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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
February 21, 2019 $389 $439 $509 $759 Carnival Liberty February 21, 2019
February 28, 2019 $399 $429 $499 $689 Carnival Liberty February 28, 2019
March 7, 2019 $399 $444 $534 $719 Carnival Liberty March 7, 2019
March 14, 2019 $454 $519 $579 $686 Carnival Liberty March 14, 2019
March 21, 2019 $479 $529 $579 $739 Carnival Liberty March 21, 2019
March 28, 2019 $439 $479 $579 $652 Carnival Liberty March 28, 2019
April 4, 2019 $414 $514 $589 $769 Carnival Liberty April 4, 2019
April 11, 2019 $399 $464 $549 $809 Carnival Liberty April 11, 2019
April 18, 2019 $459 $499 $569 $774 Carnival Liberty April 18, 2019
April 25, 2019 $429 $469 $554 $719 Carnival Liberty April 25, 2019
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
February 22, 2019 $672 $735 N/A $1,223 Enchantment of the Seas February 22, 2019
March 8, 2019 $689 $701 N/A N/A Enchantment of the Seas March 8, 2019
March 22, 2019 $610 $708 N/A N/A Enchantment of the Seas March 22, 2019
April 5, 2019 $558 $601 $1,000 $1,219 Enchantment of the Seas April 5, 2019
April 19, 2019 $740 $850 $1,160 $1,337 Enchantment of the Seas April 19, 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
February 23, 2019 $829 N/A $1,399 $1,529 Norwegian Epic February 23, 2019
March 16, 2019 $779 N/A $1,099 $1,199 Norwegian Epic March 16, 2019
March 30, 2019 $749 N/A $1,099 $1,349 Norwegian Epic March 30, 2019
April 13, 2019 $849 N/A $899 $1,099 Norwegian Epic April 13, 2019
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
February 23, 2019 $1,024 N/A $1,449 $2,419 Carnival Sunshine February 23, 2019
March 16, 2019 $979 N/A $1,429 $2,012 Carnival Sunshine March 16, 2019
April 6, 2019 $919 N/A N/A $1,988 Carnival Sunshine April 6, 2019
April 27, 2019 $869 $919 $1,284 $4,054 Carnival Sunshine April 27, 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
February 23, 2019 $839 $949 N/A N/A Carnival Breeze February 23, 2019
March 16, 2019 $929 $1,119 $1,259 $1,944 Carnival Breeze March 16, 2019
April 6, 2019 $829 $929 $1,099 $1,662 Carnival Breeze April 6, 2019
April 27, 2019 $739 $909 $1,029 $1,809 Carnival Breeze April 27, 2019
May 25, 2019 $899 $1,169 $1,279 $1,974 Carnival Breeze May 25, 2019
June 15, 2019 $1,029 $1,419 $1,489 N/A Carnival Breeze June 15, 2019
August 3, 2019 $889 $1,139 $1,269 N/A Carnival Breeze August 3, 2019
November 23, 2019 $859 $1,019 $1,159 $1,694 Carnival Breeze November 23, 2019
March 14, 2020 $879 $1,039 $1,169 $1,689 Carnival Breeze March 14, 2020
April 11, 2020 $889 $1,049 $1,169 $1,689 Carnival Breeze April 11, 2020
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
February 24, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $5,088 Oasis of the Seas February 24, 2019
March 24, 2019 $1,281 $1,625 $1,939 $5,176 Oasis of the Seas March 24, 2019
April 7, 2019 $1,415 $1,677 $1,613 $5,253 Oasis of the Seas April 7, 2019
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
February 24, 2019 $749 $779 $779 $929 Norwegian Escape February 24, 2019
March 3, 2019 $649 $679 $699 $749 Norwegian Escape March 3, 2019
March 10, 2019 $799 $829 $849 $879 Norwegian Escape March 10, 2019
March 17, 2019 $779 $829 $849 $929 Norwegian Escape March 17, 2019
March 24, 2019 $729 $799 $879 $949 Norwegian Escape March 24, 2019
March 31, 2019 $699 $749 $749 $899 Norwegian Escape March 31, 2019
April 7, 2019 $649 $829 $849 $949 Norwegian Escape April 7, 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; Freeport, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 24, 2019 $409 $474 $589 $844 Carnival Liberty February 24, 2019
March 10, 2019 $514 $609 $709 $1,009 Carnival Liberty March 10, 2019
March 24, 2019 $519 $644 $804 $969 Carnival Liberty March 24, 2019
April 7, 2019 $444 $509 $629 $954 Carnival Liberty April 7, 2019
April 21, 2019 $444 $539 $664 $864 Carnival Liberty April 21, 2019
May 20, 2019 $444 $519 $619 $1,089 Carnival Liberty May 20, 2019
June 3, 2019 $564 $634 $749 $949 Carnival Liberty June 3, 2019
July 1, 2019 $554 $654 $784 $1,019 Carnival Liberty July 1, 2019
July 29, 2019 $539 $609 $719 $929 Carnival Liberty July 29, 2019
August 12, 2019 $444 $519 $629 $849 Carnival Liberty August 12, 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
February 25, 2019 $329 $378 N/A $1,159 Majesty of the Seas February 25, 2019
March 4, 2019 $378 $438 N/A $1,309 Majesty of the Seas March 4, 2019
April 15, 2019 $368 $499 N/A $1,579 Majesty of the Seas April 15, 2019
April 29, 2019 $349 $408 N/A $1,239 Majesty of the Seas April 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
March 2, 2019 $909 $1,019 $1,259 $2,044 Carnival Breeze March 2, 2019
March 9, 2019 $999 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Breeze March 9, 2019
March 23, 2019 $889 $1,189 $1,434 $2,004 Carnival Breeze March 23, 2019
March 30, 2019 $939 $1,159 $1,349 $1,999 Carnival Breeze March 30, 2019
April 13, 2019 $884 $1,214 $1,319 $1,909 Carnival Breeze April 13, 2019
April 20, 2019 $809 $1,129 $1,249 $1,788 Carnival Breeze April 20, 2019
May 4, 2019 $844 $1,029 $1,169 $2,069 Carnival Breeze May 4, 2019
May 11, 2019 $819 $1,059 $1,139 $1,849 Carnival Breeze May 11, 2019
May 18, 2019 $859 $1,104 $1,229 $1,819 Carnival Breeze May 18, 2019
June 1, 2019 $1,019 N/A $1,609 $1,992 Carnival Breeze June 1, 2019

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