Where to Stay
Cape Canaveral pre and post cruise hotels near the cruise passenger terminal include several great value hotels, affordable motels, and condo’s. Some are located right at the beach and offer a free shuttle service to the port. Stay close to the port in Cape Canaveral, on Cocoa Beach, in Orlando or near the airport.
Many cruise passengers arrive at MCO Orlando Airport. Staying near the airport can be very convenient if you have an early or late flight. Popular is also a pre or post cruise stay near Walt Disney World or Universal Studios Florida.
Port Canaveral – Cruise Ship Terminal of Disney
The port of Cape Canaveral is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world with more than 3 million multi-day cruise passengers passing through. The port is the embarkation point for several ships from Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean RCL and Carnival Cruise Lines. Ships dock at either of 7 passenger terminals used for embarkation.
Port Canaveral is approximately 90 minutes or 65 miles away from Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld and Universal Studios Florida.
Port Canaveral is home to the Disney Cruise Line Terminal. Currently Disney operates 4 ships ; the Disney Magic, the Disney Wonder, the Disney Dream, and the Disney Fantasy.
Currently there are seven cruise passenger terminals.
North – A Side
Disney sails from terminal 8 at the A side or north section of the port, The terminal, exclusively used by Disney Cruise Line, is connected with the parking garage and was completely renovated to welcome the newest generation of Disney ships. Other terminals used for embarkation and disembarkation are terminal 5, 6 and 10, also located on the A side of the port.
South – B Side
Visiting cruise ships dock at either terminal 3 or 4. Terminal 2 is reserved for the exclusive use of Victory Casino Cruises.