About Port Canaveral

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...Blast Off! Just a short transfer from Port Canaveral and you'll be transported to the moon and stars via the incredible exhibits at the Kennedy Space Centre. A fascinating insight into earth's quest for exploration, it's a gentle reminder of just how small our planet is.  For another out of this world experience, but one that's firmly on terra firma, step into Disney's Magic Kingdom.® Loved the world over by visitors of all ages, you won't be able to contain the child inside - even if you have left the younger generation at home! If you'd rather discover Mother Nature than Walt Disney, take a lagoon cruise around Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands, where the local wildlife is certain to steal the show.


Shore excursions in Port Canaveral

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Kennedy Space Centre™

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 8 hours

Enjoy a space odyssey, as you visit the Kennedy Space Centre™ and discover more about a world of space and the planets above.

On entering the Space Centre, you’ll be amazed at the sheer scale of things. Enjoy the larger than life 5½ storey IMAX presentation of a journey through space.

Visit the Apollo/Saturn 5 Centre, where you can relive the launch of Apollo 8 and then explore an actual Saturn V Rocket, one of only three in the world. Enjoy a front row seat in the Lunar Theatre as man lands on the moon. You will also ride out past the space shuttle launch pads and take a stroll in the world’s only rocket garden! Come nose to nose with the Atlantis exhibit and then it’s up, up and away on the Shuttle Launch Experience, this one of a kind simulator replicates the sounds, sights and sensation of a shuttle launch.

To ensure maximum enjoyment of this tour, your guide will be on hand to take you through the Centre’s attractions, making sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your visit would not be complete without venturing into the Kennedy Space Centre™ Visitor Complex. Within the Space Centre, you’ll find small gift shops selling souvenirs, making ideal gifts for friends and family at home.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The US Government NASA facility may close certain exhibits or areas without notice, for security reasons. Lunch has not been included in this tour to allow maximum flexibility. There are plenty of dining options within the Space Centre where lunch can be purchased, please remember to take local currency. Passengers may be searched on entry as part of the security measures. Only small hand bags are allowed, please ensure you are not carrying any sharp objects i.e. tweezers. Kennedy Space Centre™ is a very popular attraction and queuing may be experienced.

Wildlife Pontoon Lagoon Cruise

Activity lowRefreshments included

Duration: 3 hours

Enjoy a leisurely boat trip around the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands and get a close perspective of nature as you glide by.

Relax on a 2 hour cruise around the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands. Located in the lagoon estuary of the Indian and Banana River, the Thousand Islands were formed by a breach in the barrier island by a strong storm surge that created a maze of narrow trails and canals through natural mangrove islands.

During the tour, you are likely to see a variety of birds including ospreys, great blue herons, ibis, storks and pelicans, while keeping an eye out for dolphins, manatees and alligators that have all found shelter in the canals.

As you glide around the islands, a refreshing soft drink will be served as the captain and his crew pass on their extensive knowledge of the local eco-system.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and boat. Sightings of wildlife cannot be guaranteed. Sunscreen and a jumper or light jacket are recommended. Places on this excursion are very limited, so early booking is recommended.