What To Do Before Your Cruise

Cape Canaveral, USA. The arial view of port Canaveral from cruise ship

You’ve booked your cruise and you can’t wait. But you’ve arrived with some time to kill and aren’t sure what to do. Luckilyyou’re in Port Canaveral and there are endless places and attractions to visit. The great thing about Port Canaveral is it’s proximity to Orlando. If you have at least 8-10 hours or are staying the night. You can spend time at one of the many theme parks.

Orlando Theme Parks

Some Orlando theme parks you can visit include Disney World, Seaworld, Universal Studios and Discovery Cove. Each one offering you a full day experience or multiple days depending on your time frame.

Merritt Island

Other attractions include Merritt Island and the Canaveral National Seashore & Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. This NASA owned refuge is home to endangered species such as the Western Indian Manatee, Southern Bald Eagle and the Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle. There are more endangered species here than any other refuge in the US. This is a place worth checking out.

The Kennedy Space Center

Also located on Merritt Island is the Kennedy Space Center and it’s open from 9am to 6pm depending on the day. It’s best to check the tour times before you show up. You will be able to see the Astronaut Hall of Fame, realistic astronaut training simulators, experience a virtual moon walk, plus ride a rover across Mars. Have you ever met an astronaut?

You can meet an actual astronaut at the Astronaut Encounter. The center’s meet and greet program, which is held several times per day. But maybe the beach is more your style. In that case Coco Beach is waiting for you.

Coco Beach and Coco Pier

Coco Beach is about a 5 minute drive south of Port Canaveral and features a ton of activities. The pier was established in 1962, is a space coast landmark and is an absolutely beautiful place to visit. Here you will find shops, restaurants, bars and incredible views.

Make Your Reservation

When are you booking your cruise? Make sure that if you have enough time you plan a fun adventure here in Port Canaveral. You can plan your trip by viewing our fleet of cars and also check out our rates. We’re looking forward to meeting you!