About Canaveral Cruises 1
Canaveral Cruises 1 was formed in 2016 by our Captain, Tim Levensaler. He was a Merchant Marine Master Mariner, and he acquired the ship in 2015. Captain Tim captained and managed dozens of ships that sailed all around the world from 1983-1998. After that, he worked with Disney Cruise Lines to assist in the maintenance and operations of their ships, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, as they arrived in Port Canaveral.
In 2015, Captain Tim’s management company had the opportunity to acquire the Canaveral Cruises 1 from a former cruise line in Sanford called “River Romance”. Captain Tim and his wife, Arlet, thought it would be a perfect opportunity to introduce the harbor cruising concept to Brevard county for locals and visitors to the area alike.
In 2015, Captain Tim and Arlet embarked on a three-year mission to totally refurbish and upgrade the vessel. After it was fully redesigned and ready to go, the Canaveral Cruises 1 took its inaugural cruise in May 2018 with friends and family to thank and repay everyone who assisted on their long and arduous project. There were more than 100 guests on board. The Vessel was dedicated and blessed by a local pastor in the historical tradition of a seagoing vessel.