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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
December 12, 2019 $409 $434 N/A $847 Carnival Paradise December 12, 2019
December 26, 2019 $574 $694 N/A $1,289 Carnival Paradise December 26, 2019
January 9, 2020 $324 $384 N/A $664 Carnival Paradise January 9, 2020
January 23, 2020 $359 $389 N/A $627 Carnival Paradise January 23, 2020
February 6, 2020 $344 $409 N/A $719 Carnival Paradise February 6, 2020
March 5, 2020 $394 $479 N/A $749 Carnival Paradise March 5, 2020
March 19, 2020 $504 $559 N/A $854 Carnival Paradise March 19, 2020
April 16, 2020 $444 $504 N/A $769 Carnival Paradise April 16, 2020
April 30, 2020 $419 $459 N/A $748 Carnival Paradise April 30, 2020
June 11, 2020 $579 $624 N/A $1,029 Carnival Paradise June 11, 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; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 14, 2019 $505 $522 $710 N/A Brilliance of the Seas December 14, 2019
December 28, 2019 $1,871 N/A N/A N/A Brilliance of the Seas December 28, 2019
January 11, 2020 $614 $740 $936 $1,694 Brilliance of the Seas January 11, 2020
January 25, 2020 $528 $811 $1,082 N/A Brilliance of the Seas January 25, 2020
February 8, 2020 $732 $956 $1,178 N/A Brilliance of the Seas February 8, 2020
February 22, 2020 $634 $750 $1,005 $3,270 Brilliance of the Seas February 22, 2020
March 7, 2020 $1,008 $1,212 $1,186 $2,115 Brilliance of the Seas March 7, 2020
March 21, 2020 $544 $586 $793 $1,967 Brilliance of the Seas March 21, 2020
April 4, 2020 $589 $671 $968 $3,028 Brilliance of the Seas April 4, 2020
April 18, 2020 $382 $443 $620 $1,135 Brilliance of the Seas April 18, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Cruising; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 14, 2019 $884 $1,591 $1,407 $3,134 Rhapsody of the Seas December 14, 2019
December 28, 2019 N/A $2,374 $3,844 N/A Rhapsody of the Seas December 28, 2019
February 22, 2020 $895 $1,105 $2,527 $2,219 Rhapsody of the Seas February 22, 2020
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
December 15, 2019 N/A N/A $1,104 N/A Carnival Legend December 15, 2019
December 22, 2019 $1,209 N/A $1,479 N/A Carnival Legend December 22, 2019
December 29, 2019 $1,224 $1,339 $1,449 $1,994 Carnival Legend December 29, 2019
January 12, 2020 N/A N/A N/A $1,759 Carnival Legend January 12, 2020
February 9, 2020 $814 N/A $1,094 $1,674 Carnival Legend February 9, 2020
March 8, 2020 $824 $869 $979 $1,629 Carnival Legend March 8, 2020
March 22, 2020 $864 $909 $949 $1,599 Carnival Legend March 22, 2020
April 5, 2020 $899 $1,014 $1,034 $1,639 Carnival Legend April 5, 2020
April 12, 2020 $824 $904 $944 $1,539 Carnival Legend April 12, 2020
April 19, 2020 $794 $844 $949 $1,557 Carnival Legend April 19, 2020
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Costa Maya, Mexico; Harvest Caye; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 15, 2019 $449 $449 $599 $1,349 Norwegian Dawn December 15, 2019
December 22, 2019 $1,199 $1,299 N/A $2,779 Norwegian Dawn December 22, 2019
December 29, 2019 $1,449 N/A N/A N/A Norwegian Dawn December 29, 2019
February 16, 2020 $449 $549 $899 $1,149 Norwegian Dawn February 16, 2020
February 23, 2020 $580 $615 $811 $1,119 Norwegian Dawn February 23, 2020
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
December 16, 2019 $509 $559 N/A $919 Carnival Paradise December 16, 2019
December 21, 2019 $689 $739 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise December 21, 2019
December 30, 2019 $899 $1,004 N/A $1,629 Carnival Paradise December 30, 2019
January 18, 2020 $444 $489 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise January 18, 2020
February 1, 2020 $414 $524 N/A $884 Carnival Paradise February 1, 2020
February 10, 2020 $469 $559 N/A $984 Carnival Paradise February 10, 2020
February 15, 2020 $549 $624 N/A $994 Carnival Paradise February 15, 2020
February 24, 2020 $464 $549 N/A $824 Carnival Paradise February 24, 2020
February 29, 2020 $469 $564 N/A $979 Carnival Paradise February 29, 2020
March 14, 2020 $714 $764 N/A $1,260 Carnival Paradise March 14, 2020
4 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Cruising; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 19, 2019 N/A $951 N/A $1,559 Brilliance of the Seas December 19, 2019
January 2, 2020 N/A $1,350 N/A N/A Brilliance of the Seas January 2, 2020
January 16, 2020 $762 $843 $856 $3,282 Brilliance of the Seas January 16, 2020
January 30, 2020 $762 $835 $949 $1,617 Brilliance of the Seas January 30, 2020
February 18, 2020 $508 $587 $439 $1,818 Brilliance of the Seas February 18, 2020
February 27, 2020 $531 $431 $643 $1,195 Brilliance of the Seas February 27, 2020
March 12, 2020 N/A $547 $696 $2,153 Brilliance of the Seas March 12, 2020
March 26, 2020 $405 $412 $538 $714 Brilliance of the Seas March 26, 2020
April 9, 2020 $603 $536 $703 $1,147 Brilliance of the Seas April 9, 2020
April 23, 2020 $529 $487 $709 $894 Brilliance of the Seas April 23, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Key West, Florida; Cruising; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 21, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $3,460 Rhapsody of the Seas December 21, 2019
January 18, 2020 $847 $1,162 $2,126 $4,561 Rhapsody of the Seas January 18, 2020
February 15, 2020 $1,066 $1,291 $1,938 $2,629 Rhapsody of the Seas February 15, 2020
March 14, 2020 $547 $622 $1,099 $1,458 Rhapsody of the Seas March 14, 2020
April 11, 2020 $830 $890 $1,546 $1,808 Rhapsody of the Seas April 11, 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; Key West, Florida; Cruising; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 23, 2019 $1,485 $1,672 N/A N/A Brilliance of the Seas December 23, 2019
January 6, 2020 N/A $1,301 $1,254 N/A Brilliance of the Seas January 6, 2020
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
January 4, 2020 $514 $579 N/A $964 Carnival Paradise January 4, 2020
January 13, 2020 $454 $514 N/A $907 Carnival Paradise January 13, 2020
January 27, 2020 $449 $479 N/A $1,017 Carnival Paradise January 27, 2020
April 20, 2020 $499 $564 N/A $975 Carnival Paradise April 20, 2020
May 4, 2020 $524 $604 N/A $950 Carnival Paradise May 4, 2020
May 18, 2020 $574 $664 N/A $1,081 Carnival Paradise May 18, 2020
June 1, 2020 $689 $799 N/A $1,104 Carnival Paradise June 1, 2020
June 15, 2020 $714 $829 N/A $1,194 Carnival Paradise June 15, 2020
June 20, 2020 $744 $844 N/A $1,174 Carnival Paradise June 20, 2020
July 13, 2020 $729 $819 N/A $1,219 Carnival Paradise July 13, 2020

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