Tampa Port FAQ

Located on the west coast of Florida, Tampa is a collection of picture perfect natural landscapes and bustling metropolis; it has skyscrapers and nostalgic art deco buildings juxtaposed against a vast harbor. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge that crosses Tampa Bay has a unique profile due to the cabled-stayed main span (cruise ships will pass under it when coming to and from the Gulf of Mexico). The beautiful tree lined Hyde Park Village and the historic Ybor City adds to Tampa’s alluring

1. What's the Cruise Port Address?

1101 Channelside Drive
Tampa, Florida 33602

2. What's the Cruise Port Phone Number?

(800) 741-2297

3. What's the Cruise Port Parking Like?

Being the largest cargo tonnage port in Florida and a major cruise port as well, the cruise port parking lot provides more than enough parking spaces for the embarkation and disembarkation of passengers and goods alike.

4. How do You get to the Cruise Port?

Passengers can easily hail a cab in the cruise port. Also, the city has street cars and efficient bus transportation which link the cruise port and downtown Tampa and the nearby towns.

5. What Cruise Lines use the Port?

Cruises to western Caribbean like the Carnival Cruise Lines and Holland America Lines uses the port

6. What's the Nearest Airport to the Cruise Port?

The busy Tampa International Airport is 15 miles away from the cruise port; it is approximately a 20 minute drive.

7.  What Attractions are Near the Cruise Port?

Enjoy the variety of entertainment production in the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center or the nostalgic Tampa Theater.


You should also plan to visit the Tampa Museum of Art and the Salvador Dali Museum. Tampa is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team and hosts the New York Yankees baseball spring training program.


The Tampa Bay Rays baseball team’s home stadium is Tropicana Field in neighboring St. Petersburg. It has 1.1 million square feet and features a 35 foot, 10,000 gallon rays touch tank located just beyond the right-center field fence. It was built in conjunction with the Florida Aquarium and 50 visitors at a time will be permitted to visit the tank. If a player hits a ball into the tank during a game, $5,000 will be donated to charity ($2,500 to the Florida Aquarium and $2,500 to the player’s charity of choice).


Vibrant party scene awaits you at night time in Channelside, Ybor City, SoHo, International Plaza and Bay Street and Seminole Hard Rock.


You will also enjoy the Florida Aquarium and Lowry Park Zoo and the heart stopping ride in Adventure Island.

8. What Hotels are Near the Cruise Port?

There are a number of hotels near the cruise port to suit your needs and budget. Luxurious hotels like Tampa Marriot Waterside Hotel and Marina, Westin Tampa Harbour Island, Hyatt Regency Tampa, and Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel ranges from $105 to $265 per night stay. Budget hotels like Howard Johnson’s Inn, Quality Inn Midtown and Days Inn Tampa Airport Stadium are priced at $35 to 79 per night.

9. What Restaurants and Shops are Near the Cruise Port?

Tampa is home to a number of seafood restaurants like Catch 23. Huge sandwiches are served in Sub Port Giant New Jersey Submarine Sandwich. Port A Pit BBQ serves delicious barbeque. Fine dining is at its best in any of Tampa’s luxury hotels.


Authentic Indian cuisines are served in Angithi Restaurant and Taj Indian. Mouthwatering sushis are served in Ichiban Japanese Cuisine. Meanwhile, Mexican fare is the specialty at Estela’s.

10. Are Ships Docked at the Port, or are Passengers Ferried from the Port to the Ship?

Ships are docked in the port and many cruise lines offer shuttle services to its guests.

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