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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
April 10, 2020 $309 $399 $449 $592 Carnival Liberty April 10, 2020
April 17, 2020 $304 $379 $454 $664 Carnival Liberty April 17, 2020
April 24, 2020 $329 $424 $474 $679 Carnival Liberty April 24, 2020
May 1, 2020 $354 $404 $469 $710 Carnival Liberty May 1, 2020
May 8, 2020 $339 $394 $454 $757 Carnival Liberty May 8, 2020
May 15, 2020 $309 $369 $439 $690 Carnival Liberty May 15, 2020
May 22, 2020 $359 $459 $539 $840 Carnival Liberty May 22, 2020
May 29, 2020 $324 $399 $449 $622 Carnival Liberty May 29, 2020
June 5, 2020 $399 $514 $559 $729 Carnival Liberty June 5, 2020
June 12, 2020 $394 $469 $509 $779 Carnival Liberty June 12, 2020
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 11, 2020 $859 $1,089 $1,319 $1,743 Carnival Breeze April 11, 2020
May 2, 2020 $849 $1,114 $1,209 $2,034 Carnival Breeze May 2, 2020
May 30, 2020 $879 $1,249 $1,439 $1,728 Carnival Breeze May 30, 2020
August 8, 2020 $1,029 $1,269 $1,359 N/A Carnival Breeze August 8, 2020
September 5, 2020 $724 $914 $1,059 $1,856 Carnival Breeze September 5, 2020
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
April 12, 2020 $377 $404 $594 $734 Norwegian Sun April 12, 2020
7 Nights Bahamas Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Norwegian Bliss
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
April 12, 2020 $1,224 $1,364 $1,364 $1,469 Norwegian Bliss April 12, 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
April 13, 2020 $369 $489 $594 $833 Carnival Liberty April 13, 2020
April 27, 2020 $374 $434 $554 $909 Carnival Liberty April 27, 2020
May 11, 2020 $314 $419 $524 $784 Carnival Liberty May 11, 2020
May 25, 2020 $379 $504 $594 $768 Carnival Liberty May 25, 2020
June 8, 2020 $434 $569 $669 $1,144 Carnival Liberty June 8, 2020
July 6, 2020 $564 $644 $789 $979 Carnival Liberty July 6, 2020
July 20, 2020 $494 $609 $709 $1,074 Carnival Liberty July 20, 2020
August 3, 2020 $509 $609 $704 $999 Carnival Liberty August 3, 2020
August 10, 2020 $434 $534 $654 $894 Carnival Liberty August 10, 2020
August 17, 2020 $384 $474 $579 $869 Carnival Liberty August 17, 2020
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
April 13, 2020 $479 $659 $1,141 $1,184 Carnival Elation April 13, 2020
April 18, 2020 $469 $589 $959 $1,059 Carnival Elation April 18, 2020
April 27, 2020 $549 $609 $979 $1,094 Carnival Elation April 27, 2020
May 11, 2020 $549 $609 $1,019 $1,039 Carnival Elation May 11, 2020
May 25, 2020 $579 $739 $1,059 $1,179 Carnival Elation May 25, 2020
June 8, 2020 $739 $869 N/A $1,624 Carnival Elation June 8, 2020
June 22, 2020 $679 $829 $1,219 $1,464 Carnival Elation June 22, 2020
July 6, 2020 $779 $869 $1,279 $1,214 Carnival Elation July 6, 2020
July 20, 2020 $754 $899 N/A $1,509 Carnival Elation July 20, 2020
August 3, 2020 $709 $779 $1,139 $1,159 Carnival Elation August 3, 2020
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 17, 2020 $405 $460 $538 $937 Norwegian Sun April 17, 2020
April 1, 2021 $449 $599 $859 $1,429 Norwegian Sun April 1, 2021
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
April 18, 2020 $849 $1,149 $1,269 $1,991 Carnival Breeze April 18, 2020
April 25, 2020 $849 $1,144 $1,269 $2,052 Carnival Breeze April 25, 2020
May 9, 2020 $859 $1,109 $1,259 $2,245 Carnival Breeze May 9, 2020
May 16, 2020 $889 $1,179 $1,309 $1,941 Carnival Breeze May 16, 2020
May 23, 2020 $919 $1,209 $1,369 $1,846 Carnival Breeze May 23, 2020
June 6, 2020 $1,019 $1,369 $1,619 $1,950 Carnival Breeze June 6, 2020
June 13, 2020 $939 $1,289 $1,429 $2,070 Carnival Breeze June 13, 2020
June 27, 2020 $899 $1,259 $1,374 $1,915 Carnival Breeze June 27, 2020
July 4, 2020 $1,089 N/A $1,649 N/A Carnival Breeze July 4, 2020
July 11, 2020 $929 $1,319 $1,409 $1,929 Carnival Breeze July 11, 2020
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 4 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
April 18, 2020 $299 $405 $499 $699 Norwegian Breakaway April 18, 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
April 20, 2020 $294 $389 $499 $771 Carnival Liberty April 20, 2020
December 24, 2020 $564 $674 $809 $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

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