Guide to Cruise Ports and Terminals
Port Canaveral is one of Florida's four cruise ship ports and the third busiest cruise terminal in the world. It is conveniently located just 45 miles east of Orlando.
Cruise ships depart from Port Canaveral for destinations in the Bahamas and Caribbean. Half-day gaming cruises also sail from the port.
Port Canaveral is used by a number of top cruise lines including Carnival, Disney, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean.
A number of companies provide shuttle service between Orlando and Port Canaveral.
Many cruise passengers like to rent a car at Orlando Airport and drop it off at at the port. Some car rental companies don't charge a drop-off fee for such one-way rentals.
The top tourist destination near Port Canaveral is the Kennedy Space Center. Visitors can take a tour of the launch pads and discover rockets, capsules, rovers and other paraphernalia from the American space program.
Plan to spend a full day at the Kennedy Space Center and don't miss the Imax films!
Orlando is home to the following theme parks: Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando. There are many additional tourist attractions in the Orlando area.
For further information, please access the mobile-friendly Orlando Tourist Information and Vacation Guide.
View map of Port Canaveral.
Cape Canaveral enjoys a pleasant Floridian climate with daily maximums ranging from a low of 81 degrees in winter to a high of 95 in summer.
Free WiFi Service is available at many bars and restaurants in the Port Everglades area.