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Navigating The Port Canaveral Cruise Ship Terminals

A Guide to Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminals

Port Canaveral is 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.

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to include the latest information.

Terminal A

Map of Port Canaveral Cruise Ship Terminal A


Port Canaveral is divided into two sections by the shipping channel. Terminal A is located at the northern end of the channel and 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.

Cruise Terminal 5

Cruise Terminal #5 – 9245 Charles Rowland Drive

Royal Caribbean

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

Cruise Terminal 6

Cruise Terminal #6 – 9241 Charles Rowland Drive

Carnival Cruise Line

The Carnival Freedom and Carnival Vista sail out of Cruise Terminal 6.

Cruise Terminal 8

Cruise Terminal #8 – 9155 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 Fantasy and Wish currently dock at Terminal 8, and will be joined by the new Disney Treasure in December 2024.

Cruise Terminal 10

Cruise Terminal #10 – 9005 Charles Rowland Drive

Norwegian Cruise Line

The Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Jade are currently sailing from Cruise Terminal 10.

MSC Cruises

Since November 2023, Terminal 10 has also been home to the MSC Seashore.

Terminal B

Map of 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.

Cruise Terminal 1

Cruise Terminal #1 – 9050 Discovery Road

Royal Caribbean

Cruise Terminal 1 was made to handle some of Royal Caribbean’s biggest cruise ships. Allure of the Seas and Wonder of the Seas currently sail out of Terminal 1. One of Royal Caribbean’s newest ships, Utopia of the Seas, will also sail from this terminal starting in July 2024.

Cruise Terminal 3

Cruise Terminal #3 – 220 Christopher Columbus Drive

Carnival Cruise Line

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

Dining & Entertainment

Dining & Entertainment Options in Port Canaveral
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 Bar, Seafood 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 waterfront views of the Port Canaveral cruise terminals.

Jetty Park

Jetty Park located near Port Canaveral Cruise Ship Terminals

Jetty Park, located near Cruise Terminal 3, offers cruisers 4.5 acres of sandy beaches perfect for viewing rocket launches and sail-aways. 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 ParkingGo Port Shuttle Bus for Port Canaveral Cruises

Are you planning a cruise from Port Canaveral? Finding transportation on embarkation and debarkation day can be stressful, with surge pricing, complex terminals, and high demand for rides. Combined with the cost of hotels, your pre- and post-cruise expenses can quickly add up. Go Port provides an ideal solution by bundling your transportation and hotel stay, simplifying your onshore arrangements into one seamless package.

Fly Snooze Cruise

If you are looking for hotel accommodations before or after your cruise, our popular Fly Snooze Cruise package includes airport pick-up, a hotel stay, and transportation directly to your Port Canaveral cruise terminal. 

MCO Cruise Transportation

Flying into Orlando International Airport (MCO) on the same day of your cruise? Go Port’s Cruise Transportation package provides direct service from MCO to your cruise ship’s terminal. 

Hotel Cruise Transportation

If you’re staying at an Orlando Airport hotel, you can also book same day transportation to your cruise terminal with pick up right at your hotel.

Cruise Parking

Cruising on the Carnival Mardi Gras? Go Port offers a parking and transportation package for $7.50 per day. Totaling $60 for the duration of your cruise, Go Port will provide secure parking and transport you directly to the Mardi Gras cruise terminal.

Avoid the stress of getting to and from your cruise ship on time and book with Go Port for all your transportation, hotel, and parking needs.

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