The Port of New Orleans’ two state-of-the-art cruise terminals with secured parking are located in the heart of the city near the historic French Quarter, family attractions, shopping, dining and hotels. Erato Street Cruise Terminal offers more than 1,000 parking spots within the terminal, while the Julia Street Cruise Terminal, right next door to Erato, offers secured parking adjacent to the terminal.

For more information on parking, please contact Ann Hanks, Cruise and Commercial Coordinator, at 504.528.3318 or email at ann.hanks@portnola.com.

Erato Street Cruise Terminal

1100 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

  • Terminal for Carnival Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line.
  • Over 1,000 covered and secured parking spaces with SeaCap luggage assistance. Elevator from garage to the embarkation deck.
  • Climate-controlled and ADA-compliant passenger gangway.
  • Centrally located in New Orleans on the riverfront streetcar line, 5 minutes from the French Quarter and only minutes from I-10 access.

Julia Street Cruise Terminal

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

  • Terminal for Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International.
  • Designated Port parking adjacent to the terminal with SeaCap luggage assistance.
  • Climate-controlled and ADA-compliant passenger gangway.
  • Located between the Erato Street Cruise Terminal Complex and the Riverwalk Outlet Collection.
  • Centrally located in New Orleans on the riverfront streetcar line, 5 minutes from the French Quarter and only minutes from I-10 access.

Driving Directions to Erato and Julia Street Terminals

  • From I-10 East or West, exit at U.S. 90 W (Exit 234A).
  • Exit U.S. 90 W at Tchoupitoulas (Exit 11C). This will be the last exit before crossing the Mississippi River on the Crescent City Connection Bridge.
  • Follow down ramp to ground level and turn right at the second stoplight onto Tchoupitoulas St.
  • Turn left at the next stoplight onto Henderson St. and proceed for two blocks.
  • Turn left onto Port of New Orleans Place after crossing the railroad tracks.
  • The Erato Street Cruise Terminal (Carnival Cruise Line) is located just past the bridge pier. The Julia Street Cruise Terminal (Norwegian and Royal Caribbean) is located just beyond Erato.
  • Do not try to access cruise terminals from the entrances to Port of New Orleans Place at Julia St. or Poydras St.

Parking

Veteran Parking

The Port of New Orleans provides free cruise terminal parking for disabled Veterans that meet certain requirements.

The disabled Veteran must have at least a fifty percent service-connected disability and prove their status.

Acceptable documentation can be a VA letter, DV license plate, or other documentation that shows the disabled Veterans percentage. If you are not able to provide the proper documentation upon arrival, the Port will not be able to offer you free parking.

Please note, free parking is only available to disabled Veterans and does not apply to families or spouses of the disabled Veteran. The boarding pass will need to show the name of the disabled Veteran AND the disabled Veteran must be present. If you have multiple cars but only one person in your party qualifies, you will only receive one free parking space.

Parking for Erato Street Cruise Terminal

  • The Erato Street Parking Garage entrance is located on top of the terminal. It is accessible via a circular ramp that you will see as you approach the building.
  • On the first floor of the garage (third floor of the terminal building) you will receive directions to the offloading area. SeaCaps will take your checked baggage and deliver them directly to the ship.
  • After parking, take the elevator to the first floor check-in and waiting area.
  • Parking rates: 4 day parking is $90; 5 days parking is $110; 7 days parking is $150.
  • Please have your boarding information available. You must show it to enter the garage. Advance reservations are not available for regular-sized vehicles, but a parking space is guaranteed.
  • Maximum height is 8' 4" (limited space) on third floor and 7' 6" on higher floors, and maximum 22 feet in length. Garage is secured, lighted and patrolled.

Parking for Julia Street Cruise Terminal

  • Once you enter Port of New Orleans Place, proceed past the Erato Street Terminal to Julia Street.
  • You will receive directions to the Julia Street Terminal drop-off area where SeaCaps will assist you with your luggage.
  • You will receive directions to the parking lot located next to the cruise terminal.
  • Parking rates: 4 day parking is $90; 5 days parking is $110; 7 days parking is $150.
  • The parking lot is a within a block of the terminal, and shuttle service is provided if needed. Parking lot is secured, lighted and patrolled. Reservations are not available for regular-sized vehicles, but a parking space is guaranteed.

Oversized Vehicles (RVs, Buses and Vehicles Longer Than 22 FT)

  • Unfortunately, the Port is no longer able to accommodate oversized vehicles. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Overflow Parking

Due to high parking demand during the spring and summer months, it may be necessary to redirect passengers to the overflow parking lots that are conveniently located near the cruise terminals. Shuttle transportation to and from these lots is provided.