The Tampa cruise terminal is located on the channel downtown, close to Ybor City. It is about five miles from Tampa International Airport. There's a lot to see and do around the Tampa cruise port complex.
Tampa Port officials have worked with the community to develop a lively downtown waterfront. A few years ago, an entertainment complex called Channelside opened on the waterfront and it is a short walk from the Tampa cruise terminals. Channelside has lots of entertainment, shopping, and restaurants in a comfortable water-side atmosphere. The Florida Aquarium is between the cruise terminals, home to over 10,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world.
There are several hotels near the Tampa cruise port for your use before or after a trip.