Here are 5 things to know about cruising out of the Port of Tampa Bay.
I recently took a cruise out of the Port of Tampa Bay for the first time. I normally drive all the way to Port Canaveral or the Port of Miami, but I decided to stay closer to home this time.
My cruise was the first weekend in December, just a short Thursday to Monday morning jaunt to Mexico and back. I chose to board Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas. I know it may sound strange, but I love cruising by myself. The rate for this itinerary for a solo cruiser was really good, so I decided to do it. I live in the Channelside area, so I was really excited to get on a ship that I usually see every morning when I am driving to work. The ship was so clean and I felt very safe with all the COVID protocols before boarding and while sailing. There were a lot of out-of-towners on the ship but I was also surprised to find a lot of my fellow cruisers were from the central Florida area.
Below is my quick list of things to know about cruising out of the port of Tampa Bay. I hope you find this helpful and give it a try one day!