Port of Tampa

Our specialty is providing unique experiences, bringing artists and fans together. Because of this, we do everything we can to ensure that your onboard experience can't be beat, but we will not be able to book your air travel, hotel, or rental car.

Port of Tampa Address

Tampa Cruise Terminal
815 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602

Port of Tampa website
Contact Phone Number: (813) 905-7678

Travel Time

7-9 miles from the Tampa International Airport - approximately 30 minutes.


Norwegian Shuttle Transfers

NCL offers shuttle service from Tampa International Airport (TPA) to the port, as well as return shuttle service. These transfers can be purchased after you have received your reservation number (approximately 4 weeks prior to sailing).

 Transfers reserved in advance up until the day prior to sailing can be purchased for $20 per person each way from TPA. Transfers reserved at the airport on the day of sailing or on the ship for a return shuttle can be purchased at a slighter higher rate of $25 per person from TPA.

For more information about Norwegian Shuttle Transfers, please call their Reservations Department at 800-327-7030. You'll need to make sure to have your reservation number and flight information available to purchase the transfers.

Taxi Service

The fare between the Tampa International Airport and Port of Tampa Bay is currently a flat rate of $25.

Dropping off Passengers

When arriving for the cruise, enjoy the convenience of dropping off your passengers and luggage at the terminal before parking your vehicle.

Parking at the Port

810 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602

Contact Phone Number: (813) 905-5072

Port Tampa Bay has 3,480 parking spaces available to the public; 2,519 covered parking spaces and 1,316 uncovered parking spaces.  All of the parking is monitored by their security department 24 hours a day. 

“Affordable, on-site Valet Parking and Self-Parking are available. Valet Parking allows for easy drop-off of your vehicle at the terminal entrance with fast and easy exiting when you return. Our experienced, well-trained valets are courteous and handle your vehicle with care. All vehicles are stored in a safe and secure parking facility that is fully insured, providing protection and peace of mind while you are away. For those who prefer to self-park, our well maintained and fully insured self-parking facility utilizes the latest ChipCoin parking technology and provides easy access to all terminals.”

Pre-Paid Parking is available by phone at (866) 938-7275 or online here.

Parking Pricing

Parking rates subject to change.

Self-Parking: $15 per day

Valet Parking: $20 in addition to Self-Parking total (NOT a daily fee – one time for entirety of trip)

Oversized Vehicle Parking: $30 per day (no restrictions on sizing currently; subject to change)

Cash & all major credit cards accepted. No Travelers Checks.

Accessible parking spots are available close to elevators, and vans or vehicles that have foot/electronic ramps are provided complimentary parking – please contact the port for additional details.

The parking is walking distance from the terminal, and no shuttle is available between the garage and the port entrance.   It is also located across the street from the Florida Aquarium, and Channelside Bay Plaza, filled with a wide variety of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences.