If you plan to spend the night before embarking on your cruise, or you are planning a few days vacation in Miami before or after, it is wise to choose a hotel that offers either free or reasonably priced parking and a shuttle service to the Port of Miami. Cruise parking at the port itself costs $20 per day. If someone is bringing you to the terminal and wants to wait with you, the charge is $7. Any instance where a car remains overnight is considered long term parking. Cruises in the current itineraries all fall under Long Term Parking. If you do choose to leave your vehicle at the Port of Miami, they accept all major credit cards and cash payments for parking. You do not have to reserve a space ahead of time as there are nearly 6,000 parking spaces, but there is no valet parking service.
Rates do vary for larger vehicles, for example vans, RVs and any vehicle with a trailer. An RV costs $40 per day for long term parking. With so many excellent deals on cruises out of Miami, it is a significant extra cost to use the Port of Miami’s parking facilities, but there are a number of other alternatives. Read more »