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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: 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
January 26, 2020 $1,126 $1,277 $2,659 $12,287 Harmony of the Seas January 26, 2020
February 9, 2020 $1,956 N/A $2,508 N/A Harmony of the Seas February 9, 2020
February 23, 2020 $1,327 $1,875 $1,951 N/A Harmony of the Seas February 23, 2020
March 8, 2020 $1,370 $1,650 $1,855 N/A Harmony of the Seas March 8, 2020
March 22, 2020 $1,684 $1,555 $1,799 $6,550 Harmony of the Seas March 22, 2020
April 5, 2020 $1,427 $1,799 $1,857 $3,668 Harmony of the Seas April 5, 2020
April 19, 2020 $1,441 $1,783 $1,999 $6,452 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
January 27, 2020 $319 $359 $444 $618 Carnival Liberty January 27, 2020
February 10, 2020 $359 $409 $519 $692 Carnival Liberty February 10, 2020
February 24, 2020 $344 $409 $519 $1,033 Carnival Liberty February 24, 2020
March 9, 2020 $429 $534 $644 $854 Carnival Liberty March 9, 2020
March 23, 2020 $434 $579 $684 $834 Carnival Liberty March 23, 2020
April 6, 2020 $534 $629 $744 $999 Carnival Liberty April 6, 2020
April 20, 2020 $419 $479 $594 $870 Carnival Liberty April 20, 2020
December 24, 2020 $594 $694 $844 $1,079 Carnival Liberty December 24, 2020
November 29, 2021 $319 $379 $479 $609 Carnival Liberty November 29, 2021
February 7, 2022 $329 $399 $499 $629 Carnival Liberty February 7, 2022
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
January 27, 2020 $640 $640 $899 $1,142 Mariner of the Seas January 27, 2020
February 3, 2020 $541 $641 N/A $2,741 Mariner of the Seas February 3, 2020
February 10, 2020 $721 $776 $1,179 N/A Mariner of the Seas February 10, 2020
February 24, 2020 $736 $1,051 N/A $2,856 Mariner of the Seas February 24, 2020
March 30, 2020 $510 $560 $734 $1,097 Mariner of the Seas March 30, 2020
April 20, 2020 $762 $811 $1,109 $1,751 Mariner of the Seas April 20, 2020
May 18, 2020 $637 $788 $975 N/A Mariner of the Seas May 18, 2020
May 25, 2020 $674 $794 $909 $1,186 Mariner of the Seas May 25, 2020
June 1, 2020 $655 $789 $989 $1,348 Mariner of the Seas June 1, 2020
June 8, 2020 $665 $877 $1,068 $1,348 Mariner of the Seas June 8, 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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 28, 2020 $349 $349 $519 $1,199 Norwegian Sun January 28, 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
January 30, 2020 $339 $369 $544 $613 Carnival Elation January 30, 2020
February 13, 2020 $414 $454 $659 $729 Carnival Elation February 13, 2020
February 27, 2020 $379 $424 $649 $794 Carnival Elation February 27, 2020
April 9, 2020 $484 $514 $739 $728 Carnival Elation April 9, 2020
April 23, 2020 $424 $479 $709 $759 Carnival Elation April 23, 2020
January 14, 2021 $334 $384 $564 $649 Carnival Elation January 14, 2021
January 28, 2021 $334 $384 $564 $649 Carnival Elation January 28, 2021
February 11, 2021 $384 $444 $644 $749 Carnival Elation February 11, 2021
March 11, 2021 $389 $424 $604 $749 Carnival Elation March 11, 2021
April 8, 2021 $414 $464 $644 $729 Carnival Elation April 8, 2021
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
January 31, 2020 $334 $359 $444 $605 Carnival Liberty January 31, 2020
February 7, 2020 $354 $384 $459 $589 Carnival Liberty February 7, 2020
February 14, 2020 $429 $469 $554 $799 Carnival Liberty February 14, 2020
