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How to get to Royal Caribbean's cruise terminals and how much parking will cost

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13 Sep 2022
By: 
Matt Hochberg

A lot of cruise ship passengers will drive to their port of embarkation, whether with their own vehicle or in a ride share and you might be wondering how to get there.

Cruise ship terminals are usually well-marked and have a reasonable amount of signage to indicate which exit they are located at, but it can be confusing which one is the right terminal.

Even in this age of mobile apps providing GPS directions to just about anywhere, if you don't pinpoint the right spot, you may end up driving in the wrong direction.

In an effort to provide a simple list of cruise ship terminals and associated parking information, here is what you should know about where to go at each of the major cruise ports Royal Caribbean sails from in the United States and what the parking situation is like at each port.

Miami

PortMiami has two possible cruise terminals Royal Caribbean sails from: Terminals A and G, but you'll probably end up sailing from Terminal A.

In fact, Oasis Class ships always sail from Terminal A.

Address

Terminal A: 2000 N Cruise Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Terminal G: 1103 N Cruise Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Driving Directions

From Miami International Airport (7 miles):

  • Via Port Tunnel: Take 836 East through the toll. 
  • Continue onto FL836 E/I-395 E, then keep right to merge onto MacArthur Causeway.  
  • Use the left 2 lanes to take the exit towards Port of Miami Tunnel and follow the signs to your pier terminal. 
  • Via Port Bridge: Take 836 East through the toll.    
  • Exit at US1 N.E. 2nd Avenue/Biscayne Boulevard, proceed straight through one light, and then turn right at the second light onto Biscayne Boulevard (US1). 
  • Stay in your left-hand lane and turn left into the Port of Miami on N.E. 5th Street. 
  • Drive across the bridge and follow signs to your pier terminal.    

From Ft. Lauderdale International (26 miles):

  • Via Port Tunnel: Take I-95 South to Exit 2D toward I-395 E/Miami Beach. 
  • Merge onto MacArthur Causeway. 
  • Use the left 2 lanes to take the exit towards Port of Miami Tunnel and follow the signs for your pier terminal.
  • Via Port Bridge: Take I-95 South to Exit 3B, N.W. 8th Street. 
  • Turn left onto 5th Street and continue straight until you reach the Port of Miami entrance. 
  • Drive across the bridge and follow signs to your pier terminal. 

Parking Costs

Royal Caribbean Terminal A Garage rates as of January 15, 2022:

  • For sailings 6 days or more – the rate will remain the same - $25 per night
  • For sailings 5 nights or less – the new rate will be $28 per night

Other garages and lots:

  • Long term (overnight or greater), per vehicle, per space, per day or fraction of $22

Fort Lauderdale

The cruise terminals in Fort Lauderdale are known as Port Everglades, and Royal Caribbean has two terminals it sails from: Terminal 18 and Terminal 29. Generally, most ships sail from Terminal 18.

Passengers should follow the port’s digital signage upon arrival to guide them to the correct terminal.

Address

Terminal 18: 1901 SE 19th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Terminal 29: Port Everglades Terminal 29, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Driving Directions

From Fort Lauderdale International Airport (5 miles):

  • Exit the airport and follow signs for I-595 East/Port Everglades. Continue to the last exit on I-595 East and follow the signs to Port Everglades.
  • This will automatically take you to the Port Everglades security entrance.
  • From there, follow the directional signs for your designated ship's pier terminal.

From Miami International Airport (30 miles):

  • Take 836 East to I-95 North.
  • Exit I-95 North at 595 East.
  • Follow 595 to the end; then follow the Port Everglades signs.

Parking Costs

Rates are $15 USD per day for the regular vehicles and $19 for the oversized vehicles (rates subject to change without notice by the Port Authority).

Orlando

Port Canaveral is the name of the port area that Royal Caribbean markets as Orlando, and it's where you'll find ships sailing primarily out of Terminal 1.

When there are multiple ships, Royal Caribbean will use other terminals as well, such as Terminal 5.

Address

Terminal 1: 9050 Discovery Rd, Port Canaveral, FL 32920

Terminal 5: 9245 Charles M Rowland Dr, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

Anthem of the Seas in Port Canaveral

Driving Directions

From Orlando International Airport (MCO):
Approximately 45 minutes west of Port Canaveral.

  • Take the North exit from the airport, staying to the right on SR 528 East.
  • Take SR 528 East all the way to Port Canaveral.
  • Upon approaching the port area, follow the signs indicating Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals B Side.

