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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: 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 13, 2018 $369 $389 $449 $634 Carnival Liberty December 13, 2018
December 20, 2018 $399 $449 $519 $714 Carnival Liberty December 20, 2018
December 27, 2018 $529 $629 $759 N/A Carnival Liberty December 27, 2018
January 3, 2019 $439 $489 $589 N/A Carnival Liberty January 3, 2019
January 10, 2019 $329 $359 $429 $685 Carnival Liberty January 10, 2019
January 17, 2019 $329 $379 $429 $756 Carnival Liberty January 17, 2019
January 24, 2019 $319 $349 $419 $613 Carnival Liberty January 24, 2019
January 31, 2019 $319 $359 $419 $624 Carnival Liberty January 31, 2019
February 7, 2019 $349 $409 $479 $663 Carnival Liberty February 7, 2019
February 14, 2019 $409 $439 $529 $884 Carnival Liberty February 14, 2019
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; Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas; CocoCay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Cruising; Baltimore, Maryland
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 13, 2018 $827 $856 $1,948 N/A Grandeur of the Seas December 13, 2018
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
December 14, 2018 $356 $427 N/A N/A Enchantment of the Seas December 14, 2018
December 21, 2018 N/A $1,085 N/A N/A Enchantment of the Seas December 21, 2018
January 4, 2019 $568 $625 $1,059 N/A Enchantment of the Seas January 4, 2019
January 11, 2019 $427 $484 $851 $1,728 Enchantment of the Seas January 11, 2019
January 18, 2019 $607 $673 $1,184 $1,528 Enchantment of the Seas January 18, 2019
January 25, 2019 $428 $506 N/A $1,056 Enchantment of the Seas January 25, 2019
February 8, 2019 $462 $606 N/A $1,143 Enchantment of the Seas February 8, 2019
February 22, 2019 $400 $466 $700 N/A Enchantment of the Seas February 22, 2019
March 8, 2019 $350 $392 $628 N/A Enchantment of the Seas March 8, 2019
March 22, 2019 $394 $462 N/A $2,179 Enchantment of the Seas March 22, 2019
8 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Aruba Island; Curacao; Grand Turk Island; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 14, 2018 N/A $919 $1,209 N/A Carnival Sunshine December 14, 2018
January 4, 2019 $979 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Sunshine January 4, 2019
February 15, 2019 $914 $1,059 N/A $1,984 Carnival Sunshine February 15, 2019
March 8, 2019 $929 $1,009 $1,489 $1,869 Carnival Sunshine March 8, 2019
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Norwegian Epic
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 15, 2018 $599 N/A $629 $749 Norwegian Epic December 15, 2018
December 29, 2018 $1,169 N/A $1,579 $1,729 Norwegian Epic December 29, 2018
February 9, 2019 $649 N/A $899 $1,029 Norwegian Epic February 9, 2019
February 23, 2019 $669 N/A $979 $1,079 Norwegian Epic February 23, 2019
March 16, 2019 $799 N/A $1,029 $1,049 Norwegian Epic March 16, 2019
March 30, 2019 $699 N/A $999 $1,049 Norwegian Epic March 30, 2019
April 13, 2019 $679 N/A $999 $1,099 Norwegian Epic April 13, 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
December 15, 2018 N/A $1,019 $1,099 N/A Carnival Breeze December 15, 2018
December 29, 2018 $1,199 N/A $1,864 $2,499 Carnival Breeze December 29, 2018
January 5, 2019 $909 N/A $1,199 N/A Carnival Breeze January 5, 2019
January 19, 2019 N/A $1,004 N/A $2,118 Carnival Breeze January 19, 2019
January 26, 2019 $969 N/A $1,249 $2,014 Carnival Breeze January 26, 2019
February 9, 2019 $789 $989 $1,154 $1,859 Carnival Breeze February 9, 2019
February 16, 2019 $769 $1,019 $1,189 $1,717 Carnival Breeze February 16, 2019
March 2, 2019 $809 $979 $1,149 $2,004 Carnival Breeze March 2, 2019
March 9, 2019 $859 $1,094 $1,229 $1,842 Carnival Breeze March 9, 2019
March 23, 2019 $894 $1,219 $1,419 N/A Carnival Breeze March 23, 2019
7 Nights Bahamas Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 15, 2018 $479 $529 $679 $779 Norwegian Gem December 15, 2018
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, 2018 $414 $469 $569 $830 Carnival Liberty December 16, 2018
December 30, 2018 $864 N/A $1,069 N/A Carnival Liberty December 30, 2018
January 13, 2019 $352 $399 $529 $940 Carnival Liberty January 13, 2019
January 27, 2019 $342 $409 $529 $779 Carnival Liberty January 27, 2019
February 10, 2019 $369 $439 $569 $750 Carnival Liberty February 10, 2019
February 24, 2019 $399 $444 $599 $794 Carnival Liberty February 24, 2019
March 10, 2019 $549 $599 $714 $1,229 Carnival Liberty March 10, 2019
March 24, 2019 $519 $619 $769 $894 Carnival Liberty March 24, 2019
April 7, 2019 $429 $529 $629 $844 Carnival Liberty April 7, 2019
April 21, 2019 $449 $529 $659 $864 Carnival Liberty April 21, 2019
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Cruising; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 16, 2018 N/A N/A $2,005 $2,142 Oasis of the Seas December 16, 2018
December 30, 2018 $1,999 $2,042 $2,142 $12,843 Oasis of the Seas December 30, 2018
January 13, 2019 $1,070 $1,417 $1,591 $4,060 Oasis of the Seas January 13, 2019
January 27, 2019 $1,091 $1,234 $1,435 $1,966 Oasis of the Seas January 27, 2019
February 10, 2019 $1,282 $1,549 $1,591 $4,659 Oasis of the Seas February 10, 2019
February 24, 2019 $886 N/A $1,367 $4,886 Oasis of the Seas February 24, 2019
March 10, 2019 $942 $1,011 $1,200 $4,911 Oasis of the Seas March 10, 2019
March 24, 2019 $928 N/A $1,031 $2,202 Oasis of the Seas March 24, 2019
April 7, 2019 $1,044 $1,170 $1,189 $5,253 Oasis of the Seas April 7, 2019
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; Cruising; Nassau, Bahamas; CocoCay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 17, 2018 $527 $584 $914 N/A Enchantment of the Seas December 17, 2018
December 24, 2018 $1,211 $1,268 N/A N/A Enchantment of the Seas December 24, 2018
January 21, 2019 $478 $521 N/A $1,203 Enchantment of the Seas January 21, 2019
February 18, 2019 $357 $424 N/A $995 Enchantment of the Seas February 18, 2019
March 18, 2019 $444 $512 N/A $2,244 Enchantment of the Seas March 18, 2019
April 1, 2019 $509 $553 N/A $1,023 Enchantment of the Seas April 1, 2019

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