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When to Arrive

We recommend you arrive at least the day prior to departure. Given weather conditions during that time of the year, arriving at the airport on departure day may cause you to miss the ship. If this happens, you lose all of you money. Better yet, make plans to arrive during the day on Friday and stay with us at the International Palms Resort in Cocoa Beach. We’ll have entertainment and fun throughout the weekend and there’s free parking at the resort during the cruise and transportation from the hotel to the port for just $8 each way.


The most convenient airport to fly into is the Orlando International Airport (airport code MCO). The port is a 50 mile drive from the airport. The International Palms Resort in Cocoa Beach is just over 51 miles away.


If you are driving in, take 528 from Orlando or I-95 to 528 from the north or south. The International Palms Resort is just south of Port Canaveral. The address for your GPS is: 1300 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. Use Mapquest to print out specific directions from your point of departure.

Transportation from the Hotel to the Port and back

Transportation can be arranged from the International Palms Resort to the port for $8 each way and you can park your car at the resort for free. Make your transportation arrangements when you check into the hotel.

Transportation from the airport to the International Palms Resort

We recommend contacting Happy Hour Shuttle at 888-601-6640 or www.happyhourshuttle.com if you need to arrange transportation from the airport to the International Palms Resort. Mention “GOTRAVEL” when you book.

Transportation from the Airport to the Port and back

If you are heading directly to the port from the airport, or directly to the airport from the port, arrangements can be made directly with Royal Caribbean. As of today, the cost is $37.50 each way. For more information, click here. The last bus from the airport to the port leaves the airport at 2 PM on the day of departure.

Car Rentals from the Airport

Budget & Avis have locations at both airport and in Cocoa Beach. For those who can, we encourage you to rent a car on arrival at the airport and return it in Cocoa Beach after dropping your luggage off at the port, then do the same for the return.

Taxi from the Airport

A taxi from the airport to Cocoa Beach is also a possibility. The taxi will run you approximately $150 per cab, one way.