Parking Costs

  • 3 Nights/4 Days - $68.00
  • 4 Nights/5 Days - $85.00
  • 5 Nights/6 Days - $102.00
  • 6 Nights/7 Days - $119.00
  • 7 Nights/8 Days - $136.00
  • 8 Nights/9 Days - $153.00

Galveston

Galveston cruise terminal construction

Royal Caribbean's home port in Texas is in the coastal island of Galveston, where Royal Caribbean is transitioning to a new cruise terminal in November 2022.

Address

Cruise Terminal 2: 2702 Harborside Dr, Galveston, TX 77550

New cruise terminal: 1028 Harborside Dr, Galveston, TX 77550

Driving Directions

From Hobby (HOU) Airport:

  • Turn right onto Eastex FRWY/US-59
  • Merge onto US-59 S via the ramp- on the left.
  • Take I-45 south to Exit 1C, and turn left (east) onto Harborside Drive/Hwy 275.
  • Continue about 4.7 miles to Kempner / 22nd street (which is the street leading into the Cruise Ship Terminal entrance), and turn left.
  • The are adjacent to the terminal is for loading/unloading luggage curbside only.

From George Bush International Airport (IAH):

  • Exit the airport and turn right onto Eastex FRWY/US-59.
  • Merge onto US-59 S via the ramp- on the left.
  • Take I-45 south to Exit 1C, and turn left (east) onto Harborside Drive/Hwy 275.
  • Continue about 4.7 miles to Kempner / 22nd street (which is the street leading into the Cruise Ship Terminal entrance), and turn left.
  • The are adjacent to the terminal is for loading/unloading luggage curbside only.

Parking Costs

There are three parking lots available and can be booked in advance directly from the Port of Galveston’s website.

There are three lots at Cruise Terminal 3: the North Lot, South Lot, and Pier 14 Lot.

Length of Cruise

Economy Lots

Park and Ride          
Express Lot & SMP Parking Garage
Park and Walk (NO SHUTTLE)

 


 

Four Days

$65.00

$80.00

 

Five Days

$70.00

$90.00

 

Six Days

$80.00

$105.00

 

Seven Days

$95.00

$120.00

 

Eight Days

$110.00

$135.00

 

 

 

 

 
 

Cape Liberty, New Jersey

Cape Liberty in Bayonne

Unlike other cruise lines, Royal Caribbean sails out of New Jersey instead of New York City. The good news is it's easier to get to without city traffic.

Cape Liberty is in the Port of Bayonne, just a few minutes from Newark International Airport.

There is just one cruise terminal in Cape Liberty, so it's easy to find where to go.

Address

4 Port Terminal Blvd, Bayonne, NJ 07002

Driving Directions

From Newark International Airport (9 miles):

  • Exit the airport, following signs to the NJ Turnpike.
  • Take the NJ Turnpike to exit 14A.
  • Pay toll at exit and continue straight (after traffic light onto bridge) onto Route 440.
  • Follow signs for Route 440 South.
  • Continue on Route 440 South to Port Terminal Blvd.
  • Turn left at Port Terminal Blvd. (there is a traffic light at the intersection).
  • This is the entrance for the "Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor" or the old "Military Ocean Terminal Bayonne."
  • Continue straight and approach the guard gate.
  • Continue past the guard gate and follow the signs to the cruise terminal.

From NJ Turnpike north or south:

  • Exit the airport, following signs to the NJ Turnpike.
  • Take the NJ Turnpike to exit 14A.
  • Pay toll at exit and continue straight (after traffic light onto bridge) onto Route 440.
  • Follow signs for Route 440 South.
  • Continue on Route 440 South to Port Terminal Blvd.
  • Turn left at Port Terminal Blvd. (there is a traffic light at the intersection).
  • This is the entrance for the "Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor" or the old "Military Ocean Terminal Bayonne."
  • Continue straight and approach the guard gate.
  • Continue past the guard gate and follow the signs to the cruise terminal.

Parking Costs

Parking fees are $25 per day including all taxes for the parking garage at the terminal.

Oversized vehicles, such as campers and RV’s, that occupy more than one space, will be charged double the normal rate.

The height restriction of the garage is 7’ 4”. There is an open lot adjacent to the parking garage to accommodate vehicles with height restrictions.

Tampa

Cruises from Tampa have two possible terminals your ship could sail from: Terminal 2 or Terminal 3.

Luckily, both terminals are adjacent to each other.

Address

Terminal 2: 651 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Terminal 3: 815 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Driving Directions

From Tampa International Airport (10 miles):

  • Exit the Airport and follow signs to I-275 North.
  • I-275 merges with I-4 East.
  • Take I-4 East to Exit #1 (Ybor City).
  • Go south on 21st Street, turn right on Adamo Drive (Hwy 60).
  • Turnleft (south) on Channelside Drive.
  • Cruise Terminal 3 main entrance is approximately 5 blocks South on Channelside Drive.
  • Entrance is on the left at Cumberland Street.
  • In the event of a last minute change in pier assignments, signage will indicate the assigned terminal for your particular ship.

