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Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

Ever since Orlando became one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States, it also became one of the most popular ports for cruise departures. Port Canaveral is now among the busiest cruise ports on the East Coast, and although it is mainly a departure/arrival point rather than a destination, tourists will find no end to interesting activities and sightseeing opportunities. The port itself is located near the Kennedy Space Center, just a 50 minute drive east of Orlando. If you want to mix up your cruise itinerary just a bit, consider working in a magical weekend in Orlando, or just take some time to enjoy the beautiful Atlantic beaches - and the great surfing - in and around Port Canaveral.

Where the Ship Docks

Carnival Cruise Lines operates from Terminal 5 or Terminal 10 at Port Canaveral, as does the Royal Caribbean Line. Other cruise lines have or share other terminals. There are very few sightseeing opportunities near the piers, nor are there many shops except those located at the Cove Marketplace. However, taxis can be hailed at the dock facility and shuttle service is available to take cruise passengers to and from Orlando.

What to See and Do

Port Canaveral offers up some of the best surfing on the Atlantic Coast, and the Canaveral National Seashore is one of the longest undisturbed stretches to be found anywhere. Very secluded, it is perfect for strolling, beachcombing and otherwise just relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of cities. In Cocoa Beach, families will enjoy spending time at Lori Wilson Park on North Atlantic Avenue, where the water is shallow and perfect for swimming. Historic Cocoa Village, smack in the center of the Indian River citrus fruit country, has a number of restored buildings and has a good mixture of boutiques, souvenir shops and restaurants. And of course a trip to the Kennedy Space Center is one of the most memorable visits you will ever make. If coming from Orlando, you may want to stop at Walt Disney World complex, where you will find no end to all types of entertainment. From the Magic Kingdom to the futuristic displays at Epcot Center, this is one of the most visited theme parks on earth. Disney also operates its Hollywood Studios near the Magic Kingdom, where many of the popular TV shows are filmed. And at Universal Studios Florida, you can tour the entire facility and take in the fun rides, enjoying exhibits depicting the production of some of TV and cinema's most famous characters. Sea World Orlando, near the southern end of International Blvd and close to the Orange County Convention Center is another top attraction in the area. Here you can feed the dolphins, explore the Wild Arctic exhibit and visit the orcas at Shamu Stadium.

Eating/Drinking

Both Port Canaveral and Orlando are full of dining options, and aside from the theme-oriented establishments at or near Walt Disney World, Orlando has a good mix of traditional and regional specialty restaurants. At the City Fish Restaurant in downtown you can enjoy fresh grilled lobster, extravagant seafood burgers and various shrimp delicacies. The popular Tijuana Flats, also located in downtown, has the best Tex-Mex cuisine in the city. In the Port Canaveral area the Grill's Seafood Deck and Tiki Bar is located near the terminals on Glen Cheek Drive and has a commanding waterfront view that is as wonderful as the seafood itself. Coconuts on the Beach is a fun restaurant in the Cocoa Beach area, located on Minutemen Causeway and offering some of the best clam chowder in the state.

Getting Around

To travel between Port Canaveral and Orlando you can either take a taxi or use a shuttle bus service. However, most cruise travelers feel more comfortable renting a car, especially if they are planning to spend some time in Orlando before or after their cruise trip. The Lynx public bus service operates routes from downtown Orlando to International Blvd and the various theme parks.

Miscellaneous But Important

Both Orlando and Port Canaveral have a number of Internet cafes, and passengers arriving by air have Internet connection and WiFi available at the airport. When visiting the eastern part of Florida, make sure to bring a light slicker or umbrella, as rain squalls are common. Changing currency is not important, as most Caribbean and Bahamas cruise destinations are ports where U.S. dollars are accepted.

 
Cruise ships at Port Canaveral.

Cruise ships at Port Canaveral.


You can enjoy a beautiful sunset from the Cocoa Beach.

You can enjoy a beautiful sunset from the Cocoa Beach.


A look inside the Kennedy Space Center.

A look inside the Kennedy Space Center.


