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Old February 20th, 2003, 01:01 PM
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Can anyone tell me the daily parking fee for the Port of Tampa - Carnival's parking area?

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Old February 20th, 2003, 01:21 PM
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I just got back from there. Parking fee was $10.00 per day. Very low clearance on the ceilings though. And, if you're lucky and willing to pay, there's a man named Kevin (I think), who can load your luggage onto a golf cart and take it all the way to the porters for you. I had left a dome light on in the car, so my when my wife and I got back, the battery was dead. Again, Kevin to the rescue! He had a high powered portable battery to give me a jump start. He's from Maine and looks a little like Stephen King. Tell him that the man with the dark blue Jeep with a dead battery sent you. My wife and I left our car there from Feb 8-13. And tip him well, he deserves it!

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Thanks Steve!
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Seahunks,
Just how low is the clearance? Will a Van with luggage rack make it?
We will be going in May and I'll look "Steven" up.
Also while I here do you know if you can drive up to the porters and drop your luggage and then go park the vehicle?
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Old February 21st, 2003, 04:19 AM
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To the Scotts, it's a typical multi level parking garage. Not sure what exact clearance is but, normal van with luggage rack should have not problem. Roof attached carriers would not fit. There's a turn around right in front of the terminal were you can drop off family and luggage. Plenty of porters (buck a bag) and very short walk back from to terminal. I attached a picture but not sure if I did it right.
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Old February 21st, 2003, 07:05 PM
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The clearance is at least 7 feet. I have a SUV and hubby has a Ford F-150 which fit quite nicely.

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Old February 21st, 2003, 07:21 PM
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The port of Tampa was the only port I have been to where you pay "up front" for your weekly parking!
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Old February 22nd, 2003, 04:39 PM
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You also pay up front in Miami. I guess they want to get your money before the ship does.

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Old February 22nd, 2003, 05:03 PM
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We tried to pay up front but they told us to wait until we got back. That was two weeks ago today. They asked for the name of the ship and gave us a corresponding ticket to place above the sun visor. I didn't really read the ticket, but I think they wrote Sensation on the back of it.

It may be because we parked there on Saturday and returned on a weekday. Come to think of it, my magmount antenna on the roof of the car never did scrape, though I listened for it. I drove my Jeep Cherokee to Tampa and back. The ceiling still looked claustrophobically low!

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Old February 28th, 2003, 06:58 PM
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Parking was $10 a day and we had to pay at the end of the cruise on February 23. We were parked on the second level by the wall overlooking the street. The car directly across from us had their passenger minivan window busted out and 2 rows over a convertible had their roof slashed. That is not a good way to end a cruise. There is a stairwell and elevators leading to street level so I wonder if those are locked during the week when there are no ships in port or if just anyone can walk in off the street. I would think for $70 parking for a week you would get some sort of security.

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