Cruise Ship Terminals
Port Canaveral is located on the State Road 528 Beachline Expressway, with quick access to Interstate 95 and an uncongested route to Orlando.
State Road 528 (the Beachline), State Road 520
and State Road 50 are the Port’s east-west highway
links. These highways intersect with U.S. Highway 1,
Interstate 95, the Florida Turnpike and Interstate 4 to
provide excellent access to and from Port Canaveral in Florida.
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.
Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas operates from Cruise Terminal 1.
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.
Address : Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, United States
CT1 Terminal — 9050 Discovery Road
CT2 Terminal — 180 Christopher Columbus Drive
CT3 Terminal — 220 Christopher Columbus Drive
CT5 Terminal — 9245 Charles M Rowland Drive
CT6 Terminal — 9241 Charles M Rowland Drive
Parking Garage — 9240 Charles M Rowland Drive
CT8 Terminal — 9155 Charles M Rowland Drive
Parking Garage — 9154 Charles M Rowland Drive
CT10 Terminal — 9005 Charles M Rowland Drive
Parking Garage — 9020 Charles M Rowland Drive
Canaveral Port Authority Contact
445 Challenger Road, Suite 301
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Phone: (321) 783.7831
Fax: (321) 783.4651
Other Florida departure ports include the Port of Miami, world’s busiest cruiseport, Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville JAXPORT and Tampa cruise port. Here you will find plenty of hotels and motels as well. Many properties offer a free shuttle transport service to the port. Check for example hotels in Ft Lauderdale providing transport service.
Safe and secure car parks are located just minutes from Port Canaveral.
Many places to stay close to the port offer also free car parking.
Airports — Port Canaveral is well served by air transportation. Three international airports and one regional airport are located within an hour driving distance. Nearby airports include Orlando International Airport, Melbourne International Airport, Orlando Sanford International Airport, Space Coast Regional Airport and Daytona Beach International Airport.
Location — Port Canaveral is approximately 60 minutes/45 miles from Orlando International Airport, 40 minutes/39 miles from Melbourne International Airport.
Orlando Sanford International Airport is 60 minutes away, Daytona Beach International Airport 65 minutes, and Space Coast Regional Airport 20 minutes.
All airports are serviced by shuttles, taxicabs and
limousines and most have car rental facilities as well.
Cape Canaveral – Cocoa Beach area
Located midway between Miami and Jacksonville, within close proximity of Walt Disney World, Port Canaveral is the gateway to central Florida and a major departure point for cruises to the Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean.
Just south of the port is Cocoa Beach, boasting fine white sandy beaches. Stroll along the bustling Cocoa Beach boardwalk, check out the world famous pier, grab a bite at one of the many restaurants, go deep sea fishing, build a sand castle, search for seashells or just relax on the beach.
Just to the north of Cocoa Beach is Jetty Park, a popular family beach and the perfect place for swimming, picnicking, surfing, fishing and many more. Families with children will also love the nearby Brevard Zoo where you can take a kayaking safari through the wilderness. Check out also the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, home of Southern bald eagles, Western Indian manatees, turtles and alligators.
To the north of Port Canaveral on Merritt Island is the Kennedy Space Center, the hub of the nation’s human space program from where the first rocket have been fired in July 1950. Visit the historic 19th century lighthouse located inside the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Learn about the different challenges of space flights at the Air Force Space & Missile Museum, stroll through the Rocket Garden, home of Apollo and Gemini-era rockets, or even visit launch pads.
From Cape Canaveral fl. you can drive inland to the west into to beautiful Floridian countryside, boasting spectacular scenery and a variety of indigenous wildlife. The world renowned destination of Orlando fl., beloved for its theme parks, is about one hour’s drive from Cape Canaveral.
No trip to Orlando would be complete without a visit to Mickey and his friends in Walt Disney World. Nearby is SeaWorld Orlando, where you can meet the world famous Shamu killer whale or have close up encounters with dolphins. At Universal Studios Florida films and stars come to life.
Port Canaveral is approximately 90 minutes or 65 miles away from Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld and Universal Studios Florida.
Shuttle Service Transfer
Pre or Post cruise lodging with (free) shuttle service to the pier — some establishments offer a complimentary transport shuttle service to the cruise ship terminals.
Hotels and cheaper motels are located a few blocks away from the port.