Hi all :-) I will be leaving in the morning and driving to New Orleans to catch the Conquest. Two years ago when I sailed out of New Orleans on the Inspiration, I remember parking at Fulton Street Garage for less money. Does anyone know if it is still the least expensive place to park?
I know the Cruise Terminal parking lot is now up to $10.00 per day, cash only, and payable in full when you arrive. I think the Fulton Street Garage has also raised their price this past year but they let you pay with a credit card upon your return. They also have a shuttle to the Julia street terminal.
found my own answer - it's $12 everywhere. On-site parking in pay up front cash and off site parking is pay when you leave.
From the Port of New Orleans website:
On-Site Parking: Immediately adjacent to the cruise terminal, the Port operates a patrolled, fenced, and lighted outside parking lot (no height restrictions) for cruise passengers only, for length of voyage only. Parking in this lot is $12 per day for the length of voyage. Cost is $84 for a seven day cruise, cash only on arrival, no credit cards, no checks, no reservations, no refunds for early departure. RV's pay according to number of spaces occupied (i.e., two spaces equal $168).
Off-Site Parking: The Port has reached agreements with the following private lots along Convention Center Blvd. that will charge cruise passengers the Port's rate of $12 per day:
Fulton Street Garage Convention Center Blvd. and North Diamond St. - covered parking, pay on departure - must show cruise ticket upon entering - shuttle bus back to terminal
"Whale" Lot Convention Center Blvd. and Julia St. - outside lot, pay on departure - must show proof of cruise and give baggage tag - adjacent to Terminal 2 and two blocks from Terminal 1
Hilton Hotel Lot Convention Center Blvd., adjacent to Whale Lot - covered parking, pay on departure - must show proof of cruise and give baggage tag - one black from Terminal 2 and three blocks from Terminal 1
Poydras St. adjacent to Hilton Hotel - covered parking, pay on departure - must show proof of cruise and give baggage tag - three blocks from Terminal 2 and four blocks from Terminal 1
Convention Center Blvd. past Calliope St., outside parking, pay on departure - six blocks from Terminal 2 and five blocks from Terminal 1