Port Canaveral, Florida

Cruising, Fishing, Nightlife and the Freshest Seafood 

Port Canaveral is a world-class cruise and cargo port located 45 minutes east of Orlando. Voted the Best North American Homeport by Cruise Critic, Port Canaveral is the fastest growing cruise port in Florida and is a homeport to the industry's top cruise lines. The port also has fishing charters and one-of-a-kind, waterfront dining that serves some of the freshest seafood in Florida. 

Exploration Tower

With seven floor of exhibits and interactive play, the Exploration Tower includes something for everyone. Learn about Port Canaveral’s history, grab a bite to eat, enjoy panoramic views of Port Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center, and much more!


As the world’s third largest cruise passenger port, Port Canaveral is a homeport to Carnival Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean International. These companies offer some of the most innovative cruise experiences to the Caribbean on the high seas today.

Port Canaveral offers 3-, 4-, 5-, 7-, 8- and 9-day/night cruises, with itineraries to the Bahamas, Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean.

Restaurants and Nightlife

Port Canaveral isn't just a cruise port. It's also home to The Cove, the port’s entertainment district, featuring shopping and dining to entertain visitors. Home to several waterfront restaurants, visitors can enjoy some of the best seafood restaurants on Florida's Space Coast while watching cruise ships depart. And when the sun goes down, many restaurants and lounges stay open late offering live music and drink specials.  

Snooze & Cruise

You’ve spent months planning your dream cruise from Port Canaveral. Choosing the right ship, picking out the best shore excursions, looking forward to gourmet meals and having a great time on board. You surely do not want to find that your flight was delayed or get a flat tire on the interstate while in route.

Whether you're preparing to set sail, or returning from an unforgettable ocean voyage, Florida's Space Coast is the perfect place to extend your cruise vacation. Arrive on the Space Coast one or two days prior to your cruise departure date to relax and enjoy the many attractions in the area or just relax on the beach and dream of your upcoming cruise. Or post-cruise, spend a few more days unwinding before you head home.

Space Coast hotels are only minutes away from Port Canaveral and when you choose to stay here, you don't have to worry about getting stuck in traffic or weather delays that may cause you to miss your cruise. 

"Snooze & Cruise" packages, available at many of our local hotels, allowing for convenient parking and transportation to and from Port Canaveral. Just cruise on over, and we'll take care of the rest. For more information, click on Specials above and then on Snooze & Cruise for a listing of hotels offering the package.

Stay and Play: Port Canaveral Campgrounds

Jan 22
Melbourne Beach
Florida Pro Surf Competition January 18, 2018 - January 24, 2018

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Jan 24
21st Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival January 24, 2018 - January 29, 2018

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Jan 30
SpaceX Falcon 9- SES 16/GovSat 1- Rocket Launch January 30, 2018

**Launch date is tentative and subject to change** A SpaceX Falcon…

Feb 9
SpaceX Falcon 9- CRS 14- Rocket Launch February 9, 2018

**Launch date is tentative and subject to change** A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch…

Feb 10
Publix Florida Marathon and 1/2 Marathon February 10, 2018 - February 11, 2018


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