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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


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
December 14, 2019 $799 $974 N/A N/A Carnival Breeze December 14, 2019
December 28, 2019 $1,219 $1,609 $1,959 N/A Carnival Breeze December 28, 2019
January 4, 2020 N/A N/A $1,279 $1,914 Carnival Breeze January 4, 2020
February 1, 2020 $909 N/A $1,389 $1,869 Carnival Breeze February 1, 2020
February 8, 2020 $859 N/A $1,339 $2,259 Carnival Breeze February 8, 2020
February 15, 2020 $839 $1,064 $1,229 N/A Carnival Breeze February 15, 2020
February 29, 2020 $799 $1,039 $1,239 N/A Carnival Breeze February 29, 2020
March 7, 2020 $949 $1,209 $1,349 $2,052 Carnival Breeze March 7, 2020
March 21, 2020 $864 $1,184 $1,384 $1,750 Carnival Breeze March 21, 2020
March 28, 2020 $874 $1,209 $1,354 $1,635 Carnival Breeze March 28, 2020
5 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Elation
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Grand Turk Island; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 14, 2019 $579 $589 $839 $966 Carnival Elation December 14, 2019
December 23, 2019 $839 $934 $1,349 $1,579 Carnival Elation December 23, 2019
December 28, 2019 N/A $1,089 N/A N/A Carnival Elation December 28, 2019
January 6, 2020 N/A $574 N/A $955 Carnival Elation January 6, 2020
January 11, 2020 N/A $549 N/A $1,014 Carnival Elation January 11, 2020
January 20, 2020 $449 $539 $899 $979 Carnival Elation January 20, 2020
January 25, 2020 $429 $552 $839 $839 Carnival Elation January 25, 2020
February 3, 2020 $474 $589 N/A $1,109 Carnival Elation February 3, 2020
February 17, 2020 $574 $699 N/A $1,054 Carnival Elation February 17, 2020
February 22, 2020 $519 $679 $989 $999 Carnival Elation February 22, 2020
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 14, 2019 $429 $499 $629 $799 Norwegian Breakaway December 14, 2019
February 22, 2020 $499 $799 $879 $1,099 Norwegian Breakaway February 22, 2020
March 28, 2020 $549 $749 $899 $999 Norwegian Breakaway March 28, 2020
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; Cruising; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Cruising; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 15, 2019 $1,292 $1,639 $1,825 $4,950 Harmony of the Seas December 15, 2019
January 12, 2020 $1,234 $1,311 $1,741 N/A Harmony of the Seas January 12, 2020
January 26, 2020 $1,218 $1,335 $1,441 $4,520 Harmony of the Seas January 26, 2020
February 9, 2020 $1,141 $1,284 $1,426 $4,243 Harmony of the Seas February 9, 2020
February 23, 2020 $1,284 $1,713 $2,305 $2,483 Harmony of the Seas February 23, 2020
March 8, 2020 $1,084 $1,427 $1,570 $3,380 Harmony of the Seas March 8, 2020
March 22, 2020 $865 $1,074 $1,183 $2,541 Harmony of the Seas March 22, 2020
April 5, 2020 $1,144 $1,726 $1,760 $2,672 Harmony of the Seas April 5, 2020
April 19, 2020 $917 $1,348 $1,403 $4,552 Harmony of the Seas April 19, 2020
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; Freeport, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 16, 2019 $334 $379 $464 $628 Carnival Liberty December 16, 2019
December 30, 2019 $691 $749 N/A N/A Carnival Liberty December 30, 2019
January 13, 2020 $314 $349 $434 $994 Carnival Liberty January 13, 2020
January 27, 2020 $309 $344 $439 $669 Carnival Liberty January 27, 2020
February 10, 2020 $329 $384 $499 $744 Carnival Liberty February 10, 2020
February 24, 2020 $339 $404 $509 $714 Carnival Liberty February 24, 2020
March 9, 2020 $454 $504 $624 $854 Carnival Liberty March 9, 2020
March 23, 2020 $429 $524 $639 $1,153 Carnival Liberty March 23, 2020
