The United States wears many hats in the cruise industry. It's the homeport for almost all cruise ships that sail in the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera and Canada, as well as the Panama Canal. Florida has the most homeports, but New York City, Seattle, Galveston and other coastal cities are also cruising hubs. But the U.S. is more than just homeports. Bucket list itineraries like Alaska and Hawaii, and scenic rivers (primarily Mississippi, Ohio, and Columbia) not only draw cruisers from the U.S. but around the world.
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River cruising on America's Mississippi is in growth mode these days. While river cruising in Europe has already exploded into one of the most popular ways to see the Continent, American river cruises possess quieter appeal and are garnering attention more slowly. American Queen Steamboat Company
The city of Tampa faces St. Petersburg across the wide stretch of water, offering visitors two distinct cities plus the beaches that line St. Pete's western shores. Sophistication, theme park fun, beaches and a splash of Latino exotica combine in one destination for a complete getaway that is difficult to boil down into one day's timeframe.
Part of a cargo port right in downtown Tampa, the cruise ship port comprises three terminals that welcome four major cruise lines. Its relatively small size makes it a popular choice for travelers who prefer easy access and convenience. The terminals are part of the Channelside District development, which includes shopping, dining, nightlife and a number of Tampa's best attractions. Several fine hotels are nearby, and Tampa International Airport is about 9 miles (10 to 20 minutes) away by interstate.