Port Canaveral cruises
Port Canaveral is one of the biggest ports in the world, serving cruise, naval and cargo vessels from around the globe. Located on America’s ‘Space Coast’ in Cape Canaveral, the port is close to vast national parks, miles of untouched beaches and two world famous space rocket launch sites – the Kennedy Space Centre and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The Kennedy Space Centre is without doubt the greatest attraction in the area and is not to be missed. The centre is home to a number of incredible exhibitions, displays and interactive rides including the Gallery of Space Flight display that showcases a collection of vehicles, artefacts and equipment from moon dust, Lunar Rovers and space suits. In the Rocket Garden you can board a replica Space Shuttle in Shuttle Plaza, while the Shuttle Launch Experience ride offers you the chance to see and feel what it’s like to be launched into space on board Atlantis.
The Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary on nearby Merrit Island, is a 436 acre natural park that’s home to hundreds of bird species, various types of plants and trees plus other wildlife. The natural lagoon is largely untouched and is dedicated to wildlife preservation. It offers a truly natural experience - a complete contrast to the impressive man-made wonders at the Space Centre, while the Canaveral National Seashore – a beautiful 24 mile stretch of untouched beaches – is home to over 1000 species of plants and over 300 different species of bird, many of which can be spotted along the shore.