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Unlike many cruise ship ports that require a taxi or bus to experience a port-of-call, Norfolk's fantastic accommodations, shopping, dining, attractions, and many events are an easy, quick walk from the dock.
Ships dock adjacent to Nauticus, which is an excellent starting point for afternoon and overnight guests as well as for the ship's crew.
Did you know that people who live in the mid- and south-Atlantic regions of the USA make up the largest source of cruise passengers? Folks from Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina can save money by driving to the port at Cruise Norfolk.
With its great climate, convenient downtown location and its friendly residents, this port has become one of the hottest cruise ship destinations on the East Coast!
It also was recently named as "Port of the Month" by Cruise Travel, the world's leading cruise vacation magazine.
Cruisers can leave from Virginia and sail to Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Canada/New England. Norfolk serves as a home port for both Royal Caribbean and Carnival.
Read all about the cruises on Cruise Norfolk. You can even book your cruise online, or contact a travel agent, being sure to tell them you want to leave from Cruise Norfolk.
For more information about downtown Norfolk, please contact the Visit Norfolk.
Pre/post Cruise Packages, with trips to attractions such as Colonial Williamsburg, and to various attractions in historic Hampton and Virginia Beach are available through the cruise lines.
More and more people like to add a day or more onto their vacations - before and after their cruises - taking in the sites and events of the Hampton Roads region.
Some maritime attractions in the region include the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, whose Naval staff offers tours of the Battleship Wisconsin and the Mariners' Museum in nearby Newport News, headquarters of the ironclad USS Monitor.
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in nearby Virginia Beach is another popular destination, with huge aquarium exhibits as well as seagoing boat trips.
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