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Tampa, Florida (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

Once nothing more than a sleepy retirement community for east coasters, the Tampa Bay area is now a bustling, modern metropolis that offers a wide range of entertainment opportunities for both vacationers and locals. It is an important cruise departure/arrival port for tourists heading to the Western Caribbean and Panama Canal, and those who choose to spend a couple of days in the region before or after their cruise will delight in the wonderful mix of Old and New World charm, the beautiful beaches and the myriad of fine shops and restaurants.

Where the Ship Docks

Cruises depart from the Port of Tampa Cruise Terminal, a modern facility located just a few minutes from the central business district. The terminal is adjacent to the Channelside Complex which is full of gift shops, movie cinemas and restaurants. There are several bank branches and a number of ATMs at the terminal, and visitors can take a waterfront cruise via catamaran for free. Taxis and public buses can be hailed at the terminal facility, which includes a full-service parking garage.

What to See and Do

One of the biggest tourist draws in the region is the Busch Gardens, located off of Busch Blvd. Perfect for families, this amusement park has every conceivable kind of ride, offers an off-road safari and the complex holds the largest zoo in all of Florida. Right beside the cruise terminal one finds the Florida Aquarium, home to more than 5,000 animal and plant species. At 1 Dali Blvd is another of Tampa Bay's marvels - the extraordinary Salvador Dali Museum. The largest collections of works by the famous artist can be seen here daily. And just a short taxi ride away is St. Petersburg, with its beautiful 19th century architecture and the famous Central Avenue that is chock full of antique shops. Beach enthusiasts should head north to Clearwater, where the North American equivalent to Rio's Ipanema is found. Some of the best surfing, plenty of volleyball and the finest white sand in Florida awaits here. And don't forget the Tampa Bay Rays of the American League, who play their home games at Tropicana Field.

Eating/Drinking

Over 2,000 restaurants are found in the Tampa Bay area, many of them specializing in Cajun, West Indian and Southern U.S. cuisine. Near the cruise terminal at 615 Channelside Drive is the popular Tinatapa's Restaurant, serving up a variety of shrimp dishes, gazpacho and soups, bread and salads. The Columbia Restaurant in the historic Ybor City district is one of the oldest eateries in the state, and besides the great food, visitors will love the live performances by flamenco dancers. In St. Petersburg the place to be is Skyway Jack's, popular with the locals and featuring breakfast anytime. The French toast, crepes and the renowned creamed chipped beef are the best in town.

Getting Around

Aside from the taxis, which can be called for at the cruise terminal and from any major hotel, the airport shuttles will take passengers from the Tampa International Airport to downtown, the waterfront and also to St. Petersburg. Rental cars can be reserved and can be picked up or dropped off both at the airport and the cruise terminal. Public buses and trolleys are operated by HART, and its TECO line streetcar operates between all the major waterfront destinations and the central business district.

Miscellaneous But Important

The weather in Tampa can change in an instant, and the high humidity means a lot of freshening up in the restrooms. Bring light raingear when visiting this part of Western Florida, and be ready for slick roads and possible splash from vehicle tires. Near the cruise terminal and at most major hotels there are Internet cafes for those wanting to use their laptops. But above all, be ready for extremely friendly natives, excellent public transportation and plenty of fun and adventure before or after the cruise.

 
The Clearwater beach, a popular destination for both locals and tourists.

The Clearwater beach, a popular destination for both locals and tourists.


Busch Gardens has a great safari as well as a great number of crazy rollercoaster rides.

Busch Gardens has a great safari as well as a great number of crazy rollercoaster rides.


Even the building that hosts the Salvador Dali Museum is highly artistic.

Even the building that hosts the Salvador Dali Museum is highly artistic.


The Tampa skyline at night.

The Tampa skyline at night.

 

