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Charleston Cruise Port

Charleston Cruise Port

Did you know that Charleston is one of the top ten travel destinations in the US? Filled with all the beauty that the south can offer, Charleston is a great port to both cruise to and from. The Charleston Cruise Port is situated in Charleston, South Carolina. Operated by the South Carolina State Port Authority, the Charleston Cruise Port is located in historic downtown Charleston at the Union Pier.

Directions

The address at the Port of Charleston is 176 Concord Street, Charleston, SC, 29401. The entrance for debarking on a cruise from Charleston is the Union Pier Terminal Gate 2. The entrance is near Washington Street at the intersection of Concord and Laurens Streets.

Parking

There is no need to make reservations if you are parking at the port of Charleston. Pricing for parking at the Charleston Cruise Port is $17.00 per day. For the four most common cruise lengths this adds up to:

$68.00 for 4 days

$85.00 for 5 days

$102.00 for 6 days

$119.00 for 7 days

Long term parking is available at the Charleston Cruise Port facilities. Reservations are not required for cruise passenger vehicles. Available only to cruise line passengers, vehicles can be parked in a controlled access area. It is a lock down facility that is continually patrolled and secured by the Port Police, during your entire cruising adventure. Parking is available for any vehicle up to 20 feet long (including all spaces in the handicap area). The entire parking fee will be due upon entrance. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, personal check or traveler’s checks, along with major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card and American Express. A complimentary shuttle is available to transport you from parking areas to the Charleston Cruise Port. As an alternative to parking, you can take a taxi at approximately $10 (each way) from the Charleston International Airport (CHS).

Hotels

Consider arriving a few days early so you and your party can stay at local accommodations. The Market Pavilion Hotel Charleston, the Harbor View Charleston, and the Anchorage Inn Charleston are all located within walking distance, less than a 10th of a mile, of the Charleston Cruise Port.

Cruise Port Embarkation Information

Home to the Carnival Fantasy, the Union Pier Terminal begins accepting passengers on the day of their cruise, at Gate #2, at the intersection of Laurens and Concord Street. Every passenger will be required to provide cruise documents/tickets, a government issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license) and proof of citizenship (a municipality issued birth certificate or passport).

Charleston Cruises deals are available on Cruise Voyant. 

Charleston Cruise Port Address: 196 Concord Street; Charleston, SC 29413
HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS
Charleston Place Hotel www.charlestonplace.com(843) 722-4900
Market Pavilion Hotel www.marketpavilion.com(843) 723-0500
Lodge Alley Inn – a Bluegreen Resort www.bluegreenonline.com(843) 722-1611
Vendue Inn www.vendueinn.com(843) 577-7970
TRANSPORTATION, CAR RENTALS & PARKING
Enterprise www.enterprise.com
(843) 723-6215
Avis Rent a Car www.avis.com
(843) 577-9705
Budget Rent a Car www.budget.com
(843) 577-5195
Hertz Rent a Car www.hertz.com
(843) 856-9766
SIGHTSEEING, TOURS, ATTRACTIONS & SHORE EXCURSIONS
Classic Carriage Works, LLC. www.classiccarriage.com (843) 853-3747
Bulldog Tours, Inc.
www.culinarytoursofcharleston.com
(843) 727-1100
Gibbes Museum of Art www.gibbesmuseum.org (843) 722-2706
Confederate Museum www.csa-scla.org (843) 723-1541
DINING & ENTERTAINMENT
High Cotton Restaurant
www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com
(843) 724-3815
Magnolia’s
www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com
(843) 577-7771
Noisy Oyster Seafood Restaurant
www.noisyoysterseafood.com
(843) 723-0044
SHOPPING
Urban Outfitters Direct
www.urbanoutfitters.com
(843) 720-5293
Shops At Charleston Pl
www.charlestonplace.com
(843) 722-4900
American Apparel
www.americanapparel.net
(843) 853-7220
Majestic Square
(843) 853-1682
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES
CVS/Pharmacy
www.cvs.com
(843) 720-8523
SunTrust Bank
www.suntrust.com
(843) 937-8917
First Citizens Bank
www.firstcitizensonline.com
(843) 723-2337
Drug Enforcement Adm
(843) 727-4531