However, I don't think they have the shuttle service to the port any more; you may want to call and confirm
Carnival Victory March 9, 2013
*carnival dream *
Glory 2/28/2010: Dina & Marty
Valor Feb 2009: Dina & Marty - again
Grandeur Feb 2008: DTW, Dina & Marty
Inspiration May 26, 2007
Fascination: Feb 2007
Enchantment of Seas: Sept 2006
Radiance of the Seas
Majesty of the Seas
The Big Red Boat
It's in a pretty good location. Very close to the airport, and two good malls. Good eating close by as well. I don't know about the shuttle to the port, but the cab fare shouldn't be too bad. It's slightly closer than the airport, to the port, and as I understand it, the fare from the airport to the port is $22.
Have a great time in Tampa, and an outstanding cruise.