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Cruises from Norfolk, Virginia

Discover the best of the Eastern Caribbean Islands when you set sail from the Old Dominion.


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Residents of Virginia and the mid-Atlantic states can rejoice, and enjoy a cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, without a domestic flight. Make your way to Norfolk’s Half Moone Cruise terminal, where sun, sea and relaxation are close by.

Cruises from Norfolk, Virginia

Carnival is the only cruise line that sails from Norfolk Virginia, but it offers a range of itineraries to the Bahamas and Bermuda.


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Five-day Bahamas cruises from Norfolk

With two days at sea and three days on land, this is Carnival’s shortest cruise from Norfolk, but gives you plenty of time to enjoy the ship’s amenities and explore the islands. Your first port of call is the capital city of Nassau, before moving onto the beaches of Freeport.

Six-day Bahamas cruises from Norfolk

Adding just one day to the itinerary brings you not only Nassau and Freeport, but a visit to the resort island of Half Moon Cay, where sunbathing, snorkeling, and relaxation are the name of the game.

Eastern Caribbean cruises from Norfolk

Carnival’s Eastern Caribbean cruises last seven days with stops in two countries — usually the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos. Your first stop at Nassau is the perfect introduction to these idyllic islands. Your second stop is the tourist resort of Princess Cay, and the icing on the cake is your last stop to Grand Turk, home to pristine beaches.

Bermuda cruises from Norfolk

Hop on to Carnival Magic and sail your way to Bermuda over four, five or six days. These cruises only stop in Bermuda, so decide how long you can spend relaxing on the idyllic archipelago. Take into account that you need at least one day to get there, and one day to get back, so two days are at sea for all itineraries.

When is the best time to cruise from Norfolk?

All of Carnival’s trips from Norfolk make a beeline for the Eastern Caribbean — and that route is beautiful any time of the year. Peak season falls between December and April when the Northern Hemisphere flees the cold winter months. At this time, prices are just about as expensive as they get, but you can choose from a good range of routes and itineraries.

Budget-seekers might want to consider booking during the summer months when it’s a little more humid, but key sights are less crowded, and less expensive. But, July to November is hurricane season, which may cause changes to your itinerary.

Getting to the port for your cruise from Norfolk

The Half Moone Cruise Terminal in Norfolk is relatively quiet, so public transportation options are limited. Travel from the Norfolk International Airport is about 15 minutes in a taxi, Uber or Lyft. If you’re flying into Williamsburg Airport, it takes about 30 minutes to reach the port.

If you drive yourself, long-term parking at the Cedar Grove Parking Garage costs $10 a day. From there, a free shuttle takes you to the terminal. Finally, if you’re staying in town the night before your cruise, it’s worth choosing a hotel that offers free shuttles to the port.

Bottom line

Despite hosting just one cruise line, cruising from Norfolk comes with options. Carnival Cruises hankers to budget seekers as well as those who like to revel in luxury. Sail away for an ideal family vacation or get away for a romantic break. So, once you’ve decided when you want to set sail, use these deals and discounts to reap some savings.

Traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic
With infection rates rapidly spiking nationwide, expect stronger travel restrictions as the holidays near. The CDC strongly advises postponing travel and staying close to home to avoid getting or spreading COVID-19. If you plan to travel during the pandemic, monitor and understand the risk assessment levels for your destination when planning your trip, before departure and on arrival. Follow safety measures that include wearing a mask in public settings, maintaining social distancing and washing your hands. If you are diagnosed, have symptoms of or are waiting for test results for COVID-19 — or are otherwise at risk of illness — do not host, attend gatherings or travel for 14 days. Note that the CDC warns against cruise travel at this time.

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