Carnival says arrive early, Republican National Convention in Tampa

republican national convention If you are driving or flying into Tampa, Florida this weekend to catch Carnival Legend (8/26) or Carnival Paradise (8/25 or 8/30), local authorities are advising to give yourself extra time because of delays and temporary road closures with the Republican National Convention (RNC). A map indicating road closures is available at

Cruise ship passengers are asked to use the following detour:

– Take I-4 Exit 1
– Go south on 21st Street and turn west onto Adamo Drive
– Turn south onto Channelside Drive
– Passengers may utilize the Port of Tampa parking garage

Carnival’s website says “Given traffic restrictions planned for this week, check-in for your cruise is now scheduled from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and we will sail shortly thereafter.”

To stay up to date on any changes that may affect our departure, they encourage you to sign up for text alerts by texting the following number for your specific sailing:

Carnival Paradise 8/25/12 – text CCL1 to CRUISE (278473)

Carnival Legend 8/26/12 – text CCL2 to CRUISE (278473)

Carnival Paradise 8/30/12 – text CCL3 to CRUISE (278473)

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