Orlando Sanford Airport (SFB) takes its name after the city of Sanford where it’s located. It’s the second airport in Orlando, serving an estimated 1.2 million passengers per year, making it a lot less crowded than Orlando International (MCO). A hub mainly for the British airlines, most international and domestic travelers embarking on a cruise from Port Canaveral choose to transfer to their hotel/residence and transfer to Port Canaveral the next day. We also recommend arriving 1 day before your cruise departs lest you can’t make it in time due to a flight delay or some other inconvenience.
Disney World Resorts or Universal Studios Resorts are two very popular options for individuals, couples and families who want to be within a reasonable distance of Port Canaveral. In fact, if you arrive early enough, it gives you ample time to explore key Orlando destinations such as Universal Studios theme park, Disney World parks, and Seaworld. Alternatively, you can just relax, unwind and be well-rested for your voyage the next day.
Depending on your itinerary, you can experience the best that Orlando has to offer either before you sail or after. If you are travelling with children, Disney World will make for an ideal intermediary destination.