Palatka FL is a St Johns River cruise port and town in Florida USA (Putnam County), with population around 11,000. St Johns River is Florida's largest inland waterway, as well as state's most significant for commercial and leisure use. The region surrounding the town is well-known for its annual festivals Florida Azalea Festival (2-day event held in early-March) and Blue Crab Festival (held in May, with live music entertainment, family-themed activities, seafood).
Town's economy is based on industries like large manufacturing and ecotourism, with the largest companies being Georgia-Pacific LLC (subsidiary of Koch Industries / among world's largest manufacturers of pulp and paper - tissue, toilet, paper towel dispensers, packaging, plywood operations) and PDM Bridge LLC (subsidiary of Veritas Steel LLC / manufacturer of fabricated structural steel components). Ecotourism is popular for activities like scenic hiking (nature trails) and river kayaking and large nature parks like Ocala Forest (state's second largest), Welaka Forest, Etoniah Creek Forest, Dunns Creek Park.
As cruise port, Palatka FL is included in the schedule of USA's largest river cruise company - ACL-American Cruise Lines). Next table shows company's 7-day "Great Rivers of Florida" itinerary from homeport Jacksonville FL (ship American Star), with prices from ~USD 2900 per person (double occupancy).
|Date / Time||Port|
|07 Dec||Departing from Jacksonville, Florida|
|08 Dec||Palatka, Florida|
|09 Dec||Lake George, Florida|
|10 Dec||Green Cove Springs, Florida|
|11 Dec||Tolomato River, Florida|
|12 Dec||St Augustine, Florida|
|13 Dec||Amelia Island, Florida|
|14 Dec||Arriving in Jacksonville, Florida|
Port Palatka FL cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Palatka FL, Florida. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.