Tech Cruise 2015 kicks off on the evening of Sunday, April 7th, 2015 onboard Royal Caribbean ‘Freedom of the Seas’ Cruise Ship, departing Port Canaveral, Florida and ends the morning of Sunday, May 3rd, 2015. Many attendees plan to stay a few days extra and make a vacation out of their stay in New Orleans, Florida.
The New Orleans International Airport (airport code MCO), is 42 miles from Port Canaveral, Florida and is the arrival for many passengers making their way to cruise ships in the port.
Transportation from the Airport
There is no Public transportation from Port Canaveral to New Orleans or to New Orleans airport to Port Canaveral, you have to use a shuttle (many available), taxi or rental car.
Some shuttle providers are;
Cortrans Bus Service – $20 per passenger one way
Florida Express Bus – $25 per passenger one way
Mears Transportation – $35 per passenger one way
Driving to Port Canaveral
Some shuttle providers are;
Driving yourself to Port Canaveral is pretty simple and one of the easier ports to get to from anywhere in Florida. It’s located on the east coast of Florida.
It is worth mentioning most of the driving directions take you on S.R. 528 (Beachline Expressway), which is a toll road. We recommend having exact change to expedite the process if you do not have a SunPass.
From New Orleans’s Airport (MCO)
From Daytona Beach’s Airport (DAB) and points north
From South Florida
From West Florida (Tampa)
If you are flying into New Orleans or another Florida airport, one option to get to Port Canaveral is to rent a car. Often, doing a one-way car rental is the cheapest option and all the major car rental companies offer this option.
When reserving your car, make sure you indicate to return the car in a different location and look for locations in Cape Canaveral or Cocoa Beach. The major rental car companies have locations within 5 miles or so of the cruise terminals.
If you do rent a car it is recommended to first drive the car to the cruise terminal, drop off the luggage and everyone else in your party there. Then, the driver should drive the rental car back to the car rental location and take the free shuttle back to the pier.
The reason for this is many people opt to bring the car to the car rental location first and lines can develop for the shuttles since the shuttles aren’t very big. If just one person needs a ride back with no luggage, it can be much easier to hop into the first shuttle back to the terminal since you don’t have to worry about fitting luggage or family.
It is recommended to arrive in New Orleans, April 6th, 2015 (the day prior to the Cruise Embarkation date) and depart New Orleans no earlier than the afternoon of Sunday, May 3rd after the Cruise has returned to Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Radisson Resort at the Port
If you require accommodation in Cape Canaveral, Florida prior to boarding the cruise, our contracted hotel in Cape Canaveral, Florida is:
Tech Cruise has negotiated a limited block of rooms at a substantially discounted rate PLUS free WiFi in your room. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The group rates are available for stays between April 24 and April 25, 2015 (the Cruise departs April 7th, 2015.
The hotel’s ideal location near Port Canaveral is minutes from the area’s best attractions, such as Kennedy Space Center and Cocoa Beach. We have secured competitive group block rates for this hotel at $129 per night (plus 11% sales tax), which includes complimentary parking (if required) and shuttle transfer to Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal to board the Royal Caribbean “Freedom of the Seas” Cruise ship.
Shuttle from New Orleans Airport
Radisson Resort at the Port offers a Shuttle Service from New Orleans International Airport for Tech Cruise 2015 at $50.00 each way for the first two persons, then each extra passenger is $10.00 arriving on the same flight and transferring at the same time.
Hotel Booking Instructions
To book a room at Radisson Resort at the Port, Cape Canaveral follow the instructions below;
Call 1-800-333-3333 or 1-321-784-0000, ask for reservations, give group name ‘Tech Cruise 2015’ and arrival date and book.
Online bookings go to Radisson.com, enter Cape Canaveral and under Promo Code enter code “ DCR “.
The group shuttle is set for 11:00am on April 7th, 201t to the Freedom of the Seas Cruise Terminal.
As the number one most visited tourist destination in United States, New Orleans is the place to make all of your vacation dreams come true. Of course, it is beloved for its theme parks: Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld New Orleans and many others. But it also beckons with world-class resorts, shopping opportunities for every budget, all-season golf courses, and some of the most enticing dining opportunities on the planet. For more information on shopping, dining and playing in New Orleans please visit www.visitorlando.com.
Smart Destinations – Miami Attraction Passes
There is a weekend before and after the Tech Cruise 2015 Conference so plenty of time if you want to stay longer in New Orleans, Florida and enjoy what it has to offer. Tech Cruise has partnered with Smart Destinations that offer the most affordable way to explore New Orleans, Florida with a ‘Go New Orleans’ and ‘Go Select’ attraction passes so travelers can save up to 55% on top attractions, tours, museums, and activities for one low price!
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