Tampa, Florida Overview

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.

Tampa, Florida is Ranked

  • #5 in Smoothest Embarkation Port

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One Way Transfer from Tampa Port to Downtown Hotels

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Tropical Tampa Party Dinner Cruise

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One Way Transfer from Hotel to Tampa International Airport

One Way Transfer from Hotel to Tampa International AirportIf you need an easy way to get to the airp...

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One Way Transfer from Downtown Hotels to Tampa Port

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Tampa, Florida News and Advice

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  • 5 Ways to Beat the Post-Cruise Blues

    After a vacation, it’s back to the grind, which (shock!) may not include frozen drinks with tiny umbrellas. Here, our favorite tricks for banishing the blues.

  • How to Spend a Beach Day on Your Caribbean Cruise

    Heading to the Caribbean and want to check out all the beaches have to offer? Here's our list of the best resorts with day passes for cruisers to ensure you get the relaxing, sunbathing, sand-filled beach days of your dreams in port.

  • The 10 Best Cruise Ship Bars

    From chilly “ice bars,” to bars that move between decks and more, these are the best places to drink at sea.

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Hotels Near Tampa, Florida Cruise Port

Tampa Marriott Water Street
700 S Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33602

Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District
1700 E 9th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605

Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City/Downtown
1301 E 7th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605

Quality Inn Airport - Cruise Port
1020 S Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33629

Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
4955 E 18th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605

1145 Tampa, Florida Port Reviews


by Rob2018

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!


by lameka1975

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.


by Bruschii

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.

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