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About Port Canaveral

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...Blast Off! Just a short transfer from Port Canaveral and you'll be transported to the moon and stars via the incredible exhibits at the Kennedy Space Centre. A fascinating insight into earth's quest for exploration, it's a gentle reminder of just how small our planet is.  For another out of this world experience, but one that's firmly on terra firma, step into Disney's Magic Kingdom.® Loved the world over by visitors of all ages, you won't be able to contain the child inside - even if you have left the younger generation at home! If you'd rather discover Mother Nature than Walt Disney, take a lagoon cruise around Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands, where the local wildlife is certain to steal the show.

 

Shore excursions in Port Canaveral

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Florida Airboat Adventure

Activity low

Duration: 3½ hours

Hold tight, as you skim the waters of the Florida swamps on an exhilarating airboat adventure.

Be sure to hold onto your hats as you rip across the St John’s River on this fun filled tour. You’ll whisk across the waters at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour into the scenic natural wetlands, crossing deep and shallow waters into the highways of the swamp.

During the ride, you may come within a hands reach of alligators, snakes, osprey and turtles. As you race across the water, enjoy this opportunity to see eagles, hawks, cranes, egrets and herons soaring above. To ensure you receive the most out of your tour, the ride will be narrated using noise cancelling headsets.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and airboat. Although there is minimal walking on this tour, it is necessary to cross a grassy field to embark the boat. The airboat ride will last approximately 45 - 60 minutes. Sightings of wildlife cannot be guaranteed. A jumper or light jacket is recommended.

Kennedy Space Centre™

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 8 hours

Enjoy a space odyssey, as you visit the Kennedy Space Centre™ and discover more about a world of space and the planets above.

On entering the Space Centre, you’ll be amazed at the sheer scale of things. Enjoy the larger than life 5½ storey IMAX presentation of a journey through space.

Visit the Apollo/Saturn 5 Centre, where you can relive the launch of Apollo 8 and then explore an actual Saturn V Rocket, one of only three in the world. Enjoy a front row seat in the Lunar Theatre as man lands on the moon. You will also ride out past the space shuttle launch pads and take a stroll in the world’s only rocket garden! Come nose to nose with the Atlantis exhibit and then it’s up, up and away on the Shuttle Launch Experience, this one of a kind simulator replicates the sounds, sights and sensation of a shuttle launch.

To ensure maximum enjoyment of this tour, your guide will be on hand to take you through the Centre’s attractions, making sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your visit would not be complete without venturing into the Kennedy Space Centre™ Visitor Complex. Within the Space Centre, you’ll find small gift shops selling souvenirs, making ideal gifts for friends and family at home.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The US Government NASA facility may close certain exhibits or areas without notice, for security reasons. Lunch has not been included in this tour to allow maximum flexibility. There are plenty of dining options within the Space Centre where lunch can be purchased, please remember to take local currency. Passengers may be searched on entry as part of the security measures. Only small hand bags are allowed, please ensure you are not carrying any sharp objects i.e. tweezers. Kennedy Space Centre™ is a very popular attraction and queuing may be experienced.

Kennedy Space Centre™ and 'Up Close' Experience

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 8 hours

See the highlights of the Kennedy Space Centre™ and then experience the ‘Kennedy Space Centre Up Close Tour’.

Enjoy a trip to the fascinating Kennedy Space Centre™ and take a guided tour to discover the thrilling past, present and future of America’s space programme.

You’ll have the opportunity to visit the Apollo/Saturn 5 Centre, where you can relive the launch of Apollo 8, then explore an actual Saturn V Rocket, 1 of only 3 in the world. Watch a presentation at the 5½ storey high IMAX screen and venture into the Visitor Complex with its life size mock-ups and the Atlantis exhibit.

Your highlight will be the ‘Kennedy Space Centre™ ‘Up Close Tour’. Led by a trained space expert, you will be taken on a 2 hour narrated journey through the space shuttle programme from launch preparation to lift off and landing. You will have close up views of the Launch Pads A and B, the Vehicle Assembly Building and shuttle landing facility. All in all a truly fascinating insight into the world’s busiest space launch facility.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The Centre, or certain exhibits, are subject to closure without notice. Lunch has not been included in this tour to allow maximum flexibility. There are plenty of dining options within the Space Centre where lunch can be purchased. Please remember to take local currency. Kennedy Space Centre™ is a very popular attraction and queuing may be experienced.

Transfer to ‘The Florida Shopping Mall’

Activity lowShoppingFamily

Duration: 7 hours

Take a trip to ‘The Florida Mall’ for the ultimate in retail therapy.

Located around 1 – 1¼ hours’ drive from Port Canaveral in Orlando is The Florida Mall, one of Florida’s largest indoor shopping malls with over 250 retailers.

Upon arrival, you’ll have around 4 hours to ‘shop till you drop’. The mall offers a variety of stores including designer clothing and sportswear, fine jewellery, perfume, gifts and electrical items. You’ll also find well-known department stores such as Macy’s and Sears.

There are numerous restaurants and eateries available at the mall for you to purchase lunch and refreshments during the day.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour is unguided but will be accompanied by a local representative. The level of walking is at passengers’ discretion; however passengers must be able to negotiate steps on to and off the coach. Please remember to take US Dollars for purchases. Credit and Debit cards are also accepted for purchases. Please note that P&O Cruises is not recommending any services for which a discount or offer is available and has not undertaken any assessment or audit of any such services. All such services are supplied by a local operator and customers contract with that local operator. P&O Cruises shall have no liability in respect of such services. All complaints should be raised directly with the local operator. Please take careful note of the meeting point and time for the return journey; coaches cannot be held for latecomers.

Transfer to ‘The Florida Shopping Mall’

Transfer to Disney Magic Kingdom®

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 8 hours

This simple transfer will take you to the world’s most famous theme park, Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom®.

Upon arrival to the theme park, you’ll be directed to the entrance to purchase your admission ticket.

It’s then time to enjoy the fun. Disney Magic Kingdom® is known the world over and is a wonderful fantasy world with thrilling rides and great entertainment.

A great day out for all ages!

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This is an unguided transfer only and exclusive of lunch, refreshments and entrance to Disney Magic Kingdom®. A local representative will accompany the coach. Passengers may experience queues at the ticket booths and to save time or disappointment on the day, are strongly advised to purchase tickets independently online prior to the call. At peak visiting times ticket sales may be restricted, and the queues for entrance and the rides may be in excess of 1 hour which should be considered when planning your day. It may not be possible to visit all attractions in one day. Please take careful note of the pickup time and location as coaches cannot be held for latecomers. The transfer time from the ship into Orlando is approximately 1 hour each way. US Dollars and credit or debit cards are accepted for purchases. Please note that some attractions and rides may not be in operation on the day.

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