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Cruise Norfolk

The Half Moone Center is located on Nauticus’ along the downtown Norfolk waterfront. The 80,000 sq. ft. facility is home to Virginia’s only cruise ship program. Cruise Norfolk offers passengers a unique setting from which to begin and end their cruise as it shares its space with Nauticus’ Maritime Discovery Center, sailing center and the historic Battleship Wisconsin.

In 2023, Cruise Norfolk hosted nearly 250,000 unique cruise passenger visits – by far the busiest cruise season in Norfolk’s history. Norfolk will become the east coast’s newest year-round cruise port in 2025 when Carnival begins sailing from downtown each week. In preparation, Nauticus’ Half Moone Cruise Center is undergoing $12 million in enhancements. This guest-focused project consists of an inclined walkway for debarking passengers, additional seating for guests waiting to board, and an improved ground transportation design.

Carnival Cruise Updates for Sunday, March 31

Please visit the City of Norfolk’s website with details regarding cruise parking + embark / debark details on March 31.

Passenger Drop-offs/PickUp: Due to traffic safety restrictions in the Terminal’s front drive, drop offs and “for-hire” vehicles (Taxis, Uber, Lyft, Limousines, etc.) must drop off passengers streetside; ideally on Waterside Dr. or on Main Street just across from the Terminal.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Update for April 2024

Nauticus will host Royal Caribbean International’s cruise ship Vision of the Seas for three calls in April. The 2,500-passenger vessel, originally scheduled to return to Baltimore on April 4, will instead debark its guests in Norfolk. Buses will transport many of those guests back to their vehicles in Baltimore.

Please visit the City of Norfolk’s website here for more information regarding parking.


Lost Luggage?

If you recently cruised with Carnival from the Norfolk port at Nauticus, please contact 757-816-3970.

Please note, the port is located on Nauticus’ campus but Nauticus is not responsible for luggage left behind at the port or at the parking lot. All passengers must contact Intercruises at the number listed above.