Orlando might be best-known for its incredible family fun zones like the Walt Disney World and Universal Studios theme parks, as well as a long list of additional attractions, but there’s a lot more the city than Mickey Mouse and rollercoasters. The veritable heart of the Sunshine State, Orlando is a prime city in which to base yourself for a full Florida vacation, and many great cruises can be booked from Orlando as well.

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The city of Orlando itself is located in quite a central, inland position, but a major port can be found just a short drive east, out on the Atlantic Coast. Not far from the city of Titusville, Port Canaveral is the main port serving the city of Orlando. Lots of different cruises can be booked from this Orlando port, heading off to the Bahamas, Cuba, Mexico, Honduras, Belize, various Caribbean countries, and many other destinations.

Best Cruises from Orlando

If you’re looking for a cruise from Orlando, you have a lot of different options to choose from. There’s a long list of potential destinations and cruise destinations, with multiple cruise lines like Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, and more all operating from Orlando. With so many different cruises to be experienced and enjoyed, it can be difficult to choose which one to start off with. If you’re considering an Orlando cruise, read on to learn about the best options.

- Royal Caribbean - 3 Night Bahamas

If you're looking for a quick island getaway, this 3 Night Bahamas cruise from Orlando could be the perfect option. It's available at a great price, with interior rooms for just $80 per night and makes two stops, at Nassau and Cococay. Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas, is a wonderful spot to soak up some island culture in one of the most vibrant and lively Caribbean cities of all, while Cococay is an exclusive private island with white sand beaches for total relaxation.

- Carnival - 4 Night Bahamas

Climb aboard the Carnival Liberty for a 4-day cruise from Port Canaveral in Orlando. This affordable, exhilarating cruise stops off at the private island paradise of the Princess Cays before heading on to the super city of Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. It's only a short cruise but it packs a lot of excitement into a small amount of time, making this a great option for people who want to make every day count.

- Carnival - 5 Night Eastern Caribbean

If you've got a little more time to spare, book a room aboard the Carnival Sunshine for the 5 Night Eastern Caribbean cruise. This Orlando cruise makes two stops in total: Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic and Grand Turk Island. Passengers will be able to enjoy an authentic slice of island life with rich cuisine, fun activities, and lots of lovely, luxurious beaches with soft sands and warm waters that can appeal to people of all ages.

- Norwegian - 4 Night Havana

The 4 Night Havana Orlando cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line sets sail for the incredible city of Havana, offering passengers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enjoy one of the world's most exciting locations. Guests will have plenty of time to check out all the big sites of Cuba's capital including the colorful streets of Old Havana and key monuments like Morro Castle and El Capitolio. If you’ve always wanted to visit Cuba, this is an unmissable opportunity.

- Carnival - 7 Night Western Caribbean

Climb on board the Carnival Breeze for an unforgettable, unparalleled Orlando cruise. The 7 Night Western Caribbean cruise has won awards for its quality, with a perfect lineup of destinations and astonishing on-board amenities to make every single second more memorable and magical than the list. This week-long cruise gives you a full taste of the Western Caribbean region, stopping off at Honduras, Mexico, Belize, and the Bay Islands. A stunning selection of beautiful beaches and gorgeous scenery will be waiting to greet you on every single day of this remarkable Orlando cruise.

- Carnival - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean

We've seen the 7 Night Western Caribbean Orlando cruise, now let's take a look at the 7 Night Eastern Caribbean option. Another award-winning Orlando cruise from Carnival, this route sees passengers explore various Caribbean countries and islands including the Dominican Republic, Grand Turk Island, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. Prices start from as low as $70 per night for simple rooms and this cruise is a great choice for people who want to do some water sports and beach activities.