The Port of Virginia-Newport News Marine Terminal (State-owned terminal)
Terminal Parking for Cruise Passengers
Parking Fees: Overnight Cruises - $35 5-7 Day Cruises - $70
All terminal parking for cruise passengers is valet parking ONLY. Passengers arriving at the terminal will be directed to the pier area to unload luggage. Vehicles will be checked by parking attendants pierside and returned to a pierside staging area for pickup.
Parking fees effective through July 1, 2000
Directions to Newport News Marine Terminal
From Richmond area: I-64 East from Richmond, take right hand exit off I-64 to I-664 South (Exit 264), the sign will read "Monitor Merrimac Tunnel". Travel I-664 to Exit 6 (26th St. Exit), take exit and at the first light (Huntingtion Ave.) turn left. Travel to next light and turn left on 25th St. Go to stop sign and continue on to Newport News Marine Terminal.
From Norfolk: Take I-64 West, go through Hampton Roads Tunnel and take Exit 264 (Downtown Newport News) to I-664 South to Exit 6 (26th St. Exit), take exit and at the first light (Huntington Ave.) turn left. Travel to next light and turn left on 25th St. Go to stop sign and continue on to Newport News Marine Terminal.
From Suffolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth: (U.S. Route 460) Take I-664 North, go through Monitor Merrimac Tunnel take Exit 6 (Sign: 25th/26th St.) Follow 26th Street, go to first traffic light and make a left on Huntington Ave. Travel to next light and make left on 25th Street. Go to stop sign and continue on to Newport News Marine Terminal.
Directions to Nauticus International Pier, City of Norfolk, Nauticus-The National Maritime Center
Nauticus is located in Norfolk on the waterfront, just 20 minutes west of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, via 44 West to 264 West, Waterside Drive exit, and just 40 minutes East of Colonial Williamsburg via 64 West, Waterside Drive exit. For additional information contact: Nauticus Maritime Center (800)664-1080.
For more information, as well as a map of the terminal itself, go to www.vaports.com
We did the Victory last Sept. out of Newport News. It was not hard to find, the directions are very good. You do have to wait in a long line to get into the main terminal to unload your baggage. Be ready, as soon as you pull in, you have to get all your luggage out quick and they whisk your vehicle away to park it in the terminal itself. We waited in line approx. 1/2 hour, then in line in the terminal about 1/2 hr. , but were on the ship by 12:30.
Yes, it is a commercial port, but not bad to walk through. The terminal is immense, I think they could easily fit the entire ship in it!