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Port of Norfolk, VA
PORT REPORT: Norfolk and its Downtown

Norfolk's new Half Moone cruise terminal has opened and awaits cruisers sailing from the Port of Norfolk this year, as well as those on cruise ships calling at Norfolk. Royal Caribbean International guests embarking in April became the first passengers to sail from the new terminal. Carnival Cruise Lines guests will also utilize this new 84,000-square-foot facility as will passengers on other lines with port calls at Norfolk.

What can you expect at the new terminal? What's downtown to see and do? The new facility certainly has "location, location, location." It's right in the heart of downtown Norfolk, adjacent to Nauticus, the National Maritime Center.

It's also just a few blocks from restaurants, shopping, museums and historic sites. Let's explore this new facility and its environs
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CRUISING ASHORE: Journey to Jamestown
Happy 400th Birthday Jamestown!

In 1607, 104 brave English settlers sailed across the Atlantic. Settling at Jamestowne, VA (originally spelled with an "e" as in the Queen's English), they founded America's first permanent English settlement in the New World.

Fast forward 400 years. SouthernCruising.comTM outlines what's to see and do on a shore excursion to Historic Jamestowne. We also look at what's to see and do at nearby Jamestown Settlement, a superb living history museum. So let's step back in time...
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