Port Canaveral Area Hotels

Many cruisers will arrive a few days before their cruise leaves the port. There are many hotel options in the Port Canaveral area, including Cocoa Beach. This can be a good choice if you want a relaxing experience. No need to rush to the cruise ship disembarking schedule. The prices on this list are just for comparison. The individual hotels will have fluctuating pricing. Most have shuttle fees to the cruise terminals.



Homewood Suites by Hilton Cape Canaveral-Cocoa Beach – $190, shuttle fee

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Port Canaveral – $140, shuttle fee

Residence Inn Cape Canaveral-Cocoa Beach – $250, shuttle fee

Hampton Inn &Suites Cape Canaveral Cruise Port – $129, shuttle fee

Home2 Suites by Hilton Cape Canaveral Cruise Port – $139, no shuttle

Radisson Resort at the Port – $128, shuttle fee

Cape Crossing Resort & Marina – $200, $300 for a condo that sleeps 8, no shuttle






If you would prefer to be at the beach, Cocoa Beach also has many hotels.

Holiday Inn Express Cocoa Beach – $192, shuttle fee

Best Western Cocoa Beach Hotel & Suites – $210, no shuttle

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Cocoa Beach Oceanfront – $160, shuttle fee

Days Inn by Wyndham Cocoa Beach Port Canaveral- $119, shuttle fee

Cocoa Beach Suites Hotel – $99, shuttle fee

Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach-Cape Canaveral – $184, shuttle fee

Courtyard Cocoa Beach Cape Canaveral – $194, shuttle fee

Econo Lodge Cocoa Beach – $144, shuttle fee

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Cocoa Beach-Port Canaveral – $121, shuttle fee

Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront – $230, shuttle fee


All of the prices are only for comparison. The hotels have fluctuating pricing that changes by the day.

Please use web sites like Expedia, TripAdvisor, or go directly to the hotel web site to get current pricing.

By |2020-06-29T14:22:25-04:00June 29th, 2020|Sailery|0 Comments

MCO to Port Canaveral Ground Transportation

When you are ready to leave the Orlando International Airport (MCO), will need to select your ground transportation.

I will cover your ground transportation choices. The rates that I list are not guaranteed, everyone has fluctuating prices. The actual rate will be determined when you book your choice. The rates will give you a reference between the variety of choices that are available.  As per GREATER ORLANDO AVIATION AUTHORITY GROUND TRANSPORTATION RULES AND REGULATIONS all of the transportation selections will need to be scheduled in advance, except taxi, and Uber/Lyft.

Taxi – (1-4 passengers) To get a taxi at MCO walk out from the baggage claim, go to the taxi line, and pick your taxi. The taxi rate to Port Canaveral will be about $120.00.

Private Car/Limousine Р(1-16 passengers) Private Car or Limousine need to be scheduled  as per GOAA. This would be your personal service, stop and go where ever you want. The cost for Private Car/Limousine is charged per hour. You would pay about $125.00+ depending on the number of passengers and the car that you need..

Uber / Lyft – (1-6 passengers) Your cost will vary if you select X, XL, or Black and surge rates. You never know what type of car you will get X can be a small sedan $65.00. XL might be a mini van or SUV $90.00 or if you would like Black $155.00 You order on the app, you walkout and ride on your schedule.

Cruise Line Transfer – (1-40 passengers) You will have to ride on their schedule, you may have to wait until they are ready to go. The fare is $35.00-$40.00 a person, one-way. So, for a family of four, it can cost over $150 to take the cruise line transfer.

Private Van Shuttle – (1-11 passengers) You can reserve your van service and ride on your schedule. You will get dropped off at your ship, EASY. You will pay $20.00 – $25.00 per person, group rates available for a lower per person rate.

Airport Hotel Shuttle – (1-10 passengers) The hotel will likely pick you up for free. You will not get to the Port Canaveral cruise ship terminal. If you fly in early or if you want to be near the airport before you fly home, this is another option.

One-Way Rental Car – (1-8passengers) The cost will vary by the date and time, and the size and type of car that you reserve. You may have to pay $100.00 per day. Some of the rental agents are in the terminal, others will have to come and pick you up with a shuttle. There are no returns at the port. You will have to drop off near Port Canaveral and they will shuttle you to the ship. This is a good choice if you have time to enjoy Port Canaveral, FL, Cocoa Beach, FL, or any of the Space Coast destinations.

By |2020-06-17T10:02:37-04:00June 15th, 2020|Sailery|0 Comments

Cruise Blog Intro

When you go on a cruise out of Port Canaveral you will need to make choices to optimize your vacation experience. However, I will give you the information that will help you make those selections easier.

Port Canaveral, Florida

In this paper, I’m going to discuss the items that you will be choosing. Firstly, you will need to choose your method of transportation from the airport. Secondly, are you going to arrive at the airport the day of the cruise, or a day or more early. Thirdly, are you going to stay near the airport or stay near Port Canaveral. Fourthly, are you going to enjoy some local activities before or after your cruise.

MCO – Orlando International Airport Florida

The first task after you get off the airplane, will be to select your ground transportation.

  • Taxi

  • Private Car / Limousine

  • Uber / Lyft

  • Bus Shuttle

  • Private Shuttle

  • Hotel Shuttle

  • One-Way Car rental

In the next post I will explore all of these transit options.

By |2020-06-15T17:09:48-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Sailery|0 Comments