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Port Canaveral, USA

Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. It is most famous as the home of America’s launch pad, Kennedy Space Center. Cape Canaveral is part of a region known as the “Space Coast”, since all of the manned United States spacecraft are launched from the Space Center on nearby Merritt Island.

The city of Cape Canaveral is located at the northern end of a barrier island on the Atlantic coast of Florida. It is due south of the geographical feature Cape Canaveral which is on Merritt Island.

Things to See & Do

* Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
* Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
* Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory
* U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
* Canaveral National Seashore and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

General information

Cruise Season – May – October
Currency – United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 6 km²
Population – 10,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – Cruise ships dock at Port Canaveral. There are taxis and shuttles available for transfer.

Transport Links – Melbourne International Airport just 27 miles south, is the closest airport to Cape Canaveral. It is served by Delta Airlines with six daily arrivals (note that Flight 5197 does not operate on Saturday, and Flight 5049 does not operate on Tuesday or Wednesday) from Atlanta.

Orlando International Airport from which Florida State Route 528 goes straight to Cape Canaveral, is the largest airport serving the area. The drive takes a little less than 1 hour.

Daytona Beach International Airport is about an hour and 15 minutes north by way of Interstate 95.

The nearest Amtrak rail station is in DeLand, 77 miles north.

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