Originally Posted by Lola127
I'll be cruising out of Tampa on the Carnival Inspiration 8/25-8/30. This is my first time cruising out of Tampa and on Carnival (only one Royal Caribbean cruise before this), and was wondering if anyone had information about the port.
What is the earliest time to arrive, and is there food, etc. offered on the ship as soon as you get on?
Does anyone know how much cab fare is from the cruise port to the airport? Can you just call for a cab once you get off the ship or should arrangements be made in advance?
You shouldn't arrive any earlier than 11am, or you might end up standing in line outside the entrance. When I was there earlier this August, they made everyone who arrived before they opened the doors at 11am line up outside in the heat until 11am.
Cab fare is a flat rate of $26 + tip between the airport and the downtown area each way. That's $26 per cab, not per person.