Top 5 Cheapest East Coast Ports

Top 5 Cheapest East Coast Ports
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If you’re already paying for a cruise vacation, chances are you want to save cash in as many ways as possible. Between the flat rate of the cruise, souvenirs, tips for meals and other miscellaneous prices, your fun vacation can cost a pretty penny. To help those cruising out of the East coast, we decided to compile a list of the cheapest East coast ports that offer parking. This way, you won’t feel too bad about buying those puka bead necklaces and cruise pictures on-board.


East Coast Ports

5. Charleston Cruise Port

176 Concord St.

Charleston, SC 29401

In addition to being one of the top ten travel destinations in the U.S., the Charleston Cruise Port offers parking at just $17 a day. Cruisers can also take a complimentary shuttle to different areas in the port. In addition, the port has high security as it is repeatedly secured and patrolled by the Port Police throughout the entire duration of the cruise. Parking reservations are not required.

East Coast Ports

4. Port of Boston

12 Drydock Ave

South Boston, MA 02210

With over 100 itineraries departing from this port, the low cost of port parking is just icing on the cake. At a mere $16 per day, the Port of Boston is secured 24 hours a day and is located only ten minutes away from the Boston Logan International Airport. The official name of the parking garage is BRA-EDIC (Boston Redevelopment Authority-Economic Development Industrial Corporation) Marine Industrial Park.

East Coast Ports

3. Fort Lauderdale Port

1850 Eller Drive

Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33316

Fort Lauderdale Port, also called Port Everglades and the Port of Fort Lauderdale, has a grand total of eleven cruise terminals. Located in sunny South Florida, parking at the Fort Lauderdale Port only costs $15 a day for standard vehicles and $19 for oversize vehicles. Don’t fret too much about parking availability – there are more than 4,200 spaces available with abundant handicap parking. All spaces have unimpeded access to crosswalks and elevators. In addition, there are vehicle-to-ship porter services for baggage at each garage.

East Coast Ports

2. Port of Jacksonville

9810 August Dr

Jacksonville, Fl 32226

Another port located in Florida, the Port of Jacksonville departs cruise ships year round. The majority of these ships belong to Carnival Cruise Lines. The cost of parking is only $15 a day for standard vehicles and $25 a day for over-sized vehicles. No reservations are needed to park here. Handicap parking is also available in designated areas for the same price as standard parking. Although there are no rental car companies in the port, there are additional forms of transportation such as  a taxi and mini-van service that departs to the surrounding hotels and airport.

East Coast Ports

1. Baltimore Cruise Port

2001 E McComas St.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Conveniently located an hour from Washington D.C. and Annapolis, the Baltimore Cruise Port only costs $15 to park. This historical port is only ten minutes from the BWI Airport and a few minutes from Inner Harbor. Right off of I-95, it’s perfect for cruisers ready to jump start their vacation.



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