Getting There

Flight Information (click to open)

When booking your flights to and from Tampa, Florida for the Monsters of Rock Cruise 2017, we suggest that you consider arriving a day or two earlier so that you can take advantage of the local attractions in the Tampa area as well as the pre-party on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. This also helps to avoid potential flight delays, baggage collection and transfer problems that could occur. However, if you need to arrive the day of The Monsters of Rock Cruise, please arrive no later than 11 am on Thursday, February 2nd. We also recommend that you schedule your departure for no earlier than 12 pm on Tuesday, February 7th, in the event there is a delay in debarkation.

Ground Transportation (click to open)

Port Tampa Bay is conveniently located just 9 miles (about 15 minutes) from the Tampa International Airport (TPA) and is easily accessible from area hotels by car, taxi, and shuttle.

Other characteristics of the Port’s cruise terminals include guest-friendly information areas, full passenger amenities and on terminal parking.  Before or after the cruise, guests can enjoy world-class shopping, a unique assortment of museums, zoos, Busch Gardens, the allure of Ybor City (the historic Latin Quarter)and much more.  The Port of Tampa is also conveniently located near some of the most luxurious hotels and upscale dining.  These colorful characteristics make Tampa one of the premier embarkation cruise ports in the United States.

Airport Transfer
The Tampa International Airport (TPA) is the closest area airport to Port Tampa Bay. Consider arriving a day or two earlier so that you can take advantage of the local attractions in the Tampa area. This also helps to avoid potential flight delays, baggage collection and transfer problems that could occur.

Taxi
Taxi service by Yellow Cab and United Cab is available at the curbside outside the Baggage Claim Level at the Tampa International Airport. Both companies charge the same fares: $2.50, plus $2.40 per mile. The minimum fee from the airport is $15.

There is a flat rate fee of $25 to downtown Tampa and the cruise terminal.

  • For more information, contact:
    Yellow Cab at (813) 253-0121
    United Cab (link is external) at (813) 777-7777.

Bus
Many area hotels provide bus/shuttle transportation between Tampa and the hotel for pre-booked reservations. You should contact your hotel for available options and details.

Below is the airport shuttle option, servicing Hillsborough County (Tampa):

Car Rental
A number of car rental firms are licensed to do business at Port of Tampa. Also, some companies provide shuttle service from the cruise terminals to their off-site but nearby rental locations. We suggest you confirm shuttle service with the car rental service prior to reserving a vehicle.

Port Tampa Bay (click to open)

PORT TAMPA BAY
815 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
http://www.tampaport.com/cruise.aspx

Airport (TPA)
9 miles from Port Tampa Bay. Travel time is approximately 15 minutes.We recommend that if you are flying into Tampa that you consider arriving a day or two earlier so that you can take advantage of the local attractions in the Tampa area. This also helps to avoid potential flight delays, baggage collection and transfer problems that could occur.If you are arriving on the same day your cruise departs, please schedule your arrival into Tampa International Airport (TPA) no later than 11:00 am. Depart no earlier than 12:00 pm.

Driving Directions
In the 2016 season, Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas has departed from Terminal 3. However, we will not have the exact terminal until closer to sailing. If we are departing from terminal 3 use 815 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602 as your destination address.

From Tampa International Airport:

  • Exit the airport and follow signs to I-275 North. I-275 will merge with I-4 East. Follow I-4 East to Exit 1. Go south on 21st Street and turn right on Adamo Drive (Hwy 60) then left onto Channelside Drive.

From I-275:

  • Take I-4 East to Exit 1. Go south on 21st Street and turn right on Adamo Drive (Hwy 60) then left onto Channelside Drive.

Parking

Port Tampa Bay Parking
Port Tampa Bay has 3,480 parking spaces available to the public; 2,519 covered parking spaces and 1,316 uncovered parking spaces.  All of the parking is monitored by our security department 24 hours a day. Terminal parking is conveniently located across the street from Terminal 2 & 3 and adjacent to Terminal 6.

Parking options and information
Affordable, on-site Valet Parking and Self-Parking serving Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Legend and Carnival Paradise, Royal Caribbean International’s Jewel of the Sea and Brilliance of the Sea, Holland America Line’s MS Ryndam and Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn are available.

Valet Parking allows for easy drop-off of your vehicle at the terminal entrance with fast and easy exiting when you return. Experienced, well-trained valets are courteous and handle your vehicle with care. All vehicles are stored in a safe and secure parking facility that is fully insured, providing protection and peace of mind while you are away.

For those who prefer to self-park, our well maintained and fully insured self-parking facility utilizes the latest ChipCoin parking technology and provides easy access to all terminals.

For questions regarding Port Tampa Bay Parking, please contact  1-800-741-2297 or the Parking Operator at 1-813-905-5072.

Rates
Self-Parking:  $15 per day
Valet Parking;  $19 per day
Oversized Parking:  $30 per day

These prices are based on the average rates for 2016. Prices and fees listed above are estimates and parking rates may increase without notice.

Payment is required upon entry into the parking area in the form of cash or credit card.

To pre-pay your parking fees or to check Rates, please CLICK HERE.

Parking for Disabled Guests
Free parking is available for handicapped guests, however the vehicle must have some sort of modification to their vehicles:

Tampa Port Authority follows the Florida State Statute, 316.1964, relating to handicap parking as such all customers are required to pay for parking unless their vehicle has modified foot or hand controls, wheelchair lift or ramp or has been issued a “Toll Exempt” sticker from the state of Florida. Vehicles utilizing the valet parking service do not receive any discounts.

Should your vehicle meet the above noted criteria and is the vehicle being parked you will need to advise the parking staff on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week prior to making payment for parking.

For further questions regarding disabled parking, please contact Port Tampa Bay Parking at 1-800-741-2297 or the Parking Operator at 1-813-905-5072.