Today, Port Canaveral is the world’s second busiest cruise port accommodating numerous multi-day embarkations. And though Port Canaveral has been among the top cruise ports for years now, the Port is continually aiming for the very top – as the world’s busiest and most innovative cruise port. The homeport fleet sails regularly at above 100 percent capacity, with a primarily family market that yields more passengers per stateroom according to the unique market. Port Canaveral’s growing popularity is based on number of unique characteristics including location and amenities.
Port Canaveral’s Distinctly Beautiful and Accessible Location
Port Canaveral’s popularity is the result of several qualities including its unique beachside location, only 45 miles east of Orlando. This proximity to Orlando has resulted in the bestowal of the distinct moniker of “Orlando’s Fun Port.” The location makes it easy for vacationers to create a multi-vacation adventure, with stops in Orlando’s theme parks, followed by some relaxing time on the Space Coast beaches or a visit to the Kennedy Space Center, and finished off with a fun, fabulous cruise from Port Canaveral. Orlando’s Fun Port also offers unmatched convenience to and from highways and airports. For those flying to the area, access is simple and easy from Orlando International, Orlando Sanford, and Orlando Melbourne and since the Space Coast’s highways are rarely congested, travelers can follow the clear digital signage directly to Port Canaveral without confusion. In addition, vacationers will find near-the-ship parking, with easy, stress-free arrivals and departures, and a friendly, focused staff promising to deliver satisfaction.
The New, Innovative, and Modern Amenities of Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral features beautifully designed, modern facilities with travelers’ comfort and convenience always in mind. The cruise terminals at the port are new and innovated created with the sole purpose of improving vacationers’ cruise experience. Additional, Port Canaveral boasts more recreational facilities than all the ports in Florida combined. At Orlando’s Fun Port, guests can enjoy the Exploration Tower and Cove which promise exceptional harbor-side shopping and dining. Visitors will also experience Port Canaveral’s Jetty Park, a beautiful and expansive five-acre beach front with boat ramps, a fishing pier, picnic areas, a campground, and a refreshment pavilion. Also, at the Port are Rodney Ketcham Park and Freddie Patrick Park, which offer boat ramps, picnic areas, and outstanding spots to catch a glimpse of the region’s beloved manatees and other native wildlife.
A Superior Range of Exciting Cruise Vacation Opportunities
Port Canaveral features three of the world’s largest cruise lines – Norwegian Epic, Carnival Magic, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas – along with Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy and the Port’s already impressive existing fleet. From Port Canaveral, the options are endless, with three to 14-day cruises to the Bahamas as well as the Southern, Eastern, Western Caribbean, and other incredible tropical destinations. On top of that, visitors can also enjoy sailing twice daily on five-hour gaming cruises to nowhere on Victory Casino Cruises.
Port Canaveral – Ready to Be a World Leader
Currently holding the number two position in the world as the busiest multi-day cruise embarkation port, Port Canaveral is striving to reach number one. With its deep-water channel, easy access for driving and flying vacationers, and plenty of room to grow, Port Canaveral is on course to meet its goal. And so, the planning and building continues with the goal to successfully meet the needs of its current Cruise Partners and attract new ones, all to better serve the Space Coast, the cruisers, and the growing cruise tourism industry.