Category: port canaveral

Excitement High as Harmony of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas Homeport at Port Canaveral

Excitement and anticipation are high at Port Canaveral as the port prepares to welcome two new homeported ships. On Monday, May 6, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas, above, the second largest cruise ship in the world, and Mariner of the Seas, fresh from a multi-million dollar upgrade, will set sail from Port Canaveral.

WHERE TO WATCH: NASA’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Viewing at Port Canaveral Wednesday, April 10

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch is currently scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, with a window of 6:35 p.m. through 8:35 p.m. Watching the launch from Port Canaveral is very popular and many thousands of people have enjoyed spectacular views from the Port.

WATCH: Port Canaveral Awards $108.5 Million Contracts for New Cruise Terminal 3

At a special meeting on Tuesday, the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners unanimously approved awarding Merritt Island-based Ivey’s Construction Inc. a $78.98 million contract for the Port’s Cruise Terminal 3 project and a $29.53 million contract for the adjacent 1,800-vehicle parking garage.

Port Canaveral Officials Authorize Issuance of Bonds Up $117 million For Cruise Terminal 3

Canaveral Port Authority Commission Chairman Micah Loyd, CPA Chief Financial Officer Michael B. Poole, Commission Secretary/Treasurer Bob Harvey and Port CEO Capt. John Murray signed documents on Thursday authorizing the issuance of bonds up to $117 million to provide financing for Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 3 project.

WATCH: Construction Temporarily Halted on Friday at Port Canaveral for Sea Turtle Rescue

The Sea Turtle Preservation Society transported an ailing green sea turtle to Brevard Zoo on Friday morning after it was found nearly motionless in the waters near the construction site of Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3.