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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


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; Cruising; Nassau, Bahamas; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 19, 2019 $719 N/A $719 $1,199 Mariner of the Seas August 19, 2019
August 26, 2019 $439 $532 $665 $1,422 Mariner of the Seas August 26, 2019
September 2, 2019 $399 $560 $532 $3,065 Mariner of the Seas September 2, 2019
September 9, 2019 $391 $452 $520 $932 Mariner of the Seas September 9, 2019
September 16, 2019 $452 $532 $665 $865 Mariner of the Seas September 16, 2019
September 23, 2019 $399 $439 $559 $999 Mariner of the Seas September 23, 2019
September 30, 2019 $332 $399 $532 $1,065 Mariner of the Seas September 30, 2019
October 7, 2019 $639 $724 $929 $1,422 Mariner of the Seas October 7, 2019
October 14, 2019 $665 $719 $1,062 $1,471 Mariner of the Seas October 14, 2019
November 18, 2019 $551 $712 $849 $1,125 Mariner of the Seas November 18, 2019
5 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Key West, Florida; Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 19, 2019 $579 $529 $599 $799 Norwegian Sun August 19, 2019
September 30, 2019 $279 $299 $429 $899 Norwegian Sun September 30, 2019
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; Grand Turk Island; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 19, 2019 $569 $679 N/A $1,164 Carnival Elation August 19, 2019
September 7, 2019 $509 $542 $779 $807 Carnival Elation September 7, 2019
December 9, 2019 N/A N/A $829 $1,099 Carnival Elation December 9, 2019
February 8, 2020 $439 $549 $929 $939 Carnival Elation February 8, 2020
November 9, 2020 $449 $529 $809 $859 Carnival Elation November 9, 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; Princess Cays, the Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 19, 2019 $451 $504 $627 $989 Carnival Liberty August 19, 2019
September 2, 2019 $344 $389 $484 $659 Carnival Liberty September 2, 2019
September 16, 2019 $334 $384 $479 $650 Carnival Liberty September 16, 2019
September 30, 2019 $324 $374 $469 $675 Carnival Liberty September 30, 2019
November 11, 2019 $319 $389 $489 $839 Carnival Liberty November 11, 2019
November 25, 2019 $544 $674 $844 N/A Carnival Liberty November 25, 2019
December 23, 2019 $704 $774 $904 $1,489 Carnival Liberty December 23, 2019
January 6, 2020 $339 $399 $529 $804 Carnival Liberty January 6, 2020
February 17, 2020 $419 $474 $599 $774 Carnival Liberty February 17, 2020
March 16, 2020 $499 $599 $719 $829 Carnival Liberty March 16, 2020
9 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Baltimore, MD
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas
Departure: Baltimore, MD
Arrival: Baltimore, MD
Duration: 9 Nights
Ports: Baltimore, Maryland; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Miami, Florida; Key West, Florida; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas; Cruising; Baltimore, Maryland
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 22, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $2,516 Grandeur of the Seas August 22, 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
August 23, 2019 $409 $424 $494 $728 Carnival Liberty August 23, 2019
August 30, 2019 $559 $609 N/A N/A Carnival Liberty August 30, 2019
September 6, 2019 $354 $379 $449 $626 Carnival Liberty September 6, 2019
September 13, 2019 $349 $364 $434 $584 Carnival Liberty September 13, 2019
September 20, 2019 $339 $374 $444 $714 Carnival Liberty September 20, 2019
September 27, 2019 $344 $359 $424 $606 Carnival Liberty September 27, 2019
October 4, 2019 $354 $394 $464 $744 Carnival Liberty October 4, 2019
October 11, 2019 $379 $429 $494 $769 Carnival Liberty October 11, 2019
October 18, 2019 $344 $384 $472 $724 Carnival Liberty October 18, 2019
October 25, 2019 $339 $379 $469 $689 Carnival Liberty October 25, 2019
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
August 23, 2019 $545 $545 $772 $932 Mariner of the Seas August 23, 2019
August 30, 2019 $626 N/A $826 $1,065 Mariner of the Seas August 30, 2019
September 6, 2019 $536 $592 $678 $1,104 Mariner of the Seas September 6, 2019
September 13, 2019 $465 $532 $625 $1,065 Mariner of the Seas September 13, 2019
September 27, 2019 $559 $479 $559 $799 Mariner of the Seas September 27, 2019
October 4, 2019 $479 $559 $692 $1,034 Mariner of the Seas October 4, 2019
October 11, 2019 $492 $612 $724 $1,030 Mariner of the Seas October 11, 2019
October 18, 2019 $439 $529 $619 $839 Mariner of the Seas October 18, 2019
October 25, 2019 $498 $625 $780 $1,179 Mariner of the Seas October 25, 2019
November 1, 2019 $419 $579 $669 $1,705 Mariner of the Seas November 1, 2019
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
August 24, 2019 $869 N/A $1,189 $1,594 Carnival Breeze August 24, 2019
September 28, 2019 $819 $999 $1,089 $1,759 Carnival Breeze September 28, 2019
October 5, 2019 $829 $1,019 $1,209 $1,974 Carnival Breeze October 5, 2019
October 12, 2019 N/A N/A $1,209 $1,819 Carnival Breeze October 12, 2019
October 26, 2019 $769 $1,029 $1,169 $1,874 Carnival Breeze October 26, 2019
November 16, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $2,304 Carnival Breeze November 16, 2019
November 30, 2019 $799 $969 $1,119 N/A Carnival Breeze November 30, 2019
December 7, 2019 $889 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Breeze December 7, 2019
December 14, 2019 $869 N/A $1,189 N/A Carnival Breeze December 14, 2019
December 28, 2019 $1,304 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Breeze December 28, 2019
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
August 24, 2019 $609 $789 $1,009 $1,069 Carnival Elation August 24, 2019
September 2, 2019 $469 $519 $789 $891 Carnival Elation September 2, 2019
September 16, 2019 $494 $529 $799 $929 Carnival Elation September 16, 2019
September 21, 2019 $474 $519 $869 $1,001 Carnival Elation September 21, 2019
September 30, 2019 $429 $529 $799 $902 Carnival Elation September 30, 2019
October 5, 2019 $519 $659 $959 $964 Carnival Elation October 5, 2019
October 14, 2019 $559 $632 N/A $1,239 Carnival Elation October 14, 2019
October 19, 2019 $524 N/A N/A $986 Carnival Elation October 19, 2019
October 28, 2019 $524 $619 N/A $959 Carnival Elation October 28, 2019
November 2, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $999 Carnival Elation November 2, 2019
5 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 24, 2019 $429 $449 $529 $779 Norwegian Sun August 24, 2019

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