Cruises from Norfolk
Norfolk is located in the metro area called Hampton Roads, in the state of Virginia. It is a port city with the world's largest Naval base and a large shipping presence. The city has a long history as a strategic military and transportation point. The Norfolk Naval Base is world renowned and is home to the Battleship Wisconsin, which was in service from World War II through to the Persian Gulf War.
Not surprisingly, the world's largest military alliance, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has its defense headquarters here. Tourists are also attracted by its exciting restaurants, and unique shops. Indeed, a couple of blocks from the waterfront, the MacArthur Centre Mall offers upscale shopping at 140 stores, and has many delightful places to eat.