Cape Canaveral & Cocoa Beach
Port Canaveral is a great port and most cruisers favorite port. It’s easy to get in and out of, it’s not crowded and it’s just an all around great port. The only downside about Port Canaveral is the location. Located 45 minutes from Orlando, you have to find transportation from the airport if you fly. Most taxis will not bring you to Cape Canaveral / Cocoa Beach. I have transportation options at the bottom of this page.
It’s recommended to always stay the night before your cruise, so here is a number of hotels you can stay at the night before your cruise, and enjoy the beach while you’re there. Also be sure to eat at Grillz, my favorite. 🙂
Hotels that offer airport & cruise port shuttle
Courtyard by Marriott – Cocoa Beach
Located in Cocoa Beach, Courtyard by Marriott is 10 minutes from the port. They too offer a fly-snooze-cruise package where they will give you all of your transportation as well.
Best Western – Cocoa Beach
This hotel is within walking distance of the Cocoa Beach Pier and Publix grocery. It’s less than 5 miles from the port. They too offer a fly-snooze-cruise package. You have to call them directly to book. (321)783-7621 x 2490
Econolodge – Port Canaveral
If you want a cheaper option, Econolodge offers cheap packages as well that are a fly-snooze-cruise package. Econolodge is on Merritt Island and about 20 minutes from the port. You can call (321) 735-8831 to book.
Hampton Inn – Cocoa Beach
I love Hilton and Marriott Properties. This is a great property. The Hampton Inn offers a fly and cruise package where they offer shuttle to/from MCO airport in Orlando AND transportation to/from the cruise terminal. They depart 3 times each morning to the cruise terminal.
Days Inn Cocoa Beach
If you’re looking for a cheap budget hotel for a sleep for one night, then Days Inn will fit your needs. Since they offer a fly, snooze and cruise package, this is a perfect little spot.
Cocoa Beach Suites
This hotel offers everything you need from round trip transportation from MCO and the cruise port. You can also upgrade to a Lincoln Town Car and travel in style!
Hotels that offer cruise port shuttle only
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
The Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront offers trips to the port for just $6 a person. They run twice a day at 10:30 and noon. The hotel is 5mi from the port.
Four Points by Sheraton – Cocoa Beach
Located right in the middle of Cocoa Beach you will find the Four Points by Sheraton. They offer 3 shuttles leaving at 10:15, 11:15 and 12:15. The cost is $10 per person, children under 6 are free.
Residence Inn by Marriott – Port Canaveral
This hotel is a great hotel, but only offers a shuttle once per day. The cost is $8/pp but the hotel has great reviews and great rooms. The hotel is only a half mile from the port.
Radisson Resort at the Port – Cape Canaveral
This hotel offers a park and cruise package which includes parking and shuttle. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes and is $10 per person if you do not have the park and cruise package.
Homewood Suites by Hilton
This property is close to the port and only charges $5/pp for shuttle service to the port. They depart 3 times each morning.
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
This hotel also offers a park and cruise package, with shuttle to the port. If you do not have the park and cruise package, a shuttle is $6 per person to the port.
Holiday Inn Express
The Holiday Inn offers a parking package with cruise shuttle included. If you don’t need to park and only want a shuttle, it’s $7/pp and leaves once per day, at 10:30am
La Quinta Inn & Suites Oceanfront
The La Quinta sits on the beach right near the Cocoa Beach Pier. The shuttle leaves each morning at 10:30 and at noon. The cost is $7/pp
MCO Shuttle Service
If you would prefer to take an independent shuttle to/from Orlando Airport (MCO) here are some of the shuttle services that I’ve found. The price listed is what I have found on the respective companies website.
|Laura's Shuttle Service||$28 per person||Round Trip|
|Port Canaveral Connection||$30 per person||Round Trip|
|CorTrans||$40 per person||Round Trip|
|Travel Orlando Transportation||$40 per person||Round Trip|
|Access Transportation||$50 per person||Round Trip|
|Cocoa Beach Shuttle||$66 per person||Round Trip|
|Mears Transportation||$70 per person||Round Trip|
|Carnival Transfer||$72 per person||Round Trip|
|Roadrunner Shuttle||$144 per person||Round Trip|
|UberX||$51-$65 per vehicle (4ppl)||One Way|