Cruise Parking - SC Ports Authority

Cruise Parking

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Carnival plans to resume cruise operations in Charleston in January 2022 — details here.

Credit cards, debit cards, money orders are the only accepted forms of payment for cruise parking. Cash is no longer accepted as payment for cruise parking.

Long-term vehicle parkingis available on Port property for cruise passengers vehicles. Reservations are not required.

Parking is in controlled-access areas available only to cruise passengers not the general public. The sites are secured and patrolled by Port Police during the cruise.

The vehicle parking fee chart for standard size vehicles up to 20 feet length is $21.00 per day:

  • 4 day $84.00
  • 5 day $105.00
  • 6 day $126.00
  • 7 day $147.00
  • 10 day $210.00

The parking fee for over-sized vehicles over 20 feet length (campers, RVs, buses) is $50.00 per day.

Complimentary parking is provided at no fee for vehicles displaying a valid handicap placard or license plate with ID.

A color-coded claim ticket and permit is given to the driver when payment is received. The larger permit should be displayed in the front window of the vehicle.

The smaller claim ticket should be kept by the driver. It will help identify the parkingarea on the return date.

A complimentary shuttle bus is provided between the vehicle parkingareas and the Passenger Terminal on both departure and return dates of the cruise. The shuttles provide a comfortable way to arrive at the check-in location and return to the vehicle parkingareas at the end of the cruise.

Shuttles accessible for special needs and wheelchair assistance are also available.