Port Canaveral Cruise Parking Update: Port Discontinues Online Pre-Pay Option (November 2017)

In late-November 2017, Port Canaveral removed the ability to prepay for onsite parking via their website after a 4 year run. Originally, I was expecting this to be a short term discontinuation, potentially moving to a new vendor for online payments. However, with the new year upon us it appears November 27th was the day the port made the change. Now, Port Canaveral’s website, simply states they no longer offer pre-paid parking.

Port Canaveral Parking Garage Panorama

As of publication, Port Canaveral’s cruise terminal parking is $17.00 per day, including day of arrival and day of departure. The last part is important, even though you are only in the lot until say 9AM on debarkation day, you still pay the full day. Consider it this way, if you are on a 4-night cruise, you pay for 5 days of parking. Below is a chart showing the parking fees for upcoming sailing from Port Canaveral. Please note rates are subject to change without notice.

Cruise Nights Parking Days Parking Cost
3 4 $68
4 5 $85
5 6 $102
7 8 $136
11 12 $204

Disabled parking spaces are available and the fee is waived for vehicles transporting certain persons who have disabilities that have at least one of the following:

  • Have special equipment, such as ramps, lifts, foot or hand controls for use by a disabled person
  • Display a Florida Toll Exemption Permit as explained in s. 316.1964, Florida Statutes
  • Display a Florida Disabled Veteran (DV) license plate issued under s. 320.084; s. 320.0842; or s. 320.0845, Florida Statutes.

Parking agents will not grant parking waivers for any other reason than the ones listed above. 

Port Canaveral is asking guests to pay at your cruise terminal’s designated parking area upon arrival. Port Canaveral lists the following acceptable payment methods: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards.

For more details and the most up to date pricing for cruise parking at Port Canaveral, please visit Port Canaveral’s website.

5 Replies to “Port Canaveral Cruise Parking Update: Port Discontinues Online Pre-Pay Option (November 2017)”

  1. Stephen

    I bet people were paying for the wrong parking lot/timeframe. Either that or the vendor’s cut was bigger than the port wants to pay.

  2. Dorothy

    So, for the 2 Dream sailings each week, Port Canaveral is collecting 9 days of parking fees. Parking at the port is convenient, but this might cause me to look elsewhere.


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