Palermo (Sicily Italy)

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Palermo cruise port

Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
2021-09-20 21:27

min: 67 °F (19 °C) / max: 82 °F (28 °C) 74°F
Wind: 36°/ 1.9 m/s  Gust: 2.7 m/sWind: 36°/ 1.9 m/s  Gust: 2.7 m/sLight breeze
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Min / Max Temperature82 °F / 28 °C
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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 main seaport. Fincantieri (one of world's largest shipbuilding companies) owns the merchant shipbuilding yards Monfalcone (Trieste), Marghera (Venice), Sestri Ponente (Genoa), Ancona, Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) and Palermo. The company also owns the naval shipyards Riva Trigoso (Genoa) and Muggiano (La Spezia).

Palermo (Sicily) cruise port

Port Palermo (officially Porto di Palermo) 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 around 2,3 million passengers (ferry and cruise). In 2014, the port handled around 200 ship calls and nearly 0,5 million cruise passengers.

Lots of the oldest buildings in Palermo date from the period when Sicily was 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 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 Goths (AD 440), Byzantines (535), Saracens (831), Normans (1072), and Holy Roman Emperors (1194). It was the scene of Sicilian Vespers, the massacre of ruling French, in 1282.

The port of Palermo, together with the port of Messina, is the main port of Sicily. From here ferries link Palermo to Genoa, Livorno, Cagliari, Naples, Tunis and other major cities and carry a total of nearly 2 million passengers annually. It's also an important cruise ship port. Traffic includes 80.000 TEU and nearly 5 million tonnes of cargo per year. The port of Palermo has links to minor sicilian isles like Ustica and Aeolian Islands (via Cefalù in summer). Inside the port there is a section known as "tourist marina" for yachts and catamarans.

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.

Port Palermo cruise and ferry terminal

(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.

Port Palermo new cruise ship terminal

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).

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.

1 September, 2021
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Firenze07:0020:00
4 September, 2021
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 408:0019:00
8 September, 2021
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Firenze07:0020:00
21 September, 2021
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 408:0019:00

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