Palermo (Sicily Italy)

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Palermo cruise port

Region
Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
2024-06-17 07:20

min: 66 °F (18 °C) / max: 89 °F (32 °C) 73°F
22.9°C
Wind: 82°/ 1.6 m/s  Gust: 1.6 m/sWind: 82°/ 1.6 m/s  Gust: 1.6 m/sVery Light
1.6 m/s
Min / Max Temperature89 °F / 32 °C
66 °F / 19 °C
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Port Palermo 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 Palermo, 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
3 June, 2024
Monday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Voyager11:0017:00
3 June, 2024
Monday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seaside12:0021:00
4 June, 2024
Tuesday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Fascinosa09:0017:00
4 June, 2024
Tuesday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Fortuna10:0017:00
6 June, 2024
Thursday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Toscana08:0016:00
7 June, 2024
Friday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Grandiosa08:0018:00
10 June, 2024
Monday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seaside12:0021:00
13 June, 2024
Thursday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 207:0017:00
13 June, 2024
Thursday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Toscana08:0016:00
13 June, 2024
Thursday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAstella08:0017:00
14 June, 2024
Friday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Grandiosa08:0018:00
15 June, 2024
Saturday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Riviera08:0018:00
17 June, 2024
Monday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Voyager11:0017:00
17 June, 2024
Monday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seaside12:0021:00
20 June, 2024
Thursday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Toscana08:0016:00
21 June, 2024
Friday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Grandiosa08:0018:00
24 June, 2024
Monday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seaside12:0021:00
26 June, 2024
Wednesday
Azamara Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzamara Pursuit08:0018:00
27 June, 2024
Thursday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Toscana08:0016:00
28 June, 2024
Friday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Grandiosa08:0018:00
30 June, 2024
Sunday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Ray08:0019:00

Palermo is a port city located on the northwestern coast of Sicily Island (Italy). This is Sicily's biggest city (population around 0,68 million, metro over 1,3 million) and the island's principal/main seaport, together with Messina.

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

Port Palermo (officially Porto di Palermo/locode ITPMO) is one of the major Mediterranean cruise ports serving the passenger shipping traffic mainly between Italy and France (Western Mediterranean itineraries) and Greece (Eastern Mediterranean itineraries). The port is located near the ancient port Cala. Statistics show that the port handles annually around 7 million tons of cargo and ~2,3 million passengers (ferry and cruise). In 2014, the port handled around 200 ship calls and nearly 0,5 million cruise passengers.

Regularly scheduled cruiseferries (Ro-Pax ships carrying passengers and wheeled cargoes) link Palermo to major Mediterranean cities and carry a total of nearly 2 million passengers annually. Palermo is an important cruise port and cargo port, with annual traffic volumes ~80,000 TEU-containers and ~5 million tonnes of cargo. The port has island links to minor Sicilian isles like Ustica and Aeolian Islands (via Cefalu in summer). Inside the port is the "tourist marina" serving yachts and catamarans.

Palermo ferry services (provided by the companies GNV-Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines, Liberty Lines Fast Ferries, Tirrenia, Siremar) connect to the Italian ports Civitavecchia-Rome, Genoa, Naples, Livorno, Salerno, Cagliari Sardinia, Sicily (Milazzo, Messina), as well as to Tunisia (Tunis).

LIBERTY Lines (1993-founded, Trapani Sicily-based passenger shipping company with a fleet of hydrofoils/fast ferries) provides regularly scheduled daily crossings linking Palermo with Sicily's Aeolian Islands (Alicudi, Filicudi, Lipari, Panarea, Rinella, Salina, Stromboli, Vulcano) and Ustica Island.

Palermo was established by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC. It was a Carthaginian colony until 254 BC when it was taken by the Romans. Subsequently, Palermo passed into the hands of the Goths (AD 440), Byzantines (535), Saracens (831), Normans (1072), and Holy Roman Emperors (1194).

Lots of the oldest buildings in Palermo date from the period when Sicily was a Norman kingdom and show Byzantine, Norman, Spanish and Arab influences. Outstanding examples include the cathedral (1169-1185), Palatine Chapel (1140), the church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti (1132). Inland cruisers can visit Monreale, with its beautiful Norman cathedral containing extraordinary mosaics, or the splendid Villa Igeia.

Palermo cruise terminal

Port Palermo cruise terminal serves both ferry and cruise ship passengers. The facility is located at around 5-min walking distance from the downtown.

(new) Palermo cruise terminal

In March 2014, during the Cruise Shipping Miami conference, Palermo port authority presented a plan for constructing a new cruise ship terminal facility that would serve exclusively cruise tourists.

The plan is to make Sicily's largest port a most comfortable stopover for liners and their guests. The new facility will have a modern design and amenities (including shopping and dining venues), and also will provide new services (logistics, brokerage, ship husbandry).

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