Port Canaveral

Southern Elegance Limousines has been providing top-quality transportation to Port Canaveral since 2001. Our company is an authorized company and is licensed by Port Canaveral to operate in the port.

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You booked your dream cruise and are sailing out of Port Canaveral. You are probably asking yourself, “Where is Port Canaveral?” Port Canaveral is located in Cape Canaveral, Florida in the Cocoa Beach area very close to the Kennedy Space Center that is located in Merritt Island. The port is one hour east of the Orlando International airport (MCO) which is the closest airport to the port and about one hour and a half from the Walt Disney World resort. At the present time, the following companies operate ships in Port Canaveral: Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and Carnival.

You now have to decide how to get to Port Canaveral to board your dream cruise. Besides the cruise lines that offer shuttle service, there are many companies that also offer shuttle service to Port Canaveral. With a shuttle service you usually share the ride with other people and you probably are going to make several stops before you get to your destination.

There are several ships that sail out of Port Canaveral so it is very possible that on your return, you may have to wait at the port until the shuttle service has all their passengers and then make several stops on the return to drop off in different hotels or the airport. Most shuttles provide a good service and when you have a small party it is usually the most economic way to go specially if you are not in a hurry. If you have a party of four or more, you are probably going to find that is cheaper to go in a private Limo service.

You also can rent a car in the Orlando Airport and leave it parked at the Port which can be expensive since the port will charge you by the day or drop off the car at Port Canaveral and pick up another car when you return from the cruise and return to the Orlando airport. Here you are also going to have the waiting time for the rental car shuttle to pick you up at the port and take you to the rental car office. On the other hand, if you are going to be traveling in the area and visiting the other many attractions renting a car might be your best option. All the major rental car companies have service in the Port.

For a stress-free beginning and relaxing ending for your dream cruise, contact Southern Elegance Limousines to reserve a Town Car Sedan, SUV, Van or Limousine. It all depends on the number of people in your party and the type of vehicle that you prefer. The amount of luggage that you have also plays an important role on the type of vehicle that you need. In our vehicle fleet page, you will find information about the vehicles and luggage capacity.

Your Southern Elegance Limousines chauffeur meets you at the airport in the baggage claim area or at your hotel, assists you with your luggage and takes you directly to the port terminal. At the terminal, you give your luggage to the baggage handlers and proceed to the terminal entrance, the next time you see your luggage will be inside your cabin; make sure the luggage is properly tagged with your cabin number.

Your Southern Elegance Limousines chauffeur will coordinate the pickup time with you and explain the pickup procedure and location for your return. It is very hard to predict at what time you will exit the terminal so we usually suggest a time depending on whether you have a flight that day and at what time your flight leaves. If you have a morning flight, we suggest you inform your cruise line so they are aware that you need to be off the ship early. Most people exit between 8 and 9 am.

Once you exit the terminal, you will call Southern Elegance Limousines at the number provided and the vehicle which is waiting in a holding area will proceed to the pickup area. Your Southern Elegance Limousines chauffeur will assist you with your luggage and take you to your destination. From the holding area to the terminal is around eight minutes or longer since there might be a long line of vehicles trying to pickup at the terminal at the same time.


One option that you have is to arrive prior to your cruise and enjoy some of our famous theme parks and destinations. You can also do this after your cruise. One of the most interesting destinations before or after your cruise is NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex which is located 25 minutes from Port Canaveral. There is a lot of history of the amazing accomplishments by NASA. The United States and its citizens should be very proud of the history of Kennedy Space Center.

Many people decide to arrive a day early, especially if you are coming from up north in the winter time to avoid flight delays due to weather. You don’t want to miss your cruise. There are several hotels in the airport area where you can stay and then the next day continue to the port to board your cruise. The other option is to arrive and continue to Port Canaveral, stay in a local hotel in Cape Canaveral or Cocoa Beach and then board your cruise the following day. Most hotels in the Port Canaveral area offer transportation to the Port via shuttle or private service.


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Posted on April 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm

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