Driving Or Flying, 10 Reasons To Sail From Port Canaveral

 Florida’s Port Canaveral is becoming more popular all the time, and for good reason. Cruise lines are positioning more ships at the Space Coast port than ever, bringing more choices to more destinations. New facilities at the port, along with value-priced pre and post-cruise hotel options, an easy drive from Orlando and more make sailing from Port Canaveral a wise choice. Lets take a closer look:


  • Easy To Find– Unlike some other ports that take detailed, complicated directions to find, Port Canaveral is a straight shot from Orlando International Airport. For travelers flying into Orlando, renting a car then driving to the port, it does not get easier to find than Port Canaveral.
  • Plenty Of Parking– A new $7.5 million parking garage added more parking for more ships and more travelers driving to the port. Well-lighted, gated facilities are patrolled 24/7.
  • Reserved Parking, Next To Your Ship– Easy in and out of parking and the ability to reserve and pay in advance with Visa or MasterCard make for easy in, easy out and one less expense to pay later.
  • Recreation Opportunities- Port Canaveral’s three public parks provide more recreational facilities than Florida’s other 13 deep-water seaports combined. 35-acre Jetty Park has a beach, campground and full range of activities. The photo you see here shows new Carnival Sunshine as she sailed past Jetty Park recently.
  • Cocoa Beach Hotels offer a wide variety of accommodations for those wanting to extend that cruise vacation and enjoy Florida’s Space Coast or Central Florida Attractions, all within easy driving distance.
  • Cocoa Beach has the answer to those confused about renting a car at Orlando airport for driving to the port. Cocoa Beach rental car offices are the place to drop the car then be shuttled a short distance to Port Canaveral.
  • Ships, Ships and More Ships. Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line all have ships at Port Canaveral, sailing from 3 to 8 days and longer.
  • Great For Florida Residents- After a recent sailing of new Carnival Sunshine from Port Canaveral, we were off the ship at 8:07 and pulled into our driveway in Apopka (a little North of Orlando) at 9:15.
  • Great For Everyone Too- With more ships than ever, more facilities and more to come, Port Canaveral is a world-class cruise and container ship port with an ambitious plan for the future.
  • The Weather- NASA did not build Cape Canaveral in the same area for no reason. They need good weather to send rocket ships into outer space. Central Florida weather is sunny and pleasant when Northern parts of the United States are frozen solid in the winter.
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