The port is located approximately 60 miles from the attraction and resort areas in Orlando, making it the perfect location for those who are considering combining an Orlando vacation with a cruise. This type of vacation is growing in popularity with Disney Cruise Lines offering special packages that include both an Orlando resort stay and a three or four night cruise.
The port is also very close to nearby Kennedy Space Center and just minutes from Cocoa Beach.
Amazingly, Port Canaveral is the second busiest cruise port in the world, hosting lines that offer two, three, four and seven night cruises. It's come a long way its first use as a port was in the mid-1950s when cargo vessels carried newsprint and petroleum, and later, Tropicana Orange Juice, to New York.