April 6, 2020 $509 $599 $729 $959 Carnival Liberty April 6, 2020
April 20, 2020 $389 $469 $574 $834 Carnival Liberty April 20, 2020
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; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 16, 2019 $641 $712 $855 $1,255 Mariner of the Seas December 16, 2019
January 20, 2020 $541 $684 $899 $1,284 Mariner of the Seas January 20, 2020
February 17, 2020 $574 $716 $1,029 $964 Mariner of the Seas February 17, 2020
March 9, 2020 $641 $711 $857 $1,152 Mariner of the Seas March 9, 2020
April 6, 2020 $639 $739 $860 $1,299 Mariner of the Seas April 6, 2020
April 27, 2020 $591 $660 $793 $1,203 Mariner of the Seas April 27, 2020
May 4, 2020 $519 $579 $709 $999 Mariner of the Seas May 4, 2020
May 11, 2020 $499 $579 $699 $1,049 Mariner of the Seas May 11, 2020
August 3, 2020 $639 $769 $989 $1,299 Mariner of the Seas August 3, 2020
August 10, 2020 $609 $719 $889 $1,249 Mariner of the Seas August 10, 2020
5 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 17, 2019 $299 $299 $799 $549 Norwegian Sun December 17, 2019
December 22, 2019 $639 $649 $829 $949 Norwegian Sun December 22, 2019
January 3, 2020 $269 $279 $379 $549 Norwegian Sun January 3, 2020
January 8, 2020 $219 $229 $379 $549 Norwegian Sun January 8, 2020
January 13, 2020 $199 $229 $349 $499 Norwegian Sun January 13, 2020
January 18, 2020 $239 $249 $379 $579 Norwegian Sun January 18, 2020
January 23, 2020 $229 $269 $379 $579 Norwegian Sun January 23, 2020
January 28, 2020 $159 $169 $299 $599 Norwegian Sun January 28, 2020
February 2, 2020 $319 $359 $549 $799 Norwegian Sun February 2, 2020
February 7, 2020 $219 $249 $349 $799 Norwegian Sun February 7, 2020
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; Freeport, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 19, 2019 $359 $439 N/A $815 Carnival Elation December 19, 2019
January 2, 2020 $444 $469 N/A $840 Carnival Elation January 2, 2020
January 16, 2020 $344 $364 $599 $699 Carnival Elation January 16, 2020
January 30, 2020 $334 $359 $524 $650 Carnival Elation January 30, 2020
February 13, 2020 $374 $449 $709 $729 Carnival Elation February 13, 2020
February 27, 2020 $369 $409 $644 $589 Carnival Elation February 27, 2020
April 9, 2020 $419 $484 $699 $828 Carnival Elation April 9, 2020
April 23, 2020 $359 $464 $664 $689 Carnival Elation April 23, 2020
November 19, 2020 $334 $384 $564 $639 Carnival Elation November 19, 2020
January 14, 2021 $334 $384 $564 $649 Carnival Elation January 14, 2021
8 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Bayonne, NJ
Ship: Anthem of the Seas
Departure: Bayonne, NJ
Arrival: Bayonne, NJ
Duration: 8 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
December 20, 2019 N/A N/A $2,814 $7,486 Anthem of the Seas December 20, 2019
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
December 20, 2019 $394 $439 $511 $644 Carnival Liberty December 20, 2019
December 27, 2019 $506 $559 $657 N/A Carnival Liberty December 27, 2019
January 3, 2020 $364 $389 $459 $762 Carnival Liberty January 3, 2020
January 10, 2020 $324 $354 $414 $526 Carnival Liberty January 10, 2020
January 17, 2020 $319 $394 $449 $609 Carnival Liberty January 17, 2020
January 24, 2020 $329 $354 $434 $634 Carnival Liberty January 24, 2020
January 31, 2020 $329 $349 $439 $669 Carnival Liberty January 31, 2020
February 7, 2020 $339 $374 $442 $819 Carnival Liberty February 7, 2020
February 14, 2020 $394 $434 $532 $694 Carnival Liberty February 14, 2020
February 21, 2020 $339 $389 $444 $649 Carnival Liberty February 21, 2020

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