Holland America Line Ends Tampa Florida April 2019 – Effective April 2019, Holland America Line (HAL) will no longer have a cruise ship calling at Tampa, Florida. HAl cruise ship Rotterdam was home ported in Tampa and was the only HAL ship calling at Port Tampa Bay.
Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International have cruise ships stilling calling in Tampa. Together, the four cruise lines had over one million passengers departing from Tampa in 2018.
Holland America director of public relations Erik Elvejord said, “Several ships are moving to new itineraries, including (the) Rotterdam,” which currently sails out of Tampa to the Caribbean and Europe, he said. “The Port of Tampa has been a great gateway for us to the Caribbean, and we will look forward to a continued partnership in the future.”
“Tampa is in Hillsborough County, Florida located on Tampa Bay, along Florida’s Gulf Coast. A major business center, it’s also known for its museums and other cultural offerings. Busch Gardens is an African-themed amusement park with thrill rides and animal-viewing areas. The historic Ybor City neighborhood, developed by Cuban and Spanish cigar-factory workers at the turn of the 20th century, is a dining and nightlife destination.”
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Video: Tampa-Rotterdam Transatlantic Cruise