I wish I still lived in Cocoa Bch, I could make pretty good money just shuttling cruise passengers back and forth, but I dont, so I guess renting a car is the best way to go if you want to enjoy the area a bit before or after. If you have time, dont miss eating at
Grills Restaurant & Tiki Bar
505 Glen Cheek Drive
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Phone: 868-2226. Fax: 868-0441
Which is at the port next to a few more restaurants and bars. The tuna steaks either in sandwich form or alone, are great.
My parents still live in the area, I ought to just call them and see if they want to make some easy money in retirement. Just kidding...
Hit the Cape if you have time.
Anyways, let me know if you have questions beyond the transportation issues.