La Spezia (Italy Riviera)

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La Spezia cruise port

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Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
2024-04-24 01:26

min: 36 °F (2 °C) / max: 51 °F (11 °C) 44°F
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Wind: 28°/ 5.3 m/s  Gust: 4.6 m/sWind: 28°/ 5.3 m/s  Gust: 4.6 m/sGentle breeze
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Min / Max Temperature51 °F / 11 °C
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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 Riviera. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
2 April, 2024
Tuesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Fantasia07:0017:00
7 April, 2024
Sunday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineSun Princess07:0019:00
8 April, 2024
Monday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAstella07:0018:00
8 April, 2024
Monday
Azamara Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzamara Pursuit08:0021:00
9 April, 2024
Tuesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Fantasia07:0017:00
11 April, 2024
Thursday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 407:0019:00
13 April, 2024
Saturday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Vista08:0020:00
15 April, 2024
Monday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAstella07:0018:00
16 April, 2024
Tuesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seaview07:0018:00
21 April, 2024
Sunday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineArvia
22 April, 2024
Monday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAstella07:0018:00
23 April, 2024
Tuesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seaview07:0018:00
26 April, 2024
Friday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineSun Princess07:0019:00
30 April, 2024
Tuesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seaview07:0018:00
30 April, 2024
Tuesday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAstella07:0018:00

La Spezia is a major port city on Ligurian Sea and in the Liguria region (northern Italy). By population (around 95,000), the city is ranked Liguria's second-largest (after Genova). Located midway between Pisa and Genoa, La Spezia is one of Italy's principal commercial and military harbors (hosting naval base, Italian Navy's arsenal, navigation school).

The city is also one of the gateways to Cinque Terre (Italian Riviera) interlinked via regularly scheduled ships and trains. Maritime industries include a commercial port (cargo and passengers), shipyards, machinery production, refined petroleum.

Fincantieri (one of the world's largest shipbuilding companies) owns the merchant shipbuilding yards Monfalcone, Marghera (Venice), Sestri Ponente (Genoa), Ancona, Castellammare di Stabia (near Naples) and Palermo (Sicily). The company also owns the naval shipyards Riva Trigoso (Genoa) and Muggiano (La Spezia).

Port La Spezia

Port La Spezia was established in late-19th century and is now one of the Mediterranean's largest seaports, particularly by containerized cargo volumes. The port is a natural harbor inside a bay protected by a 2,2 km long breakwater.

The port (locode ITSPE) has total quay length 5,1 km (3,2 mi).

The reported for FY2014 volumes were handled 15,7 million tons of cargoes and 483,564 passengers.

  • Vado Ligure is a multipurpose terminal with capacity to serve world's largest cargo vessels.
  • Calata Bettolo container terminal was expanded and reconstructed into multifunctional facility with capacity to handle world's largest boxships via long docks, large warehouses, bunkering.
  • Container terminal's Ronco and Canepa piers were expanded by creating a new platform (with berths) and dredging the seabed to allow docking for bigger container ships.
  • A port expansion project resulted in a 3rd port basin, building a new quay and connection between terminals Contship and Tarros. The project included reorganization of both yacht marinas (Canaletto and Fossamastra), which were moved to Pagliari quay (partly relocated to Mirabello).
  • The cruise berth Garibaldi Pier was upgraded and expanded by restructuring of its western part.

In 2017, the cruise port handled 153 ship calls and around 520,000 passengers. The list of new/fisrt-time visiting ships included Freedom of the Seas (RCI-Royal Caribbean), MSC Orchestra (MSC), Britannia (P&O UK), Queen Victoria (Cunard), Silver Muse (Silversea).

On December 5, 2023, the Port Authority company signed a tender for a new cruise pier at Terminal Crociere della Spezia (on Calata Paita). The EUR 48 million construction contract was awarded to a consortium comprising three companies (Fincosit SRL, R.C.M Costruzioni SRL, Agnese Costruzioni SRL). The procurement contract was for EUR 47,894834M, with an additional EUR 542,462 for security charges. The project was co-financed by the PNRR (Italy's National Recovery and Resilience Plan). The cruise terminal's new pier is scheduled for completion and inauguration in 2025 (710 days).

La Spezia cruise terminal

In December 2015 was inaugurated the new cruise terminal "Golfo dei Poeti" (Cinque Terre Cruise Terminal) with an interior area sized 1500 m2 (16150 ft2). The new terminal can handle passengers on transition and roundtrip itineraries.  The facility has dedicated spaces for shipping operations and logistics.

La Spezia Port Authority is involved in a grand infrastructure development project for building a new urban waterfront complex, which also includes a new cruise terminal. Plans (designed by architect Tomas Llavador) are for 2 new ship berths (with lengths 393 m / 1289 ft, and 339 m / 1112 ft) and a new cruise terminal building.

In 2017 were upgraded Garibaldi Pier and the Port's turnaround basin, in order to handle the world's largest passenger ship - Symphony of the Seas (LOA length 362 m, volume 228000 GT-tons) which was scheduled for visit in 2018 (June 6th).

On December 5, 2023, the Port Authority signed the tender contract for Terminal Crociere della Spezia's new cruise pier (on Calata Paita) scheduled for completion and inauguration in 2025 (after 710 days). The new Cruise Pier is a trapezoidal-shaped structure (sized 16900 m2/181,910 ft2) with an open deck (mounted on cellular caissons). The Pier has two quays with lengths 393 m (1289 ft) and 339 m (1112 ft). Each berth can accommodate the world's biggest cruise vessels and both are fitted with shore-power points/connections (capabilities for cold ironing).

The new Cruise Pier also incorporates a multifunctional square, serving as an interchange hub between the ship and the dock. The square primarily facilitates disembarkation functions and also forms the foundation for most of the new Maritime Station.

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The most popular shore excursions operated from La Spezia are to Florence, Pisa and Cinque Terre.

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The most popular shore excursions operated from La Spezia are to Florence, Pisa and Cinque Terre.

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