Cruises Leaving Tampa, Florida

Cruises Leaving Tampa, Florida
Tampa, Fla., is a busy port for major cruise lines. Since it rests on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, many cruise ships that sail out of Tampa travel to destinations in the Caribbean Sea. These destinations include Mexico, Belize, Jamaica, Aruba and the Cayman Islands. Cruises leave from Tampa during all seasons of the year, so it is relatively easy to find a cruise when you decide to vacation.

Carnival Legend

Carnival Legend is a Carnival Cruise Line fun ship that sails from Tampa to various destinations in the western Caribbean. Vacation packages for this ship include a seven-day excursion that visits Isla Roatan, Cozumel, Belize and Grand Cayman. The attractions on Carnival Legend include an on-deck hot tub and swimming pool with water slide, spa that offers massage therapy and facial treatments, the Club Merlin casino, Billie's Piano Bar and The Golden Fleece Steakhouse. Stateroom suites on the Carnival Legend include a king-sized bed, private balconies and living room area. When the ship reaches Cozumel, Belize and Isla Roatan, guests aboard have the opportunity to spend an entire day on shore.

Carnival Cruise Lines
(888) 227-6482

Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas

Radiance of the Seas is a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that has been operating since 2001. The ship offers a four-day vacation package that sails from Tampa to Cozumel and a five-day package that stops in Cozumel and Costa Maya. While sailing on the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, the Radiance of the Seas' passengers enjoy facilities such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, six Jacuzzis, golf simulator, Portofino's Italian Restaurant, rock climbing wall, sports area with volleyball courts and the Colony Club, a British colonial-style lounge. The Radiance of the Seas sails from October to December.

Royal Caribbean International
(866) 562-7625

Holland American Line Ryndam

The Ryndam is a Holland American Line cruise ship that passes through the western Caribbean Sea and docks at destinations like Belize City, Belize, and Costa Maya, Mexico. Since it is a Holland American ship, the Ryndam houses historic Dutch artifacts throughout the cruise ship, including a 17th-century muzzle-loading cannon. Vacation packages on the Ryndam include a seven-day trip from Tampa to Key West, Belize, Honduras and Mexico, as well as a seven-day excursion that sails to Key West, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Mexico. Restaurants on the Ryndam include the Pinnacle Grill, Rotterdam Dining Room and Lido Restaurant.

Holland American Line
(877) 932-4259

Article Written By Skip Davis

Skip Davis has been writing professionally since 2005. His work has appeared in "Southern Literary Magazine," on various websites and in graphic panels at the Jackson Zoological Park in Jackson, Miss. Currently living in Southern California, Davis received his Bachelor of Arts in theater at Belhaven College.

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