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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


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
February 17, 2019 N/A $969 $1,029 N/A Carnival Miracle February 17, 2019
February 24, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,489 Carnival Miracle February 24, 2019
March 3, 2019 $754 $849 $919 $1,499 Carnival Miracle March 3, 2019
March 10, 2019 N/A N/A $984 $1,461 Carnival Miracle March 10, 2019
March 17, 2019 $854 $914 $1,014 $1,788 Carnival Miracle March 17, 2019
March 24, 2019 $829 $904 $959 $1,436 Carnival Miracle March 24, 2019
April 21, 2019 $804 $974 $979 $1,549 Carnival Miracle April 21, 2019
April 28, 2019 $729 $799 $864 $1,585 Carnival Miracle April 28, 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
February 21, 2019 $419 $449 N/A $835 Carnival Paradise February 21, 2019
March 7, 2019 $459 $499 N/A $868 Carnival Paradise March 7, 2019
March 21, 2019 $509 $559 N/A $879 Carnival Paradise March 21, 2019
April 4, 2019 $449 $469 N/A $804 Carnival Paradise April 4, 2019
April 18, 2019 $469 $514 N/A $789 Carnival Paradise April 18, 2019
May 2, 2019 $449 $484 N/A $848 Carnival Paradise May 2, 2019
May 16, 2019 $454 $499 N/A $751 Carnival Paradise May 16, 2019
May 30, 2019 $509 $549 N/A $919 Carnival Paradise May 30, 2019
June 13, 2019 $574 $599 N/A $1,039 Carnival Paradise June 13, 2019
June 27, 2019 $559 $609 N/A $1,100 Carnival Paradise June 27, 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
February 23, 2019 N/A N/A $2,598 N/A Rhapsody of the Seas February 23, 2019
March 9, 2019 $1,267 $1,339 $1,684 N/A Rhapsody of the Seas March 9, 2019
March 23, 2019 $915 $1,074 $1,931 $2,390 Rhapsody of the Seas March 23, 2019
April 6, 2019 $930 $1,004 $1,742 $2,068 Rhapsody of the Seas April 6, 2019
April 20, 2019 $870 $1,040 $1,860 N/A Rhapsody of the Seas April 20, 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; Santo Tomas, Guatemala; Mahogany Bay, Honduras; Costa Maya, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 24, 2019 $599 $649 N/A $5,799 Rotterdam February 24, 2019
March 3, 2019 N/A $749 N/A $5,799 Rotterdam March 3, 2019
March 31, 2019 N/A $599 $1,099 $5,399 Rotterdam March 31, 2019
April 7, 2019 $579 $629 $1,099 $1,799 Rotterdam April 7, 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
February 25, 2019 $519 $597 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise February 25, 2019
March 11, 2019 $642 $679 N/A $1,263 Carnival Paradise March 11, 2019
March 25, 2019 $599 $729 N/A $1,194 Carnival Paradise March 25, 2019
April 22, 2019 $599 $724 N/A $1,154 Carnival Paradise April 22, 2019
May 6, 2019 $569 $629 N/A $1,009 Carnival Paradise May 6, 2019
May 20, 2019 $589 $649 N/A $1,189 Carnival Paradise May 20, 2019
June 3, 2019 $789 $904 N/A $1,344 Carnival Paradise June 3, 2019
June 17, 2019 $729 $894 N/A $1,394 Carnival Paradise June 17, 2019
July 1, 2019 $749 $864 N/A $1,384 Carnival Paradise July 1, 2019
July 15, 2019 $734 $864 N/A $1,274 Carnival Paradise July 15, 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
March 2, 2019 $919 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Paradise March 2, 2019
April 13, 2019 $709 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Paradise April 13, 2019
May 25, 2019 $807 $914 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise May 25, 2019
June 22, 2019 $824 $1,019 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise June 22, 2019
July 6, 2019 $764 $914 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise July 6, 2019
August 3, 2019 $659 $804 N/A $1,234 Carnival Paradise August 3, 2019
August 17, 2019 $579 $684 N/A $1,004 Carnival Paradise August 17, 2019
September 14, 2019 $539 $634 N/A $1,344 Carnival Paradise September 14, 2019
September 28, 2019 $584 $674 N/A $1,524 Carnival Paradise September 28, 2019
October 26, 2019 $549 $669 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise October 26, 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
March 2, 2019 $1,181 $1,309 $2,251 $2,390 Rhapsody of the Seas March 2, 2019
March 30, 2019 $897 $1,124 $1,922 $2,021 Rhapsody of the Seas March 30, 2019
21 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Rotterdam
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 21 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Key West, Florida; Santo Tomas, Guatemala; Mahogany Bay, Honduras; Costa Maya, Mexico; Tampa, Florida; Key West, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; George Town, Cayman Islands; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 3, 2019 $1,809 $1,929 N/A N/A Rotterdam March 3, 2019
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
March 4, 2019 $860 $970 N/A N/A Brilliance of the Seas March 4, 2019
March 18, 2019 $1,211 $1,296 $1,407 $2,599 Brilliance of the Seas March 18, 2019
April 1, 2019 $728 $781 $985 $1,481 Brilliance of the Seas April 1, 2019
April 15, 2019 $809 $937 $999 $1,808 Brilliance of the Seas April 15, 2019
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
March 9, 2019 $1,318 N/A N/A N/A Brilliance of the Seas March 9, 2019
March 23, 2019 $1,000 $1,114 $1,435 $2,729 Brilliance of the Seas March 23, 2019
April 6, 2019 $820 $874 $1,134 $1,514 Brilliance of the Seas April 6, 2019
April 20, 2019 $822 $854 $1,141 $1,685 Brilliance of the Seas April 20, 2019
April 29, 2019 $736 $864 $1,190 $1,692 Brilliance of the Seas April 29, 2019
December 14, 2019 $440 $468 $742 $1,207 Brilliance of the Seas December 14, 2019
December 28, 2019 $966 $1,096 $1,442 $2,238 Brilliance of the Seas December 28, 2019
January 11, 2020 $438 $520 $662 $858 Brilliance of the Seas January 11, 2020
January 25, 2020 $431 $478 $574 $820 Brilliance of the Seas January 25, 2020
February 8, 2020 $450 $506 $621 $913 Brilliance of the Seas February 8, 2020

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