Venice cruise port is the connection of Central Europe with the Middle East and North Africa. It is situated at the intersection of main sea corridors in Europe: Adriatic – Baltic Corridor, Mediterranean Sea Corridor and Helsinki – Valletta Corridor. The Port of Venice is the leader cruise port in the Mediterranean. The cruise ship schedule includes voyages from the spring through all the fall. Venice offers great possibilities for city tours.
Highlights: Canals, St Mark's Square, Doge's Palace, Gondolas
Venice cruise terminal
The Port of Venice is the leader not only in one traffic segment. It is the leader Mediterranean cruise port and main cargo port. The cruises starting from Venice have mainly three directions – the Adriatic Sea, the Aegean Sea and Turkey.
The Venice Cruise Port Terminal (VCT or Terminal Venezia Passeggeri) is the 3rd busiest cruise port in Europe and the 13th in the world. Each year the Port of Venice hosts thousand cruise ships and more than a million passengers. The port is located at the end of Venice (the road to the continental Italy, at the 4th km). It is not directly located on the Mediterranean.
The Port of Venice is in the Venetian Lagoon and the Porto di Lido channel joins it to the Adriatic. Over twenty cruise lines are hosted by the Venice Cruise Terminal. Companies like Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival,Royal Caribbean and MSC offer Venice cruises in their itineraries.
There are three major quays at the Venice Cruise Terminal. The biggest one is Marittima basin. It has three terminals and hosts the largest cruise ships. It comprises the TM berth (TM Quay), the Piave Quay [berth 117], the Tagliamento Quay [berths 107, 109, 110, and 112] and the Isonzo Quay [berth 18 and 20]. Two host smaller cruise ships – San Basilio [Quays 29 to 31] and Santa Marta [Quays 24 to 28]. They are situated in the the Giudecca Canal, around the corner of the port.
Venice tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
Venice is known to be the “Queen of the Adriatic”. It is one of the most romantic world cities. Venice can enchant anyone with its breathtaking palazzos, canals and beautiful bridges. This city is so spectacular, that you will need at least three days to enjoy some of its wonders. Spend a day in a gondola at the narrow channels and be amazed by Venice. Go to Murano, the Venetian glassmaking center, or visit some of the famous places near the St Marks Square:
- Basilica: the place where you can see Pala d’Oro. This famous altarpiece dates since 976. It is made of solid gold by the Byzantine goldsmiths and it has precious gems encrustations.
- Doge’s Palace: situated right to the Basilica. You can see the Council Hall, plaques of the Doges (all 76, except Doge 55) and the world-famous Bridge of Sighs (the last walking place for the criminals before their transfer from the palace into the jail).
- Campanile: dating since 912. The Campanile is the third building you have to see. There is astonishing city view from the top of it. This is not the exact original of the building, but a rebuilding with the original materials after its collapse in 1902.
The Venice cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Venice, Italy.
If you lose the Venice location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Venice 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 Venice, Italy. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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1 January, 2017
The alderwoman of economic affairs of Amsterdam created a huge surprise during port conference. Mrs.Kajsa Ollongren (D66 political party) announced...November 12, 2016
A 30,000 GT Princess Cruises' liner carrying over 1,000 people has been badly damaged after hitting embankment while entering port of Nice. A...October 15, 2016
Hundreds of demonstrators took to the water in Venice in order to protest against visiting cruise ships, because relations between locals...September 26, 2016
Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas has been damaged during a storm early yesterday morning, September 19. A dozen large windows in ship's...September 20, 2016
AIDA Cruises changed its plan to deploy AIDAbella in Shanghai on an year-round basis, starting in spring 2017. Instead, the cruise ship will offer...September 19, 2016
Venice will be placed on the list of endangered heritage sites of Unesco if Italy fails to ban giant cruise vessels from the city’s lagoon by...July 17, 2016
The picturesque playground for the famous and rich on the Italian Riviera, Portofino, could be at risk of Costa Concordia disaster as new...July 9, 2016
Royal Caribbean changed its deployment plans for NYC-area port, Cape Liberty. Instead of Rhapsody of the Seas, the cruise line will homeport Vision...June 4, 2016
Wine aficionados who prefer small ship yachting can now make plans for a special cruise experience next year. Continuing commitment to and enhancing...May 13, 2016
Cruise ships could dock in new Venice port outside the lagoon. “Of course, the best thing for the environment would be to do nothing,&rdquo...May 8, 2016