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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


5 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Enchantment of the Seas
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; CocoCay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 26, 2019 $719 $742 N/A N/A Enchantment of the Seas April 26, 2019
3 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 26, 2019 $349 $379 $619 $649 Norwegian Sun April 26, 2019
May 3, 2019 $529 $549 $499 $1,099 Norwegian Sun May 3, 2019
May 10, 2019 $279 $319 $379 $699 Norwegian Sun May 10, 2019
May 17, 2019 $409 $429 $499 $759 Norwegian Sun May 17, 2019
May 31, 2019 $469 $499 $529 $689 Norwegian Sun May 31, 2019
June 7, 2019 $579 $589 $629 $759 Norwegian Sun June 7, 2019
June 14, 2019 $529 $559 $579 $729 Norwegian Sun June 14, 2019
June 21, 2019 $529 $529 $599 $779 Norwegian Sun June 21, 2019
June 28, 2019 $489 $529 $649 $899 Norwegian Sun June 28, 2019
July 5, 2019 $679 $539 $599 $979 Norwegian Sun July 5, 2019
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; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 27, 2019 $909 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Breeze April 27, 2019
May 25, 2019 $959 $1,219 $1,309 $1,974 Carnival Breeze May 25, 2019
March 14, 2020 $879 $1,039 $1,169 $1,689 Carnival Breeze March 14, 2020
May 2, 2020 $779 $939 $1,069 $1,449 Carnival Breeze May 2, 2020
May 30, 2020 $999 $1,199 $1,339 $1,869 Carnival Breeze May 30, 2020
August 8, 2020 $959 $1,159 $1,299 $1,709 Carnival Breeze August 8, 2020
September 5, 2020 $719 $869 $979 $1,379 Carnival Breeze September 5, 2020
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Grand Turk Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 27, 2019 N/A N/A $1,359 N/A Carnival Sunshine April 27, 2019
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
April 28, 2019 $533 $659 N/A N/A Carnival Liberty April 28, 2019
May 2, 2019 $549 $619 $859 $850 Carnival Liberty May 2, 2019
September 2, 2019 $359 $429 $519 $729 Carnival Liberty September 2, 2019
September 16, 2019 $354 $409 $519 $784 Carnival Liberty September 16, 2019
September 30, 2019 $324 $394 $484 $685 Carnival Liberty September 30, 2019
October 28, 2019 $354 $414 $504 $764 Carnival Liberty October 28, 2019
November 11, 2019 $339 $414 $534 $754 Carnival Liberty November 11, 2019
January 6, 2020 $329 $419 $499 $709 Carnival Liberty January 6, 2020
March 16, 2020 $474 $554 $654 $829 Carnival Liberty March 16, 2020
March 30, 2020 $409 $489 $589 $749 Carnival Liberty March 30, 2020
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Enchantment of the Seas
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; CocoCay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 29, 2019 $499 $541 N/A N/A Enchantment of the Seas April 29, 2019
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Majesty of the Seas
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; CocoCay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 29, 2019 $349 $408 N/A $1,239 Majesty of the Seas April 29, 2019
4 Nights Cuba Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Key West, Florida; Havana, Cuba; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 29, 2019 $679 $869 $1,159 $1,709 Norwegian Sun April 29, 2019
May 6, 2019 $329 $429 $629 $1,399 Norwegian Sun May 6, 2019
May 13, 2019 $429 $649 $779 $2,009 Norwegian Sun May 13, 2019
May 20, 2019 $449 $649 $779 $1,599 Norwegian Sun May 20, 2019
May 27, 2019 $479 $599 $699 $1,299 Norwegian Sun May 27, 2019
June 17, 2019 $549 $729 $899 $1,149 Norwegian Sun June 17, 2019
June 24, 2019 $599 $899 $979 $1,689 Norwegian Sun June 24, 2019
July 1, 2019 $529 $829 $959 $1,429 Norwegian Sun July 1, 2019
July 22, 2019 $659 $909 $899 $1,149 Norwegian Sun July 22, 2019
July 29, 2019 $479 $599 $799 $1,099 Norwegian Sun July 29, 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
May 4, 2019 N/A $1,099 N/A N/A Carnival Breeze May 4, 2019
May 11, 2019 N/A $1,159 $1,339 $1,832 Carnival Breeze May 11, 2019
May 18, 2019 $1,039 $1,159 $1,419 $1,984 Carnival Breeze May 18, 2019
June 1, 2019 N/A N/A $1,699 $2,374 Carnival Breeze June 1, 2019
April 4, 2020 $939 $1,099 $1,219 $1,809 Carnival Breeze April 4, 2020
May 9, 2020 $809 $969 $1,099 $1,549 Carnival Breeze May 9, 2020
May 16, 2020 $839 $999 $1,139 $1,619 Carnival Breeze May 16, 2020
May 23, 2020 $969 $1,139 $1,269 $1,779 Carnival Breeze May 23, 2020
June 6, 2020 $1,029 $1,229 $1,369 $2,009 Carnival Breeze June 6, 2020
June 27, 2020 $1,059 $1,259 $1,399 $2,029 Carnival Breeze June 27, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 5, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,504 Carnival Sunshine May 5, 2019

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