Getting to Port Canaveral

Getting to Port Canaveral

Any costs provided below are approximate and may change considerably. The service providers mentioned below are not recommendations, they are merely options for you to consider. All services booked are at your own discretion.

Directions to Port Canaveral & Parking Info

If you plan to drive to Port Canaveral on the day of the cruise, visit the Port Canaveral website for directions and parking rates. Park at your cruise terminal’s designated parking area and take a short walk to the ship. Oversize parking for RV’s and buses is available at each Cruise Terminal.

We are departing from Cruise Terminal 1 (9050 Discovery Rd, Port Canaveral, FL 32920).

Orlando International Airport (MCO) Arrivals

For folks flying, most will arrive via the Orlando International Airport (MCO). The Orlando Airport is 45 miles west of Port Canaveral and the trip takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. You can rent a car, but there are several other options to get you there. Some of the options are pricey, but you won’t be paying for parking at the port and/or your hotel.

Shared Shuttles
The most economical option is to use an independent shared shuttle service. Roundtrip service will likely cost around $40-60 per person, but the rates fluctuate.

Some Shuttle Options: Go PortCocoa Beach ShuttleMears ShuttleCortrans ShuttlePort Canaveral Shuttle Service

Hotel Shuttles
Many hotels also offer shuttles for an additional cost. Some have shuttles that pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel and then to the port the day of the cruise. Be sure to ask for rates for each trip you need.

A one-way trip from the Orlando airport to Port Canaveral by taxi is estimated at $115. As many as five passengers can ride for the same price as one passenger, so a taxi can be economical for small groups, but pricey for just one of two people.

Expect the ride to be about $60-$70 per car (not per person), each way.

Vehicles for Hire (Private Cars/Limos)
There are many companies that offer private car service, including some of the shuttle companies listed above. If you are traveling with a larger group, the per person cost can be surprisingly affordable. Orlando Airport has a list of companies that are permitted to pick up passengers that have pre-arranged transportation with the company.

Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) Arrivals

The distance from Orlando Melbourne International Airport to Port Canaveral is about 33 miles, but it takes around 50 minutes, depending on traffic.

Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) Arrivals

Orlando Sanford International Airport is 61 miles north of Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal. Allow at least 1 hour and 10 minutes for the drive.

Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) Arrivals

Daytona Beach International Airport is about 75 miles north of Port Canaveral and takes about 75 minutes depending on traffic.

What Passengers Think

My husband and I took a chance and booked our first ever cruise in December 2011 after listening to a radio commercial about a cruise with ZZ Top, George Thorogood and John Kay playing and cruising with us (among many other great bands!). This was “Woodstock on Water”! We have been on every one since and have made many new friends who we correspond with throughout the year and look forward to seeing every year. There should be a different word than “Cruise” to describe this because it does not compare to a standard cruise by any means. Seeing- greeting-hugging-taking pictures with so many of our idols – PRICELESS!! Pam and the NAHA staff do an outstanding job and we always book as soon as each cruise booking opens – no need to wait to see who will be rockin’ us! If you like classic and southern rock and have not booked this cruise, do not wait or you’ll miss out. It sells out earlier every year. (Love to all the Dfers and FB Rock Legends Cruise Fans and FB Rock Legends Cruise Party’ers!)

Judy Diaz, DON'T MISS OUT! Judy Diaz, DON'T MISS OUT!

This was my 5th RLC out of 6 and will be on the next one in 2019. It is the only way to do a cruise and one of the best ways to have an over the top rock ‘n roll experience. There are three venues with shows going on from 10 am to past 12 midnight – every day! Once you’re done for the night, the convenience of your cabin is just steps away. The RLC lineup speaks for itself. There is so much talent, legends and upcoming rockers, on the ship! The people, your fellow rockers, are all there for the same reason – rock ‘n roll! Don’t be surprised if you run into a few rock stars on the elevator or just hanging out watching a show.

L. Kelly, Best Rock'n Roll Experience L. Kelly, Best Rock'n Roll Experience