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Airport Transportation: Cruises from Tampa

Published 03/11/2015 09:51 PM   |    Updated 07/23/2019 02:02 PM

Price for Transfers
Transfers can be pre-purchased through Carnival up to 2 days prior to the sail date. Children under two ride for free, as long as they sit on a parents' lap and do not occupy a seat.

Tampa International Airport – TPA

  • $21.99 USD One Way / $43.98 USD Roundtrip


Flight Guidelines
This service is available on the day of embarkation and immediately following debarkation only.

For all ship departures, unless noted below:

  • Arrival flight into TPA must be no later than 2:00pm
  • Return flight out of TPA must be no earlier than 11:30am

Day of Embarkation: Meet and Greet Service / Motor Coach Service / Purchase of Transfers
  • After collecting luggage, guests should proceed to the baggage claim area of the Red or Blue side, near the elevators. Once there, a representative will escort the guests to the pier transportation.
  • Guests who arrive prior to the sail date must return to the airport no later than 10:00am on the day of sailing to meet a representative at the baggage claim area of the Red or Blue side, near the elevators.
  • Guests who purchase their own air and are using Carnival’s Airport Transportation are required to provide flight information via Online Check-In no later than 2 days prior to their cruise date. The airport is staffed based on known flight information. Once all known flights are met, staff is released and service is no longer available. 
    • Transportation service is provided between 10:30am and 2:00pm on the day of embarkation only.
    • Motor coaches depart the airport once an adequate number of guests have arrived, approximately every 20-30 minutes.
  • Transportation Provider: Transportation will be provided by Intercruises Shoreside and Port Services. Should guests have questions regarding transfer service, they can be reached at the following contact number on the day of sailing only: 813-313-0003.
  • One way transfers can be purchased at the airport while our Meet & Greet staff is onsite. The airport is staffed based on known flights reported on the manifest. Once all known flights are met, staff is released and service is no longer available. Cash payment is not accepted; transfers are charged directly to the guest’s Sail & Sign Account.


Day of Debarkation: Purchase of Transfers / Motor Coach Service

  • One way transfers to the airport can be purchased on board at the Guest Services Desk for guests who did not previously purchase the transfers. Guests who elect to wait and purchase one way transfers at curbside may be subject to higher prices.
  • Transportation service begins at approximately 9:15am; motor coaches will not leave the cruise terminal until an adequate number of guests are on board, approximately every 20-30 minutes.


Airport to Port Distance
Tampa International Airport is 10 miles from the port.    

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