Sun Cruz Casinos; 4 decks, live entertainment, restaurant, bars and obviously gaming. Departs two time daily most days, 11:00AM and 7:00PM from Port Canaveral and requires reservations, 1-800-474-3423. Click here for their web site.

Sterling Casino Lines: larger ship with live entertainment, dancing, lounges and gaming. Sails twice daily most days, 11:00AM and 7:00PM from Port Canaveral Reservations required, 1-888-783-2212. Click here for their web site.

The casino ship lines have free transportation however, they make many stops so it’s much quicker to drive and there is free parking. Both offer food, buffet style sandwiches and nothing to write home about. The cruise time is five hours and there’s no coming home early. They do have decks with entertainment and bars

There are many lounges and bars in the area. Unit 703: The closest is Mambos right next door at the Holiday Inn on the beach, very nice setting. There are a number of Irish pubs, Pig and Whistle is just up the street (turn left out of the parking lot and it’s on your right several blocks down); in that general area is CocoaNuts bit younger crowd right on the beach, Ying Yings really good Chinese food Rum Runners is a sports type bar at night with many TVs and every imaginable game on one of them. Turn right out of the complex and there are all kinds of places.

Unit 206: this is near everything, pier which always has live entertainment in the evenings, Ron Jons etc. Again just too many places to mention

At the port there are a number of places with live entertainment, Grills, nice beach type bar but food is just so so, Fish Lips, nice outdoor deck on second floor with bit bar great food, great views and live music some times, Rustys nice setting inside and out, great happy hour specials on food and drink, good food and live music on weekends and several others.

See dining comments for additional nightly entertainment venues.

There are all kinds of things to do and places to go at night.

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