Best Hotels near Norfolk VA Cruise Port Terminal (Half Moone)

Port of Norfolk VA Hotels near Half Moone Cruise Ship Terminal

Norfolk waterfront and downtown

Norfolk, Virginia

The town of Norfolk with its history dating back into the 1600s is
continually evolving and progressing. With a rich maritime history
this port town continues to draw visitors from around the world.

If you’re beginning your cruise from the Norfolk Virginia Half Moone
passenger terminal, you’ll be pleasantly surprised how easy everything is.

The harbor area is sleek and modern with exceptional views of
The Elizabeth River and the city skyline. Plenty of lodging
properties are located within close distance of the port.

Norfolk VA

Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

Vessels dock at the terminal called Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, located next to Nauticus which is the national maritime museum. The main cruise line operating from the port is Carnival Cruises. Carnival sails to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Bermuda.

Just 15 minutes from the international airport, the Cedar Grove parking area in downtown Norfolk, has a complimentary shuttle service to the port for those traveling with Carnival.

Extend your vacation to include a couple of days enjoying the sights around Norfolk, a town steeped in American history and tradition.

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Norfolk downtown and port
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
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Very popular waterfront hotel near Marketplace shopping and dining.

Norfolk city skyline and Elizabeth River
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
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Downtown Norfolk VA hotel within close distance of the cruise ship terminal.

Norfolk Virginia oceanside
Motel 6 Norfolk
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Cheap property located 10 minutes drive from harbor and Carnival port. Located on 853 North Military Highway.

Norfolk Cruise Port in Virginia USA
  • Terminal Address & Location

    Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center

    Pier Terminal Nauticus

    One Waterside Drive

    Norfolk, Virginia 23510

    Located approx. 15 minutes from the Norfolk International Airport and 30 minutes from the Newport News Airport.

    Travel time to Virginia Beach Ocean Front is 20 minutes and 40 minutes east to Colonial Williamsburg.

    Norfolk is one of the Atlantic Ocean ports of the United States. Some other ports include Charleston in South Carolina (check hotels), Baltimore Maryland and New Jersey (New York City).

  • Port Town of Norfolk in Virginia

    Whether you’re interested in historical buildings or something with a nautical tone, Norfolk has much to offer.

    The battleship Wisconsin can be seen here and tours are available. The Nauticus Center houses the Maritime Museum which is a must see.

    As one might imagine this port of Virginia has a long naval history and this is still evident today. Not just for its military use but as a port for containers, cruise ships, and pleasure crafts.

    Why not have a go at some of the water sports on offer. You’ll find kayaks and paddle boards for rent, or spend a relaxing day at the beach.

    With over 100 festivals on the yearly calendar, it’s likely you’ll catch one on your visit. These include festivities during holiday times of the 4th of July and Christmas. Across the summer there are events to be enjoyed including the Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Festival and Ribtoberfest for those who love great food.

    Beer and wine festivals are also enjoyed across the annual calendar. For music lovers, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the sounds of jazz, opera, Latino and big band music represented with events across the city.

    Spot the mermaids around the city. These additions to the city can be found outside of various business, schools and even in the front yards of homeowners.

    It is an exciting development which has got people shouting, ‘There goes a mermaid’. Whether traveling by car, bus or bike keep your eyes peeled for the beautiful ladies of the sea which grace the city of Norfolk.

    If you plan to stay and explore this vibrant Virginian town, you have many accommodation options. Staying near Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center you will experience the beautiful sights surrounding the waterside.

    There are large globally known hotels and also budget frienly motel establishments all within easy access to both the downtown area and the waterside. With something for every budget there will be accommodation which is perfect. If you will be in town during a festival time or when an event is scheduled, ensure you book well ahead to reserve your room. Many of the hotels have large rooms perfetc if you are traveling with children or family.

  • Cedar Grove Parking

    Cedar Grove Parking is located a few blocks away, in downtown Norfolk VA, from the passenger port terminal.

    The parking facility is Less than one mile from I-264, located on Monticello Avenue between Virginia Beach Boulevard and Princess Anne Road.

    From Interstate-264, take the City Hall Exit (Exit #10). At the light, turn right onto St. Paul’s Boulevard and follow our “Cruise Parking” signs.

    Complimentary shuttle service is available to the Half Moone Cruise Terminal and Celebration Center.

  • Nearest Airport

    Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is situated around 12 miles from the pier, approximately a 20-minute drive.

    Taxi’s are available at the airport to bring you to your pre cruise hotel or motel.

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