Recent News

In observance of Independence Day, Port Canaveral’s administrative offices will be closed Thursday, July 4. We will reopen on Friday. Have a fun-filled Fourth!
Port Canaveral, FL – The Canaveral Port Authority will receive $1.5 million in funding from the State of Florida to support the acquisition of a specialized fireboat to provide marine firefighting and rescue capabilities for Port Canaveral and the surrounding communities. Port Canaveral’s Marine Firefighting Rescue Vessel (MFRV) will be purpose built to offer enhanced fire protection and response time capabilities to serve the Port’s growing maritime operations and expanding space enterprise in the area.
Port Canaveral, FL – June 28, 2018 – Skies above Port Canaveral will be ablaze with color and light during the fifth annual 2nd of July Fireworks Before the Fireworks. One of the Space Coast’s most popular Independence Day events will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, on the lawn at Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral, 670 Dave Nisbet Drive.
Port Canaveral, FL –  Port Canaveral was voted “Best Cruise Port” in Global Traveler magazine’s annual readers’ survey and awarded the 2019 Leisure Lifestyle Award by the popular business and leisure luxury travel publication last week. 
“We strive to provide our cruise partners and their valued guests with the best possible cruise port experience,” Port Director and CEO Capt. John Murray said. “On behalf of our employees, and this community, Port Canaveral is proud to receive this prestigious award, and thanks Global Traveler and its readers for acknowledging our efforts and commitment.”

 
Port Canaveral, FL –  Port Canaveral has received Green Marine certification a second time for advancing environmental excellence in maritime transportation and demonstrating “green” corporate leadership.  The certification was presented to the Port at the GreenTech 2019 environmental conference in Cleveland last week. Port Canaveral is only one of two seaports in Florida, and one of twenty-two ports nationwide to receive this distinction.

“Port Canaveral is raising the bar in the maritime industry’s commitment to best environmental practices,” stated Capt. John Murray, Port CEO. “Green Marine certification is more than a one-time achievement and involves responsibility for the implementation of long-term sustainable environmental goals.”
Port Canaveral, FL - The Canaveral Port Authority and Disney Cruise Line have reached a new 20-year agreement to expand operations and make Port Canaveral home for two of Disney Cruise Line’s three new ships.  
The new operating agreement will begin June 1, 2019, and replaces an existing Marine Terminal Agreement set to expire on December 31, 2027. It provides a 20-year primary term with two additional five-year renewals. Initially, the call guarantee remains at 150 calls, but increases to 180 calls in 2023 and up to 216 calls in 2024 through the remainder of the 20-year term.
 
Royal Caribbean International cruise ships Harmony of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas received a “royal” sendoff on Monday as the giant vessels sailed from their new homeport of Port Canaveral. Tugboats provided a water salute as a the 1,188-foot long Harmony, the second-largest cruise ship in the world, glided past hundreds of cheering spectators who gathered at Jetty Park for a “wave-out” event for the Port’s newest arrivals. Onlookers waved bandanas and some held up signs with large letters that spelled out “Bon Voyage.”
 
Port Canaveral - Boat trailer parking near Jetty Park will be in high demand during the peak fishing season. As always, boat trailer parking at Freddie Patrick Boat Ramps is free and on a first-come, first-serve basis until capacity is reached.
Port Canaveral, FL -- U.S. Rep. Bill Posey (FL-08) praised the soon-to-be-completed Canaveral Harbor Sand Bypass Project (Phase 5) as a unified effort that keeps Port Canaveral’s economic engine running while restoring 3.5 miles of shoreline south of Canaveral Inlet to the pre-inlet levels of the early 1950s. 
 
Port Canaveral, FL – Norwegian Cruise Line’s Sun returns to Port Canaveral today for a second season of popular cruises from the Port to Cuba, as well as excursions to the Bahamas.
 
Starting Monday, April 15, the Norwegian Sun, which in 2018 became the first homeported cruise ship to sail from Port Canaveral to Cuba, will offer four-, five- and seven-day cruises to Havana, Cuba, with select sailings also calling to Key West during its four-day cruises. Ports of call during the Sun’s five- and seven-day voyages include Key West, Nassau, Bahamas, or Norwegian’s private island beach at Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.
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