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Port Canaveral is the busiest cruise port in the world with more than 4 million passengers a year. It’s the closest port to Orlando, and it’s just under 10 minutes from Interstate 95, making it easy to access from the north and south.
Popular cruise lines such as Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and MSC Cruises sail out of this port. On any given day, you could have up to five ships sailing out, and for that very reason, parking can get…well, congested. No need to fret! We’re taking a look at your Port Canaveral parking costs, options, and FAQs.
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At the time of this writing (August 2023), parking at Port Canaveral is $17/day, which includes your day of departure. A four-day cruise will cost $68, while a seven-day cruise will cost $119.
Parking on-site at Port Canaveral offers the convenience of walking straight from your vehicle to the ship without a need for transfer. If you’re looking for a cheaper option, keep reading.
If you’re planning on parking on-site at Port Canaveral, no reservations are needed. Keep in mind that cash is not accepted but all major credit cards are. Since they do not take reservations, you can not prepay for parking at Port Canaveral.
If you’re planning on parking off-site, most places require advanced reservations with payment, and most options offer discounted rates and specials.
There are many off-site parking options available throughout the area; however, the closest off-site parking is Park Port Canaveral. They are located within two miles of the Port Canaveral cruise terminals and offer a safe, secure surface parking lot with 24/7 security patrol.
Their prices are guaranteed to save you at least 30% off the port’s parking rates. Plus, a complimentary 5-minute shuttle with curbside drop-off at your ship’s terminal. Additionally, Sail Port Canaveral offers Park & Cruise packages, which provide a few options for you to choose from.
Most off-site parking options provide 24/7 surveillance and/or security patrol. Be sure to check their website or call to confirm prior to booking as every option does not provide this service.
We have found that there are quite a few hotels in the area that offer complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise. This is usually a special offer that includes a one-night accommodation prior to your cruise departure, perfect for those who want to arrive early and avoid any potential delays.
The following hotels are currently offering a free cruise parking promotion; however, these offers mentioned below do not include shuttle service to/from the port.
Additionally, booking a Park Snooze & Cruise package with Sail Port Canaveral bundles your room, parking, and cruise transportation at one price. This simplifies the process and eliminates the need to arrange additional transportation on the day of your cruise departure.
When it comes to parking for your Port Canaveral cruise, have a plan. Whether you choose to park on-site, off-site, or arrive early and partake in a Park Snooze & Cruise package, decide early on what you want to do. And if you’re not sure what option is best for you, fill out our form here and let our team assist you.
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