Port Canaveral parking small guide
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.
Unlike movie theaters, there are many cruise lines that will let your bring your own drinks (mostly non-alcoholic) onto the ship right in your luggage. No sneaking required! Yes, you may be more concerned about your alcoholic beverages, but you may not realize how much sodas and water cost on a cruise line, too. Save by supplementing your drinks on-board with fizzy pop and bottled water brought from home. Some cruise lines will even let you bring on a bottle of wine or champagne with your luggage – just not hard liquor. More details on Port Canaveral cruise parking.
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.
Admittedly, I’ve only sailed Disney Cruise Line from Port Canaveral, and I’ve always found the process to be easy and straightforward. If you are taking the Disney transportation from the airport, you’ll leave your luggage before boarding the motor coach at the airport. Once you arrive at the port, you’ll be directed through security, then will travel upstairs to the check in area. The Disney terminal is so well appointed, and it really gets you in the spirit of traveling with Disney. There are three separate check-in areas. One is for first-time cruisers, one is for Castaway Club silver and gold members, and one is for concierge guests and Platinum Castaway Club members.
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!