channelside Dr.
With all the locations that offer our special online rate and shuttle service to the cruise you will thank yourself for booking your Port of Tampa parking in advance.
Save the cruisin’ for the sea – not the streets!