We booked our parking online with My Park Connect , only paid $35 for a 5 days cruise. Is only a short walk( 1 block away) to the port. The Tampa Port was a really smooth embarkation process. We got to the terminal at 11:30am. And by 11:45am we were on the lobby bar having our first drink.
Terminal was easy to maneuver. They greeted us outside, took our luggage, and we got through the building and on ship quickly. You have to love FTTF!
We were supposed to dock at Tampa but due to severe winter weather in the gulf and very high seas we were informed onboard for safety reasons that we would dock at Port Canaveral. Royal Caribbean made ship to shore telephone service available at no charge via their swtchboard so all passengers could modify travel arrangements as needed. From Port Canaveral Royal provided ground transportation at no charge for all passengers making connections at Tampa Cruise Port and Tampa Airport. We were able to cancel our Tampa port to hotel shuttle, get a refund and take advantage of out hotel's free airport to hotel shuttle. Four Points by Sheraton was great. While in Tampa we enjoyed Charley's Steak House and used Uber to get to the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. We would definitely enjoy Tampa again.
Visited: Dec 08, 2018
The port is easy to get to parking across the street , Friendly people and many signs to follow. The port is small and ship is easy to find. The area is clean and the Aquarium and American Victory Ship ( from WW2) share the port and are easy to get to before and after cruising.
Use the Valet and save the aggravation.
Visited: Apr 11, 2016
Spent 3 days in Tampa after my cruise - rented a car and went to St Pete's Beach. Also drove up to New Port Richey for a day to look around. Won $140 at Seminole Hard Rock Casino on the Friday night to cap off my vacation!
Visited: Jan 07, 2018
Easy in and out port. Lots of discounted parking nearby. Lots of inexpensive Sleep and park hotels with free shuttles as well! Getting on the ship is super fast getting off is also super easy everyone smiling and happy to help you! Grab a porter to help you with your luggage on the way out and you will get to your car even faster!
We usually depart Tampa because it' only 90 from us.
Visited: Nov 04, 2018
Lots to do if you want to extend your trip on either end. We did a beach day before our cruise. We had a late flight home the day we debarked and did a day rate stay at the Airport Marriott which was very convenient for airline check in. We had a room to rest in for the day (and somewhere to park our luggage:) ) and access to the pool and many other hotel amenities.
Visited: Jul 28, 2019
Awesome port. In and out quick with no problems. The whole staff was friendly and offered a good morning. One even said that our fun pass was ours to keep and would make a great fridge magnet. Made me chuckle anyway.
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