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Cape Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Port Canaveral Historic Milestones

Cruise Industry

 
 
Port Canaveral Historic Milestones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2012
1. Port Canaveral Historic Milestones Marker
Inscription.
1964 – First cruise ship visit, S/S Yarmouth
1980 – First Queen Elizabeth II visit
1982 – First Cruises to Nowhere, S/S Scandinavian Seas
1984 – First homeported ship, Premier Cruise Lines S/S Royale
1993 – First homeported mega-ship, Carnival Fantasy
1996 – First 2-day cruises to the Bahamas, Dolphin IV
1997 – First partial-day gaming cruises, Diamond Royale
1999 – First 7-day cruises to the Caribbean, Rembrandt
 
Location. 28° 24.511′ N, 80° 37.174′ W. Marker is in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Glen Cheek Drive and Dave Nisbet Drive, on the right when traveling west on Glen Cheek Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Canaveral FL 32920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones
Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (Cruise Industry) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2012
2. Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (Cruise Industry)
(about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. mile away); Carter-Fuller Mound Complex (approx. 2 miles away); Ulumay (approx. 4.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Canaveral.
 
Regarding Port Canaveral Historic Milestones. As of March 2012, the following cruise ships home-port at Port Canaveral: Carnival Sensation (Carnival Cruise Lines) sailing Thursdays and Sundays Carnival Ecstasy (Carnival Cruise Lines) sailing every other Monday, Thursday, and Saturday Carnival Dream (Carnival Cruise Lines) sailing Saturdays Norwegian Sun (Norwegian Cruise Lines) sailing Saturdays Disney Dream (Disney Cruise Lines) sailing Sundays, Thursdays, and Fridays Disney Fantasy (Disney Cruise Lines) sailing Saturdays Monarch of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) sailing Fridays and Mondays (ending in 2013) Freedom of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) sailing Sundays
Disney Dream at Terminal 8 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2012
3. Disney Dream at Terminal 8
The first terminal in the U.S. built to a specific cruise line's specifications and for its exclusive use, Cruise Terminal 8 was custom-designed for Disney. The $27 million terminal boasts a 90-foot high glass tower. Two escalators carry guests to the second floor where they step onto a 13,000 square-foot terrazzo map of Florida's East Coast and the Bahamas.
Enchantment of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) sailing Fridays and Mondays beginning in 2013 with the departure of the Monarch.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is one of a series of seven Port Canaveral Historic Milestone Markers along Glen Cheek Drive.
 
Categories. EntertainmentIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Bon Voyage image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 16, 2006
4. Bon Voyage
Egret & Pelican with Disney Ship in the background at Cruise Terminal 4. Cruise Terminals 2, 3, and 4 were Port Canaveral's first facilities dedicated to the cruise industry. These south-side terminals have, in total, 2,153 feet of continuous dock, offering the capacity to accommodate two large or three medium-length cruise ships..
Brown Pelican, landing gear down, Carnival Fantasy in the background image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 2, 2006
5. Brown Pelican, landing gear down, Carnival Fantasy in the background
Carnival Sensation Departure from Port Canaveral image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, March 29, 2012
6. Carnival Sensation Departure from Port Canaveral
Dream, Sensation & Ecstasy Cruise Ships image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2012
7. Dream, Sensation & Ecstasy Cruise Ships
Canaveral Barge Canal image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, January 28, 2010
8. Canaveral Barge Canal
Tug boat pushing barge through Canaveral Lock with Disney Cruise ship in the background.
Glen Cheek Drive image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2012
9. Glen Cheek Drive
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   5. submitted on September 25, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 20, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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