Navigating the Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals
Posted on June 12, 2018
Port Canaveral is ranked as the second-busiest cruise port in the world and serves as a popular homeport for world-class cruise ships. The Port is also famous for its fine dining, rocket launches, and other attractions unique to the Florida Space Coast. Whether you’re embarking on a cruise or just paying the Port a visit, here’s everything you need to know about navigating the Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals.
Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal A
Port Canaveral is divided into two sections by the shipping channel. The north of the channel is home to Cruise Terminals 5, 6, 8, and 10. These terminals are easily accessed after you turn off of 528 to Cruise Terminal or Port Canaveral North Cargo Piers.
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival is the cruise line with most ships docked at Port Canaveral and has exclusive use of Cruise Terminals 5 and 6 on the north side. These terminals include sailings by Carnival Magic, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Liberty and Carnival Breeze.
Disney Cruise Line
With the Disney theme parks close by, it comes as no surprise that the Space Coast is home to the Disney Cruise Line. The mouse’s ships dock at Cruise Terminal 8 and include the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Wonder.
Norwegian Cruise Line
The Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Sun sail out of Cruise Terminal 10. The Norwegian Breakaway will sail out of Port Canaveral starting Nov. 23, 2019.
Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal B
The majority of Port Canaveral’s dining and entertainment is located on the south side of the channel and includes Cruise Terminals 1, 2, and 3. These terminals are easily accessed by following FL-528 E to Cruise Terminal B or George King Blvd.
Cruise Terminal 1 was built with an eye towards the some of the world’s largest cruise ships: Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas.
Victory Casino Cruises
America’s biggest casino ship sails out of Cruise Terminal 2 twice a day.
Cruise Terminal #2 – 180 Christopher Columbus Drive
Cruise Terminal 3 is currently under construction; A brand new $150 million cruise terminal and parking garage will take its place in late 2019 or early 2020.
Dining & Entertainment
Cruise Terminal B is home to The Cove, Port Canaveral’s restaurant and retail area. Restaurants such as Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, Seafood Atlantic, and Grills Seafood Deck and Tiki Bar offer classic seaside meals, drinks, and live music. The restaurants at The Cove offer both indoor and outdoor seating as well as tiki bars for guests to enjoy sailaways.
The Exploration Tower, a seven-story icon to the Space Coast, can also be found in Cruise Terminal B. The Exploration Tower features indoor and outdoor observation decks, interactive exhibits, a leisure and recreation theater, café, and gift shop.
Jetty Park, located near Cruise Terminal 3, offers cruisers 4.5 acres of sandy beach perfect for viewing rocket launches and sailaways. The family-friendly park also offers a concession stand for food, bait, and tackle. A fishing pier, pavilion rentals, and a playground area are also available onsite.
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