Tampa Cruise Port Terminal information

Last updated on November 11th, 2021 at 08:19 am

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

Cruising finally resumed from Tampa in October 2021 with Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas!

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

• Carnival Cruises

• Royal Caribbean

• Norwegian Cruise Line 

• Celebrity Cruises 

Tampa Cruise Terminal

Terminal 2

  •  the Florida Aquarium and Sparkman Wharf shopping, dining and entertainment area is located on either side of the cruise terminal.
  • Parking located directly across from terminal at 810 Channelside Drive

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

Terminal 3 

  • Within walking distance to the Tampa Aquarium and Sparkman Wharf shopping area.
  • Parking garage is across the street at 810 Channelside Drive.

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

Terminal 6 

This recently-renovated terminal is located a short distance from terminals 2 and 3. Parking is located onsite at 1333 McKay Street.

Cruise Parking in Tampa

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

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