One of the most popular ports of call on our Mediterranean cruises is the beautiful city of Venice. La Serenissima, as it’s known with locals, is a destination full of romance, history, and culture.
If you’re planning a European cruise that visits or departs from the Venice cruise port, here’s everything you need to know.
Where do Celebrity Cruise ships dock in Venice?
Celebrity cruise ships traveling to and from Venice dock at the Venice Cruise Terminal. If you’re in the city, the Venice cruise port is accessible by taxi or by taking the Venice People Mover train (€1.5 each way) from the causeway that links to the island.
If you’re visiting Venice prior to embarking on your cruise, it’s a quick taxi ride from the Piazzale Roma in the center of the city to the Venice cruise port.
A free shuttle bus runs on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday during the cruise season. The People Mover train is also accessible from Piazzale Roma, which lets you off at the cruise port entrance.
How far is the Venice Airport from the cruise terminal?
Marco Polo Airport, in Tessera on the mainland, is about 8 miles from Venice.
If you’re debarking in Venice, Celebrity offers a shore excursion to visit Padua before a hassle-free drop off at Marco Polo Airport in time for your late afternoon or evening flight.
Where can I cruise to from Venice?
Cruises that sail from Venice stop in some of the most beautiful and romantic ports in Europe.
Turkey and the Greek Islands
On a cruise from Venice to Turkey and the Greek Islands, experience the sun-drenched side of Greece that you’ve always dreamed about. Lounge on white-sand beaches, explore ancient wonders, wander through quaint fishing villages, and taste simple, fresh Greek cuisine.
In Ephesus, Turkey, see fascinating excavations like the Temple of Hadrian, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Venice, Florence, and Montenegro
Spend time in the breathtaking city of Venice before sailing to Montenegro. See picturesque Baroque churches, kayak through Kotor Bay, or sample local wine in the stunning countryside outside of the city.
Visit the ancient city of Messina, Sicily, where you can tour the ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina, follow meandering mountain roads along the Italian coast, or unwind at a beachside bar and cafe. Sail north to the exciting city of Naples, home of the active volcano Mt. Vesuvius and the ruins of Pompeii.
At Florence and Pisa, admire the glorious artwork and architecture of the Renaissance, then sail on to Rome to disembark and see historic landmarks like the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and St. Peter’s Square.
Italy, France, and Spain
Hit the high notes of Western Europe on a seven-night cruise to Italy, France, and Spain. Enjoy a day coasting down the Adriatic before reaching Catania, Sicily, where Mt. Etna reigns and the food exemplifies the earthy richness of a proud Sicilian culture.
Sail on to Naples and immerse yourself in its rich history and culture. Visit the famous pizza restaurants in Via dei Tribunale. See the ancient wonders of Rome and marvel at the riches of the Renaissance in Florence and Pisa.
Fall in love with the sights and sounds of Provence, with its laid-back South-of-France joie de vivre and the scent of blooming lavender that fills the air.
When disembarking in Barcelona, visit the city’s art museums, featuring world-renowned artworks of Spain’s favorite sons: Goya, Picasso, Dali, and Miro. Tour La Sagrada Familia, the still-unfinished masterwork by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. Learn the finer points of eating tapas, late-night dining, and Spanish wines in a city that comes alive after dark.
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