Cruises from Port Canaveral

Cruises from Port Canaveral

Explore Florida’s Space Coast and the Theme Park Capital of the World – Orlando, before you embark on a cruise from Port Canaveral with Princess®. Take a visit to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, steer a freighter simulation at Exploration Tower, venture through the Brevard Zoo, or ride on the roller coasters of Orlando’s theme parks. Whether you are looking for family-friendly activities or adventurous things to do, you’ll have amazing experiences to remember before even stepping aboard your cruise vacation.

Caribbean Cruises From Orlando (Port Canaveral)

Among the many exciting Princess cruise destinations, Port Canaveral offers a magical experience. Sail to the Eastern or Western Caribbean on a cruise from Port Canaveral (Orlando) and island hop to top rated islands such as St. Thomas, Turks & Caicos, and Cozumel. Can't decide between the Eastern or the Western Caribbean? No problem – we have an itinerary that brings you to both regions from Port Canaveral, as well.


What to Know About Cruises from Port Canaveral

Known as the world’s most popular cruise port, Port Canaveral welcomes you to explore all it has to offer. Here’s everything to learn about your cruise from Port Canaveral (Orlando).

See the Galveston Wharves when cruising with Princess.

Port Canaveral at a glance

  • Language: English
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • Docking: Your cruise from Port Canaveral docks at the Cruise Terminal in Cape Canaveral, approximately 45 miles from Orlando International Airport (MCO).
  • Attire: Located along the Atlantic Coast of East Central Florida, Cape Canaveral has an overall average high temperature of 82 degrees and an average low of 62. If you're visiting the Kennedy Space Center, wear casual attire appropriate for the time of year. Always pack a bathing suit because even if the water is a bit chilly for swimming, sunbathing is a year-round sport in Florida.
  • Transportation: You can get around by Uber, Lyft, a shuttle, limousine or rental car. Want to beat traffic to the port? Take Brightline, a convenient and comfortable high-speed passenger train.
  • Passports: Do you need a passport for Port Canaveral cruises? Many cruises out of Port Canaveral do not require passports, but it is recommended by the U.S. Department of State to have one with you. It is important to check the specific guidelines in the itinerary for your chosen cruise trip.

Things to do in Port Canaveral

Before getting on a cruise from Port Canaveral, or after your debarkation, add visits to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the Exploration Tower, and the US Air Force Space & Missile Museum. Take in a day of fishing on one of the charter boats docked at the port and relax to the sound of crashing waves on uncrowded beaches. Make the most of your dream vacation by exploring the one-of-a-kind Port Canaveral on Florida’s Space Coast before your cruise or choose one of our debarkation tours. 

Fun at the Pleasure Pier in Galveston.

Ships that Cruise from Port Canaveral

The Princess Seawitch beneath blue sky

Our Princess fleet includes some of the best cruises out of Port Canaveral. Find the comforts of home along with the luxuries you deserve on board any of our ships. Discover what makes our fleet so unique.

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