Don't miss the boat - Jetty in Port Canaveral

Don't miss the boat - Jetty in Port Canaveral

Don’t Miss the Boat! Top 5 Things to Know When Traveling from Port Canaveral

Have you ever considered taking a cruise for your next vacation? If you haven’t cruised, or perhaps you’re a seasoned cruiser, don’t make the mistake of waiting until the last minute to book your cruise from Port Canaveral. While there are several months until ships set sail, booking ahead is going to be a savvy move on your part. Whatever the occasion for your vacation, we’ve got you covered on information about everything from booking to your arrival in Port Canaveral.

Why Cruise Out of Port Canaveral?

Port Canaveral is located right off SR 528, (where it turns into Highway A1A) and is just 45 minutes from Orlando. Arrive a day early and explore all that Port Canaveral has to offer. From Jetty Park at the mouth of the port to The Cove full of waterfront dining and entertainment options, not to mention Kennedy Space Center 20 minutes down the road, there’s so much to enjoy before you set sail.

The moment you arrive on Florida’s Space Coast, your vacation truly starts! Whether you’re leaving or returning from your cruise, it’s possible to have two vacations instead of one by spending the night on the Space Coast. Go ahead, brainstorm the perfect vacation that involves cruising to the Caribbean Islands, as well as visiting Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach.



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Okay, I’m Convinced. Now What Cruise Should I Board?

What’s great about Port Canaveral are the number of options to choose from when thinking of a cruise to book. Whatever the occasion, there is a cruise to meet your need. Each cruise line offers short and extended trips to the Bahamas and Eastern and Western Caribbean Islands, anywhere from 3 to 14 days of travel. Enjoy a short cruise with family on a Carnival Cruise Lines or Disney Cruise Lines, or choose an extended cruise with Royal Caribbean.

No matter the ship, you’re bound to experience an atmosphere, entertainment for every age, an excellent dining experience, and more. Don’t forget to check for discounts and offers when booking a cruise for groups and parties! Whether your cruise is for the weekend or 7 days, you’ll have plenty to do aboard and ashore.

When, How and Who Should I Book With?

The time to book is NOW! Booking in advance means more options and better prices, along with on-board perks like on-board credits to drink packages. Plus, you’ll get to choose the cabin you really want, like one with a balcony. Remember when booking a cruise that there are several options to choose from, and while the internet might be more convenient to book, don’t rule out calling the cruise line directly for even better rates.

I want the Vegas Experience. What’s the Best Casino Cruise?

Whether you just want to try a day at sea, or you want the authenticity of Vegas gaming, try planning a day trip aboard the Victory Casino Cruises. The Victory has four decks, 27 Live tables, five bars, two dining rooms, a Sports Book Lounge, and a Big Norm’s Club. With a schedule of departing out to sea seven days a week, twice daily, you have plenty of time to play, or just hang out and try your luck. The Victory also offers great perks, including free alcoholic drinks if you’re gaming, quick earnings, and group discount rates.

Whenever departing out of Port Canaveral, be sure to spend time on the Space Coast.

You won’t regret arriving to Cape Canaveral a day ahead of your departure, or spending a day after returning to Port. Spend some time at Kennedy Space Center and experience space a whole new way, or explore infamous Cocoa Beach from the air on a helicopter tour. No matter what activity you choose, there’s plenty to do in and around Port Canaveral and the beaches. Come enjoy the sand in your toes and sun in your face, and see first-hand why the Space Coast should make it on everyone’s bucket list of places to visit.

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