The Port of Tampa in Florida has become one of the premier departure locations due to its ideal locale, tropical climate and convenience. Many cruisers will find themselves extending their adventure either before or after their cruise by enjoying a relaxing day or two in Tampa Bay and taking in the sights and sounds of this remarkable city. Close to the Airport and convenient for many Bay area locations and attractions, the Port of Tampa is located right next to the Aquarium, and across the street from Channelside which offers movies, shopping, nightlife and food to fit any taste!
Cruise Lines Visting Tampa
The Port of Tampa is serviced by many cruise lines, including Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Holland America and Norwegian Cruise Line, which all offer many cruises lasting anywhere from 4 days to 2 weeks.
Parking is available at the Port of Tampa in a covered garage that is fully secured. Travelers can also choose to be dropped off for no fee. Valet parking options are available for any terminal for an additional charge. The parking garage is directly across the street from the terminals and is within easy walking distance. Trains, buses and taxis are available directly in front of the Terminal for guests who wish to go out on the town either before their cruise departs or after it returns.
There is plenty of parking available at the Tampa Port Authority with a garage capacity of 3,480 spaces. Out of those spaces, there is 2,519 covered spaces and 1,316 uncovered spaces. All parking is secured 24/7.
Parking rates depends on the departure date and cruise. Bookings must be made online for the best rate:
The popular Channelside district begins directly across the street and features dining, drinking and shopping experiences that cannot be beat. A Trolley also leaves from in front of the Port of Tampa to bring visitors to the historic and famous Ybor district where clubs, nightlife and dancing can be experienced first-hand. With convenient access to the highway from the Port of Tampa, guests can also find easy directions to the famous wildlife and roller coaster theme park Busch Gardens, or the award-winning Lowery Park Zoo. Guests who wish to stay a little longer can consider a two-hour drive to Orlando, which hosts Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios. With many hotels within walking distance or a short cab ride away including the Marriott, Embassy Suites, the Hyatt or the Sheraton, guests can find comfortable accommodations to fit any budget or schedule. The Port of Tampa sits on the edge of a bustling city full of unique and creative activities. With convenience and luxury just steps away, guests who cruise out of Tampa can enjoy a beautiful city full of entertainment.