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About Norfolk

Norfolk, a city with a storied maritime history, is located at the junction of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Virginia. Its cruise terminal is located in the city center, so you can step off your ship and walk right into downtown or over to some of its waterfront attractions.

Shore excursions will focus on day trips to historical places, such as the living museums of Colonial Williamsburg and the Jamestown Settlement, and the Revolutionary War battlefields at Jamestown. While these attractions are certainly worthwhile, you don't need to head out of Norfolk or even take a tour to have a fun day in port.

Norfolk is an important naval town, and the Nauticus museum right at the cruise port will let you explore the past with a tour of the USS Wisconsin and the present with a visit to its science and technology center. General Douglas MacArthur is buried here, and visitors can pay homage at his memorial or get some retail therapy at the large shopping mall that bears his name.

You'll also find Norfolk steeped in Colonial American history. The sights on the Cannonball Trail are well marked, and take you through 400 years of Norfolk history. Tour lovely historic homes in the Ghent neighborhood.

Culture vultures will be pleased to discover Norfolk's lively arts scene, which includes the Virginia Opera and Chrysler Museum. Dining-wise you'll find everything from down-home country cooking to fine cuisine. There's a zoo, botanical garden, minor league baseball team and a beach close by.

Norfolk hosts many festivals year-round, most at Town Point Park, including the big Harborfest in June, a waterfront celebration with tall ships, fireworks, music and lots of partying.


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  • 13 Night
    Cruise to Norfolk

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    Norfolk, New York ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    13 Night Cruise to Norfolk Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Norfolk
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 6
      Newport
    • Day 7
      Boston
    • Day 8
      Bar Harbor
    • Day 9
      Saint John (New Brunswick)
    • Day 10
      Halifax
    • Day 11
      Sydney (Nova Scotia)
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Quebec City
    • Day 14
      Quebec City
    Ship Details

    Caribbean Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Varied selection of dining venues, daytime activities and evening entertainment

    Cons

    Not a lot of active pursuits available onboard

    Bottom Line

    Port-intensive itineraries and regionally themed activities offer an immersive experience

    Reviews

    Caribbean Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Caribbean Princess maintains a laid-back ambiance, allowing for laugh-out-loud fun that's never...

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    SignorinaPinguina
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    First Princess experience mostly positive
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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Panama Canal
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  • 10 Night
    Cruise to Norfolk

    Leaving:
    New York
    Visiting:
    King's Wharf, Great Stirrup Cay ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    10 Night Cruise to Norfolk Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      King's Wharf
    • Day 4
      King's Wharf
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Great Stirrup Cay
    • Day 7
      Nassau
    • Day 8
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Norfolk
    • Day 11
      New York (Manhattan)
    Ship Details

    Norwegian Dawn - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Tons of dining, bars and activities keep everyone entertained; refurb is modern, not tacky

    Cons

    Less-than-perfect ship has confusing layout and occasional maintenance issues

    Bottom Line

    Enthusiastic crowd has a fun time onboard, despite upcharges and an older ship

    Reviews

    Norwegian Dawn Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Norwegian Dawn is a ship you love despite its flaws. Built in 2002 as the third ship in the Nor...

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    Dolce1989
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Checked off another Check on the Bucket-list
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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Wonderful cruise- planning another!
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    • Select Dining
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    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 11 Night
    Cruise to Norfolk

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    Nassau, King's Wharf ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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    11 Night Cruise to Norfolk Route (Regent Seven Seas Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Miami
    • Day 2
      Nassau
    • Day 3
      Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 4
      King's Wharf
    • Day 5
      King's Wharf
    • Day 5
      St. George
    • Day 6
      Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 7
      Norfolk
    • Day 8
      Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 9
      Charleston
    • Day 10
      Charleston
    • Day 11
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    • Day 12
      Miami
    Ship Details

    Seven Seas Navigator - Regent Seven Seas Cruises

    Pros

    Lovely public spaces, excellent cuisine, free tours, drinks and tips

    Cons

    Entertainment is limited and offerings could use a refresh

    Bottom Line

    Intimate, all-inclusive ship is a comfortable home base for exploration

    Reviews

    Seven Seas Navigator Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    These days, the 33,000-ton, 490-passenger Seven Seas Navigator feels so elegant and contemporar...

