Recent News

Port Canaveral, FL – August 23, 2022 – Port Canaveral today released its plan for access to the Port during the launch of NASA’s Artemis 1 from Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center north of the Port. The launch is currently scheduled for Monday, August 29th with a two-hour launch window opening at 8:33 a.m. and lasting through 10:33 a.m. 
NOAA Fisheries is proposing to modify the Seasonal Management Areas along the U.S. Atlantic East Coast to create Seasonal Speed Zones to reduce the risk of lethal collisions with endangered North Atlantic right whales. The proposed rule will modify the boundaries and seasonal timing; change vessel size to include all vessels greater than or equal to 35 ft.; and, will restrict vessels within active Seasonal Speed Zones to 10 knot maximum speed.
Port Canaveral, FL – July 6, 2022 - Port Canaveral is once again providing local students with an opportunity to become young ambassadors for the Port in the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. The Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners’ Junior Ambassador Program enables students in Brevard County to learn about career opportunities at the Port and gain understanding of workforce development and community outreach. Students who are Sophomores and Juniors in Brevard County public schools, private schools and homeschoolers are eligible to apply for this program.
Port Canaveral, FL –  The Canaveral Port Authority is expecting boat trailer parking at Port Canaveral will be in high demand again during the 2022 Federal Atlantic Recreational Red Snapper Season – July 8- 9, 2022 (Friday and Saturday) which opens at 12:01 AM on July 8th and closes at 12:01 AM on July 10th.  
Port Canaveral, FL – Skies above Port Canaveral will light up with color and sound on July 2nd for the annual “Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky” fireworks celebration being hosted by the Cove Merchants Association at Port Canaveral and the Canaveral Port Authority. The event at Port Canaveral is the first of three area fireworks celebrations that are the hallmark of the Space Coast’s Independence Day events - July 3rd fireworks at Cocoa Beach, followed by July 4th fireworks at Cocoa Village.  
Port Canaveral, FL – Port Canaveral today welcomed home Disney Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, the Disney Wish. The long-awaited addition to the Port Canaveral based Disney fleet arrived before dawn this morning escorted by a flotilla of Port-based tugboats and the Port Canaveral Fire Rescue Fireboat 2 providing the traditional water cannon salute.
Port Canaveral, FL – Port Canaveral today released its plan for public access to the Port to view the arrival of Disney Cruise Line’s new cruise ship, the Disney Wish, which is scheduled to arrive at Port Canaveral early Monday morning, June 20th to Cruise Terminal 8 (CT8). Subject to change, currently the Disney Wish is expected to pass Jetty Park shortly after 5:00 a.m. and proceed to the West Turning Basin, where she will dock at CT8 by 5:40 a.m. Visitors may view the Disney Wish’s arrival and from Jetty Park, or from The Cove district.

On May 12, the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) membership elected three officers and six directors to its Board as the group gathered in Washington to engage in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law implementation process. Paul Anderson, President & CEO of Port Tampa Bay, is now CAGTC’s fifth Chairman, while former CAGTC Treasurer Rick Cameron, Deputy Executive Director of Planning and Development, Port of Long Beach was elected Vice Chairman and Erin Aleman, Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, was elected Treasurer. Each officer will serve a three-year term. Capt John Murray, Chief Executive Officer and Port Director, Canaveral Port Authority was re-elected to serve another three-year term on the Board of Directors.

Port Canaveral, FL – MSC Cruises announced that the MSC Seaside will homeport from Port Canaveral beginning April 16, 2023, with three and four-night cruises to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in The Bahamas, and seven-night sailings to Cozumel and Costa Maya in Mexico, Belize, and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. The MSC Seaside, a popular Seaside-class ship specifically designed for Caribbean cruising, offers unique outdoor spaces along with a fantastic list of amenities.
Port Canaveral welcomed Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Freedom on her first call to the Port at a dockside ceremony as the ship prepared for her inaugural sailing from the Port’s Cruise Terminal 6.  The Carnival Freedom, which will be homeported at Port Canaveral, will offer four- and five-night itineraries to The Bahamas and the Eastern Caribbean, with stops in Nassau, Princess Cays, Bimini, Freeport, Amber Cove, Grand Turk and Half Moon Cay.
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