Port of New Orleans cruise parking is $16 a day. It is the only
parking available at the site of the cruise terminals. No other
parking facilities offer the convenience that is available at
the cruise terminals. Look for the black signs with red borders
and Port Logo.
cruise days, parking companies not affiliated with the Port of
New Orleans solicit passengers to park at off-site lots and
garages. All of these parking alternatives are a minimum of four blocks from the
terminals without safe sidewalks and require a shuttle to
the terminal, none offer the convenience of the cruise
terminal's parking facilities.
cruise lines handle luggage at the port’s parking facilities to
and from the ship. Therefore, passengers never have to worry
about handling their luggage.
parking facilities are reserved for cruise passengers only. We
have ample parking for cruise passengers and are not affected by
other events that generate heavy parking demand, such as Mardi
Gras, sporting events and convention center activities.
other lots may be slightly less expensive than the ports
terminal parking, you may incur additional expenses because you
will be subject to additional handling of luggage, which
ultimately leads to additional tipping, as well as having to pay
for a shuttle or taxi to and from the terminal.
Follow these signs for cruise terminal parking.
General Directions to Erato St. Cruise
Terminal and Julia St. Cruise Terminals
Take I-10 east to New Orleans; follow
the signs to the N.O. Business District, US90 West, Crescent City
Connection to the West Bank. Take last exit before crossing the
Mississippi river, which is the Tchoupitoulas Street/St. Peter
Street exit11C; turn right onto Tchoupitoulas Street, take a left
onto Henderson Street(at the red light), proceed down Henderson St.
past the railroad tracks and floodwall and turn left onto Port of
New Orleans Place. Follow the signs into the appropriate terminal.
Parking for Erato St. Cruise Terminal
Go directly to the Erato Parking Garage
entrance. On the first floor of the garage (3rd floor of the
terminal building) you will be directed to the offloading area in
the middle of the floor. SeaCaps will take your checked baggage and
deliver them directly to the ship. After parking, you will take
Elevators #3, 4 or 5 to the ground level, main entrance to the
terminal. Parking is $16 per day. Please have your cruise ticket
available as you will need to show them to enter the garage. Maximum
height is 8' 4" (limited space) on 3rd floor and 7' 6" on
higher floors, and maximum 22 feet in length. Garage is secure,
lighted and patrolled.
Parking for Julia St. Cruise Terminal
Once entering Port of New Orleans
Place, proceed past the Erato Street Terminal to Julia Street.
There you will be directed to
the Julia St Terminal drop-off area where you will be assisted with
your luggage by Seacaps. You will then be directed down Julia St.
where you will take a right turn onto the Service Roadway into the
“Whale Lot.” Parking costs $16 per day. Before leaving your car
make sure that you have both parking tickets accounted for because
they will be needed on the way out of the facility. A shuttle is
provided back to the terminal if needed. Parking lot is secured,
lighted and patrolled.
Oversized vehicles, RV's and Buses
Oversized vehicles may use the Poydras St. Parking lot which is
adjacent to the Julia St. Cruise Terminal. Utilize the same
directions as to Erato/Julia terminals. Offload all luggage at the
appropriate terminal (Erato for Carnival and Julia for Norwegian and
Royal Carribean). After offloading all luggage and passengers, the
driver should proceed past the Erato and Julia terminals and turn
right into the Poydras St. Parking Lot. There will be a shuttle
available to bring you back to Erato St. (You can walk to the Julia
Terminal). Parking for oversized vehicles is $32 per day. Please
call ahead for space. (504) 528-3318. Ask for Ms. Sharon Reames.
Lot is secure, lighted and patrolled.
The Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) is approximately 17 miles from the cruise terminal complexes. Please allow approximately 45 minutes travel time. There are three basic means of transportation from the airport to the cruise terminal. The following numbers and rates are as of
March 21, 2012 for transportation between the airport and the cruise terminal complexes:
Airport Shuttle - (504) 522-3500 -
Kiosks in the baggage area of the airport, walk up service. $20 per person.
Airport Limousine - (504) 305-2450 -
Kiosks in the baggage area of the airport, walk up service. Rates start at $58 for one or two passengers.
Taxis - Flat fee of $35 for the first two persons, $12 per person for three or more, plus a $1 fuel surcharge per trip (not passenger).
Baggage Transfer Services
Rush It Courier Service operates a baggage transfer service at the cruise terminals that will deliver your baggage from the terminal to the airport. This is a perfect service for those that have later flights and want to enjoy the sights of the City after the cruise and before departing for home. A great way to extend the vacation. We are also working on a system to deliver bags from the airport to the cruise terminal on arrival, to allow those early arrivals to start their vacations early. For more information and rates, call (504) 471-0080.
Services In Cruise Terminal
Coffee, ice cream, assorted sweets and other snacks and services
Souvenir and Curio Stand
New Orleans keepsakes and forgotten personal items
The Julia and Erato Cruise Terminal Complexes are located in the heart of downtown New Orleans, and are conveniently situated close to hotels and for tourist activities. The terminals are directly behind the New Orleans Convention Center, adjacent to the warehouse district and central business district, and within walking distance of the historic French Quarter. New Orleans boasts approximately 40,000 available hotel rooms, most of them located in the downtown area or close by. Every major hotel chain, and most of the minor ones, have at least one property in the city.
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