Spring Break has finally arrived and it’s time to decide where you’d like to take your vacation. Rather than a standard staycation or visiting somewhere close by, why not choose to take a cruise? Cruises are one of the most popular vacation options for singles and families alike. There are plenty of things to do to explore Port Tampa Bay before boarding the ship of your choice.
Places to Go and Things to See
It’s clear you’ll have choices when choosing this port for your departure. Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Paradise and Carnival Pride, Royal Caribbean International’s Radiance of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas, and Grandeur of the Seas, Celebrity Cruises’ Constellation, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Jade, and Margaritaville at Sea’s Islander all sail out of Tampa, which allows travelers to explore multiple destinations across the Caribbean and Central America.
Norwegian Cruise Lines has destinations that include Aruba, Barbados, and Grenada. Take advantage of the tropical beaches and have some fun in the sun with the family. The seven day Caribbean cruise takes you to five ports in seven days. You’ll have a chance to explore the likes of Honduras, Belize, and Mexico. Each port will give travelers a unique experience. Hang out with wildlife or do some cliff diving. Explore rainforests, swamps, and coral reefs—the choice is yours.
The Islander is Margaritaville at Sea’s brand new ship. This latest addition to the fleet offers plenty of opportunities for dining, dancing, and entertainment. This ship also bears the world’s only three-story poolside bar. The journey to your destination is sure to be an enjoyable one. This cruise will first take you to the streets of Key West. Take some time to relax in front of the crystal clear waters on one of the sandy beaches. Don’t forget to get your picture taken at the Southernmost Point landmark on the island. From there, the ship will take you to Cozumel, Mexico, where you’ll encounter live entertainment on the beach and stunning white sand beaches.
Royal Caribbean offers an eight day cruise to the Panama Canal. Begin your trip with two days at sea enjoying all the ship has to offer. There’s a full service bar, a spa, and an on board casino. Families can enjoy the on board water park and there’s even a Dr. Seuss themed breakfast. For an extra fee, enter the world of Dr. Seuss and treat the littles to an adventure catered especially to them.
The highlight of the trip is perhaps the stop at the Panama Canal on day five. Take a tour or ride a kayak through the Canal. You can climb on board the world’s first trans-continental railroad and visit two oceans in an hour. Don’t forget to shop for souvenirs to commemorate the experience!
Ready, Set, Go
Cruising is a unique experience for everyone. Whether you’re traveling alone, with a significant other, or with your family, it’s easy to find an experience that will accommodate any spring breaker. Sailing from Tampa, Florida, gives you plenty of choices in both destinations and cruise lines. In the end, no matter what you choose, you’re destined to have an incredible trip to remember.