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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
October 21, 2019 $459 $539 N/A $822 Carnival Paradise October 21, 2019
October 26, 2019 $449 $484 N/A $1,001 Carnival Paradise October 26, 2019
November 4, 2019 $474 $564 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise November 4, 2019
November 9, 2019 $499 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Paradise November 9, 2019
November 18, 2019 $439 $514 N/A $1,071 Carnival Paradise November 18, 2019
November 23, 2019 $609 $674 N/A $1,034 Carnival Paradise November 23, 2019
December 2, 2019 $439 $484 N/A $764 Carnival Paradise December 2, 2019
December 7, 2019 $479 $494 N/A $789 Carnival Paradise December 7, 2019
December 16, 2019 $479 $549 N/A $919 Carnival Paradise December 16, 2019
December 21, 2019 $679 $759 N/A $1,189 Carnival Paradise December 21, 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 N/A $919 $999 $1,426 Carnival Legend October 27, 2019
November 3, 2019 N/A N/A $969 N/A Carnival Legend November 3, 2019
November 10, 2019 N/A $849 $939 $1,424 Carnival Legend November 10, 2019
November 17, 2019 $784 $849 $889 $1,234 Carnival Legend November 17, 2019
November 24, 2019 $1,804 $1,969 $2,119 $2,599 Carnival Legend November 24, 2019
December 15, 2019 $879 N/A $1,019 $1,397 Carnival Legend December 15, 2019
December 22, 2019 $1,149 $1,219 $1,309 $2,149 Carnival Legend December 22, 2019
December 29, 2019 $1,159 $1,299 $1,369 $2,032 Carnival Legend December 29, 2019
January 12, 2020 $769 N/A $949 N/A Carnival Legend January 12, 2020
February 9, 2020 $774 $859 $929 $1,514 Carnival Legend February 9, 2020
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
October 31, 2019 $399 $439 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise October 31, 2019
November 14, 2019 $439 $459 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise November 14, 2019
November 28, 2019 $569 $639 N/A $954 Carnival Paradise November 28, 2019
December 12, 2019 $389 $449 N/A $807 Carnival Paradise December 12, 2019
December 26, 2019 $599 $709 N/A $1,204 Carnival Paradise December 26, 2019
January 9, 2020 $369 $384 N/A $633 Carnival Paradise January 9, 2020
January 23, 2020 $369 $399 N/A $627 Carnival Paradise January 23, 2020
February 6, 2020 $374 $429 N/A $644 Carnival Paradise February 6, 2020
February 20, 2020 $379 $429 N/A $671 Carnival Paradise February 20, 2020
March 5, 2020 $409 $479 N/A $769 Carnival Paradise March 5, 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 $1,293 N/A N/A N/A Brilliance of the Seas November 3, 2019
15 Nights Central American Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 15 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Santa Marta; Cartagena; Colon; Panama Canal/Gatun Lake,Panama; Puerto Limon; Roatan, Bay Islands; Harvest Caye; Costa Maya, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 9, 2019 $399 $549 $899 $1,799 Norwegian Dawn November 9, 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 $1,042 N/A N/A N/A Rhapsody of the Seas November 9, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Key West, Florida; Cruising; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 18, 2019 $733 $914 $1,218 $5,215 Brilliance of the Seas November 18, 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; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 23, 2019 $838 $992 N/A N/A Rhapsody of the Seas November 23, 2019
December 21, 2019 $1,075 N/A $2,160 $2,755 Rhapsody of the Seas December 21, 2019
January 18, 2020 $545 N/A $1,241 N/A Rhapsody of the Seas January 18, 2020
February 15, 2020 $569 $719 $1,450 $1,838 Rhapsody of the Seas February 15, 2020
March 14, 2020 $685 $701 $1,398 $1,595 Rhapsody of the Seas March 14, 2020
April 11, 2020 $784 $840 $1,545 $1,656 Rhapsody of the Seas April 11, 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
November 24, 2019 $499 $519 $849 $1,349 Norwegian Dawn November 24, 2019
December 15, 2019 $349 $529 $649 $1,049 Norwegian Dawn December 15, 2019
December 22, 2019 $599 $749 $849 $1,249 Norwegian Dawn December 22, 2019
February 16, 2020 $679 $729 $1,099 $1,199 Norwegian Dawn February 16, 2020
February 23, 2020 $449 $549 $949 $1,149 Norwegian Dawn February 23, 2020
March 1, 2020 $449 $479 $799 $1,099 Norwegian Dawn March 1, 2020
March 8, 2020 $499 $529 $799 $949 Norwegian Dawn March 8, 2020
March 15, 2020 $529 $599 $829 $1,099 Norwegian Dawn March 15, 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
November 25, 2019 $880 $942 $1,228 $5,232 Brilliance of the Seas November 25, 2019
December 23, 2019 $1,146 $995 $1,331 $2,284 Brilliance of the Seas December 23, 2019
January 6, 2020 $616 $711 $1,003 $2,785 Brilliance of the Seas January 6, 2020

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