Parking Costs

Parking will cost $15 Per Day. 

A valet option has a one time fee of $20 on top of the $15 daily rate. 

Baltimore

Cruises from Baltimore offer a convenient departure for the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States from the South Locust Point Cruise Terminal.

Address

South Locust Point Cruise Terminal: 2001 E McComas St, Baltimore, MD 21230

Driving Directions

Traveling from the south:

  • Follow I-95 North to Exit 55, Key Highway.
  • From the ramp, stay straight on East McComas Street.
  • The South Locust Point Cruise Terminal's entrance is on the right.

Traveling from the north:

  • Follow I-95 South through the Ft. McHenry Tunnel, be sure to be in the right lane when going through the tunnel.
  • Take Exit 55, Key Highway.
  • Turn left at the traffic light onto East McComas Street.
  • Follow the signs to the South Locust Point Cruise Terminal's entrance on the right.

Parking Costs

Parking is approximately $15.00 per night.

Seattle

Serenade of the Seas in Seattle

Royal Caribbean sails from Smith Cove Cruise Terminal 91 in Seattle.

Address

2001 W Garfield St, Seattle, WA 98119

Driving Directions

From I-5 South:

  • Head north on I-5 and follow signs to the Mercer Street Exit
  • Take exit 167 (left-side off-ramp) to Mercer Street
  • Take a right turn on to Fairview Avenue North (400 feet)
  • Take a left turn on Valley Street (0.18 miles)
  • Valley Street bends to the left and becomes Broad Street (0.75 miles)
  • Turn right to Denny Way (0.32 miles)
  • Bend right to Western Avenue (0.22 miles)
  • Western joins Elliott Avenue West (1.18 miles)
  • Follow signs to Magnolia Bridge
  • Turn right at 14th Ave West (signal light intersection) (0.14 miles)
  • Stay to the right and follow ramp joining the Magnolia Bridge (West Garfield Street) (0.35 miles)
  • Exit right. Follow signs to Smith Cove Park (0.55 miles) and Cruise Terminal
  • Turn right at bottom of ramp and follow signs for cruise terminal parking or cruise terminal


From I-5 North:

  • Head south on I-5 and follow the signs to the Mercer Street Exit
  • Take exit 167 to Mercer Street (right-hand off-ramp)
  • Take a right turn on to Fairview Avenue North ( 400 feet)
  • Take a left turn on Valley Street (0.18 miles)
  • Valley Street bends  to the left and becomes Broad Street (0.75 miles)
  • Turn right to Denny Way (0.32 miles)
  • Bend right to Western Avenue  (0.22 miles)
  • Western joins Elliott Avenue West (1.18 miles)
  • Follow signs to Magnolia Bridge
  • Turn right at 14th Ave West (signal light intersection)  (0.14 miles)
  • Stay to the right and follow ramp joining the Magnolia Bridge (West Garfield Street)  (0.35 miles)
  • Exit right.  Follow signs to “Smith Cove Park” (0.55 miles) and Cruise Terminal
  • Turn right at bottom of ramp and follow signs for cruise terminal parking or cruise terminal

Parking Costs

General parking is available for $27 per day. Book online at Republic Parking Northwest.

Boston

Jewel of the Seas in Boston

Royal Caribbean offers seasonal cruises from Boston to Canada and New England from the Raymond L. Flynn Black Falcon Cruise Terminal.

Address

1 Black Falcon Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Directions

From Logan International Airport (4 miles):

  • When exiting Logan Airport, follow signs to enter the Ted Williams Tunnel (toll)
  • Take Exit #25 (South Boston) and stay in the right lane
  • Turn right onto Congress Street and turn left onto B Street
  • At the next signal, turn right onto Seaport Boulevard (changes to Northern Avenue)
  • At the end of Northern Avenue, turn right on Tide Street and make an immediate left onto Drydock Avenue
  • Follow Drydock Avenue and turn right on Black Falcon Avenue
  • There will be signs directing you to ship locations as well as police officers to assist

Parking Costs

Massport offers Cruise Parking at 492 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 (Lot D3). Parking arrangements must be made online prior to arrival here.

Seward, Alaska

Radiance of the Seas in Seward, Alaska

If you happen to do an Alaska open-jaw sailing from Seward, Alaska down to Vancouver, here's what to know when it comes to getting to the cruise ship terminal.

