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The Port City of Tampa: Things to See and Do Before Leaving on a Cruise

Despite being located in Florida, the main hub of the global cruise industry, Tampa, or more precisely Port Tampa Bay, is not particularly busy in terms of cruise traffic. This places it in stark contrast to other Florida ports, especially Miami, the busiest cruise port in the world. Even so, six ships from four different cruise lines sail from Tampa, and there are cruises all year long (albeit only from Carnival), so it's obviously an active cruise port, and thousands of people pass through it each week. If you happen to be one of these people and you have some spare time before leaving on your cruise, we've outlined some things to see and do. With only a few hours free, you can get in a mini-vacation before your actual vacation by checking out what Tampa has to offer. Read more [...]