Cruise Terminal Parking

Complete Guide: New Orleans Cruise Port Parking & Hotels (updated 2020 Travel Season)

New Orleans Cruise Parking includes shuttle bus between the parking lot and any of the cruise terminals

Apart from being a gateway for global trade, the Port of New Orleans is a great embarkation port for numerous cruise passengers. If you plan on starting your cruise trip to New Orleans, you should learn more about nearby parking options. In order to help you save both money and time, we will provide you with all the on-site parking information, as well as off-site parking facilities with free shuttle service to/from the cruise terminal.
Port NOLA (the Port of New Orleans) is located 1.4 miles from downtown New Orleans and about 15 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The Erato Street Cruise Terminal is situated past the bridge pier, while the Julia Street Cruise Terminal is just beyond Erato. The first is the terminal for Carnival Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line, while the second hosts Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line ships.

New Orleans Cruise Parking

Since the port provides two cruise terminals, each terminal has its own parking facility. Both parking areas are secure and well lit.
The Erato Parking Garage is great for cruise passengers departing from the Erato Terminal. The entrance is situated on top of the terminal, and the third floor of the terminal building is the first level of the garage parking. Passengers driving oversized vehicles should note that the height restriction is 8′ 4” on the third level and 7′ 6″ on higher floors.

Daily parking rates start at $20 – listed below are the parking rates for this Carnival Cruise parking New Orleans:

  • $90 for 4 days;
  • $110 for 5 days;
  • $140 for 7 days.

Passengers that start their cruise vacation at Julia Street Cruise Terminal are offered a convenient parking lot right next to the terminal. Even though it is only a block away, the free shuttle service is available if needed. The daily rate is $20 throughout the entire year. Even though reservations are not available for standard vehicles, a parking space is guaranteed.


Parking for oversized vehicles is $40/day in both parking facilities.


During the spring and summer months, a lot of cruise passengers pass through the port and its parking areas. Therefore, the New Orleans Cruise Port also offers overflow parking lots near the terminals and shuttle buses to and from those lots.

New Orleans Cruise Parking Coupons and Off-Site Parking

We can help you cut your parking costs and save up to $100 on long-term parking!


One way is to check out New Orleans Cruise Parking Coupons and Groupons. Parking discounts and promo codes are often available to cruise passengers.


There is a great alternative to pricey on-site parking structures – independent parking companies near the port. Check out the list below and discover the best off-site parking garages and lots in the area.

Parking AreaStarting Daily RateDistance from the PortShuttle Bus Service
Cummings Parking Lot New Orleans$12.500.9 miles7 AM to 3 PM
New Orleans Cruise Ship Parking$14 1.4 milesFree shuttles 24/7
Howard Garage$151.4 milesNo shuttles
Fulton Place Parking – Garage Covered$180.9 milesNo shuttles

Returning to your long-term parking lot

Almost all New Orleans cruise parking facilities offer shuttle transportation, so you will get a quick shuttle ride to the parking structure when you get back. To be sure the shuttle bus service will be ready when your cruise ship arrives, call your parking service provider when you come back to New Orleans or arrange a post-cruise shuttle in advance. Alternatively, if you pick a parking area without shuttle service, call an Uber/Lyft or taxi cab.

Park Snooze and Cruise Deals

People often ask whether there is free cruise parking near Port New Orleans, and the only way to get complimentary parking is by booking a hotel that offers Park Snooze and Cruise packages. Drive to the city a day before your cruise, get a good night’s sleep, and start your journey refreshed while your vehicle stays in a safe parking spot. You might even get a free shuttle to the port or free breakfast buffet.


Check out the best New Orleans hotels that provide free or discounted parking services to cruise passengers:

HotelDistance
Wyndham New Orleans – French Quarter1.5 miles
Holiday Inn New Orleans West Bank Tower3.4 miles
Prytania Park Hotel1.3 miles
Holiday Inn New Orleans Downtown Superdome1.7 miles
Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans Westbank Gretna3.4 miles

Our simple and safe reservation process helps you book the best New Orleans cruise parking spaces, but we can also help you reserve New Orleans Airport Parking, as well as parking deals at all the top airports and ports. Check us out for your upcoming cruise trip. Happy cruising!

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