Port Canaveral for Dummies – Your Guide to Getting the Most Out of Your Vacation Before and After Your Cruise
Port Canaveral has become one of the busiest cruise terminals in the world. In 2012 3.76 million multi-day cruise passengers passed through the terminal, and those numbers have been on an upward climb since. As of July 2013, 10 major cruise ships call Port Canaveral home.
The Port Canaveral Webcam is always running, so you can take a peek at the ships live!
With so many cruises taking place, it is common for visitor’s to be at a loss of what to do in the area. There may be time to spend prior to boarding a ship, or sometimes even prior to heading to the airport for a departure flight home. The following are some ideas to make every moment of your vacation count!
Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex is located
Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex just 17 miles from Port Canaveral! With such a short trip, this is a great way to entertain adults and children alike. You can catch a 3-D IMAX movie, Visit the special Angry Birds Space Encounter, explore retired space shuttles, and see a multitude of shows and exhibits. If you’re lucky, you may even meet an astronaut! Admission is half the rate of some of the Orlando area theme parks, and is a great, economical way to spend the day!
Shop at the World Famous Ron Jon Surf Shop
Located a short 7 miles south of Port Canaveral is the World Famous Ron Jon Surf Shop, recognized world-wide as an icon of the surf and beach lifestyle. The Cocoa Beach Ron Jon is also the world’s largest surf shop at 52,000 square feet. Throughout the summer months Ron Jon hosts a multitude of live music and events, so make sure to visit their direct website for the latest details! Scheduling a time to visit is easy as the store operates 24/7, as well.
Don’t Forget to Ride in Style
Wherever it is that you choose to spend your time, make sure to arrange your transportation needs in advance! Uber Luxury Transportation is a full service ground transportation company and a preferred vendor of the Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal. You may visit their website, or request a quote for your transportation in Orlando, Port Canaveral, the Local Airports, and attractions.