Port Canaveral cruise terminal is located 50 miles east of Orlando and 214 miles north of Miami on Florida’s East Coast. It is just 17 miles from Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. The cruise port is easy to reach via the east-west SR 528, SR 520 and SR 50 which connect with the north-south US-1, Interstate 95, the Florida Turnpike (toll) and Interstate 4. There are 6 cruise terminals numbered 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 and 10. Check out the map of Port Canaveral cruise terminals to see where your cruise ship is located. The channel leading into the port is 400 feet wide, 3.5 miles long and about 44 feet deep.
While the major ports farther south – especially Miami – get most of the headlines, don’t be fooled. Port Canaveral, located about 45 minutes east of Orlando, is among the busiest departure ports in America. Depending on the year, it is either second or third in number of passengers, battling with Port Everglades for the distinction. Extra details on cruise parking Port Canaveral.
Cruising is a vacation value, for sure, but driving to your cruise is a money saver as well. Not only are you saving money on airfare and bag fees, but you have the opportunity to save on parking too. Hotels in many ports offer some sort of “cruise and stay” package where you can park your car at the hotel for the duration of your cruise for free provided you’re staying there at least one night before or after you sail. Some hotels even offer free or discount shuttles to and from the cruise terminal. In Port Canaveral, nearly a dozen hotels — from Holiday Inns to Best Westerns to Four Points by Sheraton — offer cruise and stay packages. Spend a few minutes online looking for packages at hotels near your cruise terminal and you’ll find similar arrangements no matter where you depart.
Once you exit the ship, you’ll head downstairs towards customs. If you’ve tagged your bags to be picked up outside your room and delivered to your room, you’ll need to find them before going through customs. There are lots of bags, but the sections are well labelled so they are easy to find. I usually check bags for longer cruises, and carry my own for shorter ones. After you see the customs officials, you’ll walk out of the terminal to find the various transportation options. If you are taking the Disney transportation to the airport or the theme parks, they are very easy to find and run continuously.
We’ve upgraded! Our shuttle fleet now includes eight 14 & 20 passenger buses. Park N Cruise can comfortably transport larger groups of customers to and from Port Canaveral. When combined with such a close location, you can imagine the speed of our complimentary shuttle service!