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New Cruise Ships Arriving to Port Canaveral

Cruise into something new this vacation

There’s something new brewing in the salty seawaters here on Florida’s Space Coast. In a town rich in history, Cape Canaveral is home to one of the world’s most popular ports to cruise out of for a fun and adventurous getaway. Port Canaveral houses four major cruise lines - Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Disney, and Norwegian – so you have a few options as to where your wanderlust wants to take you. Whether you have cruised out of Port Canaveral before or have yet to do so, with some of the new and updated ships calling the Space Coast home, you have the opportunity to cruise in to a new experience for your next vacation. The open seas have never been more inviting.

Harmony of the Seas

Royal Caribbean  | Arrives May 2019

Step aboard the ship that brings big time thrills. The Harmony of the Seas combines bold adventures with deck-defying, boredom-denying excursions that will have you checking off plenty of bucket list items all at once.  Harmony of the Seas will replace Oasis of the Seas that will be repositioned to another port.

Things to Do

  • 3 & 10 story waterslides
  • Zip lining
  • Live performances: Broadway, Comedy, Aerial Acrobatics
  • Games
  • Ice skating
  • Fun classes

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Mariner of the Seas

Royal Caribbean | Arrives May 2019

Returning to Port Canaveral after a hiatus, the Mariner of the Seas brings adventure closer than you think. With its weekend expansion pack, you’ll find it easy to getaway without having to put a dent into your vacation time. That’s a win-win right there. Mariner of the Seas will replace Enchantment of the Seas that will be repositioned to another port.

Things to Do

  • Bungee trampolines
  • Outdoor movies
  • Arcades
  • Shows
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Dance lessons
  • Live performances

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Carnival Elation

Carnival Cruise Lines | Arrives April 2019

The Carnival Elation arrives to Port Canaveral and will offer more sailings per year than Carnival’s current Port Canaveral ship, Sunshine. This ship will inspire you to have tons of fun as you cruise into warm Caribbean bliss. With amenities like Guy’s Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar and endless entertainment options, you’ll be booking your next trip before you return home.

Things to Do

  • WaterWorks park
  • Live performances
  • Seuss at sea
  • Hasbro® game shows
  • Fun classes

**Coming in 2020, a new, state-of-the-art cruise ship, Carnival Radiance, and terminal will debut at Port Canaveral, so check back often to be the first to book on the biggest ship in Carnival’s fleet.


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Norwegian Sun

Norwegian Cruise Lines | Returns April 2019

After a successful summer at Port Canaveral, the Norwegian Sun will return and be based year-round instead of seasonal. The recently refurbished ship will usher you to the Caribbean as well as Cuba, giving you plenty of options to call yourself a world traveler.

Things to Do

  • Mandara Spa
  • 14 Dining Options
  • Endless Entertainment
  • Golf Driving Net

Norwegian Breakaway

Norwegian Cruise Lines | Debuts November 2019

The Norwegian Breakaway will take your breath away. Plan to have your best vacation yet on board this ship. Named “Best Cruise Ship for Families” by USA Today, the Norwegian Breakaway not only has something for everyone, but will also help you make memories you won’t soon forget.

Things to Do

  • Aqua park
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Ropes course
  • Miniature golf
  • Broadway entertainment
  • Shopping

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Still on the fence about choosing a cruise for your upcoming vacation? One of the perks of cruising out of Port Canaveral is that you may get an up-close viewing of one of the monthly rocket launches that take place just on the other side of the cruise terminal at Kennedy Space Center. So before you step on board one of these cruise ships, take advantage of the many hotel and attraction offers to get a well-rounded vacation experience.

For more information on coupling a cruise with exploring Florida’s Space Coast, check out the following links or the online vacation planner to help you plan your visit.

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Places to Stay

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Things to Do

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