Cruise Ship Embarkation Ports
Profiles of cruise ship embarkation ports located around the world including terminal and parking information, and a preview of what to do around the area.
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TECO Street Car
The TECO Line Streetcar System currently offers 11 station stops along its 2.7-mile route. Five stops are located in Tampa’s Channel District, four are in historic Ybor City and two are downtown.
The Channel District station stops have a contemporary design with stainless steel roofs, aqua marine terrazzo, sky blue soffits and wave-shaped benches. Three of the Channelside stations include public art elements – hand designed terrazzo orange crates recall the importance of the citrus industry and function as seating options.
One-way fare pp is $2.50. Discount senior and student fares ($1.25). Website
Port of Tampa, FL
The Port of Tampa is located on the western coast (Suncoast) of Florida, approximately 25 miles from the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The port is the largest port in the State of Florida. Most of the ships that sail in and out of the port are cargo ships. Tampa is also one of America's most popular departure ports for western Caribbean cruises.
AIDA Cruises Coming to Tampa During Winter Sailing Season
posted October 2013
The German cruise line will bring the AIDAvita to Tampa in December 2014 to offer four cruises to the Western Caribbean, each lasting three weeks.
In winter 2015-16, the cruise line will send the AIDAmar to Tampa offering seven trips to the Western Caribbean.
Port Tampa Bay Unveils New Logo
posted January 23, 2014
The Port of Tampa has announced a new name and logo, Port Tampa Bay, to reflect what it calls the Tampa Port Authority’s renewed spirit, expansion, investments and new momentum in its marketing efforts, both regionally and globally. Read more...
Cruise terminal #2
Address: 651 Channelside
Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
State-of-the-art passenger terminal home to Carnival Cruise Line. Parking is located directly across the street with valet services also available.
Cruise Terminal #3 RCI & HAL
Address: 815 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
State-of-the-art passenger terminal home for Holland America and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Directly across the street from the parking garage - valet parking is also available. Within walking distance The Florida Aquarium and Channelside Bay Plaza.
Cruise Terminal # 6
Address: 1333 McKay St, Tampa, FL 33602. Full-service passenger terminal with ample parking.
All terminals are within walking distance of The Florida Aquarium and Channelside Bay Plaza.
Covered parking garage
Full payment due upon entering the garage. Accepted forms of payment: U.S. dollars and major credit cards. No advance reservations required. Oversized vehicles will be charged per space, per day. For more parking information, contact: 813-905-5072.
Things to do and see
Shops, restaurants, outdoor plaza, Bowling lanes, IMAX theater. Website
Florida's first industrial city based on the cigar industry. Historic Latin district. Ride the TECO street car through Ybor City and explore historical points along the route. See Getting Around Tampa
Museum of Science and Industry. Website
Adjacent to Channelside. Website
Salvador Dali Museum
For an incomparable journey through the artwork of Salvador Dali, spend an afternoon perusing this one-of-a-kind museum in St. Petersburg. Website
Seminole Hard Rock Casino
Twenty-four hour, seven-days a week casino and hotel. Website
Lowry Park Zoo
Family-friendly zoo in America. Website