Parking at Port Canaveral for a cruise will soon cost a little more after port commissioners unanimously voted to raise parking rates on Wednesday.
The increase will take effect within a month and will be done on a 90 day trial basis. The commissioners want to see if the increased parking rates will result in lost revenue to cheaper off-site parking lots. The new rates will be as follows:
- Regular sized vehicles: $16 a day up from $15.
- Oversized vehicles: $28 a day up from $26.
The increase in parking rates is expected to bring in an additional $900,000 a year in revenue for the port. The increase is needed to help offset the $30 million that the port has put into new parking facilities over the past few years.
Dave Berman from Florida Today reported that cruise lines have been notified of the pending increase in parking fares. Port Canaveral is one of the most popular cruise embarkation ports in Florida with over 4 million cruise passengers passing through the port each year. Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Disney Cruise Line, and Norwegian Cruise Line all have cruise ships that home port in Port Canaveral.
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