Port Canaveral, Florida

Port Canaveral, Florida is the gateway to Walt Disney World Resort and home of the world-famous Kennedy Space Center.

Getting There

Port Canaveral
Disney Cruise Line Terminal
Port Canaveral Terminal #8
9155 Charles M. Rowland Dr.
Port Canaveral, FL 32920

Please note: Some GPS systems do not recognize Port Canaveral as a city. You may need to enter “Cape Canaveral.” Either location, once recognized by your GPS, should provide the correct driving instructions to the port.


Port Canaveral is approximately 60 minutes/45 miles from Orlando International Airport, 40 minutes/39 miles from Melbourne International Airport, and 90 minutes/65 miles from Walt Disney World Resort.”
From Orlando International Airport:

Take State Road 528 east (Beachline Expressway), a toll road
Continue on State Road 528 over the Indian River and the Banana River
Turn right onto State Road 401, which will loop and head north over the channel locks
Stay in the right-hand lane and follow the signs to Cruise Terminal A.

From North Florida:
From I-95 South take Exit #205 for State Road 528 East (Beachline Expressway), a toll road
Continue over the Indian River and the Banana River
Turn right onto State Road 401 which will loop and head north over the channel locks
Stay in the right-hand lane and follow the directional signs to Cruise Terminal A.

From South Florida:
From I-95 North take Exit #205 East for State Road 528 East (Beachline Expressway.), a toll road
Continue over the Indian River and the Banana River
Turn right onto State Road 401 which will loop and head north over the channel locks
Stay in the right-hand lane and follow the directional signs to Cruise Terminal A
Directions can also be found on www.disneycruise.com under Travel Tools > Port Canaveral Driving Directions

Several car rental agencies are permitted to do business at the seaport. Each agency provides courtesy shuttle service to their locations off the port. We suggest you contact your preferred company directly for the most up-to-date information.

  • Dollar Rent-A-Car
  • Thrifty Car Rental
  • Hertz Corp
  • Alamo Rent a Car
  • Shuttle Service Companies

Parking operated by the Port Canaveral Port Authority is available adjacent to the cruise terminal.The parking facility at Port Canveral is staffed from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for Guests parking their vehicles prior to embarking the ship. The parking lot and garage are paved, gated and under 24-hour surveillance.

Parking fees are charged when Guests depart the parking facility instead of upon entry. Parking attendants will provide a hang tag to the Guests upon entry of the parking facility. At the end of the cruise, Guests will present the hang tag to the parking attendant and pay the parking fees at that time.

Guests are charged for every day their vehicle is in the lot/garage, which includes the day of arrival and the day of departure from the cruise.

Preferred parking is also available next to the terminal. The cost is the standard rate plus a flat fee of $20.00per day. The preferred parking area is located inside the secured area, next to the vehicle drop-off area. Parking in the preferred area is on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the size of the lot, there is no over-sized vehicle parking available in the preferred parking area.

Cash, Visa and MasterCard are the only acceptable forms of payment. Personal checks are not accepted. A valid disability parking permit is required for accessible parking.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

At Focus on the Family we do everything we can to ensure that your onboard experience can’t be beat, and though we cannot book your air travel, rental car, or hotel, we would like to provide the following helpful tips.
Making Flight Arrangements
When booking flights, we recommend that you arrive in Orlando on Sunday, November 12, 2017 Return flights should be arranged to leave Orlando after 12:00 PM ET on Friday November 17, 2017. More information on the shuttles will be available when you receive your Disney Booking Numberl 3-4 weeks before our sailing

Passport Requirements:

Proper travel documentation is required at embarkation and throughout the cruise for all guests. Even though a guest has completed the cruise line’s online registration, it is still the guest’s responsibility to present the required travel documents at the time of embarkation. Any guest without proper documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of the cruise fare will be issued. Disney Cruise Line (“Disney”), Focus on the Family (“Focus”) and its agents/affiliates assume no responsibility for advising guests of proper travel documentation.

Disney highly recommends all guests travel with a government-issued passport that is valid for at least 6 months following the return of the cruise. Although a passport is not required for U.S. citizens taking cruises that begin and end in the same US port, travelling with a passport may help to expedite your CBP clearance upon return to the US. Additionally, passports are required in the event you need to fly from the U.S. to a foreign port should you miss your scheduled port of embarkation or need to fly back to the US for emergency reasons.

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) allows U.S. citizens (including children) sailing on cruises that begin and end in the same U.S. port to travel with one of the WHTI compliant documents, including Valid U.S. Passport, Passport Card, Original Birth Certificate issued by a government agency along with a government issued photo ID if 16 years of age and older, Original Certificate of Naturalization, Trusted Traveler Program Membership Card, e.g., Nexus Card, Sentri Card or Fast Card, Enhanced Tribal Card, A Consular Report of Birth Abroad or an Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL), which is only acceptable at land and sea ports of entry and cannot be used for air travel outside the U.S. The word ‘Enhanced’ must appear on the driver’s license. The following five states currently issue an EDL: Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont and Washington.

Copies of US passports/naturalization papers, hospital certificates and baptismal certificates are not WHTI compliant documents and are therefore NOT acceptable.

For more information on the documentation requirements, http://directlinecruises.com/already-booked/documents-identification.htm

Passport numbers
Disney Cruise Line requests that you provide your passport number after you receive your Booking ID# – 3 to 4 weeks before sailing. Simply add the details to the Guest Information Form found in Disney Cruise Line’s “My Online Check-In”.

Please note: All travelers, including U.S. Citizens and all foreign nationals, are required to have a valid passport to enter or re-enter the United States by air.

Other Travel Documents
When you arrive at the port terminal, additional documents are required to start your cruise. Save time by using Disney Cruise Line’s “My Online Check-In” to complete these documents after you receive your Booking ID# – 3 to 4 weeks before sailing. Please be sure to bring the completed and signed Signature Form and Payment Authorization form with you to the ship.

When a minor (age 17 and under) travels without a parent or legal guardian, an accompanying adult must present a Minor Authorization Form, completed and signed by that child’s parent or legal guardian.

Destination Details

With so many nearby attractions, this destination in Brevard County is home to one of the world’s most popular ports.

Local Culture and Flavor
Affectionately nicknamed “Florida’s Fun Port,” this vibrant seaport in Central Florida is conveniently located near sandy beaches, major theme parks, the Kennedy Space Center, the Brevard Zoo, hotels, restaurants, universities, shops and the Orlando International Airport. Enjoy the picturesque, 40-acre Jetty Park with its 1,000 foot fishing pier. Drive a few minutes south to gorgeous Cocoa Beach, the surfing capital of the state, and stroll along the boardwalk. At the port, you’ll enjoy modern facilities and accessible parking so you can enjoy yourself before or after your cruise.

Past and Present
The historic, deep water port was originally created for military use. Congress was asked to approve Port Canaveral’s construction for the Navy in 1878. The approval didn’t come through until a half century later, and the port was finally dedicated in 1953. It wasn’t until 1964 that cruise vessels began to use the port and its economic potential was realized. Present-day Port Canaveral is one of the busiest ports in existence and it continues to grow.

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