The port city of Tampa, Florida has for decades been an embarkation point for some of the most popular cruises in the world. Cruises from Tampa take you to such destinations as the Caribbean, Cozumel,Jamaica, and up the Atlantic to final destinations like Boston. Here are some of the popular cruises out of Tampa for you to make plans to spend your next getaway in a tropical heaven like the Caribbean.
7-Day Carnival Western Caribbean Cruises from Tampa
This cruise takes you to the Western Caribbean island region where you will recognize such famous places in paradise such as Aruba and Antigua. This is one of the cruises out of Tampa that takes place on the Legend which is one of Carnival’s fastest cruise ships. On board the ship, you will enjoy grand staterooms, fine dining, and entertainment to include the finest of stage shows. At your destination points, you can enjoy the thrill of sliding down a tight cable over a tropical rainforest canopy, white sand beaches, waters that are crystal clear, private island snorkeling, jeep safaris, lobster and champagne cruises, sea turtles, stingray feeding, and much more.
5-Night Royal Caribbean Western Caribbean Cruise
This cruise takes place aboard the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas beginning in Tampa with the destinations of Cozumel (off the eastern coast of the Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula), and Costa Maya which is another tourist region of Mexico. On board the Caribbean Jewel there are plenty of activities to include a rock climbing wall, casino, lounge, spa, restaurants, and coffee house. Cabins on the Caribbean Jewel have two twin beds that can be converted to a queen size, verandas, refrigerator, and a safe. They also have balcony staterooms with an area where you can sit with your significant other in a love seat. And, at the high end of cabin options, they have several styles of suites to choose from. Their Junior Suite is the size of two standard cabins and then they offer Grand Suites and Owner’s Suites which have whirlpool baths, marble bathrooms, and quality sound systems.
7-Day Western Caribbean Cruise on Holland America
The Holland America ship, the Ms. Ryndam, is one of the vessels that carries vacationers on cruises from Tampa to the Western Caribbean. The journey takes you from Tampa to Key West, Jamaica, Cayman Islands,Cozumel, and back to where you left. The accommodations on-board are quite impressive and there is a room to fit any budget. Room choices include Interior (no window view), Ocean View, Veranda Suite, and Deluxe Veranda Suite with the latter two being at the high end of the price spectrum. Two of the days during the cruise are “at sea” days but there are plenty of activities to include culinary classes, on-board fitness center, shopping, yoga, massage, spa, and many more.
Norwegian’s 12-Day Caribbean Escape Cruise out of Tampa
This cruise takes place on-board the Norwegian Dawn which is operated by Norwegian Cruise Lines. The ship has been just recently refurbished and has been taking passengers to the Caribbean since January of 2012. The cruise line is notorious for its distinctive “freestyle cruising” where passengers do not have to follow a restrictive agenda. For example, there is a casual dress code and passengers do not have assigned tables and seating. The atmosphere is totally relaxed. The amenities on-board the Norwegian Dawn include an atrium standing at a height of eight decks, restaurants, bars, and plenty of activities. In fact, the list of activities is quite impressive with Broadway-style shows, wellness seminars, casino, live music, dancing, shopping, and even a library. One of the 12-day cruises from Tampa with stops at Ocho Rios, Curacao, Aruba, St. Marteen, and St. Thomas and then ends up in Boston.