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Port Canaveral Cruise Parking

Port Canaveral’s parking options are somewhat limited. Because the port sits on a spit of land about five miles from the mainland, space for parking lots is somewhat sparse. However, there are still some options available as long as you don’t mind a shuttle ride. Otherwise, official port parking is available right next to the cruise terminals for a higher fee.

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Port Canaveral Official Parking: Parking at the port is the most convenient. Parking lots and garages are next to each cruise terminal, making for a very short walk to check-in. The problem is that you pay a lot for that convenience — up to $20 per day. Parking for a 3-day cruise runs $60. Parking for a 7-day cruise runs $120 (about $17 per day). Given the proximity of the lots to the cruise terminal, we wouldn’t blame anyone for paying the high prices. However, cheaper options are available.

Cost: $15-20 per day
Distance: At terminal
Website: http://www.portcanaveral.com/cruising/parking.php

Park Port Canaveral: Located about three miles (5 minute drive) from the cruise terminals, Park Port Canaveral is one of your only options for off-site cruise parking. Rates are very fair — if booked online and paid ahead of time, the daily rate is $8.95 plus tax (rates are $1 more if paid at the lot). There is also another lot a littler further down the road that is $1 cheaper per day. Both parking lots offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the port.

Cost: $8.95 per day
Distance: 3 miles (free shuttle provided)
Website: http://www.parkportcanaveral.com

Park-N-Cruise: Park-N-Cruise is also about three miles from Port Canaveral, but due west. Rates are $8.99 per day and parking is in a fenced, gated and locked lot. Note that the $8.99 rate is for reservations booked online ahead of time. A rate of $10.99 applies for paying at the lot. RVs and other oversized vehicles are an extra free. Of course, a shuttle will transport you back and forth from the port itself.

Cost: $8.99 per day
Distance: 3 miles (free shuttle provided)
Website: http://www.parkcruise.com

Individual Hotels: If you are staying in the Port Canaveral area, contact your hotel to see if they will allow you to park your car for the length of your cruise. Many hotels cater to cruisers and have special daily rates and free shuttles.

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