Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral is the homeport to some of the most prominent cruise lines. Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise Line offer three to seven day cruises to many leisure destinations throughout the eastern Caribbean, western Caribbean and the Bahamas. Known for its relaxed atmosphere and uncongested setting, it is conveniently located in central Florida. Port Canaveral is one the world’s busiest cruise ports, bringing in over 4 million cruise passengers annually. Since its inception as a deepwater port in 1953, Port Canaveral quickly became one of the largest commercial fishing hotbeds in the country, eventually turning into one of Florida’s leading cargo spots.
Parking is available for the following rates for vehicles up to 20 feet in length:
  • Three-day cruise: $60
  • Four-day cruise: $75
  • Five-day cruise: $90
  • Seven-day cruise: $120

Airports in the Area:

Orlando International (MCO): This is the primary airport for travel to and from Central Florida. It is located approximately 45 miles from Port Canaveral.

Melbourne International (MLB): It is located 30 miles from Port Canaveral.

Orlando Sanford International (SFB): This small airport is approximately 60 miles from Port Canaveral.

Daytona Beach International(DAB): Is located approximately 75 miles from Port Canaveral.

Things to Do in Port Canaveral:

Port Canaveral has so many fun, leisure activities that you can take advantage of while waiting to board your cruise ship to head to the Caribbean. Stay a couple extra days to enjoy the local parks and beaches. Port Canaveral has three public parks, each one offering enough recreational activities to keep you and your family occupied for your entire stay. From its beaches to the campgrounds and 24-hour lighted fishing, Port Canaveral is the perfect playground for any outdoor enthusiasts. Here are a few of the local attractions:

Parks:

  • Jetty Park is a huge 35-acre park that offers many fun amenities. Take a stroll along the beach or boardwalk. There is also a fishing pier, camp sites, pavilion, refreshment stands and picnic tables.
  • Freddie Patrick Park is a 10-acre park located on the Port’s south end. Enjoy covered picnic tables, boat-launch ramps and an observation tower to view the cruise ships.
  • Rodney S. Ketcham Park, also known as Port Ends Park, is a four-acre park located on Port Canaveral’s west end. It features an observation tower to view the cruise ship, covered picnic tables, fishing and a birding trail.

Shopping:

Cove Marketplace is mall located on the south side of the harbor. It features a few restaurants, bars, boutiques selling unique sculptures, jewelry, paintings and souvenirs.

Family-friendly Hotels in the Area:

Stay close to Port Canaveral during your vacation. There are many nice, relaxing and comfortable places to stay within minutes from the Cruise Port.

Residence Inn Cape Canaveral Cocoa Beach: 0.3 miles from the Cruise Port. Offers complimentary breakfast, an exercise center, an outdoor heated pool, and a “Sport Court”

Courtyard Cocoa Beach Cape Canaveral: 3.6 miles from the Cruise Port. The Courtyard has an in-house restaurant called The Bistro, a fitness center, an outdoor heated pool and a beach that allows you to swim in the water and body surf.

The Country Inn Suites: 0.3 miles from the Cruise Port. The Country Inn offers complimentary breakfast and parking, a fitness center, high speed Internet and a pool.

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