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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


8 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Baltimore, MD
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas
Departure: Baltimore, MD
Arrival: Baltimore, MD
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Baltimore, Maryland; Cruising; Nassau, Bahamas; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; Cruising; Baltimore, Maryland
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 21, 2021 $669 $720 $840 $1,145 Grandeur of the Seas January 21, 2021
February 18, 2021 $672 $774 $926 $1,244 Grandeur of the Seas February 18, 2021
March 18, 2021 $762 $845 $1,231 $1,606 Grandeur of the Seas March 18, 2021
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 22, 2021 $196 $252 $303 $708 Mariner of the Seas January 22, 2021
January 29, 2021 $218 $273 $349 $746 Mariner of the Seas January 29, 2021
February 5, 2021 $220 $284 $371 $706 Mariner of the Seas February 5, 2021
February 12, 2021 $243 $279 $403 $845 Mariner of the Seas February 12, 2021
February 19, 2021 $247 $280 $385 $793 Mariner of the Seas February 19, 2021
February 26, 2021 $223 $277 $383 $718 Mariner of the Seas February 26, 2021
March 5, 2021 $283 $327 $407 $766 Mariner of the Seas March 5, 2021
March 12, 2021 $282 $326 $406 $797 Mariner of the Seas March 12, 2021
March 19, 2021 $278 $322 $387 $814 Mariner of the Seas March 19, 2021
March 26, 2021 $300 $336 $405 $776 Mariner of the Seas March 26, 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 22, 2021 $309 $349 $429 $489 Carnival Liberty January 22, 2021
January 29, 2021 $314 $384 $539 $901 Carnival Liberty January 29, 2021
February 5, 2021 $324 $364 $444 $469 Carnival Liberty February 5, 2021
February 12, 2021 $339 $379 $459 $494 Carnival Liberty February 12, 2021
February 19, 2021 $324 $364 $444 $614 Carnival Liberty February 19, 2021
February 26, 2021 $324 $364 $444 $469 Carnival Liberty February 26, 2021
March 5, 2021 $314 $374 $449 $679 Carnival Liberty March 5, 2021
March 12, 2021 $349 $409 $489 $619 Carnival Liberty March 12, 2021
March 19, 2021 $354 $424 $494 $624 Carnival Liberty March 19, 2021
March 26, 2021 $364 $434 $524 $654 Carnival Liberty March 26, 2021
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Norwegian Escape
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Puerto Plata; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2021 $549 $699 $899 $1,199 Norwegian Escape January 23, 2021
January 30, 2021 $779 $979 $1,179 $1,429 Norwegian Escape January 30, 2021
March 27, 2021 $849 $949 $1,099 $1,499 Norwegian Escape March 27, 2021
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
January 23, 2021 $434 $489 $759 $787 Carnival Elation January 23, 2021
February 6, 2021 $429 $499 $779 $874 Carnival Elation February 6, 2021
February 20, 2021 $449 $514 $799 $829 Carnival Elation February 20, 2021
March 1, 2021 $419 $494 $779 $844 Carnival Elation March 1, 2021
March 6, 2021 $449 $534 $799 $959 Carnival Elation March 6, 2021
March 20, 2021 $509 $604 $894 $1,034 Carnival Elation March 20, 2021
April 3, 2021 $524 $624 $919 $1,094 Carnival Elation April 3, 2021
April 17, 2021 $464 $539 $809 $929 Carnival Elation April 17, 2021
May 24, 2021 $519 $599 $939 $1,049 Carnival Elation May 24, 2021
June 7, 2021 $669 $769 $1,099 $1,264 Carnival Elation June 7, 2021
7 Nights Western 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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 24, 2021 $869 $951 $1,020 $1,875 Harmony of the Seas January 24, 2021
February 7, 2021 $1,140 $1,252 $1,343 $2,152 Harmony of the Seas February 7, 2021
February 21, 2021 $855 $964 $1,036 $2,021 Harmony of the Seas February 21, 2021
March 7, 2021 $911 $966 $1,001 $2,021 Harmony of the Seas March 7, 2021
March 21, 2021 $1,349 $1,395 $1,447 $2,313 Harmony of the Seas March 21, 2021
6 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Radiance
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Grand Turk Island; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 24, 2021 $529 $639 $879 $1,133 Carnival Radiance January 24, 2021
February 7, 2021 $579 $709 $949 $1,158 Carnival Radiance February 7, 2021
February 21, 2021 $589 $719 $979 $1,238 Carnival Radiance February 21, 2021
March 7, 2021 $609 $719 $919 $1,358 Carnival Radiance March 7, 2021
March 21, 2021 $609 $729 $929 $1,308 Carnival Radiance March 21, 2021
April 4, 2021 $789 $919 $1,169 $1,579 Carnival Radiance April 4, 2021
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 25, 2021 $238 $305 $365 $713 Mariner of the Seas January 25, 2021
February 1, 2021 $338 $415 $520 $971 Mariner of the Seas February 1, 2021
February 22, 2021 $270 $346 $405 $828 Mariner of the Seas February 22, 2021
March 15, 2021 $413 $425 $624 $957 Mariner of the Seas March 15, 2021
March 22, 2021 $338 $403 $569 $859 Mariner of the Seas March 22, 2021
March 29, 2021 $448 $496 $712 $1,129 Mariner of the Seas March 29, 2021
April 19, 2021 $383 $440 $604 $950 Mariner of the Seas April 19, 2021
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Freeport, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 25, 2021 $309 $359 $464 $644 Carnival Liberty January 25, 2021
February 22, 2021 $339 $389 $489 $695 Carnival Liberty February 22, 2021
March 15, 2021 $419 $514 $609 $899 Carnival Liberty March 15, 2021
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 28, 2021 $319 $349 $529 $539 Carnival Elation January 28, 2021
February 11, 2021 $374 $409 $594 $614 Carnival Elation February 11, 2021
February 25, 2021 $354 $379 $554 $564 Carnival Elation February 25, 2021
March 11, 2021 $334 $374 $544 $654 Carnival Elation March 11, 2021
March 25, 2021 $354 $419 $599 $729 Carnival Elation March 25, 2021
April 8, 2021 $359 $414 $584 $729 Carnival Elation April 8, 2021
April 22, 2021 $359 $414 $594 $709 Carnival Elation April 22, 2021

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