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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: 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 20, 2018 $830 $752 $834 $1,249 Brilliance of the Seas December 20, 2018
January 3, 2019 $735 $763 $839 $1,195 Brilliance of the Seas January 3, 2019
January 17, 2019 $812 $802 $980 N/A Brilliance of the Seas January 17, 2019
January 31, 2019 $777 $716 $738 $1,344 Brilliance of the Seas January 31, 2019
February 14, 2019 $801 $883 N/A $1,733 Brilliance of the Seas February 14, 2019
February 28, 2019 $445 $459 $531 $1,100 Brilliance of the Seas February 28, 2019
March 14, 2019 $481 $539 $612 $1,391 Brilliance of the Seas March 14, 2019
March 28, 2019 $427 $438 $576 $943 Brilliance of the Seas March 28, 2019
April 11, 2019 $410 $458 $592 $842 Brilliance of the Seas April 11, 2019
April 25, 2019 $433 $482 $600 $907 Brilliance of the Seas April 25, 2019
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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 22, 2018 $1,516 N/A N/A N/A Rhapsody of the Seas December 22, 2018
January 19, 2019 $867 $924 $2,142 $3,812 Rhapsody of the Seas January 19, 2019
February 16, 2019 $814 $985 $2,248 $3,062 Rhapsody of the Seas February 16, 2019
March 16, 2019 $639 $730 N/A $1,693 Rhapsody of the Seas March 16, 2019
April 13, 2019 $603 $748 $1,551 $1,842 Rhapsody of the Seas April 13, 2019
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
December 22, 2018 $779 $859 N/A $1,469 Carnival Paradise December 22, 2018
January 19, 2019 $559 $672 N/A $956 Carnival Paradise January 19, 2019
May 23, 2020 $629 $719 N/A $1,179 Carnival Paradise May 23, 2020
July 18, 2020 $709 $799 N/A $1,239 Carnival Paradise July 18, 2020
August 29, 2020 $499 $569 N/A $1,019 Carnival Paradise August 29, 2020
October 10, 2020 $449 $519 N/A $959 Carnival Paradise October 10, 2020
November 7, 2020 $439 $509 N/A $959 Carnival Paradise November 7, 2020
December 5, 2020 $429 $499 N/A $949 Carnival Paradise December 5, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Miracle
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; George Town, Cayman Islands; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 23, 2018 $1,149 $1,219 N/A N/A Carnival Miracle December 23, 2018
December 30, 2018 N/A N/A $1,474 N/A Carnival Miracle December 30, 2018
January 6, 2019 $679 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Miracle January 6, 2019
January 13, 2019 $654 $719 $839 $1,268 Carnival Miracle January 13, 2019
January 20, 2019 $729 $784 $929 $1,352 Carnival Miracle January 20, 2019
February 10, 2019 $769 $864 $924 $1,883 Carnival Miracle February 10, 2019
February 17, 2019 $819 $929 $994 $1,499 Carnival Miracle February 17, 2019
February 24, 2019 $764 $824 $914 $1,579 Carnival Miracle February 24, 2019
March 3, 2019 $729 $799 $909 $1,399 Carnival Miracle March 3, 2019
March 10, 2019 $829 $869 $904 $1,522 Carnival Miracle March 10, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Rotterdam
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Key West, Florida; Banana Coast (Trujillo),Honduras; Santo Tomas, Guatemala; Costa Maya, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 23, 2018 $829 $879 N/A N/A Rotterdam December 23, 2018
December 30, 2018 $829 $859 N/A $6,999 Rotterdam December 30, 2018
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Harvest Caye; Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; George Town, Cayman Islands; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 23, 2018 $1,549 N/A N/A N/A Norwegian Pearl December 23, 2018
December 30, 2018 $1,079 $1,179 $1,649 $1,799 Norwegian Pearl December 30, 2018
March 10, 2019 $579 $659 $829 $1,029 Norwegian Pearl March 10, 2019
March 24, 2019 $579 $649 $829 $999 Norwegian Pearl March 24, 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
December 27, 2018 $629 $714 N/A $1,239 Carnival Paradise December 27, 2018
January 10, 2019 $369 $394 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise January 10, 2019
January 24, 2019 $379 $419 N/A $939 Carnival Paradise January 24, 2019
February 7, 2019 $374 $434 N/A $719 Carnival Paradise February 7, 2019
February 21, 2019 $409 $454 N/A $755 Carnival Paradise February 21, 2019
March 7, 2019 $449 $479 N/A $748 Carnival Paradise March 7, 2019
March 21, 2019 $489 $519 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise March 21, 2019
April 4, 2019 $449 $474 N/A $804 Carnival Paradise April 4, 2019
April 18, 2019 $434 $489 N/A $734 Carnival Paradise April 18, 2019
May 2, 2019 $414 $454 N/A $768 Carnival Paradise May 2, 2019
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; Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 29, 2018 $2,122 $2,322 $3,981 $6,161 Rhapsody of the Seas December 29, 2018
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 29, 2018 $1,780 N/A N/A N/A Brilliance of the Seas December 29, 2018
January 7, 2019 $711 $1,484 $853 N/A Brilliance of the Seas January 7, 2019
January 12, 2019 $792 $884 $1,029 N/A Brilliance of the Seas January 12, 2019
January 26, 2019 $723 $734 $946 $1,559 Brilliance of the Seas January 26, 2019
February 9, 2019 $777 $865 $1,086 N/A Brilliance of the Seas February 9, 2019
February 23, 2019 $746 $735 $1,114 $1,960 Brilliance of the Seas February 23, 2019
March 9, 2019 $807 $831 $1,039 $2,161 Brilliance of the Seas March 9, 2019
March 23, 2019 $730 $795 $1,069 $1,811 Brilliance of the Seas March 23, 2019
April 6, 2019 $494 $517 $746 $971 Brilliance of the Seas April 6, 2019
April 20, 2019 $614 $649 $804 $1,218 Brilliance of the Seas April 20, 2019
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 31, 2018 $809 $874 N/A $1,475 Carnival Paradise December 31, 2018
January 14, 2019 $534 $569 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise January 14, 2019
January 28, 2019 $464 $519 N/A $1,139 Carnival Paradise January 28, 2019
February 2, 2019 $484 $529 N/A $1,185 Carnival Paradise February 2, 2019
February 11, 2019 $494 $564 N/A $974 Carnival Paradise February 11, 2019
February 25, 2019 $499 $584 N/A $1,027 Carnival Paradise February 25, 2019
March 11, 2019 $614 $709 N/A $989 Carnival Paradise March 11, 2019
March 25, 2019 $609 $744 N/A $954 Carnival Paradise March 25, 2019
April 22, 2019 $579 $669 N/A $1,059 Carnival Paradise April 22, 2019
May 6, 2019 $584 $669 N/A $1,109 Carnival Paradise May 6, 2019

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