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.
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.