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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


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
June 17, 2019 $869 $922 N/A $1,334 Carnival Paradise June 17, 2019
June 22, 2019 $919 $1,079 N/A $1,634 Carnival Paradise June 22, 2019
July 1, 2019 $859 $899 N/A $1,494 Carnival Paradise July 1, 2019
July 15, 2019 $799 $854 N/A $1,289 Carnival Paradise July 15, 2019
July 29, 2019 $699 $794 N/A $1,299 Carnival Paradise July 29, 2019
August 12, 2019 $604 $659 N/A $925 Carnival Paradise August 12, 2019
August 17, 2019 $589 $829 N/A $1,389 Carnival Paradise August 17, 2019
August 26, 2019 $504 $534 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise August 26, 2019
August 31, 2019 $589 $639 N/A $1,059 Carnival Paradise August 31, 2019
September 9, 2019 $474 $509 N/A $809 Carnival Paradise September 9, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Miracle
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
June 23, 2019 $1,069 N/A $1,179 $1,491 Carnival Miracle June 23, 2019
June 30, 2019 $1,099 N/A $1,229 $1,800 Carnival Miracle June 30, 2019
July 7, 2019 $999 $1,129 $1,174 N/A Carnival Miracle July 7, 2019
July 14, 2019 $989 $1,109 $1,114 $1,739 Carnival Miracle July 14, 2019
July 21, 2019 $1,004 $1,109 $1,114 $1,557 Carnival Miracle July 21, 2019
July 28, 2019 $1,034 $1,119 $1,124 $1,614 Carnival Miracle July 28, 2019
August 4, 2019 $904 $1,014 $1,049 $1,608 Carnival Miracle August 4, 2019
August 11, 2019 $894 $924 $949 $1,529 Carnival Miracle August 11, 2019
August 18, 2019 $849 $859 $979 $1,268 Carnival Miracle August 18, 2019
August 25, 2019 $784 $834 $874 $1,357 Carnival Miracle August 25, 2019
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
June 27, 2019 $619 $669 N/A $935 Carnival Paradise June 27, 2019
July 11, 2019 $629 $669 N/A $879 Carnival Paradise July 11, 2019
July 25, 2019 $579 $629 N/A $979 Carnival Paradise July 25, 2019
August 8, 2019 $479 $519 N/A $789 Carnival Paradise August 8, 2019
August 22, 2019 $434 $449 N/A $930 Carnival Paradise August 22, 2019
September 5, 2019 $369 $394 N/A $732 Carnival Paradise September 5, 2019
September 19, 2019 $369 $399 N/A $719 Carnival Paradise September 19, 2019
October 3, 2019 $369 $419 N/A $689 Carnival Paradise October 3, 2019
October 17, 2019 $369 $409 N/A $839 Carnival Paradise October 17, 2019
October 31, 2019 $369 $409 N/A $679 Carnival Paradise October 31, 2019
5 Nights Cuba Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Key West, Florida; Havana, Cuba; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 6, 2019 $824 $999 N/A $1,559 Carnival Paradise July 6, 2019
August 3, 2019 $759 $899 N/A $1,404 Carnival Paradise August 3, 2019
September 28, 2019 $629 $724 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise September 28, 2019
October 26, 2019 $719 $834 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise October 26, 2019
August 1, 2020 $739 $859 N/A $1,389 Carnival Paradise August 1, 2020
October 24, 2020 $539 $659 N/A $1,209 Carnival Paradise October 24, 2020
November 21, 2020 $539 $659 N/A $1,189 Carnival Paradise November 21, 2020
5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Key West, Florida; Havana, Cuba; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 20, 2019 $859 $1,029 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise July 20, 2019
October 12, 2019 $674 $859 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise October 12, 2019
13 Nights Panama Canal Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Miracle
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 13 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Cartagena, Colombia; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 29, 2019 N/A N/A $1,499 $2,550 Carnival Miracle September 29, 2019
15 Nights Panama Canal Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Carnival Legend
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 15 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Cartagena, Colombia; Santa Marta, Colombia; George Town, Cayman Islands; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 12, 2019 $1,409 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Legend October 12, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Legend
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 27, 2019 $754 N/A $924 $1,589 Carnival Legend October 27, 2019
November 3, 2019 $714 $744 $824 $1,449 Carnival Legend November 3, 2019
November 10, 2019 $714 $759 $884 $1,504 Carnival Legend November 10, 2019
November 17, 2019 $684 $759 $889 $1,387 Carnival Legend November 17, 2019
November 24, 2019 $1,804 $1,969 $2,119 $2,599 Carnival Legend November 24, 2019
December 15, 2019 $794 N/A $939 $1,494 Carnival Legend December 15, 2019
December 22, 2019 $1,129 $1,194 $1,269 $2,069 Carnival Legend December 22, 2019
December 29, 2019 $1,109 $1,179 $1,234 $1,979 Carnival Legend December 29, 2019
January 12, 2020 $704 $769 $844 $1,402 Carnival Legend January 12, 2020
February 9, 2020 $744 $804 $879 $1,454 Carnival Legend February 9, 2020
15 Nights Transatlantic Cruise From Barcelona, Spain
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Departure: Barcelona, Spain
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 15 Nights
Ports: Barcelona, Spain; Cartagena, Spain; Malaga, Spain; Seville (Cadiz), Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Cruising; Ponta Delgada, Azores; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 3, 2019 $1,102 $1,337 $2,105 $8,736 Brilliance of the Seas November 3, 2019
14 Nights Transatlantic Cruise From Barcelona, Spain
Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas
Departure: Barcelona, Spain
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Barcelona, Spain; Cruising; Lanzarote, Canary Islands; Gran Canaria, Canary Islands; La Palma, Canary Islands; Cruising; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 9, 2019 $1,017 $1,203 $2,122 $4,007 Rhapsody of the Seas November 9, 2019

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