Port Canaveral Is The Homeport
Of Disney Cruise Line
Port Canaveral is the homeport of Disney Cruise Line. It is in the heart of Cape Canaveral and is located in Brevard County, right in the middle of Florida's east coast.
is easily reachable by a number of different and convenient highways.
State Roads 528, 520 and 50 intersect with U.S. Highway 1, I-95, the Florida Turnpike and I-4 for easy access to and from the Port.
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If you are arriving by plane then you have lots of options. There are five airports close by and they are all a short distance away from Port Canaveral. The five airports and their estimated travel time from the Port are:
- Orlando International Airport – 45 minutes west of the Port
- Melbourne International Airport – 40 minutes south of the Port
- Orlando Sanford International Airport – 60 minutes NW of the Port
- Space Coast Regional Airport – 20 Minutes north of the Port
- Daytona Beach International Airport – 1.5 hours north of the Port
There are many options out there for you to get from your airport to the Port. Shuttles, taxicabs and limos are located outside all of the cruise terminals.
Port Canaveral is a customer-friendly gateway to major consumer markets and leisure destinations. It offers cruise lines, cargo lines and shippers, businesses and vacationers the capabilities of a first-class deepwater port with the benefits of a uncongested setting and relaxed atmosphere.
Enjoy Central Florida While You're There
If you have some time to spare before your check-in or if you have decided to stay in Florida for a couple of extra days before or after your cruise, there are many ways to enjoy yourself while you are there.
Port Canaveral has three public parks that provide all kind of recreation. Beaches, bike paths, campgrounds, fishing piers, public boating access and marinas offer an abundance of options.
The restaurants and lounges serve everything from light snacks to full-course dinners. Harbor-side dining is a special treat at Port Canaveral. Grab your food and sit right on the edge of the harbor and watch the ships sail right past you as you enjoy your meal.
You are also just minutes away from the Kennedy Space Center and the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
There is tons of stuff to do like shopping, museums, wildlife preserve, beaches, beaches and more beaches, historic downtowns, nightclubs and airboat rides.
There is so much to do in and around the Port that you could spend a week there, without even going on a Disney cruise, and have a great time.
On our first cruise, we got to the Port a day early so that we could be well rested for our family cruise vacation. We stayed at the Radisson At The Port and it was a very nice place.
We ate dinner, swam in the pool with the flowing waterfall and relaxed the whole time we were there. We also got a good night of sleep in and everyone was rested and ready to rock by morning.
Once everyone got packed up and ready to go we went to the front of the resort to catch our shuttle bus to the Disney terminal, which was a very smooth transition as well.
The Disney Cruise Terminal
Disney had an amazing terminal built to its exact specifications for $27 million. This was the first terminal in the U.S. built to a specific cruise line's specifications and for its exclusive use.
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The Disney Cruise Line is located in Cruise Terminal 8, which is the A Side (North) Terminal. Its 90-foot glass tower and art deco design makes is easily to recognize.
When you walk in, two escalators carry guests to the second floor where they step onto a 13,000 square-foot terrazzo map of Florida's East Coast and the Bahamas, and view original murals showing the Disney Cruise Line experience.
The terminal opens between 10:00 am and 10:30 am on cruise days for embarking passengers.
A quick tip is to plan to arrive before 1:00 pm. Ships are scheduled to leave at 4:00 pm, but they may leave earlier when weather dictates. Federal rules and regulations require all passengers be onboard at least one hour prior to sailing.
The Address is:
Disney Cruise Line
9150 Christopher Columbus Drive
Port Canaveral, FL 32920
Keep An Eye On Port Canaveral
Are you sitting at home daydreaming about your upcoming Disney cruise?
Are you are just getting back from a Disney cruise and wish you were still there?
Are you getting ready to head to Port Canaveral and your curious as to what the weather’s like?
Whatever the case may be, here’s a neat little tool that I still use to this day. It’s the Port Canaveral web cam and it’s located HERE .
I like to watch it on occasion and sometimes you can get a good look at the cruise ships as they take off on their next adventure.
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