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Sleep & Sail Package 

Artwork of cruiser and ship goes here.Cruise passengers booked on a ship from Tampa, FL, might consider the Quorum Hotel-Tampa's "Sleep & Sail" package. Offered year-round, this package includes one night's accommodations in a traditional guest room, hotel pick-up upon arrival at Tampa International Airport, 15 nights of complimentary hotel garage parking and one-way transportation from the hotel to the Port of Tampa.

The package begins at $119, excluding tax. Contact 877-478-6786 or 813-289-8200 or visit www.QuorumTampa.com.

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Port of Tampa, FL
CRUISING ASHORE: Creatures, Coasters & Channelside

The Port of Tampa, FL, is popular with cruisers who want to avoid the hustle-bustle of South Florida yet still seek sunny weather and a wild range of attractions. From Busch Gardens Africa to historic Ybor City, from the Florida Aquarium to nearby beaches, Tampa Bay entices. Most cruise terminals are also near Channelside, a vibrant dining, shopping and entertainment area. So before you sail, check out what's new in Tampa Bay!
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CRUISING ASHORE: Tampa Bay History Center
A few blocks from the Channelside District's cruise piers is one of Tampa's newest treasures -- the Tampa Bay History Center. With excellent multimedia presentations and interactive exhibitry, this center makes a great half-day excursion for cruisers. From Rough Riders to native Americans, from cigar factories to election antics, history seemingly comes alive here! A plus? The Columbia Cafe, a satellite facility of the historicl Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City, is a savory choice for lunch!
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CRUISING ASHORE: Tampa, FL - A Victorian "Find"

One cherished part of Tampa's history -- the old Victorian-styled Tampa Bay Hotel with its distinctive minarets -- provides a surprising contrast to the city's downtown skyscrapers.This late 18th century marvel is now a symbol of Tampa. It's also headquarters for the University of Tampa, which has lovingly preserved it for future generations.

On one end of the building is the Henry B. Plant Museum, dedicated to the railroad baron who built the hotel in the late 1800s. To step inside is to enter a time warp. The period rooms including one corner bedroom suite appear much as they were during the grand era of Florida's luxury hotels. Almost all the artifacts are original, collected for the hotel by the Plants on their travels abroad. So let's view the photos and learn more...
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