Cruise from Tampa

Do you want another scoop of fun on top of your cruise? Of course you do. Consider Tampa as your point of departure — it's one hour west of the theme parks of Orlando (you know, the ones your kids keep bugging you to take them to) and it's 30 minutes east of the Gulf beaches (you know, the ones with the best sunsets in the United States and soft white sands.) Add three days before or after your cruise—we'd suggest one day of beach, two days of Orlando—and you have the ultimate Florida-and-Caribbean family experience. Tampa herself should not be underrated. The Lowery Park Zoo is great for families and the bars and shops of the historic Ybor City are great for the 21-plus crowd. Cheers!

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