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Terminals

 

Port Canaveral is home to some of the finest cruise terminals in the world. Six cruise terminals are in operation, and two more are on the drawing board.

Cruise Terminals 2, 3 & 4

Located on Port Canaveral's south side, these were the first terminals designed and built specifically to accommodate cruise ships and their passengers. The following ships cruise from here:

Terminal 2: Sterling Casino Lines' Ambassador II
 

Cruise Terminal 8

Cruise Terminal 8, located in the West Turning Basin between cruise terminals 5 and 9/10, is the first terminal built to a cruise line's specifications. 
The $27 million Disney Cruise Lines terminal has a 90-foot high glass tower. Two escalators carry guests to the second floor where they step out onto a massive 13,000 square-foot terrazzo map of Florida's East Coast and the Bahamas. 

Some of the terminal's features include a play area, a cafe, and original murals depicting the Disney Cruise Line experience in a scrapbook fashion.
Cruise Terminal 8 is the exclusive home of Disney Cruise Lines' first two ships, the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder. The Disney Magic began sailing on 3- and 4-day cruises to Nassau and Disney Cruise Line's private island, Castaway Cay, on July 30, 1998, and the Disney Wonder began offering similar cruises on August 15, 1999. In August, 2000, the Disney Magic converted to 7-day cruises sailing to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

Cruise Terminal 5

Completed in 1991, Cruise Terminal 5 became Port Canaveral's first "mega" cruise terminal, designed to accommodate 3,000 passengers. The two-story triangular terminal boasts a 30-foot high atrium filled with lush tropical vegetation, including full-size living trees and three cascading waterfalls. The two-story design controls the flow of passengers, with embarking passengers traveling up and through the glass-enclosed second-floor lounge, complete with a view of water in every direction. Disembarking passengers, luggage and ship's provisions progress through the downstairs areas. U.S. Customs maintains a separate, secure facility on the lower floor for baggage processing.
Carnival Cruise Lines' Carnival Fantasy utilizes Cruise Terminal 5 on Thursdays and Sundays. Norwegian Dawn also docks here on Tuesdays.

Cruise Terminal 10

Completed in 1996, Cruise Terminal 9/10 was Port Canaveral's second ultra modern terminal built to accommodate more than 3,500 passengers. Located next to Cruise Terminal 8, Cruise Terminal 9/10 is one structure designed to accommodate two medium ships or one ship up to 130,000 gross registered tons. The three-tiered passenger loading tower includes an elevator and four escalators and features a hydraulic gangway system adjustable to the various heights of almost all of today's cruise ships.
Royal Caribbean International (RCI) homeports the 2,600-passenger Sovereign of the Seas at Port Canaveral, utilizing CT 9/10 on Fridays and Mondays. RCI's Mariner of the Seas sails on Sundays from this terminal.
The Carnival Glory sails from CT 10 Saturdays.

Click here to download a high resolution .pdf of a detailed map of Port Canaveral showing all the above terminals and more.

 


  

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