Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Terminals


PPort Canaveralort Canaveral is ranked as the world’s 2nd busiest cruise port in multi-day embarkations. The “A” terminal is where the large cruise ships from Carnival Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean make their home. You will take this exit to your right and make a large loop around. Once you make the loop, you will see the cruise ships almost directly ahead of you. Getting to Port Canaveral is easy no matter which airport in Central Florida you arrive at. The port is only 45 minutes away from Orlando International Airport (MCO), and the 528 Expressway leads directly to the Port Canaveral cruise terminal.

Traveling from Orlando International Airport (MCO)

  • Take the North exit from the airport, staying to the right to the Beachline Expressway (S.R 528 East)
  • Take Beachline Expressway (S.R 528 East)
  • Head east toward Port Canaveral
  • Follow signs for A-Side (North) Terminal and continue toward Cruise Terminals.

Traveling from Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)

  • Approximately 1 hour northwest of Port Canaveral.
  • Exit the airport south to the Central Florida Greenway (Toll Road 417).
  • Go south 23 miles to S.R. 528 (the Beach line Expressway) eastbound exit.
  • Go east (37 miles) to the Port.

Cruise Ship Terminals

Port Canaveral’s A-Side North Cruise Terminals

Port Canaveral is divided into two sections by the shipping channel. The section north of the channel is home to most of the cruise terminals, and it is where most of the cruise ships berth. Cruise terminals 5, 6, 8, and 10 are located here. Cruisers taking a Carnival cruise are probably going to boarding at Cruise Terminals 5 and 6. The A Terminals (5,6,8, and 10) are located on Charles Rowland Drive on the northern side of Port Canaveral. Take Exit 54A off of S.R 528.

Cruise Terminal assignment is posted at the entrance to the port:

– Cruise Terminal #5 – 9245 Charles Rowland Dr.
– Cruise Terminal #6 – 9241 Charles Rowland Dr.
– Cruise Terminal #8 – 9155 Charles Rowland Dr.
– Cruise Terminal #10 – 9005 Charles Rowland Dr.

Port Canaveral’s B-Side South Cruise Terminals

Terminal 1 is located along Discovery Road, while Terminal 3 is located along Christopher Columbus Drive. Take Exit 54B off of S.R 528.

Cruise Terminal assignment is posted at the entrance to the port:

Cruise Terminal #1 – 9050 Discovery Rd.
Cruise Terminal #2 – 180 Christopher Columbus Dr.
Cruise Terminal #3 – 220 Christopher Columbus Dr.

Port Canaveral Port Parking

For Disney, Royal Caribbean, Carnival and NCL cruises parking is operated by the Port Canaveral Port Authority. Port Canaveral offer secure cruise parking at your terminal and ship. Cruise passengers park at their respective terminals and simply take a short walk to your ship; no need for shuttles.

Port order and/or content may vary, please check specific sailing date concerning risks associated with COVID-19. Please consult all applicable Centers for Disease Control travel advisories, warnings, or recommendations relating to cruise travel and check at official cruise line website.