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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.

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.