Welcome to Tampa Bay:
Tampa's popularity as a cruise port is booming - but with so much going on in this lively metropolis, why rush to hit the high seas? Instead, enhance your cruise vacation with a fun-filled stay in Tampa Bay. There are favourite family attractions like Adventure Island water park and The Florida Aquarium to discover, though top billing goes to world-famous Busch Gardens theme park for its exotic mix of wild animals and even wilder rides! With a supporting cast of fantastic shopping, dining, golf and nightlife options, you'll find all the wonders of a Florida holiday right here in Tampa Bay.
Cruising from Tampa - a unique experience:
Tour America offers customers the choice of cruising with Royal Caribbean International or Norwegian Cruise Lines, both of which operate throughout the winter season from the Port of Tampa. With Tampa's high-rise city skyline as its backdrop, the port is an ideal (and very photogenic) departure point for cruises out into the Gulf of Mexico and on into the Caribbean Sea - plus departing from Tampa affords passengers the unique experience of sailing beneath the Sunshine Skyway. This impressive road bridge soars high above the mouth of the bay, offering a clearance of around 190 feet - just enough for the cruise ships to pass underneath!