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Norfolk Cruise Terminal

The city works hard to make your cruise from Norfolk VA as easy and pleasant as possible. The Norfolk cruise terminal dock is at a beautiful waterfront park and museum; not a dirty industrial district like in other ports.

The cruise terminal for Norfolk is called the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, named for a fort that once stood at the site. The 80,000-square-foot terminal has 33,000 square feet of space for events and a 54-foot mermaid image cast in the floor tile of its entrance.

Cruise ships in Norfolk dock next to Nauticus, the national maritime museum. It is well worth your time to tour Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin before or after your cruise.

City and cruise line personnel are on hand at the cruise terminal to get you on and off the ship as quickly as possible. They can also answer any questions you have.

After arriving, guests proceed to the check-in area. Please remember to have a photo ID and boarding documentation in-hand. Passengers will be required to go through security x-rays before boarding the ship. Tip: don't pack your boarding passes in your luggage. You'll need them to get on the ship.

If someone is meeting you on your return to Norfolk, it is suggested that they park nearby and walk to Nauticus. Parking garages within walking distance are noted on this downtown parking map.

Norfolk Cruise Terminal Directions

From Interstate 64, take exit 284 onto Interstate 264. Take the Waterside Drive exit (exit 9) from I-264. Drive past the Waterside Festival Marketplace and Nauticus will be on your left. Here's an interactive map of the Norfolk cruise dock area. The Norfolk cruise terminal address is 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA.

Norfolk Cruise Parking

Tip: Drop your luggage before parking your car. Porters will assist with luggage and check it in. For all the details on parking, please go to Cruise Norfolk parking. From the Cedar Grove parking area, you will be taken by complimentary shuttle to the ship.

The cruise port isn't far from Norfolk International Airport. It takes about 20 minutes for a taxi to drive from the airport to the cruise terminal.

There are several hotels near the Norfolk Cruise Terminal. Some offer "park and cruise" package deals, and a few are within walking distance of the terminal.

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