One-day cruise from Port Canaveral

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#1
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Joined Feb 2007
Greetings all. I'm treating myself to a couple of days in Cocoa Beach at the end of February and am looking for a one-day cruise out of Port Canaveral (not an overnight, just a board-in-the-morning-disembark-after-dark thing). I'm not a gambler and I'm not one to drink my liver into a quivering mass, I just want a day onboard ship to see the Space Coast from the water.

Haven't been able to find a thing. Has anyone done such an excursion? Or does it even exist?
#2
Melbourne, FL
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Joined Apr 2005
Originally posted by littledrummerboy
Greetings all. I'm treating myself to a couple of days in Cocoa Beach at the end of February and am looking for a one-day cruise out of Port Canaveral (not an overnight, just a board-in-the-morning-disembark-after-dark thing). I'm not a gambler and I'm not one to drink my liver into a quivering mass, I just want a day onboard ship to see the Space Coast from the water.

Haven't been able to find a thing. Has anyone done such an excursion? Or does it even exist?
Sounds like you may be remembering the Sea Escape - cruise to no where - that ran in the 80's. I believe that company left Canav and all that runs out of Canaveral on a 'day trip' are the casino boats..... Sea Escape web site says there is a Port Everglades operation....


http://www.portcanaveral.org/funport/cruise.htm
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#3
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Originally posted by littledrummerboy
Greetings all. I'm treating myself to a couple of days in Cocoa Beach at the end of February and am looking for a one-day cruise out of Port Canaveral (not an overnight, just a board-in-the-morning-disembark-after-dark thing). I'm not a gambler and I'm not one to drink my liver into a quivering mass, I just want a day onboard ship to see the Space Coast from the water.

Haven't been able to find a thing. Has anyone done such an excursion? Or does it even exist?
I am in Port Canaveral and dont know of anything other than the gambling ships or fishing boats.
#4
Orlando, Florida USA
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Joined Apr 2005
Drummerboy, there is no such day cruise out of Port Canaveral. However, do consider the Sterling casino ship which is actually a large ship. While it does have deck after deck of casino activities, there is a lounge with live music, gift shop, free buffet and plenty of top deck sitting room that you can relax for a half-day (about 11am to 5pm) in a semi-cruise environment....and IT'S FREE! Check out: www.sterlingcasinolines.com The competing SunCruz casino boat is much, much smaller.

If you want more of a cruise experience, you'd need to drive down to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. There Seaescape offers a day cruise to nowhere and Discovery offers a roundtrip 1-day cruise to Freeport, Bahamas. See: www.seaescape.com and www.discovery*************** My Cruise Critic review of the latter written last summer is located at: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=353700

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