Tampa Cruise Port Terminal information

Last updated on September 5th, 2018 at 09:38 pm

Tampa Port Authority is located at 1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL

This is a smaller Florida port, making parking, embarkation and debarkation relatively easy. There are also many local hotels which offer cruise packages or shuttles to the port.

The only potential negative about cruising from Tampa is the potential for fog which may delay ships leaving or returning to port. Tampa’s “fog season” runs from December to February.

Cruises From Tampa

A number of major cruise lines depart from the Port of Tampa to various destinations in the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Cuba. These include:

• Carnival Cruise Tampa – Carnival Paradise & Carnival Miracle (coming Jan. 2018)

• Royal Caribbean – Brilliance of the Seas, Rhapsody of the Seas, Empress of the Seas

• Holland America – ms Rotterdam

• Norwegian Cruise Line – Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Dawn

Tampa Cruise Terminal

Terminal 2 – Carnival

Located within walking distance to the Florida Aquarium and Channelside Plaza shopping area.

Tampa Cruise Terminal 2
Passenger drop off and pick up
Tampa Terminal 2
Passenger Entrance

Terminal 3 – Royal Caribbean & Norwegian

Within walking distance to the Tampa Aquarium and Channelside Plaza shopping area. Parking is across the street.

Passenger Entrance
Passenger Entrance
Passenger Line-up area and drop off
Passenger Line-up area and drop off

Terminal 6 – Holland America

This terminal is located a short distance from terminals 2 and 3, but there is plenty of onsite parking and has quick access to downtown Tampa.

Tampa Cruise Parking

Weather in Tampa

September to December is the best time to visit Tampa, with pleasant weather and better deals on accommodations. May to August is the peak period, but the weather can be quite hot. January and April is much cooler, although hotel prices tend to be higher than the rest of the year.

Hotels Near Tampa Cruise Port

See Excursions in Tampa

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