You’ve booked your cruise vacation, so you can go soak up some sun during the long winter months. While you’re looking forward to getting away from it all for a few days, you must first think about getting to the port. If you’re not lucky enough to live in a port town, you need to get to the port first, but once you are there what do you do with your car when you get on the cruise ship? You have a couple of different options.

Leave It at Home

cruise parkingThe first and seemingly most obvious option is to simply leave your car at home. Depending on travel options in your area, you can fly, ride the bus or catch a train to your port destination. That way, you can leave your car at home, safe and sound.

While it sounds like a good option, it’s often the least effective way of getting to the port. First, depending on your method of travel it may take you a lot longer to get to your destination. You may have to deal with extra stops along the way or worse, delays. If you’re driving, you’ll get going whenever you’re ready, and you don’t have to stop if you don’t want to. Additionally, leaving your car at home isn’t as secure as you might think it would be. Even if you leave it in the locked garage, if no one is keeping an eye on it while you’re away, it can be a target for vandals and thieves.

It’s clear that you’re better off taking your car with you when you go on a cruise. However, where is the best place to leave it?

Terminal Parking

When you book your cruise, you’ll be given the option of using cruise parking in Miami. At the terminal, there are parking garages specifically for guests of the cruise line. This sounds like a great option, as you’ll be right at the port. You’ll drop your car off and get straight onto the cruise ship, ready to depart.

However, those parking garages come with high fees. If proximity to the dock is a deal breaker for you, you may want to consider this. However, if you would rather save that money to spend on drinks by the pool during your vacation, you may want to choose a different option. Can you get parking that’s just as safe and secure without the high price tag?

Off-Site Parking

port Miami parkingIf you don’t leave your car at home, and you don’t want to pay an exorbitant rate to park at the port, what’s your other option? The answer is off-site parking. There are plenty of Miami cruise parking lots that are off-site, and a lot cheaper than the port options. It’s amazing how much you can save in parking fees once you move away from the port itself.

For example, just take a look at our pricing here at Safe Cruise Parking. The sooner you book, the better prices you’ll be able to take advantage of. Our parking garages are just as safe as your own home, if not more so, as we staff them with security personnel 24/7, so you know that someone’s always keeping a close eye on your car. Teaming that with CCTV, your vehicle will be safe while you’re away enjoying your cruise.

However, if you choose to park off-site, how will you get to the port? Again, with our services at Safe Cruise, this isn’t a problem. Once you reach our parking garage, we will lead you to your parking spot, and help you with your bags to our waiting for a shuttle bus, that will take you directly to the port. There are even complimentary drinks for you to enjoy while you’re on your way. Your vacation will start before you even step foot on the ship. Of course, you’ll be able to catch the shuttle back to your car too, once you come back from your vacation.

While you have several parking options for your car while you’re on your cruise, we believe that port Miami parking is the best way to keep it safe and sound while you’re away. Parking with us is cheaper than onsite parking, and still just as secure with staff watching over your car 24/7. You’ll even enjoy extras such as shuttle transport to your ship at no extra fee.

Now’s the time to price out your parking, before you head to your cruise. Book it now to get the best price and peace of mind.