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    The Shadow
    Sail Date Feb 2018
    Brown water in bath
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    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Fine Dining every night with endless cocktails
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      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 13 Night
    Cruise to Norfolk

    Leaving:
    Quebec City
    Visiting:
    Quebec City, Boston ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    13 Night Cruise to Norfolk Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Quebec City
    • Day 2
      Quebec City
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Boston
    • Day 6
      Boston
    • Day 7
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 8
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 9
      Norfolk
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Hamilton
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Miami
    Ship Details

    Crystal Serenity - Crystal Cruises

    Pros

    Extensive enrichment and entertainment, inclusive fares, top-notch service.

    Cons

    Can feel clubby with many older, repeat passengers.

    Bottom Line

    You'll be pampered but never bored on luxury's largest ship.

    Reviews

    Crystal Serenity Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.5
    Value4.0

    The 980-passenger Crystal Serenity takes the best of big-ship cruising and the best of luxury t...

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    alwaysonaship
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    We Jumped Ship In Cabo!
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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    We had a great cruise on the Serenity
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    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 5 Night
    Cruise to Norfolk

    Leaving:
    Norfolk
    Visiting:
    Nassau, Freeport ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    5 Night Cruise to Norfolk Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Norfolk
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Nassau
    • Day 4
      Freeport
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Norfolk
    Ship Details

    Carnival Sunrise - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Action-packed ship offers constant food and entertainment.

    Cons

    It's impossible to escape the crowds; pool deck food venues have long lines and bad flow.

    Bottom Line

    A great ship if you like activities and people, not so good for peace and quiet.

    Reviews

    Carnival Sunrise Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service3.5
    Value4.5

    The 2,984-passenger Carnival Sunrise is NOT a quiet ship. It bustles day and night, with consta...

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    DavidFerraro
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Our First Cruise - Big Family - Full review - Tips and Tricks too
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    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Short Bahamas Cruise on Carnival Sunrise
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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      Room with bed and private bathroom
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    • Service Gratuities
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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 22 Night
    Cruise to Norfolk

    Leaving:
    Quebec City
    Visiting:
    Quebec City, Boston ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    22 Night Cruise to Norfolk Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Quebec City
    • Day 2
      Quebec City
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Boston
    • Day 6
      Boston
    • Day 7
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 8
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 9
      Norfolk
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Hamilton
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Miami
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cozumel
    • Day 17
      Costa Maya
    • Day 18
      Belize City
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Grand Cayman (Georgetown)
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Key West
    • Day 23
      Miami
    Ship Details

    Crystal Serenity - Crystal Cruises

    Pros

    Extensive enrichment and entertainment, inclusive fares, top-notch service.

    Cons

    Can feel clubby with many older, repeat passengers.

    Bottom Line

    You'll be pampered but never bored on luxury's largest ship.

    Reviews

    Crystal Serenity Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.5
    Value4.0

    The 980-passenger Crystal Serenity takes the best of big-ship cruising and the best of luxury t...

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    Andelle01
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    What is wrong Crystal?!
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    Sail Date Dec 2019
    NOT Crystalized
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
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    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 6 Night
    Cruise to Norfolk

    Leaving:
    Norfolk
    Visiting:
    Nassau, Half Moon Cay ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    6 Night Cruise to Norfolk Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Norfolk
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Nassau
    • Day 4
      Half Moon Cay
    • Day 5
      Freeport
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Norfolk
    Ship Details

    Carnival Sunrise - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Action-packed ship offers constant food and entertainment.

    Cons

    It's impossible to escape the crowds; pool deck food venues have long lines and bad flow.

    Bottom Line

    A great ship if you like activities and people, not so good for peace and quiet.

    Reviews

    Carnival Sunrise Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service3.5
    Value4.5

    The 2,984-passenger Carnival Sunrise is NOT a quiet ship. It bustles day and night, with consta...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    SheikEl
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Will Never Cruise Carnival Again!
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    Sail Date Aug 2019
    Very Crowded, at all times
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    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Norfolk

    Leaving:
    Norfolk
    Visiting:
    Nassau, Princess Cays ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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