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Old 10-08-2012, 02:09 PM   #16
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I noticed this as well when I was checking yesterday. Do they have to know what ship you're on? Couldn't we just say Carnival? It just seems really convenient to the terminal and a plus for me is not having to wait on a shuttle.
I don't think that would work. The 7 night Carnival Cruises run Sunday-Sunday. DCL does not.

I also booked with Galveston Park & Cruise back in July, last month they cancelled my reservation and refunded the $. Their email stated it was due to demand - and that they would not be accepting any reservations for Disney cruises starting with November.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:20 PM   #17
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Has anyone parked, or know of someone who has parked at BOI parking?
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:30 AM   #18
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I am seriously leaning toward BOI as well... loads of good reviews on other cruise forums.. and I like that you can call them from customs and they will have your car waiting. To me, that's worth the 65 bucks.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:24 PM   #19
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We're using BOI Valet for our end of November cruise. I had heard of the issues with Park N Cruise not wanting DCL money, so thought I'd try out BOI. Hopefully it will go well. My hubby's happy about covered valet parking for his mercedes.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:05 AM   #20
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Did you end up using boi parking? If so, how did it go?
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:16 PM   #21
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Used BOI for our Jan. 12th - 18th cruise, everything went perfect. As soon as we arrived at customs we called BOI, car was waiting at the door of the garage waiting to drive out. Would use them again in the future.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:29 PM   #22
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Thank you!!! Sounds like a great experience! Easy!
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:02 PM   #23
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We are using EZ Cruise parking in three weeks - we would have prefered BOI but they didn't have any availability for our cruise.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:27 AM   #24
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Please forgive the dumb question. Is there a reason people don't use the actual Port of Galveston Parking lots? I am guessing it is because they aren't covered but is there another more important reason?

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:46 PM   #25
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Used BOI for our Jan. 12th - 18th cruise, everything went perfect. As soon as we arrived at customs we called BOI, car was waiting at the door of the garage waiting to drive out. Would use them again in the future.
I am trying to figure out how BOI works. I have used EZ cruise in the past, and I didn't have any major problems. I didn't like being escorted to a "2nd" lot far from the terminal, or the fact that I had to tip a luggage guy, a driver and then the porter all separate. It wasn't a big deal as they did have excellent service, and our trucks were in pristine condition at the end of the cruise. I just wondered how the BOI valet thing worked. Do they pick up your car from the pier, or from the front of the lot? Do you walk your luggage across the street?
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Please forgive the dumb question. Is there a reason people don't use the actual Port of Galveston Parking lots? I am guessing it is because they aren't covered but is there another more important reason?

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This will be my 6th time to cruise out of Galveston, and i have always took the word of the boards that the private lots are cheaper with better service. I have heard horror stories of getting stuck in traffic inside the Port's official parking. However, I have never actually tried it to compare. I always choose based on reviews from past users.
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Something very fishy is going on! I recommended the Galveston Park'n'Cruise parking because they are so convenient to Terminal 2, where DCL docks. Someone reported they were sold out for Spring 2013. I thought to myself "Huh?!?!They are huge! All one story buildings, but several warehouses with parking in buildings and in between. How can they be sold out?" So being the nosey ... errr, inquisitive person that I am, I checked several dates and, it does, in fact say "Sorry. Sold Out." (paraphrased ). But! I found that weird, too, so I started typing in random dates and random cruiselines, and ALL the DCL ones came back "Sorry. Sold Out." ALL the other cruiselines came back with availibility on every date. Christmas. Thanksgiving. Spring Break. DCL was "Sorry. Sold Out." EVERY other line was "Which parking would you prefer?"

I find this really bizarre. Any ideas of what is going on?

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i dont believe they are parking for the DCL cruises at Park n Cruise, they have too many ships in town in the winter/spring, so i guess they cant handle all the cruise lines. we use them for CArnival all the time, but they were not doing Princess either so we used BOI Valet which is right across the street too and covered.
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I am trying to figure out how BOI works. I have used EZ cruise in the past, and I didn't have any major problems. I didn't like being escorted to a "2nd" lot far from the terminal, or the fact that I had to tip a luggage guy, a driver and then the porter all separate. It wasn't a big deal as they did have excellent service, and our trucks were in pristine condition at the end of the cruise. I just wondered how the BOI valet thing worked. Do they pick up your car from the pier, or from the front of the lot? Do you walk your luggage across the street?
you drive to the garage and drop off your car, and i think you call them when you arrive back and they have the car waiting at the garage you dropped it off at, it's right on the corner at the PORT, directly across from the ships!
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Please forgive the dumb question. Is there a reason people don't use the actual Port of Galveston Parking lots? I am guessing it is because they aren't covered but is there another more important reason?

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we dont use them because they are farther away and seem to take FOREVER to get from their to the ship, we use the one's located right across the street so we can walk the one block to the ship. much easier when you arrive back to walk the one block, get in your car w/o any traffic.....you have to book early for them as they do fill up. one is Park N Cruise the other is BOI Valet , which i believe is owned by Park N cruise!
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We're using BOI Valet for our end of November cruise. I had heard of the issues with Park N Cruise not wanting DCL money, so thought I'd try out BOI. Hopefully it will go well. My hubby's happy about covered valet parking for his mercedes.
funny thing is when i got my confirmation from BOI VALET it says
FROM "Park N Cruise" on the return email address....so they must be owned by Park N Cruise?
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