New Orleans Cruise Ship Terminal Directions and Parking

PORT NOLA - The Port of New Orleans

Erato Street Terminal
1100 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-1733

Directions to the Port

From Interstate 10 East or West to New Orleans

  • Exit at US 90 West (Exit 234-A)
  • Exit US 90 West at Tchoupitoulas (Exit 11-C). This will be the last exit before crossing the Mississippi River on the Crescent City Connection Bridge
  • Follow down the ramp to ground level and turn right at the second stop light onto Tchoupitoulas Street.
  • Turn left at the next stop light on Henderson Street and proceed for two blocks.
  • Turn left onto Port of New Orleans Place after crossing the railroad tracks
  • The Erato Street Cruise Terminal is located just past the bridge pier and the Julia Street Cruise Terminal
  • Note: Do not try to access the cruise terminal from the entrances to Port of New Orleans Place at Julia Street or Poydras Street.

Parking Information
$20.00 USD per day
Rates subject to change by the Port Authority

  • The Erato Street Parking Garage is located on top of the terminal. The entrance is a circular ramp that you will see as you approach the building.
  • Parking garage has 1000 parking spaces and is located on floors 3 through 6 of the terminal building
  • Full payment due upon entering the garage. You must have your cruise tickets available.
  • On the first floor of the garage (3rd floor of the terminal building), you will be directed  to the offloading area. SeaCaps will take your checked luggage and deliver them to the ship.
  • After parking, take the elevator to the second floor check-in and waiting area.
  • Accepted forms of payment: U.S Dollars; Credit Cards
  • The garage is secure, lighted and patrolled.
  • Handicap Parking available with proof of valid permit.
  • No advance reservations required.
  • Maximum height is 8'4" on 3rd floor and 7'6" on higher floors and maximum 22 feet in length.
  • For additional parking information, please contact Mustafa Yucesoy (SP Plus) at 504 609-9559 or      

Parking Information for Oversized Vehicles, RVs and Buses
$38.00 USD per day
Rates subject to change by the Port Authority

  • Oversized vehicles or those that take up more than one space may use the Poydras Street Parking Lot which is next to the Julia Street Cruise Terminal. Use same driving directions. 
  • Offload all luggage and passengers at the Erato Street Cruise Terminal. The driver should proceed past the Erato and Julia terminals and turn right at the Poydras Street Parking Lot.  
  • The outdoor lot has 75 spaces and is secure, lighted and patrolled.
  • A shuttle is available back to the Erato Street Cruise Terminal.
  • Reservations are required - please contact Ann Hanks at 504 528-3318 or


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