La Spezia, located at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in Liguria region of northern Italy, is the capital of the province of La Spezia. In terms of population, it is the 2nd city in Liguria region, preceded only by Genoa. Situated midway between Pisa and Genoa on the Ligurian Sea, it's one of the main Italian commercial and military harbours and hosts the arsenal of Italian Navy. La Spezia is important for its museums, Palio del Golfo, and the boat and railway links with Cinque Terre. Nowadays, La Spezia is the chief Italian arsenal and naval station and it's the seat of a navigation school. La Spezia also is a commercial port, with industries and shipyards producing metal products, machinery and refined petroleum.
In 2017, La Spezia cruise port had scheduled 153 ship calls and handled around 520,000 passengers. The list of new (fisrt-time) ships in 2017 included Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, MSC Orchestra, P&O UK's Britannia, Cunard's Queen Victoria, and Silverseas' Silver Muse.
La Spezia cruise terminal
In late 2015 was inaugurated the new cruise terminal "Golfo dei Poeti" (Cinque Terre Cruise Terminal). The building's interior area is sized 1500 m2 (16,150 ft2). The facility can handle passengers on transition and roundtrip cruise itineraries, and offers wide spaces for the shipping operations and logistics.
La Spezia Port Authority is involved in a grand infrastructural project - a new urban waterfront complex, which will also include a new cruise ship terminal area. Plans are currently being developed for 2 new ship docking berths (with lengths 393 m / 1289 ft, and 339 m / 1112 ft), and a new cruise passenger terminal building.
La Spezia tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
The most popular shore excursions operated from La Spezia are to Florence, Pisa and Cinque Terre.
Port La Spezia 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 La Spezia, Italy. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|26 March, 2018|
|Costa neoRiviera||09:00||20:00||Savona, Italy|
|30 March, 2018|
|Azura||Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy|
|31 March, 2018|
|Costa Victoria||07:00||20:00||Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy|
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