Tampa is a great port. If you are driving, there is a parking garage very close. You have to pay BEFORE you go in and then walk about 1 block over to where the ship is. Once we are in the first door, we usually are upstairs at the buffet within 1/2 hour - 45 min.
We take our bags off ourselves, so we are able to get off first. We were home in St. Pete unpacking by 10:00.