Dolphins holding up their trainers at Shamu Stadium.

Dolphins holding up their trainers at Shamu Stadium.

 

Cruises to Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida


3 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 18, 2020 $212 $322 $397 $782 Mariner of the Seas September 18, 2020
September 25, 2020 $253 $324 $570 $832 Mariner of the Seas September 25, 2020
October 2, 2020 $290 $332 $420 $742 Mariner of the Seas October 2, 2020
October 9, 2020 $281 $323 $413 $866 Mariner of the Seas October 9, 2020
October 16, 2020 $206 $307 $398 $793 Mariner of the Seas October 16, 2020
October 23, 2020 $226 $270 $352 $782 Mariner of the Seas October 23, 2020
October 30, 2020 $212 $333 $416 $782 Mariner of the Seas October 30, 2020
November 13, 2020 $262 $300 $384 $843 Mariner of the Seas November 13, 2020
November 20, 2020 $216 $336 $427 $793 Mariner of the Seas November 20, 2020
November 27, 2020 $245 $335 $515 $793 Mariner of the Seas November 27, 2020
3 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 18, 2020 $234 $284 $349 $499 Carnival Liberty September 18, 2020
September 25, 2020 $259 $284 $349 $524 Carnival Liberty September 25, 2020
October 2, 2020 $279 $319 $389 $482 Carnival Liberty October 2, 2020
October 9, 2020 $279 $319 $389 $526 Carnival Liberty October 9, 2020
October 16, 2020 $234 $284 $349 $601 Carnival Liberty October 16, 2020
October 23, 2020 $239 $284 $359 $484 Carnival Liberty October 23, 2020
October 30, 2020 $234 $284 $349 $484 Carnival Liberty October 30, 2020
November 6, 2020 $239 $284 $349 $576 Carnival Liberty November 6, 2020
November 13, 2020 $239 $284 $349 $649 Carnival Liberty November 13, 2020
November 20, 2020 $239 $284 $349 $649 Carnival Liberty November 20, 2020
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Breeze
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 19, 2020 $714 $904 $1,009 $1,790 Carnival Breeze September 19, 2020
5 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Elation
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Princess Cays, the Bahamas; Grand Turk Island; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 19, 2020 $429 $519 $789 $833 Carnival Elation September 19, 2020
October 3, 2020 $399 $459 $732 $814 Carnival Elation October 3, 2020
May 1, 2021 $569 $649 $959 $1,054 Carnival Elation May 1, 2021
May 15, 2021 $579 $659 $969 $1,064 Carnival Elation May 15, 2021
May 29, 2021 $629 $729 $1,059 $1,169 Carnival Elation May 29, 2021
June 12, 2021 $729 $829 $1,159 $1,269 Carnival Elation June 12, 2021
June 26, 2021 $759 $859 $1,189 $1,299 Carnival Elation June 26, 2021
July 10, 2021 $749 $849 $1,179 $1,289 Carnival Elation July 10, 2021
July 24, 2021 $729 $829 $1,159 $1,269 Carnival Elation July 24, 2021
August 7, 2021 $619 $719 $1,039 $1,144 Carnival Elation August 7, 2021
7 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Bayonne, NJ
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Departure: Bayonne, NJ
Arrival: Bayonne, NJ
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Cruising; Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 20, 2020 $1,132 $1,292 $1,466 $2,663 Oasis of the Seas September 20, 2020
September 27, 2020 $1,275 $1,435 $1,622 $2,806 Oasis of the Seas September 27, 2020
October 4, 2020 $1,290 $1,449 $1,609 $2,935 Oasis of the Seas October 4, 2020
October 11, 2020 $1,290 $1,449 $1,609 $2,935 Oasis of the Seas October 11, 2020
October 18, 2020 $920 $1,031 $1,160 $2,263 Oasis of the Seas October 18, 2020
October 25, 2020 $921 $1,032 $1,161 $2,267 Oasis of the Seas October 25, 2020
