Royal Caribbean Port Canaveral Cruise Tips
When are the best deals on Royal Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral?
If you are looking to save money on a Royal Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral, the lowest prices are usually available in October thru November
. Check out our Royal Caribbean from Port Canaveral Sailing Calendar
to see for yourself.
Where Can I Park My Car at the Port of Port Canaveral on Royal Caribbean
Be prepared to pay $15.00 a day to park your car. Cruise terminal 10 passengers may choose the outdoor parking area or the parking garage. You will pay upfront (cash, major credit card or US traveler's check only) – not when you leave. (verified August 2010)
There are several offsite parking lots with shuttles to the Port Canaveral port – the savings can be significant. If you are arriving by car the night before your cruise, several of the hotels in the area may let you leave your car in their lot while you cruise. However, you will need to stay at least one night before your cruise – look for "Park 'n Stay" rates advertised by the hotel. These hotels usually have a shuttle to take you to and from the cruise port. (verified April 2010)
When does my flight need to arrive in Port Canaveral for my Royal Caribbean cruise?
If you are flying in on the day of your cruise, make sure you allow plenty of time to get to the ship. Royal Caribbean recommends arriving in to Orlando International Airport (MCO) by 12:30PM at the latest on the day of embarkation. After your cruise, your flight should not leave before 12:30PM from MCO. Bear in mind the fact that Orlando International Airport is 45 minutes west of Port Canaveral. Melbourne International Airport (MLB) is 40 minutes south of the port, Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) is an hour away, and Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) is 75 miles north. Traffic conditions also affect timeliness, and you can check for up to date information at http://fl511.com
. (verified September 2010)
What Royal Caribbean ships are based in Port Canaveral?
The Royal Caribbean cruise ships that sail from Port Canaveral are the Monarch of the Seas
and the Freedom of the Seas
. The Freedom of the Seas sails on the 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises, and the Monarch of the Seas sails on 3 and 4 night cruises to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral.
What time can I board my Royal Caribbean cruise out of Port Canaveral?
Usually, 12:30PM is when most ships allow you to board. Check your boarding documents after you complete online check-in for specific boarding times -- they may change. However, if you are one of the first people onboard the ship, your room may not be ready. While you may be allowed to check-in at the port earlier, you may have to wait in a large waiting area -- not always the most comfortable place. Just make certain you are onboard the ship at least 90 minutes prior to departure. Otherwise, you may be denied boarding.(verified December 2009)
How much does it cost to take a taxi from Orlando International Airport to Royal Caribbean's cruise terminal in Port Canaveral?
From Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Royal Caribbean's Port Canaveral cruise terminal, you actually are better off taking a limo! Limousines from this airport charge a flat $50 to $85 an hour, and taxi fare one way is estimated at $105. Yes, the cruise lines offer bus transfers, but for two people, a limo may be a more efficient (and fun) option (and you don't have to wait for a bus to be filled-up before leaving the airport for the cruise port). (verified November 2010)
What other departure ports and cruise lines are alternatives to Royal Caribbean from Port Canaveral?
Common alternative cruise ports to Port Canaveral include Tampa
, Fort Lauderdale
, New York
and San Juan
Additionally, check out other cruise lines who may have departures from Port Canaveral, including, Holland America Line
, Azamara Club Cruises
, Celebrity Cruises
, Cunard Line
, Princess Cruises
and Carnival Cruises
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