There’s good news and then better news for people parking at Port Canaveral.
First, the good news is that compared to the vast majority of ports, parking at Port Canaveral is a deal. For instance, while the Port of Miami charges $22 per day for most cruise parking (and up to $28 for some Royal Caribbean cruises), Port Canaveral charges just $17 per day. And independent lots that are just a short distance from the port can offer parking for as little as $10 per day.
The better news? Many lots in the area offer discounts or coupons that can make that price even cheaper. These deals mean that the price of your cruise parking can be cut dramatically, leaving you with more money to spend on your cruise.
Not every lot offers a discount, but those that do can be significantly cheaper. Here’s a roundup of your options.
Port Canaveral Parking Discounts (Official Port Lots)
If you park at the official port lots, then it’s a trade-off. It’s by far the most convenient as you can park right at your ship and just walk to the terminal. But it’s also the most expensive option. However, there is a way you can save if you are disabled and/or a disabled veteran.
Disabled Parking Discount: If you operate a vehicle with special equipment for a disabled person (ramps, lifts, controls, etc.) then the parking fees are waived. This also applied to those with a Florida Toll Exemption Permit.
Florida Disabled Veteran Discount: Port Canaveral allows those with a Florida disabled veteran license plate to park for free.
Port Parking Space Discounts
This lot offers discount codes and other deals to make the lot (which is already right near the ships) even less expensive.
Discount Code: Port Parking Space is the closest “off-site” parking lot for the port. At the time of this writing, it offers a discount code on its website (look for the banner across the top). This code gets you 10% off your parking.
Military Discount: Military members (both past and present) can verify their service with the parking lot to receive a code for 20% off of parking. You will need to show a military ID at check in to qualify.
Park Port Canaveral Discounts
Discount Code: Park Port Canaveral is one of the most popular cruise parking lots in the area, and offers a discount code to help you save if you subscribe to their email list. At the time of this writing, the offer was for 15% off the parking rate for subscribing. Just look for the link across the top of the webpage.
- Website: https://www.parkportcanaveral.com/
Park N Cruise Discounts
If you want discounts, then Park N Cruise offers something for lots of different groups.
Military/Public Service Worker Discount: If you’re part of the military or a public service worker (though the term isn’t defined) then you are eligible for a 10% discount. Use the code “veteran” or “pserv” when making your reservation online.
AAA/AARP Discount: If you’re a member of the auto club “AAA” or a member of AARP (anyone can join), then you can use that group’s name as the discount code when making a reservation to receive 5% off.
Disabled Discount: While it’s not clear what qualifies as a handicap, the parking lot offers a 5% discount for those with disabilities. Use code “hcap” when booking.
Port Canaveral Parking Discounts
Flash Sale: During our visit to the parking lot’s website, a banner touting a “Flash Sale” appeared offering 24% off of cruise parking. However, this discount seems to come and go so you’ll want to check it when you’re ready to book.
The good news is when the flash sale isn’t running, the regular daily rate seems lower so you save money either way.
- Website: https://portcanaveralparking.com/
Hotels With Cruise Parking
In addition to traditional parking lots, a number of hotels in the Port Canaveral area cater to cruise guests with parking offers. In return for a night’s stay, you can park your car while you cruise for free or at a sharp discount to the port’s fee.
To be sure, if you don’t plan to stay at a hotel anyway, then the cost of the room won’t be worth the savings on parking. But if you want to stay in the area the night before, it’s an easy way to save on parking.
More on Sailing from Port Canaveral:
- Port Canaveral Cruise Parking (Where to Park) Options, Prices, and Map
- 14 Cruise Hotels Near Port Canaveral (Minutes to the Cruise Ship)
- Complete Guide to Cruising From Port Canaveral