Realized after turning in my luggage that I left my passport in a suitcase, and of course, the bags were already on the boat. The HAL staff was amazing in helping me find my bags and get my document so I could board. Very easy and quick boarding process. Huge thumbs up for Tampa!
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About Tampa, Florida
The Tampa area features great attractions and theme parks, from Busch Gardens with it's African themed village and legendary roller coasters, to the calm serene waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Hand rolled cigars are made the old-fashioned way in the Latin Quarter. The atmosphere in Tampa is laid-back and slightly reserved, unlike the hustle bustle of Florida's east coast cities.
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Port was a pleasure to go out of. This was our first cruise and we were pleasantly surprised how easy the process was. The access to get to the port was easy, parking was easy, and the whole process was easy, even for newbies like us. Only downfall was that we had a bag to check and the person we checked in with never said anything about checking the bag so we just kept it and it was everything (non essential) for my wife and I for the week so lugging that bag around the ship for the day while we waited for the rooms to open was a pain. Overall was very happy with departing from Tampa and just booked another cruise (a total of 4 years after the first) from the same port.
Getting through the port was a breeze. We were on the ship in about 30 minutes. It was my first cruise so a little overwhelming just because didn't know what to expect. Everyone one working was froendly and helpful guidong us through the process.
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