Cape Canaveral Travel Guide
Port Canaveral from a car in 2005
Port Canaveral from a car in 2005
Canaveral National Seashore
Malcolm E. McLouth Fishing Pier
under constructionWhen we came in to Port Canaveral, I saw a park along the side of the entrance. I think this was Jetty ParkJetty Park is one of the most popular recreation spots in Brevard County. Besides the 4.5 acre family beach with its designated areas for swimming and...
The beaches of Cape Canaveral can be considered a hidden treasure of the Space Coast, since many people use the beaches of Cocoa Beach, the next city south. The key to this hidden treasure? The locals work, on their own time, to maintain its beauty, especially the dunes. We...
Enjoy the Pool
The pool on the Sovereign of the Seas was small but very nice. One section was for kids and the other was for over 18 guests. There were two jacuzzis at withe end of the pool. The first time we went in the pool Liz was surprised it was salt water.....she figured it would be...
The Windjammer is the ship's Buffet. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Windjammer is set up with different food stations with appetizers, entrees, desserts, side dishes and beverages. The food here is not as good as the dining room but is fine for breakfast. We had...
Ben & Jerry's: Enjoying Some Ice Cream
To our surprise and delight there was a Ben & Jerry's on board the ship. Liz and I are big Ben & Jerry's fans so this was an added bonus. After a long day of sightseeing we boarded the ship and were a bit hungry. We didn't want a meal since dinner was only a few hours off...
Illusions: Awesome Dinner on the Boat
We had some really excellent meals in the dining room. I couldn't complain about anything; the portions, the quality or the taste. The service was excellent by the wait staff; they went above and beyond to make us happy.
The salmon and pork were some of my favorite entrees....
Shuttle to the Port
There is a shuttle from Avis that takes you from the Rental Car Office to the Port and then picks you back up on the return from the cruise. The shuttle is a quick ride about seven minutes and very comfortable (an airconditioned mini bus).
We had driven from Orlando to Port Canaveral. We returned the rental car at Avis. They were very nice and helpful. Avis has a shuttle that took us from the rental place to the port. When we arrived back from our cruise the same shuttle picked us up at the port and back to...
Port Canaveral is where the cruise ships depart. We sailed on Royal Caribean's Sovereign of the Sea. Checking in was relatively easy. We dropped our bags with the porters and proceeded to the check in area. After going through a security screening we then waited on line to...
Keenedy Space Center Gift Shop: Freeze-Dried Ice Cream
If you have enough calendars, and you don't want to overload your shelves, this may be solution for you. Original astronauts food. Finally, you may taste it and discover how strong and brave astronauts must be to eat this every day.
Professional Pictures: A Photo Memory
During the cruise there are several photographers set up by the dining room and wandering inside the dining area. We stopped and posed for a few pictures. The next day our pictures were available to view and we chose the ones we wanted to buy.When we arrived in different...
On Board Shopping: An Anklet for Liz
This particular cruise ship did not have tons of shopping since it was a small vessel. They did have a jewelry store, liquor store, perfume and make up store and a genral store selling souveniers and such.
The jewlery store was seling silver and gold chains by the inch. Liz...
You will never get lost on one of these cruise ships. They have maps, signs and directoris all over the ship to tell you where you are and what you are looking for. They even have ship model with a deck plan so you can see how the ship is facing at all times.
Expect security at the entire space complex to be tighter than ever. If you have been there before, you will see the difference. Expect restrictions on what you can take on the tours and inspections of any bags you take into the Visitors Center. I do know that you can no...
Cover Up Or Burn Up
It never ceases to amaze me the amount of people that refuse to put on suncream and opt for nothing or even baby oil or cooking oil in the naieve belief that it will help them tan quicker. It will not, it will only make you burn and then peel quicker.A high factor sunscreen...
Naughty Naughty for your eyes only
If you are over 18, in Cape Canaveral and have a sense of adventure then you really must stop at the FairVilla Megastore. Hexepatty asked us if we wanted to stop at this store as she was looking to purchase an item of lingere. We pulled into the parking lot and stopped at a...
When on this ship you must purchase your soda or buy a soda card for unlimited refils. The only free beverages are: water, iced tea, lemonade, coffee, tea and juices with breakfast. I wanted to have the option of being able to have soda so I purchased the card. They give you...
Royal Caribbean hands out an information sheet regarding customary gratuity amounts. Envelopes are provided in your stateroom the day before arrival back in the home port. You can put money in the envelopes for the appropriate staff or go to the customer service desk and...
Internet access is important to us. Liz is in school and needs to submit assignments and do homework when we are on vacation. There is an internet area on the ship but we choose to bring our own laptop. They have various packages that range from 60 minutes of time to 180...
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