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Port Canaveral (Orlando) (Photo:John Wollwerth/Shutterstock)

Port Canaveral Cruise Port: Parking, Address & Amenity Info

Port Canaveral (Orlando) (Photo:John Wollwerth/Shutterstock)
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Lori A. May

Last updated
Oct 24, 2023

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4 min read

Florida's Port Canaveral is ranked as the world’s second busiest cruise port in multi-day embarkation. The popular port is ideally situated for pre- and post-cruise fun due to its proximity to Orlando attractions, Cocoa Beach and the Kennedy Space Center.

Read on for our breakdown of Port Canaveral, including address information, cruise line terminals, directions, services and more. Also, be sure to check out Cruise Critic's ranked cruise deals from Port Canaveral and see what tips, tricks and secret advice our Cruise Critic members have to say about cruises from the Orlando cruise port.

Port Canaveral Addresses

Port Canaveral, Brevard County, Florida (Photo: Solarisys/Shutterstock)

Port Canaveral has seven cruise terminals, each with its own unique address on either the North Side or South Side of the shipping channel. Review your boarding documents to confirm which specific terminal you should arrive at.

Port Canaveral A Terminals (North Side) - Exit 54A Cruise Terminal #5 - 9245 Charles Rowland Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL, 32920 Cruise Terminal #6 - 9241 Charles Rowland Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL, 32920 Cruise Terminal #8 - 9155 Charles Rowland Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL, 32920 Cruise Terminal #10 - 9005 Charles Rowland Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL, 32920

Port Canaveral B Terminals (South Side) - Exit 54B Cruise Terminal #1 - 9050 Discovery Road, Cape Canaveral, FL, 32920 Cruise Terminal #2 - 180 Christopher Columbus Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL, 32920 Cruise Terminal #3 - 220 Christopher Columbus Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL, 32920

Port Canaveral Terminal Information: Cruise Line by Cruise Line

Artist rendering of the refurbished Terminal 3 at Port Canaveral (Image: Carnival Cruise Line)

Most Port Canaveral terminals are nonexclusive and shared by multiple ships, so general berthing is as follows:

A Terminals (North Side) Terminal 5: Royal Caribbean Terminal 6: Carnival Cruise Line Terminal 8: Disney Cruise Line Terminal 10: MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

B Terminals (South Side) Terminal 1: Royal Caribbean Terminal 2: Overflow Terminal 3: Carnival Cruise Line

Port Canaveral Directions

CTH | Driving

If you're planning to drive to Port Canaveral from points north and south, take I-95 to North Atlantic Avenue in Cape Canaveral, and turn left onto North Atlantic Avenue. If you're coming from points east, such as Orlando, take State Road 528 to Port Canaveral, then use Exit 54A for A Terminals or Exit 54B for B Terminals.

Port Canaveral Parking

There's ample parking outside of each terminal, mainly in covered parking garages that are easily accessible from the terminal.

Parking rates are flat fees and can only be paid by credit card. No cash is accepted onsite.

Each terminal has dedicated accessibility parking. The parking fee is waived for vehicles with special equipment, such as wheelchair ramps and lifts, or to those with Florida exemption permits. Oversize parking for RVs is also available at each terminal.

Getting from the Orlando International Airport to Port Canaveral

Airline terminal (Photo: Dabarti CGI/Shutterstock.com)

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is approximately 45 minutes west of Port Canaveral cruise terminals. Port Canaveral and the nearby area have outlets for major car rental companies, all serviced by shuttles to the port terminals.

If you're flying into Orlando with time to spare, a nice option is to rent a car there, use it to explore the area around the Cape then return it at the port before your cruise.

Public Transit from the Orlando International Airport to Port Canaveral

Mass transit options are limited. The closest Amtrak train stations are in Sanford and Orlando, and the closest Greyhound terminal is in Titusville, which is a 25-minute drive from the port. From any of these, you'll need to take a taxi, as the port is not serviced by local public transportation.

More practically, cruise lines offer direct airport to cruise terminal shuttles for those who pre-book the service. Contact your cruise line to make arrangements. Some area hotels also offer cruise terminal shuttle service.

Orlando International Airport Taxi Service to Port Canaveral

Metered taxi service and rideshare services are readily available at MCO. Passengers are picked up on the second level on the arrivals curb.

Restaurants Near Port Canaveral (Plus Shopping and Other Services)

There are limited services on the Port Canaveral property, but a few chain eateries may be found on Astronaut Boulevard in Cape Canaveral, which is less than a 10-minute drive from the terminals. Visitors will also find last-minute shopping and convenience stores in downtown Cape Canaveral.

Wheelchair and Accessibility at Port Canaveral

Group laughing on Celebrity Apex (Photo: Giles Duley/AIPP)

Passenger and luggage drop off is available in front of the terminals. There are limited wheelchairs available for passenger assistance. If you require a wheelchair throughout the duration of your cruise, we recommend that you contact your cruise line for wheelchair rentals and further assistance.

Porters and Red Caps at Port Canaveral

Porters are available at each cruise terminal to assist with luggage.

Bathrooms at Port Canaveral

Each terminal has ample bathrooms. A few restrooms are also available within parking garages.

Port Canaveral Wi-Fi

Woman on laptop (Photo: Leszek Czerwonka/Shutterstock)

Wi-Fi is available in Terminals 1, 3 and 6.

Port Canaveral Waiting Area and Seating

Seating in each cruise terminal is based on ship size, with ample seating for the expected passenger count.

More Tips About Port Canaveral

Suitcase with Summer Clothes (Photo: Africa Studio/Shutterstock)

Follow your cruise line boarding document's suggested time of arrival as local port security measures may not allow guests to arrive more than 30 minutes prior to their scheduled check-in time.

Publish date January 03, 2023
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