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Old 11-17-2014, 11:10 PM   #1
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Carnival cruise out of Miami...where to park the class A

Anyone here have any good advice or tips on class A parking out of Miami. Will be leaving on a Carnival ship in late Feb for eight days.

Any help greatly appreciated...

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Old 11-18-2014, 06:37 PM   #2
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Are you going out of the Port Everglades cruise terminal which
is located in Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale area ?
If so, then Paradise Island Gallery | Riverstone
is a good choice. Nothing fancy, but safe and good location.
The Miami terminal is further south, but absent any other input,
it could be a viable alternative.

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Old 11-18-2014, 07:22 PM   #3
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Went out of Port Everglades they have a large lot for oversized vehicles. Call your cruise line they can help
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:10 PM   #4
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Your cruising from Miami, so parking in Port Everglades may not be for you. I would suggest that you check the Miami-Dade Port Authority web site for information specific to parking. I looked quickly, and it appears that auto parking is $20.00 per day and an additional $20.00 for vehicles over 20 feet long.

Alternatives would be two campground located in south Miami-Dade County. Miami Everglades Resort and Larry and Penny Thompson Park. We have stayed many times at both parks and they do have large areas for stored RV's. I would think that your coach would be safe there. It's about a 45 minute drive (not rush hour) to downtown Miami from those campgrounds.
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:27 AM   #5
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A few years ago we parked for several days at the Miami International Airport outside long term parking lot. It was easy in/out and I think the cost was a lot less than other places.
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:38 AM   #6
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They have lots there with plenty of room for big rigs. We went out of miami last february and saw many motorhomes parked right at the cruise terminal lot. Call carnival they are very helpful.
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We have done this at Port Canaveral before and parked in a bus lot at the port I would call the Port and ask them.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:16 AM   #8
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Well, just got some great news!!

There's an ordinance that waives parking fees in the Port of Miami for handicapped. You can be a non-resident, as long as you have a tag and an installed handicapped device e.g. lift, ramp, hand controls.

Just saved $250

This is from their main web site page:

For Disabled Persons

Notice to Disabled Parking Patrons (Effective November 16, 2013 at 12:01 a.m.)
Based on Ordinance 13-104 That Amends Section 30-338.2 of the Miami–Dade County Code;
Public parking charges will apply to vehicles parking at PortMiami’s public parking facilities that display a disabled parking permit or license tag, except as provided by Florida state law*. However, a vehicle displaying a disabled parking permit or license tag will be allowed up to two (2) hours of free parking. Any vehicle exceeding the two-hour free parking period will be charged for the entire time the vehicle uses the facility.
*In accordance with Florida state law, no parking charges will be imposed on any vehicle with specialized equipment, such as ramps, lifts, foot or hand controls, for use by a person with a disability, or any vehicle displaying the Florida Toll Exemption permit.
How to request complimentary disabled parking at PortMiami:
  • At the exit, advise the parking attendant that you would like a disability waiver of parking.
  • The parking attendant will examine your vehicle to determine if the driver/vehicle meets the criteria for a parking waiver.
  • The parking attendant will inspect the vehicle to determine if a Florida Turnpike Toll Exemption sticker is affixed to it and/or if the vehicle has specialized equipment and a hanging tag from the Division of Motor Vehicles verifying the equipment.
  • Once the parking attendant has verified that a disability waiver of parking is allowable, the driver's name, address and the registration number on the sticker or hanging tag will be recorded on a form by the parking attendant.

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