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Tampa Cruise Guide

Tampa is the homeport to Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, and Celebrity Cruises. Due to the year-round tropical weather, and a wide assortment of activities available, the city of Tampa has become a popular port for cruisers to extend their vacation off-ship. Cruises from this port sail primarily to the Caribbean, and you can find a lot of cheap cruise getaway deals. However, this port is also the starting point for itineraries to the Bahamas, the Panama Canal, or longer sailings to the Transatlantic.

With a Tampa CityPASS you can gain access to all of the local must-see attractions, that are appropriate for travelers of any age. Most attractions surround the cruise port, so you won’t have to go very far to visit them all. Visit the famous Busch Gardens, a theme park that combines a variety of thrilling rides and attractions with a zoo that has over 200 animal species. Across the street is Busch Gardens’ own Adventure Island Water Park. There’s also the Florida Aquarium, ZooTampa at Lowry Park, and the Chihuly Collection, which features glass art sculptures by artist Dale Chihuly.

Tampa is close to the Gulf of Mexico coast, meaning there’s also a lot of beaches, from Treasure Island to Pass-A-Grille Beach. Lay in the white pristine sand and then grab lunch at one of the many authentic restaurants, serving up Cuban, Spanish and Italian influences. Right by the port you’ll also find the Channelside Bay Plaza, an outdoor plaza equipped with live entertainment, a variety of restaurants and bars, and ample opportunities to shop.

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Prices are cruise only, per person, double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses not included. Rates are valid for US and Canadian residents only. Fuel supplement may apply. Savings advertised and Expedia Extras are based on specific cabin types and sailing dates, and may not be available for all cabin types/sailings.