Tampa Cruise Lines
Tampa is the largest port in Florida, and has become a very popular cruise terminal for Western Caribbean and Panama Canal cruises. Carnival, Royal Caribbean, NCL, and Holland America cruise ships depart from the Port of Tampa on a routine basis.
Below is an overview of the cruise lines sailing from Tampa, including some quick facts that may help make it easier for you to choose the cruise line that best suits your needs.
Tampa Cruise Line Comparison
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE FROM TAMPA
|Cruise Season: seasonal
Itinerary Types: 6, 7, 8, and and 15 Day Western Caribbean, 14 Day Caribbean, 21 Day Spain & Normandy, 22 Day Mediterranean, and 42 Day Mediterranean
Highlights: Excellent itineraries; superb dining; great kids program; spa staterooms; elegant decor; higher price points drives a more affluent demographic.
Drawbacks: Usually more expensive than competing cruise lines
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CARNIVAL CRUISES FROM TAMPA
|Cruise Season: Year round and others seasonal.
Itineraries: 4, 5, 7, and 9 day Western Caribbean cruises and 14 day Panama Canal (transit) cruises.
Highlights: Very good prices; outstanding kids program; good adults-only areas
Drawbacks: Can be very crowded in high-season, and you can expect lots of children onboard weekend cruises; these Carnival Ships are older, yet well-maintained;
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NCL CRUISES FROM TAMPA
Itineraries: 7 night Western Caribbean
Highlights: The itineraries tend to include very good ports of call; expansive variety of dining options including alternative restaurants;NCL's children's program is well-regarded; excellent suites; spa facilities include an indoor pool
Drawbacks: Freestyle Cruising (dine anywhere, anytime) works well with parties of up to 5 or 6, but parties of 7+ can find it difficult as many of the tables are not set up for larger groups; NCL is only in the market on a seasonal basis, and only offers 7 night itineraries with 1 ship
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ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES FROM TAMPA
|Cruise Season: Year Round
Itineraries: 4 and 5 night Western Caribbean
Highlights: Good prices; both ships feature excellent dining to include alternative specialty restaurants; the Radiance of the Seas has a great percentage of verandah cabins, and glass walls are superb for ocean vistas; Highly regarded Adventure Ocean kid's program, DreamWorks characters (Madagascar, Shrek & Kung Fu Panda movies) will be a feature on Royal Caribbean.
Drawbacks: the Radiance was refurbished 4 years ago, and her maiden voyage was 9 years ago, but she is well maintained.
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Holiday Cruises from Tampa
Tampa has become a major cruise terminal in Florida for Western Caribbean cruises, with almost daily departures year-round. When it comes to planning a cruise over a holiday, Tampa is a popular cruise port with a variety of restaurants within walking distance. Check-out our holiday cruises from Tampa
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- Best advice we can give: the earlier you book, the better. Prices for early bookers tend to be lower, and, the best cabins out of Tampa may sell out early.
- High season for cruises from Tampa is "whenever the kids" are out of school. Christmas, Spring Break, Thanksgiving and Summer are when the prices tend to be highest. Lower prices prevail in September (when kids go back to school), right after Thanksgiving, and in January thru February when the kids return to school.
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Cruise Lines Sailing from Tampa
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