Pre-Cruise Events at Tampa
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Local Tampa Events
We recommend you arrive at least a day early to make sure you don’t miss the ship, especially if you’re flying or taking another public transportation system. Be sure to check out Trip Tips and FAQs too.
If you’re arriving to the area early, you’ll have a wonderful chance to extend your vacation. The Gulf Coast City of Tampa in particular has so much to do as visitors from around the nation and world discover each year. Click here to learn more about the area and some of the attractions you can take advantage of before or after your Cruise.
CWSC with the help of local Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Bahai communities, and local organizations, we’re planning an interfaith welcome & reception and an on the ground community outreach project to serve the needy. You’re invited! It’ll be a great way to do good and help remake the world! Here’s what’s happening…
INTERFAITH WELCOME & RECEPTION….1:45 p.m. EST
Church of Scientology of Tampa 1300 East 8th Avenue Tampa FL 33605-3601 (813) 872-0722
Organization Representatives Attending or Sending Greetings
Honorable Rick Kriseman, Mayor, St. Petersburg, Florida
Honorable Jane Castor, Mayor, Tampa, Florida
Rev. Martha Stilson, Church of Scientology of Tampa, Tampa, Florida
Rev. Russell Meyers, Executive Director, Florida Council of Churches
Rev. Dr. Doral Pulley, President, Interfaith Tampa Bay, Florida
Abdul Salaam Hameed and Allene Gammage Ahmed, Florida Conference of Muslim Americans (FCMA)
Hasan Shibly, Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Florida
Imam Abdul Karim Ali, Chair, Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association and Vice President Interfaith Tampa Bay, Florida
Deandra Bolden, Metropolitan Ministries, Tampa, Florida
Principal Gwen and Students, Arqam’s Academy of Masjid Sunnah, St. Petersburg, Florida
Basimah Shakir, Co-Chair, Anisa Women’s Group, Clearwater, Florida
Ben Smet, Director, Open Partnership Education Network (OPEN), University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida
Saad Rahmouni, Masjid Sunnah, St. Petersburg, Florida
Imam Askia Muhammad Aquil, Ministry of Imam Askia Muhammad Aquil, St. Petersburg, Florida
Keisha Prime, Performer/Musician/Instructor, Tampa Bay, Florida
Win Thompkins, Performer, Tampa Bay, Florida
Imam Dr. Talib M. Shareef, President Masjid Muhammad (The Nation’s Mosque), Washington, D.C.
Mukhtar Muhammad, Executive Director, Community Wide Shuraa Conference, Inc. (CWSC), Fayetteville, North Carolina
Look for your CWSC RSVP! Point of Contact: M. Nailah Abdullah (727) 906-1172 or Rev. Martha Stilson (813) 872-0722.
THE NEIGHBORLY NEEDS COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT…4:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Ministries 2002 N. Florida Ave Tampa, FL 33602 813-209-1000
Coordinator: Deandra Bolden
CWSC volunteers will be joining volunteers at Metropolitan Ministries in helping to feed the poor, hungry and homeless in the Tampa Bay area. By advance registration only. Limited volunteer slots, so please look for RSVP and reply quickly.
With gratitude to the Tampa-St. Petersburg Faith Communities and Governmental Leaders and special mention of Tampa-St. Pete organizers and hosts Rev. Martha Stilson (Church of Scientology), Deandra Bolden (Metropolitan Ministries) and M. Nailah Abdullah (Community Wide Shuraa Conference and Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association)…Together we can remake the world. Limited volunteer slots available…look for RSVP and reply expeditiously!
CWSC Tampa Group Dinner…7 p.m.
Join us for dinner with the believers in Tampa…stay tuned for final arrangements
Group dinner in the area…location. TBD Look for CWSC RSVP! Point of Contact: M. Nailah Abdullah (727) 906-1172
Thursday, March 5 – 9, 2020 Carnival Paradise
Departure port: Tampa, FL Port of call: Cozumel, Mexico. See also Pre-Cruise Tampa, Florida Events.
We broke the mold after we made this one. The final Fantasy class cruise ship ever created, Carnival Paradise is proof that there’s plenty of fun to be found long before you reach your dream destination.
While we’ve never stopped adding the latest and greatest features to the ship, this ship remains classic Carnival — fun-packed from bow to stern. With so much of it indoors, outdoors and everywhere in between, Carnival Paradise features great times in and near the water courtesy of hot tubs, pools and a WaterWorks waterpark featuring a giant spiraling slide and dual racing slides. For those who appreciate a good story, there’s Seuss at Sea with an interactive storytime and parade!
On the food front, aboard this ship there’s two of our top casual spots: Guy’s Burger Joint, featuring the goods from Guy Fieri, and BlueIguana Cantina, with authentic south-of-the-border taco/burrito goodness. Refreshments — and good times — abound. And a little closer to home (well, your vacation home), Carnival Paradise now features even more staterooms with a balcony. Feel that breeze!
Spend a vacation aboard Carnival Paradise, and you’ll find a little slice of cruise ship paradise at sea.
70,367 GROSS TONNAGE 2124 GUEST CAPACITY 855 LENGTH IN FEET 920 ONBOARD CREW
Photo shoots of some of Paradise’s Amenities & More (click to enlarge photo)
*All itineraries, times, ports, programming, performances, appearances and locations are subject to change without notice.