Port News & Updates

- Port Tampa Bay President/CEO Paul Anderson announced today the hiring of David M. Delac as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Delac joins Port Tampa Bay with more than 20 years of experience in city and county government. He will start the position on Oct. 14, 2019.
- MSC Cruises — the world's fastest growing and fourth largest cruise line — is continuing to expand its presence in the North American region with the introduction of Tampa as a new homeport for the Company. Starting Nov. 11, 2020, MSC Armonia will begin sailing from Tampa to the Caribbean, Mexico and The Bahamas year-round, with a full Winter season (Nov. 2020 – April 2021) of 4- to 5-night short cruises followed by a Summer season (May 2021-Nov. 2021) of week-long cruise options.
- Fitch Ratings-New York recently affirmed the ‘A’ rating on Port Tampa Bay’s (the Hillsborough County Port District) approximately $99 million in outstanding senior bank loans with a stable outlook for the future. This rating reflects continued strong and growing throughput and revenue performance from diverse business operations, bolstered by contracted revenues, which further reinforce revenue stability.
- MIAMI - A revolutionary ship is coming to Port Tampa Bay, as Celebrity Cruises unveils a brand new homeport, expanding the brand’s global vacation offerings with the redeployment of Celebrity Constellation. The newly “revolutionized” ship will offer guests more island time than ever before, with three unique alternating 10- and 11-night roundtrip sailings for the winter 2020 season.

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