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Navigating The Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals

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 waterfront dining, rocket launches, and other attractions unique to Florida’s Space Coast. Whether you are embarking on a cruise or just paying the port a visit, here is 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 northern end of the channel is home to Cruise Terminals 5, 6, 8, and 10. These terminals are easily accessed after turning off FL-528 E toward Port Canaveral/North Cargo Piers.

Carnival Cruise Line

With the most ships docked at Port Canaveral, Carnival has exclusive use of Terminal 6 with the Carnival Magic, Carnival Elation, and Carnival Freedom sailing from this location.

Note: Their newest ship, the Mardi Gras, is sailing out of Cruise Terminal 3 on the B side, which was specifically built to accommodate her.

Cruise Terminal #6 – 9241 Charles Rowland Drive

Disney Cruise Line

With the theme parks close by, it comes as no surprise that three Disney ships call Port Canaveral home. The Dream and Fantasy currently dock at Cruise Terminal 8 with the brand new Disney Wish arriving in June of 2022.

Cruise Terminal #8 – 9155 Charles Rowland Drive

Norwegian Cruise Line

Cruise Terminal 10 is primarily utilized by Norwegian Cruise Line’s ships. The Getaway will begin sailing from this terminal in June of 2022 and the Norwegian Prima will join her in December.

MSC Cruises

The MSC Divina also sets sail from Terminal 10.

Cruise Terminal #10 – 9005 Charles Rowland Drive

Royal Caribbean

Cruise Terminal 5 is home to Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas.

Cruise Terminal #5 – 9245 Charles Rowland Drive

Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal B

The majority of Port Canaveral’s dining and entertainment is located on the south side of the channel with Cruise Terminals 1, 2, and 3. These terminals are easily accessed by following FL-528 E and taking the George King Blvd exit.

Carnival Cruise Line

One of the port’s most impressive additions, the newly-constructed Cruise Terminal 3, was built specifically for the Mardi Gras — Carnival’s newest and largest ship. The Carnival Liberty also sails out of this terminal.

Cruise Terminal #3 – 220 Christopher Columbus Drive

Royal Caribbean

Cruise Terminal 1 was made to handle some of Royal Caribbean’s biggest cruise ships. Harmony of the Seas and Independence of the Seas currently sail from this terminal. Wonder of the Seas will be joining the fleet in November 2022.

Cruise Terminal #1 – 9050 Discovery Road

Dining & Entertainment

Photo by Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster Bar

Cruise Terminal B is home to The Cove as well as Port Canaveral’s restaurant and retail area. Eateries such as Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster BarSeafood Atlantic, and Grills Seafood Deck and Tiki Bar offer classic seaside meals, drinks, and live music. The Cove offers both indoor and outdoor seating with tiki bars for guests to enjoy sailaways.

Exploration Tower

Photo by John Kraus

Port Canaveral’s Exploration Tower can also be found in Cruise Terminal B. This seven-story icon features indoor and outdoor observation decks, interactive exhibits, a leisure and recreation theater, café, and gift shop.

Jetty Park

Photo by Around Sarasota

Jetty Park, located near Cruise Terminal 3, offers cruisers 4.5 acres of sandy beaches perfect for viewing rocket launches and sailaways. This family-friendly park also features a concession stand for food, bait, and tackle. A fishing pier, pavilion rentals, and a playground area are also available on-site.

Port Canaveral Hotels, Transportation, and Parking

Are you cruising from Port Canaveral? Navigating the Port Canaveral cruise terminals is a breeze when you book with Go Port. Whether you are flying or driving in, they offer a range of all-inclusive packages that feature hotel accommodations, cruise transfers, and airport transportation or parking arrangements. You can set sail stress-free knowing Go Port will get you to your ship’s terminal with plenty of time to board. We will take care of everything you need ashore so you can make the most of your vacation. Book with Go Port here.


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