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Paul Motter September 26th, 2005 06:20 AM

Where are you departing from?
This new board is to discuss the various port cities worldwide often used for start or end-points on cruises. CruiseMates has many different articles about port cities, in the U.S. and worldwide. Here are links to many of them:
Port Guide: Philadelphia
Miami: Bayside
Miami: Historic Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel
Miami: South Beach - America's Riviera
Miami:South Beach Delano Hotel: Sea and be Seen
New Orleans: Take Time for the Big Easy
New York: NCL's Big Apple Option
Orlando Update
Orlando: EPCOT'S Global Dining Scene
San Juan: Bienvenidos
Port Canaveral: Fun in Port Canaveral
Seattle: Sightseeing in Seattle
Vancouver: Pre & Post Cruise

Donna September 26th, 2005 05:54 PM

Thanks Paul,
We do get some discussion about embarkment/debarkation, so hopfully this board will help out....Thanks again LOL

Fern September 26th, 2005 08:27 PM

Where's the Port of Houston :?:

antron October 22nd, 2005 10:00 AM

how about adding san diego :D

TexasFyre October 22nd, 2005 10:52 AM

I second the Houston/Galveston port! :D

traceyc October 26th, 2005 01:19 PM

Need more info on Jacksonville.

chuck3 November 5th, 2005 09:07 AM

Also need info on Galveston. If anyone is interested, I went out of Civitavecchia (Rome) this past September using the train from Rome Termini and found it an easy experience. Also a total cost of about $20 roundtrip for my wife and I versus the $80 per person each way the cruise company charged.


Cruz Crazy November 18th, 2005 10:03 PM

Paul, great forum...thanks for starting it.

How about something on Los Angeles?

checklady724 November 18th, 2006 07:46 PM

New Orleans
I am sailing 1-27-07, may be driving down from Atlanta Ga. I have heard there is a new parking area at the port and price is 14.00 a day. Sounds rather steep as I have parked at other ports for 10.00 a day. Any info for alternitive parking would be grand.
If I am flying in, which shuttle service would be best for cruisers or would a taxi be the best bet?

mz.hollywood December 15th, 2006 07:38 PM

I would like some information on Galveston. Thanks!

mz.hollywood December 16th, 2006 09:53 AM

I have been doing some research, and found that there is a big price difference in the transfer service. I found that a group of 10 people with 20 pieces of luggage can get transfer service for $169.00 one way or $298.00 round trip. This is in a 15 passenger van. The # is 832-607-8495 and it is called Z-Limousine. Does anyone have any information on the reputation of this company?

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