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Port of Charleston, Charleston

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The Port of Charleston is a seaport located in South Carolina in the Southeastern United States. The port's facilities span three municipalities — Charleston, North Charleston, and Mount Pleasant — with five public terminals owned and operated by the South Carolina Ports Authority. These facilities handle containers; motor vehicles; and other rolling stock, non-containerized goods and project cargo, as well as Charleston's cruise ship operation. Additional facilities in the port are privately owned and operated, handling bulk commodities like petroleum, coal and steel.
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  • We utilized the Port of Charleston for our recent cruise. I had read horror stories about this port and the traffic. Their website stated that the parking opened up at 1130. We got through the main ga...  more »
  • The lines were a bit long, but they were very thorough. There are people to help you in the parking lot/ the roads in the port that will point you in the direction you need to go if you get lost-like ...  more »
  • We caught a cruise from Charleston with carnival. This port is old and some of the buildings are rundown. Figuring out where to get in line to park was the 1st challenge, only 2 signs and neither dire...  more »
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  • Great views, easy to get on and off of the ship. I would have liked advanced notice that the parking garage was so close to the terminal though. It is easily within walking distance as long as you don't have a lot of luggage. I wasn't a fan of waiting for the bus, boarding with 80 other people and their stuff, and then driving three minuets to the terminal.
  • Very beautiful port took a cruise out of here to the Bahamas. It was very organized and easy to navigate.
  • Went here for our cruise and it was very seamless and simple. Get here early though because there will be a line.
  • First visiting here for a cruise. A little confusing navigating. A long wait to enter with car, but considering how many people were trying I really shouldn't complain. Better than driving to Florida.
  • Came in on a Carnival ship. Very short walk to historic area of Charleston. Nice not to worry about additional transportation for good shopping and sights.