Tampa is the largest shipping port in the state of Florida, and it's becoming ever more important to the cruise industry, now with three passenger terminals. In Tampa's downtown area, the port is linked to nearby Ybor City and the rest of the Tampa Bay area by the TECO streetcar line.
To reach the port by car, take Interstate 4 West to Exit 1 (Ybor City), and go south on 21st Street. To get to Terminals 2 and 6, turn right on Adamo Drive (Highway 60), then left on Channelside Drive.
Parking: Parking is available at the port directly across from the terminals. For Terminals 2 and 3 (Carnival and Royal Caribbean), parking is in a garage across the street. For Terminal 6 (Holland America), parking is outdoors in a guarded, enclosed lot. The cost is $15 a day, payable by credit card (MasterCard or Visa) or in cash.
Tampa Port Authority (1101 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL, 33602. 813/905–7678 or 800/741–2297. www.tampaport.com.)