Cruises to Tampa, Florida


4 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 17, 2020 $279 $319 N/A $763 Carnival Paradise September 17, 2020
October 1, 2020 $289 $329 N/A $542 Carnival Paradise October 1, 2020
October 15, 2020 $259 $319 N/A $572 Carnival Paradise October 15, 2020
October 29, 2020 $279 $319 N/A $499 Carnival Paradise October 29, 2020
November 12, 2020 $259 $319 N/A $606 Carnival Paradise November 12, 2020
November 26, 2020 $359 $399 N/A $889 Carnival Paradise November 26, 2020
December 10, 2020 $279 $319 N/A $569 Carnival Paradise December 10, 2020
December 24, 2020 $469 $509 N/A $1,029 Carnival Paradise December 24, 2020
January 7, 2021 $299 $339 N/A $542 Carnival Paradise January 7, 2021
January 21, 2021 $279 $339 N/A $694 Carnival Paradise January 21, 2021
5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 21, 2020 $349 $399 N/A $941 Carnival Paradise September 21, 2020
September 26, 2020 $349 $399 N/A $804 Carnival Paradise September 26, 2020
October 5, 2020 $359 $409 N/A $635 Carnival Paradise October 5, 2020
October 24, 2020 $309 $399 N/A $759 Carnival Paradise October 24, 2020
November 2, 2020 $349 $399 N/A $722 Carnival Paradise November 2, 2020
November 21, 2020 $379 $489 N/A $1,024 Carnival Paradise November 21, 2020
November 30, 2020 $339 $389 N/A $824 Carnival Paradise November 30, 2020
December 19, 2020 $429 $494 N/A $994 Carnival Paradise December 19, 2020
December 28, 2020 $674 $759 N/A $1,514 Carnival Paradise December 28, 2020
February 13, 2021 $429 $509 N/A $929 Carnival Paradise February 13, 2021
5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 10, 2020 $359 $409 N/A $874 Carnival Paradise October 10, 2020
November 7, 2020 $319 $409 N/A $899 Carnival Paradise November 7, 2020
December 5, 2020 $349 $404 N/A $919 Carnival Paradise December 5, 2020
January 2, 2021 $369 $439 N/A $711 Carnival Paradise January 2, 2021
January 16, 2021 $359 $429 N/A $699 Carnival Paradise January 16, 2021
April 10, 2021 $429 $499 N/A $1,144 Carnival Paradise April 10, 2021
April 24, 2021 $429 $499 N/A $894 Carnival Paradise April 24, 2021
May 8, 2021 $449 $529 N/A $1,009 Carnival Paradise May 8, 2021
May 22, 2021 $559 $639 N/A $1,099 Carnival Paradise May 22, 2021
June 5, 2021 $649 $729 N/A $1,194 Carnival Paradise June 5, 2021
5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; George Town, Cayman Islands; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 19, 2020 $349 $399 N/A $799 Carnival Paradise October 19, 2020
November 16, 2020 $349 $399 N/A $689 Carnival Paradise November 16, 2020
December 14, 2020 $359 $409 N/A $670 Carnival Paradise December 14, 2020
January 11, 2021 $359 $434 N/A $665 Carnival Paradise January 11, 2021
January 25, 2021 $359 $429 N/A $744 Carnival Paradise January 25, 2021
February 8, 2021 $359 $429 N/A $849 Carnival Paradise February 8, 2021
March 8, 2021 $569 $659 N/A $1,049 Carnival Paradise March 8, 2021
April 5, 2021 $509 $619 N/A $1,124 Carnival Paradise April 5, 2021
April 19, 2021 $429 $499 N/A $1,114 Carnival Paradise April 19, 2021
May 3, 2021 $449 $529 N/A $994 Carnival Paradise May 3, 2021
11 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Boston, MA
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Departure: Boston, MA
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Boston, Massachusetts; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Cruising; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Cruising; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 25, 2020 $834 $945 $1,379 $2,862 Brilliance of the Seas October 25, 2020
16 Nights Transatlantic Cruise From Barcelona, Spain
Ship: Carnival Legend
Departure: Barcelona, Spain
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 16 Nights
Ports: Barcelona, Spain; Malaga, Spain; Funchal, Madeira, Portugal; Tenerife (Canary Is.), Spain; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 30, 2020 $1,279 $1,459 $1,709 $2,725 Carnival Legend October 30, 2020
4 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Key West, Florida; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 5, 2020 $386 $482 $668 $923 Brilliance of the Seas November 5, 2020
14 Nights Transatlantic Cruise From Tarragona, Spain
Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas
Departure: Tarragona, Spain
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Tarragona, Spain; Cruising; Lanzarote, Canary Islands; Gran Canaria, Canary Islands; Cruising; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 7, 2020 $478 $639 $1,604 $2,391 Rhapsody of the Seas November 7, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Veendam
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Key West, Florida; Mahogany Bay, Honduras; Santo Tomas, Guatemala; Costa Maya, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 8, 2020 $649 $699 $1,299 $2,299 Veendam November 8, 2020
5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Cruising; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 9, 2020 $446 $496 $777 $991 Brilliance of the Seas November 9, 2020

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