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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: Norwegian Sun
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Key West, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 21, 2019 $159 $199 $399 $749 Norwegian Sun October 21, 2019
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
October 21, 2019 $332 $399 $532 $999 Mariner of the Seas October 21, 2019
December 9, 2019 $356 $544 $556 N/A Mariner of the Seas December 9, 2019
December 23, 2019 $676 $806 $1,004 $1,744 Mariner of the Seas December 23, 2019
January 6, 2020 $408 $469 $658 $1,049 Mariner of the Seas January 6, 2020
January 13, 2020 $501 $559 $849 $1,025 Mariner of the Seas January 13, 2020
January 27, 2020 N/A $846 $783 $1,068 Mariner of the Seas January 27, 2020
February 3, 2020 $441 $538 $837 $996 Mariner of the Seas February 3, 2020
February 24, 2020 $475 $525 $761 $1,119 Mariner of the Seas February 24, 2020
March 30, 2020 $447 $503 $680 $1,119 Mariner of the Seas March 30, 2020
April 13, 2020 $438 $504 $710 $1,113 Mariner of the Seas April 13, 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
October 21, 2019 $344 $389 $504 $791 Carnival Liberty October 21, 2019
November 4, 2019 $309 $349 $449 $739 Carnival Liberty November 4, 2019
November 18, 2019 $304 $339 $424 $636 Carnival Liberty November 18, 2019
December 2, 2019 $314 $339 $429 $680 Carnival Liberty December 2, 2019
December 9, 2019 $319 $349 $434 $669 Carnival Liberty December 9, 2019
December 16, 2019 $334 $379 $459 $628 Carnival Liberty December 16, 2019
December 30, 2019 $644 $754 $924 $1,239 Carnival Liberty December 30, 2019
January 13, 2020 $309 $354 $449 $730 Carnival Liberty January 13, 2020
January 27, 2020 $319 $389 $479 $689 Carnival Liberty January 27, 2020
February 10, 2020 $364 $414 $529 $784 Carnival Liberty February 10, 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
October 24, 2019 N/A $414 $629 $617 Carnival Elation October 24, 2019
November 7, 2019 $369 N/A $604 $608 Carnival Elation November 7, 2019
November 21, 2019 $359 $394 $609 $702 Carnival Elation November 21, 2019
December 19, 2019 $434 $474 $709 $702 Carnival Elation December 19, 2019
January 2, 2020 $414 $454 $724 $830 Carnival Elation January 2, 2020
January 16, 2020 $339 $359 $589 $699 Carnival Elation January 16, 2020
January 30, 2020 $339 $384 $554 $572 Carnival Elation January 30, 2020
February 13, 2020 $409 $464 $704 $729 Carnival Elation February 13, 2020
February 27, 2020 $374 $429 $669 $719 Carnival Elation February 27, 2020
March 26, 2020 $399 $469 $669 $799 Carnival Elation March 26, 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
October 25, 2019 $332 $399 $532 $1,065 Mariner of the Seas October 25, 2019
November 1, 2019 $372 $425 $572 N/A Mariner of the Seas November 1, 2019
November 12, 2019 $284 $327 $470 $856 Mariner of the Seas November 12, 2019
November 15, 2019 $399 $470 $613 $856 Mariner of the Seas November 15, 2019
November 22, 2019 $439 $532 $625 $1,082 Mariner of the Seas November 22, 2019
November 29, 2019 $465 $559 $625 $1,065 Mariner of the Seas November 29, 2019
December 6, 2019 $356 $413 $565 $2,356 Mariner of the Seas December 6, 2019
December 13, 2019 $598 $641 $812 $1,330 Mariner of the Seas December 13, 2019
December 20, 2019 $332 $382 $485 $855 Mariner of the Seas December 20, 2019
December 27, 2019 $473 $586 $694 $1,523 Mariner of the Seas December 27, 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
October 25, 2019 $349 $384 $464 $584 Carnival Liberty October 25, 2019
November 1, 2019 $334 $349 $454 $551 Carnival Liberty November 1, 2019
November 8, 2019 $364 $384 $494 $649 Carnival Liberty November 8, 2019
November 15, 2019 $329 $359 $444 $589 Carnival Liberty November 15, 2019
November 22, 2019 $334 $359 $444 $634 Carnival Liberty November 22, 2019
November 29, 2019 $324 $394 $444 $616 Carnival Liberty November 29, 2019
December 6, 2019 $309 $369 $439 $824 Carnival Liberty December 6, 2019
December 13, 2019 $324 $374 $459 $724 Carnival Liberty December 13, 2019
December 20, 2019 $344 $439 $504 $729 Carnival Liberty December 20, 2019
December 27, 2019 $464 $554 $669 $849 Carnival Liberty December 27, 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; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 26, 2019 $129 $149 $199 $549 Norwegian Sun October 26, 2019
November 4, 2019 $139 $179 $349 $649 Norwegian Sun November 4, 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
October 26, 2019 $839 $1,009 $1,149 N/A Carnival Breeze October 26, 2019
November 16, 2019 N/A N/A $1,129 $1,943 Carnival Breeze November 16, 2019
November 30, 2019 $759 $959 $1,139 $1,724 Carnival Breeze November 30, 2019
December 7, 2019 $879 $1,049 $1,169 N/A Carnival Breeze December 7, 2019
December 14, 2019 $829 $989 $1,119 $1,443 Carnival Breeze December 14, 2019
December 28, 2019 $1,249 $1,619 $1,984 N/A Carnival Breeze December 28, 2019
January 4, 2020 $769 N/A $1,169 $2,024 Carnival Breeze January 4, 2020
February 1, 2020 $804 N/A $1,369 N/A Carnival Breeze February 1, 2020
February 8, 2020 $819 $1,044 $1,239 $2,132 Carnival Breeze February 8, 2020
February 15, 2020 $839 $1,074 $1,229 $2,284 Carnival Breeze February 15, 2020
7 Nights Bahamas Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Norwegian Escape
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
October 27, 2019 $349 $449 $449 $599 Norwegian Escape October 27, 2019
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; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 27, 2019 $1,332 $1,503 N/A $5,406 Harmony of the Seas October 27, 2019

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