Address

Port of Seward
Alaska Railroad Dock
Seward, AK 99664

Radiance pulling into Seward

Directions

From Anchorage Airport (130 miles):

  • Take International Airport Road east until you reach Minnesota Drive.
  • Take a right on Minnesota Drive and follow the signs to Seward Highway South.
  • Once on Seward Highway, you’ll travel approximately 130 miles to Seward.
  • Once in Seward, follow the signs to the Alaska Railroad Dock.
  • You will also be able to see the ship terminal from the highway on your left as you enter Seward.
  • For directions to the Hospitality Center in Anchorage please call (907) 278-8070.

Parking Costs

There is no parking at the terminal. You'll need to contact the City of Seward for parking information.

New Orleans

Port of New Orleans

Royal Caribbean sails from Terminal 2 in New Orleans.

Address

920 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130

Directions

For guests being dropped off, not parking:

  • Take I-10 East toward New Orleans.
  • Follow signs for Westbank (Business 90) as you approach downtown.
  • Exit at Tchoupitoulas St./South Peters St. exit.
  • Continue to Convention Center Blvd.
  • Right on Convention Center Blvd.
  • Continue to Henderson St.
  • Left on Henderson St.
  • Continue to Port of New Orleans Place.
  • Left on Port of New Orleans Place to cruise terminals.

To pier parking facility for Julia Street Cruise Ship Terminal #2 from Interstate 10 east to Exit 11C:

  • Stay on I-10 all the way into the city.
  • From the left lane, take exit 234C, Business 90 West/Westbank/Claiborne Ave.
  • Stay left and take the Business 90 West/Westbank exit.
  • Continue to Exit 11C.
  • Exit 11C Tchoupitoulas St./South Peters St.
  • Continue straight ahead in the left lane to Convention Center Blvd.
  • Turn left on Convention Center Blvd.
  • Continue past two traffic lights and cross the intersection for Julia Street.
  • Entrance to parking lot will be on the right directly after Julia Street.
  • Parking facility located directly next to the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel.

To pier parking facility for Julia Street Cruise Ship Terminal #2 from Interstate 10 west to Exit 11C:

  • After passing the Carrollton Ave. exit, take Exit 234A, 90/Superdome, Claiborne Ave., Westbank.
  • Stay in one of the left two lanes, under the "Business 90 West / Westbank" sign.
  • Take the Business 90 West/Westbank exit.
  • Continue to Exit 11C.
  • Exit 11C Tchoupitoulas St./South Peters St.
  • Continue straight ahead in the left lane to Convention Center Blvd.
  • Turn left on Convention Center Blvd.
  • Continue past two traffic lights and cross the intersection for Julia Street.
  • Entrance to parking lot will be on the right directly after Julia Street.
  • Parking facility located directly next to the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel.

Parking Costs

The parking lot is a within a block of the terminal, and shuttle service is provided if needed. P

Parking rates: 4 day parking is $90; 5 days parking is $110; 7 days parking is $150.

Los Angeles

Navigator of the Seas in Los Angeles

If your Royal Caribbean is sailing from Los Angeles, that means the terminal will be at the San Pedro World Cruise Terminal.

Address

100 Swinford St, San Pedro, CA 90731

Directions

From Los Angeles International Airport

  • Take the 110 Freeway South towards San Pedro.
  • Exit at Harbor Boulevard (same exit as the Vincent Thomas Bridge).
  • Stay to the right - Harbor Boulevard (Do not go over the bridge.)
  • At the light, cross over the main road, turning right into the "World Cruise Terminal."
  • Follow the directions to parking and passenger drop-off.

Parking Costs

Parking is available for $18 a day. 

San Juan, Puerto Rico

When your Royal Caribbean cruise begins in San Juan, you will sail out of the Pan American cruise terminal, which is across the bay from Old San Juan.

Address

FW52+9V6, Calle Muelle, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

Directions

From Luis Munoz Marin International Airport

  • Exit the Airport to San Juan taking the middle lane on Baldorioty Ave.
  • This avenue will take you to New and Old San Juan.
  • Once you are at the end of the avenue you will find a traffic light.
  • On the right you will see the Condado Lagoon and on your left you will see the Yacht Club.
  • This is a one-way road.
  • Stay in the left lane and follow the signs directing to San Juan or the Convention Centre.
  • Keep to your left and make a U-turn whenever possible.
  • After the turn, remain on the right hand side and continue forward past the Yacht Club, Sizzlers Restaurant.
  • At the corner make a right, continue to the traffic light.
  • Make a right hand turn at the next right.
  • Follow the road to the entrance of the pier.

Parking costs

No parking available at the terminal. You'll need to find somewhere else to park and then take a taxi or shuttle to the terminal.