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What is the best option for Port Canaveral Disney Cruise parking? Many cruise passengers arrive at Port Canaveral by car and want to know the best parking options available.
Port Canaveral Disney Cruise Parking
The first thing you need to know is that the Disney cruise terminal is Terminal 8 at Port Canaveral. The Disney cruise Port Canaveral address is 9155 Charles M Rowland Dr. Port Canaveral, FL 32920.
However, there are a number of options for Port Canaveral Cruise Parking if you are sailing on a Disney cruise.
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When we sail on a Disney cruise we are always looking for the most convenient parking option even though this may cost a few extra dollars. We have a family of 5 and for us the convenience of parking directly at the port outweighs the savings benefits.
Port Canaveral Parking Rates
The prices for parking directly at the Port Canaveral Port for a Disney cruise are:
3-night cruise $68
4-night cruise $85
5-night cruise $102
6-night cruise $119
7-night cruise $136
There is an extra charge for oversized vehicles over 20 feet in length.
3- night cruise $112
4-night cruise $140
5- night cruise $168
7-day cruise $224
We have sailed out of many destinations and the Port Canaveral cruise port is one of the easiest and most efficient. The dedicated Disney cruise port at Port Canaveral is definitely a model of how a cruise port should be! As soon as you arrive at the Disney Cape Canaveral cruise port you know that you are already on vacation!
There is also a preferred parking option at Disney’s Port Canaveral. This is not necessarily the best Port Canaveral Disney Cruise Parking. However, it is worth thinking about. You add $20 to the total rate for premium parking at Port Canaveral.
This does get you closer to the Disney ship but really the premium is rather too much for the benefit it actually gives. There are only 113 spaces available. It is closer to the terminal but really for the benefit you do have to think carefully about whether this is a good option for you.
We know it is only $20 extra, but you have to balance out if it is worth it. That would pay for quite a few drinks of the day on board a Disney ship!
Remember that if you park at the Disney terminal parking lot you can drop off your luggage curbside before you park. This means that you don’t have to deal with carrying your luggage from the parking lot.
There will be plenty of porters to help you and take your bags. The porters at Cape Canaveral are easily recognizable by their bright orange vests.
Tip your porter $1 to $2 per bag. Also, remember to have your Disney cruise luggage tags attached. If you haven’t got any then the porters will write you one out. You just have to tell them your stateroom number.
At this point, you can choose to drop off your passengers as well. They can then go into the cruise port directly and wait for you whilst you park the car. We always want to stay together though so go direct to the parking lot with the whole family.
You pay on your way into the parking lot. If you have a prepaid voucher this is where you show it.
The most convenient level of the parking lot is Level 3. This is because you are on the same level as the covered walkway direct to the Disney cruise terminal.
If you arrive too early at the cruise terminal they will not be letting people in yet. So be prepared to either wait in your car for a while or join the line. It is usually open around 10.30 am.
You will have to show your ID and let them know your Disney cruise stateroom number before they let you proceed past to walk to the terminal.
There is a great view of the ship from the covered walkway from the parking lot. It all helps to build the excitement and anticipation of sailing on your Disney cruise!
You will reach the cruise terminal and there you have to go through X-Ray machines. The process is easy and it is nowhere near as stressful as doing this in the airport.
Port Canaveral Disney Cruise Parking Offsite
There are also offsite car parking choices at Cape Canaveral for Disney cruise parking which may save you a few bucks. However, it will cost you more in time, as the shuttle bus has to get you to the cruise port.
The major player in off-site parking for Port Canaveral is Park N Cruise. The rate for Port Canaveral parking starts at $10.95 per day. This works out a lot cheaper than on-site parking at just $32.85 for a 3 night, $43.80 for a 4 night, $54.75 for a 4 night and $76.65 for a 7-night cruise.
If you want to save money this is the way to go but it will mean taking the shuttle bus. They run every 15 minutes.
Park N Cruise also offer discounts including a 10% discount for the military and 5% discount for AAA members. They have a loyalty program which offers the 5th stay free. They are certainly worth checking out if you want to save some money on Disney Cruise parking.
Cruise and Stay Parking at Port Canaveral
Another great option is to combine a hotel stay with parking at Port Canaveral. This is a good choice if you are driving from some distance away and want to have a relaxing stay before your Disney cruise. We have never taken this option so can’t offer any direct reviews, but many see this as a great choice.
We have used this option at other cruise ports before joining a cruise and it is our preferred option. It cuts down on any stress that you may have about arriving at the cruise port late. You can have a relaxing morning before joining your Disney cruise. It also gives you an extra night of vacation time!
Often if you book a cruise and stay package you will get free parking for up to 7 nights. You will need to check on the individual hotel websites to see prices and current deals. However, it can be a very cost effective way of parking and having the combined benefit of a stay at a hotel the night before your Disney cruise.
One hotel with park and stay is Radisson Cape Canaveral. You can book a cruise and stay package which starts at $110. Check the link on the website for details of prices. This is an older hotel and it does get mixed reviews. There is a free shuttle to the Disney cruise port.
Country Inn Suites also offers Port Canaveral Cruise Packages. There is a free breakfast and free wi-fi included in the package price. There is a free shuttle to the Disney cruise port.
Have you ever parked at Port Canaveral for a Disney cruise? We would love to hear your feedback on your experiences of Port Canaveral Disney Cruise Parking. Have you found a better deal for Disney cruise parking?
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