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Old 12-25-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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Drive Motorhome & Park while on Cruise

I live in CO and I'd like to take my MH to Galveston, New Orleans or some where in FL and take a cruise maybe to the Western Caribean. I have no idea where or if I could leave my MH and the toad for a 7 night cruise. Do they have long term parking close to the port and has any one taken a motorhome to do a cruise like this?
Seems like it would be fun to mix a land and sea vacation.
I'd appreciate hearing from any one who has done this.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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Wayne M is from down around Galveston. He probably would know of a storage place. I don't think I would want to park a MH at the port parking area.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:59 PM   #3
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Wayne M is from down around Galveston. He probably would know of a storage place. I don't think I would want to park a MH at the port parking area.
especially in New Orleans...
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:02 PM   #4
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Wayne M is from down around Galveston. He probably would know of a storage place. I don't think I would want to park a MH at the port parking area.
Can I ask why? Unsafe or just expensive? I see the Port of Galveston lists about $260 for oversize vehicles for 7 days. I just picked a random date in Feb so other dats may be more or less. I also don't know if the MH and Wrangler would be one oversize vehicle or if that would be another $130
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For the Port of Miami, there is a secure parking lot located about 2 blocks from the entrance to the port. It has security cameras and is fenced for about $5.00 or so per day. You can park a motorhome there but they will charge you for each space that the rig takes. e.g.; 4 spaces= $5.00 x 4. There is a shuttle service to the cruise terminal.

I believe that Fort Lauderdale has a similar plan.

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Wow!
Something I never thought about or researched. In the meantime, Port of Galveston Parking, and has the same provisions as previously stated, per car size parking space.

If you are pulling a TOAD, then the options increase with storage units all over the place. The storage unit I'm in is about 20 or so miles from Galveston Port and my monthly is $125. That is cheaper than paying for the Port's parking. Also, the storage area I'm in is covered and 110v electric. If you are interested I can ask if they would consider a "weekly" rate. Also consider that If I'm out of town I may be able to make a special deal with them and you could park in my spot - don't know how they would accept that but it wouldn't hurt to ask. The worse one can get for asking is a "No."

Next time I run down Galveston way I'll see what is available around the port area. It would be good information to pass on to the next person that may ask.

There are plenty of those "self storage" areas around that you could "dry park."

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Wow thanks Wayne, I'm just thinking about it now because it sounds like fun. I don't know why but your link to the Port of Galveston is cheaper than the one I found ,
GALVESTON CRUISES : Parking at Galveston Cruise Ship Terminal
At least there are some options. I don't remember reading on this forum about RVers taking their MH to a cruise ship but obviously there are people who do it.
Booking a cruise is complicated too with all the choices and upgrades and prices can double one week over the next.

Well I see I messed that link up some how but it was $260 for 7 days
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For the Port of Miami, there is a secure parking lot located about 2 blocks from the entrance to the port. It has security cameras and is fenced for about $5.00 or so per day. You can park a motorhome there but they will charge you for each space that the rig takes. e.g.; 4 spaces= $5.00 x 4. There is a shuttle service to the cruise terminal.

I believe that Fort Lauderdale has a similar plan.

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Thanks Coastie, that another possibility, it farther from CO but my daughter lives in Port Richey FL so I may consider that.
I know this complicates the question even more, but I wonder if spending the night in the MH the night before and perhaps the night after the cruise is permissable or possible?
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We've taken cruises out of Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville FL. and all have secure parking and have space for motor homes.
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At Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale) their is no oversized RV parking. We parked for a 10 day cruise at JJ Kelly Storage, (954 321-3957) which is about 6 miles from the dock. Limo service for $20 to the dock. $20 a day for motor home and toad plus $2 per day for 15 amp plug in.Worked great for us.
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Why not just leave the motorhome at a campground? They should have storage at a reasonable price. A lot safer than a dock area.
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We have done it at Port Canaveral with no problems
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