Catania (Sicily Italy)

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Catania cruise port

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Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
2021-08-03 15:30

min: 79 °F (26 °C) / max: 103 °F (40 °C) 93°F
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Catania is the cruise port to Etna. This port city is located along Sicily Island's northeast coast (on the Gulf of Catania) and has population over 310,000. The Port's services include handling commercial (including Ro-Ro and cargo) ships, fishing vessels, ferries, yachts and cruise ships. It also has a small shipbuilding yard.

The town was destroyed several times by Mt Etna's eruptions and an earthquake in 1693. Today, the rebuilt city is popular for its lush nature parks, spacious piazzas, wide boulevards. Best-known tourist attractions include Duomo di Catania (11th-century cathedral), Castello Ursino (13th-century castle), Chiesa di San Nicolò l'Arena (17th-century catholic building), The Greek Amphitheatre, Val di Noto (historical area, one of Sicily's three valli - Val di Noto, Val Demone, Val di Mazara - administrative regions during the Muslim Emirate of Sicily/831-1091 AD). The active volcano Mount Etna is just a short drive up the coast.

Port Catania

Port Catania covers over 1 km2 (0,4 mi2), which includes land and water areas. Land area is approx 0,47 km2 and includes as infrastructure storage facilities (0,28 km2) and 26 berths (total lenght 4,2 km / 2,5 mi). The port serves 6 Italian provinces and has close proximity to highway junctions, railway station and Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (island's first airfield / opened in 1924, serving both international and domestic flights).

Port Catania (Sicily) cruise port

The airport is close to the city (4,3 km / 2,5 km southwest), to motorway A19 (linking to Palermo) and to E45 road (linking to Syracusa). Airport's shuttle buses go to downtown Catania and its Central Train Station. Regularly scheduled buses to other parts of Sicily also depart directly from the airport.

In 2014, the port was visited by a total of 232,954 cruise passengers. Their number in 2013 was 390,457. In 2016, the seaport was included in the schedules of Costa Cruises and Royal Caribbean, following the inauguration (July 2015) of the man-made multipurpose turning basin.

  • The Wet Basin's completion resulted in increased shipping traffic (mainly RO-PAX ferries and container ships).
  • The approved in 2014 port development project also included improving port's security and efficiency (consolidation of docks, max anti-seismic standards, strengthening breakwater's rocks), road connections development (improving cargo and passenger transportation between seaport-airport), also improving the port-city integration as routes and interconnections.

Catania cruise terminal

For now, Port Catania has no dedicated cruise terminal building but has a dedicated for cruise ships berth - "Catania Cruise Port". Ferries and cruise liners dock in an industrial area. The pier is located at approx 15-min walking distance from the city.

Port Catania (Sicily) cruise ferry terminal

For the near future is planned the construction of a new cruise terminal at Sporgente Centrale pier.

Ferry port's main services connect Catania to mainland Italy (Salerno) and Malta (Valletta). These services are provided with regularly scheduled crossings on GRIMALDI LINES and Virtu Ferries ships.

  • Grimaldi Lines link to Salerno (6 crossings weekly, travel time 13 hours) and Valletta (1 crossing weekly, travel time 7 hours 15 min).
  • Virtu Ferries link to Malta only (7 crossings weekly, travel time 4 hours 15 min).

Port Catania 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 Catania, Sicily Italy. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
9 August, 2021
Monday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 209:0020:00
30 August, 2021
Monday
Windstar Cruises Cruises cruise lineWind Surf13:0021:00
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