To book a cruise from Norfolk, Virginia, log on to Carnival's official website and click on the Plan tab and then Find a Cruise. The site asks for basic information such as dates, number of passengers and departure point. Choose Norfolk as the departure point, and click Search.
Passengers can also book a cruise using third party websites such as Expedia and VacationsToGo. Many travel agencies also book Carnival cruises. Additionally, passengers can call Carnival's customer service line at 1-800-764-7419 for information and to book their trip.
Through 2017, Carnival Cruises departing from Norfolk only go to the Bahamas and visit destinations such as Nassau, Freeport and Half Moon Cay. Carnival also often offers a weekend or an overnight Cruise to Nowhere option. As of 2015, Carnival operates the Carnival Splendor and the Carnival Sunshine from Norfolk.
The Norfolk cruise terminal is located at the Nauticus complex about a 20 minute drive or 10 miles from the Norfolk International Airport. Those who drive to the port can park in downtown Norfolk at the Cedar Grove parking lot for a fee. The parking lot offers complimentary shuttles to get to and from the pier. Norfolk is in close proximity to attractions such as Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens for passengers interested in extending their vacation.