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Cruises to or from Italy

Keep in mind that the cruise ports for Rome and Florence are actually each about an hour away from their respective cities. 

The Queen Mary 2 (Photo by Trondheim Havn)

Taking the slow boat to Europe: Crossing the Atlantic by cruise boat from $650

 
Cruising in Venice (Photo Public Domain)

Cruising the Po River or sailing around the boot in Italy

 
You can book a shore excursion via a third party for much less than the ship charges (Photo courtesy of Viator.com)

Book your own cruise excursions for up to 40% less than the cruise ships charge

 
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If it's one of the seven deadly sins—gluttony (booze; food), greed (gambling), sloth (spas), extravagance (shore excursions)—it's how a cruise lines makes all its profit

 
 (Photo by Michael Hansen)

Are cruises safe? Can I cancel a cruise? Can I get cruise cancellation insurance?

 
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Cruising in Venice (Photo Public Domain)

Cruising the Po River or sailing around the boot in Italy

 
By cruise
Amalfi Coast

From day cruises to Capri excursions to week-long sailing trips, here are the best ways to explore the Amalfi Coast by boat

 
By sailiboat
Amalfi Coast

Sailing along the Amalfi Coast

 
Sailing in Italy (Photo by Unknown)

Sailing the coast and islands of Italy

 
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 (Photo by elisaboba)

Take a sightseeing cruise on the Bay of Naples

 
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Boat trips around the island of Capri

 
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Cruising the Tiber River (Photo courtesy of Viator)

Take a sightseeing or dinner cruise on the Tevere (Tiber River) in Rome

 
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Take a cruise or private boat trip along the Grand Canal, the lagoon, or the back canals of Venice (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Take a sightseeing or dinner cruise in Venice

 
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Sailing along the Amalfi Coast

 
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Cruises from Amalfi along the Amalfi Cast and to Capri

 
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Cruises from Positano along the Amalfi Cast and to Capri

 
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Boat rentals & excursions
Downtown Positano

Renting a boat or taking a coastal cruise in Positano

 
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Taking a barchetto for a spin on the Arno (Photo courtesy of Renaioli)

Take a sightseeing or dinner cruise in Florence

 
Cruise
Amalfi Coast

How to cruise to the Amalfi Coast

 
The Queen Mary 2 (Photo by Trondheim Havn)

Taking the slow boat to Europe: Crossing the Atlantic by cruise boat from $650

 
Boats from Naples
Amalfi Coast

Getting from Naples to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast by ferry or private boat transfer

 

Getting from Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast by traghetto (ferry) or aliscafo (hydrofoil)

 
You can book a shore excursion via a third party for much less than the ship charges (Photo courtesy of Viator.com)

Book your own cruise excursions for up to 40% less than the cruise ships charge

 
By ferry
Amalfi Coast

How to catch a ferry to the Amalfi Coast

 
Boats from Capri
Amalfi Coast

Getting from Capri to the Amalfi Coast by traghetto (ferry) or aliscafo (hydrofoil)

 
 (Photo courtesy of AIGA)
By boat
Cinque Terre

Ferries, water taxis, and cruises in Cinque Terre

 
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If it's one of the seven deadly sins—gluttony (booze; food), greed (gambling), sloth (spas), extravagance (shore excursions)—it's how a cruise lines makes all its profit

 
By boat
Amalfi Coast

Getting around the Amalfi Coast by ferry and hydrofoil

 
Boats from Salerno
Amalfi Coast

Getting from Salerno to the Amalfi Coast by traghetto (ferry) or aliscafo (hydrofoil)

 
 (Photo courtesy of AIGA)
Cruise to Venice
Venice: Cannaregio

Arriving in Venice aboard a cruise ship or ferry from Greece or Croatia—How to get between the port and either the airport or downtown Venice

 
 (Photo by Michael Hansen)

Are cruises safe? Can I cancel a cruise? Can I get cruise cancellation insurance?

 
 (Photo by Tanya Dedyukhina)
Boat
Naples

How to get in Naples and out to popular day trip sights (Pompeii, Amalfi Coast, Capri, etc.) from the cruise terminal and ferry port

 
 (Photo courtesy of AIGA)
By boat
Venice

Ferries, water taxis, and cruises in Venice

 

How to get from the Naples dock of Molo Beverello into the city center or Stazione Centrale/Piazza Garibaldi train station

 

How to get from the Naples dock of Molo Beverello to Capri

 

How to get from the Naples dock of Molo Beverello to Pompeii

 

How to get from the Naples dock of Molo Beverello to the Amalfi Coast

 

How to get from the Naples dock of Molo Beverello to Sorrento

 
Where the Civitavecchia docks are in relation to the train station (Photo © OpenStreetMap contributors)

How to get to Rome from the port of Civitavecchia

 

How to get to and from the Venice Airport and the cruise terminal

 

How to get to and from the Venice train station and the main cruise port

 
San Basilio docks
Venice: Dorsoduro

Venice's secondary docks, where some ferries from Croatia and Slovenia land

 

The Venice cruise port may move and the approach may change

 
The port of Livorno (Photo by Luca Aless)

How to get to Florence from the port of Livorno, about 90–120 min away