February 21, 2020 $364 $414 $474 $729 Carnival Liberty February 21, 2020
February 28, 2020 $349 $389 $459 $664 Carnival Liberty February 28, 2020
March 6, 2020 $424 $459 $504 $730 Carnival Liberty March 6, 2020
March 13, 2020 $394 $494 $544 $701 Carnival Liberty March 13, 2020
March 20, 2020 $464 $484 $559 $690 Carnival Liberty March 20, 2020
March 27, 2020 $414 $449 $519 $699 Carnival Liberty March 27, 2020
April 3, 2020 $424 $479 $524 $772 Carnival Liberty April 3, 2020
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
January 31, 2020 $542 $598 $799 $937 Mariner of the Seas January 31, 2020
February 7, 2020 $521 $622 $807 $2,363 Mariner of the Seas February 7, 2020
February 14, 2020 $834 $1,022 N/A N/A Mariner of the Seas February 14, 2020
February 21, 2020 $734 $820 $1,049 $1,259 Mariner of the Seas February 21, 2020
February 28, 2020 $613 $685 $899 $1,184 Mariner of the Seas February 28, 2020
March 6, 2020 $527 $599 $756 $1,113 Mariner of the Seas March 6, 2020
March 13, 2020 $793 $850 $988 $1,141 Mariner of the Seas March 13, 2020
March 20, 2020 $740 $797 $933 $1,311 Mariner of the Seas March 20, 2020
March 27, 2020 $399 $455 $514 $1,017 Mariner of the Seas March 27, 2020
April 3, 2020 $569 $603 $759 $927 Mariner of the Seas April 3, 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; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 1, 2020 N/A $599 N/A N/A Norwegian Breakaway February 1, 2020
February 15, 2020 $797 $1,042 $1,098 $1,224 Norwegian Breakaway February 15, 2020
March 7, 2020 $949 $1,179 $1,199 $1,379 Norwegian Breakaway March 7, 2020
March 14, 2020 $1,129 $1,149 $1,249 $1,329 Norwegian Breakaway March 14, 2020
March 21, 2020 $1,099 $1,149 $1,199 $1,329 Norwegian Breakaway March 21, 2020
April 4, 2020 $1,069 $1,149 $1,199 $1,399 Norwegian Breakaway April 4, 2020
April 11, 2020 $899 $1,149 $1,179 $1,279 Norwegian Breakaway April 11, 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
February 1, 2020 N/A N/A $1,399 $2,324 Carnival Breeze February 1, 2020
February 8, 2020 $929 N/A N/A $2,199 Carnival Breeze February 8, 2020
February 15, 2020 $869 N/A N/A $2,399 Carnival Breeze February 15, 2020
February 29, 2020 $859 $1,079 $1,269 $1,939 Carnival Breeze February 29, 2020
March 7, 2020 $969 $1,249 $1,379 $2,342 Carnival Breeze March 7, 2020
March 21, 2020 $949 $1,234 $1,409 $1,862 Carnival Breeze March 21, 2020
March 28, 2020 $889 $1,219 $1,379 $1,585 Carnival Breeze March 28, 2020
April 4, 2020 $1,059 $1,329 $1,584 N/A Carnival Breeze April 4, 2020
April 18, 2020 $989 $1,189 $1,369 $1,916 Carnival Breeze April 18, 2020
April 25, 2020 $899 $1,114 $1,249 N/A Carnival Breeze April 25, 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
February 2, 2020 $319 $329 $559 $779 Norwegian Sun February 2, 2020
February 7, 2020 $370 $377 $601 $846 Norwegian Sun February 7, 2020
February 12, 2020 $412 $419 $601 $1,294 Norwegian Sun February 12, 2020
February 22, 2020 $439 $439 $699 $999 Norwegian Sun February 22, 2020
February 27, 2020 $359 $379 $649 $1,379 Norwegian Sun February 27, 2020
March 13, 2020 $531 $538 $678 $1,791 Norwegian Sun March 13, 2020
March 18, 2020 $524 $524 $678 $944 Norwegian Sun March 18, 2020
December 24, 2020 $839 $986 $1,196 $1,889 Norwegian Sun December 24, 2020
March 22, 2021 $531 $692 $972 $1,679 Norwegian Sun March 22, 2021

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