May 9, 2021 $833 $922 $1,128 $2,309 Oasis of the Seas May 9, 2021
May 16, 2021 $886 $1,018 $1,060 $2,405 Oasis of the Seas May 16, 2021
May 23, 2021 $886 $1,028 $1,073 $2,407 Oasis of the Seas May 23, 2021
May 30, 2021 $908 $1,039 $1,084 $2,404 Oasis of the Seas May 30, 2021
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Harmony of the Seas
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 20, 2020 $1,018 $1,235 $1,228 $2,976 Harmony of the Seas September 20, 2020
October 18, 2020 $836 $900 $927 $1,948 Harmony of the Seas October 18, 2020
November 22, 2020 $1,315 $1,628 $1,640 $2,864 Harmony of the Seas November 22, 2020
December 20, 2020 $1,238 $1,361 $1,519 $3,400 Harmony of the Seas December 20, 2020
January 17, 2021 $801 $889 $997 $2,144 Harmony of the Seas January 17, 2021
February 14, 2021 $990 $1,039 $1,114 $5,460 Harmony of the Seas February 14, 2021
March 14, 2021 $1,070 $1,110 $1,160 $2,099 Harmony of the Seas March 14, 2021
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 21, 2020 $233 $334 $658 $982 Mariner of the Seas September 21, 2020
October 5, 2020 $335 $387 $601 $968 Mariner of the Seas October 5, 2020
October 26, 2020 $255 $362 $443 $881 Mariner of the Seas October 26, 2020
November 16, 2020 $254 $338 $519 $931 Mariner of the Seas November 16, 2020
November 30, 2020 $254 $369 $538 $846 Mariner of the Seas November 30, 2020
January 11, 2021 $373 $412 $487 $888 Mariner of the Seas January 11, 2021
January 25, 2021 $319 $359 $483 $877 Mariner of the Seas January 25, 2021
February 1, 2021 $376 $407 $495 $930 Mariner of the Seas February 1, 2021
February 22, 2021 $441 $510 $572 $904 Mariner of the Seas February 22, 2021
March 15, 2021 $471 $494 $596 $1,024 Mariner of the Seas March 15, 2021
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 21, 2020 $259 $284 $369 $684 Carnival Liberty September 21, 2020
October 12, 2020 $279 $319 $414 $715 Carnival Liberty October 12, 2020
October 19, 2020 $234 $284 $369 $820 Carnival Liberty October 19, 2020
November 9, 2020 $239 $284 $369 $784 Carnival Liberty November 9, 2020
December 7, 2020 $259 $284 $369 $769 Carnival Liberty December 7, 2020
December 14, 2020 $259 $284 $369 $549 Carnival Liberty December 14, 2020
January 4, 2021 $279 $329 $434 $705 Carnival Liberty January 4, 2021
February 8, 2021 $289 $359 $459 $795 Carnival Liberty February 8, 2021
March 8, 2021 $389 $459 $569 $809 Carnival Liberty March 8, 2021
April 5, 2021 $429 $509 $609 $1,069 Carnival Liberty April 5, 2021
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Elation
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Princess Cays, the Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 24, 2020 $249 $319 $509 $500 Carnival Elation September 24, 2020
October 8, 2020 $289 $319 $514 $500 Carnival Elation October 8, 2020
October 22, 2020 $279 $319 $509 $607 Carnival Elation October 22, 2020
November 5, 2020 $254 $319 $509 $598 Carnival Elation November 5, 2020
November 19, 2020 $254 $319 $509 $507 Carnival Elation November 19, 2020
December 3, 2020 $279 $319 $509 $587 Carnival Elation December 3, 2020
December 17, 2020 $314 $354 $534 $744 Carnival Elation December 17, 2020
December 31, 2020 $544 $594 $809 $934 Carnival Elation December 31, 2020
May 6, 2021 $359 $424 $584 $749 Carnival Elation May 6, 2021
May 20, 2021 $379 $439 $639 $769 Carnival Elation May 20, 2021
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Breeze
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 26, 2020 $609 $824 $879 $1,648 Carnival Breeze September 26, 2020

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