Top Retirement Communities are conveniently located near major international airports and ports. Today's retirees love activity and travel! Many retirees love "cruising" and chose top retirement communities in Florida because of their close proximity to Port Canaveral, the second busiest cruise port in the world. Carnival, Disney, Royal Caribbean International, Holland America, and Norwegian Cruise Line are some of the cruise lines which regularly dock at one of the six cruise terminals in Brevard County Florida. The port also bears operations for the casino ships of SunCruz Casinos and Sterling Casino Lines.
Top retirement communities are less than an hour from the customer-friendly gateway to major consumer markets and leisure destinations. Strategically located on the east coast of Central Florida, Port Canaveral offers vacationers the capabilities of a first-class deepwater port with the benefits of an uncongested setting and relaxed attitude.
Cruises leaving Port Canaveral appeal to many tastes. You may choose to set sail for a 3, 4, or 7-day voyage to the Bahamas, the eastern Caribbean or Mexico's Gulf resorts on Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Line, & Royal Caribbean International.
Many veteran travelers, living in top retirement communities, love the relaxed quality of the experience. Your vacation begins the moment you drive into the port. Look through this site and find everything you need to know for a great cruising experience from Port Canaveral, including how to get here, what to expect while you're here, and what to do for fun in central Florida before and after your cruise!
A world-class deep-water port, Port Canaveral serves millions of passengers every year and is neaby to many of Central Florida's Top Retirement Communities. Port Canaveral has played an important role in support of NASA projects out of nearby John F. Kennedy Space Center. Specifically, the Space Shuttle's external tanks are floated into Port Canaveral for each mission from their fabrication facility in Mississippi, and the solid rocket boosters are towed back through Port Canaveral after being fished out of the Atlantic Ocean after each launch.
Cruise ships docked at Port Canaveral. From left to right: Carnival, Disney, and Royal Caribbean ships.
As of January 2008, the following cruise ships home ported at Port Canaveral:
Sovereign of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) sailing Fridays and Mondays
Mariner of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) sailing Sundays
Carnival Sensation (Carnival Cruise Lines) sailing Thursdays and Sundays
Carnival Glory (Carnival Cruise Lines) sailing Saturdays
Disney Wonder (Disney Cruise Lines) sailing Thursdays and Sundays
Disney Magic (Disney Cruise Lines) sailing Saturdays
The Canaveral Port Authority announced in 2006 several plans for the future:
- a fuel-tank depot with a pipeline to Orlando International Airport
- attracting a mega-cruise ship. (One of Royal Caribbean International's Freedom class ships may move to Port Canaveral)
- widening of the port's channel
- enlarging the western turning basin
- construction of an additional cruise terminal
With the great future plans for Port Canaveral, many residents from top retirement communities will continue to enjoy one of the world's best means of entertainment and travel from one of the world's greatest ports.
Whether it is the West Coast or East Coast of Florida that you wish to sail from, the top retirement communities in Central Florida are found at CRF Communities!