Venice Cruise sail down the Adriatic sea along the Dalmatian Coast and Italy’s east coast before reaching the Eastern Mediterranean on your cruise from Venice.
A Venice cruise is a magical experience. Cruise from the once wealthiest city in the world to gilded ports all beautiful, unique, and full of treasures.
Once in the Mediterranean a Venice cruise may sail to the Greek Isles and Turkey. Or a cruise from Venice may sail around Italy to the western Mediterranean Sea. Cruise ports of call in Sicily, Spain, and France are among the Venice cruise itinerary.. A popular itinerary is the Venice to Rome cruise that includes a cruise around Italy along Italy’s west coast to Amalfi, Positano, Portofino, Cinque Terre, and the French Riviera.
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|Cruise Price*||FREE CASH**|
|$1500 – $1999||$75|
|$2000 – $2999||$125|
|$3000 – $3999||$175|
|$4000 – $4999||$225|
|*Cruise price excluding tax and fees.|
|**Free Cash for on board spending|
PLUS – on select cruises from Venice receive:
- FREE Up to $1500 FREE on board credit
- FREE port transfer to Venice cruise port
- FREE pre paid gratuities
- FREE on board cocktail parties, shore excursions and more
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Venice Cruise Itinerary
Venice Cruises generally focus on three areas, Adriatic cruises, with the beautiful Dalmatian coastline of Croatia and Montenegro, the Aegean Sea, with the spectacular Greek Isles cruises from Venice being very popular, and Turkey with Istanbul the gateway to the east a city everyone should visit once. Where ever your Venice cruise sails you are sure to enjoy the special travel experience of a cruise from Venice.
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Italy pre-cuise tours and Italy post-cruise tours are a great way to treat yourself when visiting one of the most spectacular and beautiful cities in the world. If one of our Venice Italy cruise tours is not what you are looking for in an Italy pre-cruise tour Venice vacation or Italy post-cruise tour Venice vacation then click Italian Tourism Venice Vacation Pacakges to see more Italy travel packages or call Italian Tourism and we’ll design a custom Italy travel Italy vacation and Italy tour just for you.
Before or after your Venice Cruise spend two to three days in Venice to give you sometime to enjoy the magical city. Click to see Venice travel video of the most famous of Venice’s sights and buildings: St Marks Square, the Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Campanile. These Venice buildings were constructed in the late tenth century, and in the next three hundred years the buildings all underwent numerous improvements and redevelopments while Venice became the wealthiest city on earth all the while using the gold standard. Travel Italy to Venice with Italian Tourism to experience this unique city
St. Mark’s Basilica
St. Mark’s Basilica you will find the famous Pala d’Oro, an alterpiece of solid gold encrusted with precious gems. It was made by Byzantine goldsmiths as long ago as 976.
Next to the Basilica stands the Doge’s palace. Marvel at the great Council Hall, and the plaques of the first 76 Doges (except Doge number 55 whose painting was erased, for plotting a coup). Also don’t miss the soulful Bridge of Sighs, the last crossing-place for criminals from the palace into the prison cells (and often onto an untimely death).
The third great building is the Campanile, built in 912. (The original building actually collapsed unexpectedly in 1902, but the rebuild incorporated most of the old building materials). From the top there are magnificent views across the city.
History of Venice
Venice is a city in northern Italy known both for tourism and for industry, and is the capital of the region of Veneto.
The name is derived from the ancient tribe of Veneti that inhabited the region in Roman times. The city historically was the capital of an independent city-state. Venice has been known as the “La Dominante”, “Serenissima”, “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Masks”, “City of Bridges”, “The Floating City”, and “City of Canals”.
The city stretches across 117 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po and the Piava Rivers. The population estimate of 272,000 inhabitants includes the population of the whole Comune of Venezia; around 60,000 in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico); 176,000 in Terraferma (the Mainland), and 31,000 live on other islands in the lagoon.
The Republic of Venice was a major maritime power during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and a staging area for the Crusades and the Battle of Lepanto, as well as a very important center of commerce (especially silk, grain, and spice) and art in the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century. This made Venice a wealthy city throughout most of its history. It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music, and it is the birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi.
Venice is a major Mediterranean cruise hub with over a thousand cruise ship movements, and a million cruise passengers per year who embark on a Venice cruise to begin their Italy travel. It is the 13th busiest cruise port in the world, and the 3rd busiest in Europe. The Venice Cruise Terminal (or Terminal Venezia Passeggeri, or VCT) is situated at the Venice end of the four kilometer road that joins Venice to the rest of Italy.
Venice cruise port is not directly on the Mediterranean, but is loated in the Venetian Lagoon, this is joined to the Adriatic Sea by a narrow channel called the Porto di Lido. Venice cruises sail through the Adriatic to the Mediterranean and beyond which maks a cruise from Venice a lovely Italy travel experience.
Venice Cruise Terminal is host to more than twenty cruise companies, including MSC, Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Between them, the cruiselines offer a tremendous travel choice of Adriatic and Mediterranean sailings that beign with acruise from Venice.
Venice Cruise Terminal
The Venice Cruise Terminal contains three main quays: the Marittima basin, which can berth the biggest cruise ships that visit Venice, and the smaller Santa Marta and San Basilio quays. These two are just around the corner in the Giudecca Canal.
Marittima is the biggest of the ship basins at the Port of Venice’s Venezia Terminal Passeggeri, with 3 terminal buildings and enough docking space to handle several large ships at once. It includes the Isonzo Quay (berths 18 and 20), the Tagliamento Quay (berths 107, 109, 110, and 112), the Piave Quay (117) and the TM Quay (TM berth). Santa Marta (Quays 24 to 28) and San Basilio (Quays 29 to 31) is the long quay that runs from the mainport basin to the Fondamenta Zàttere, the promenade beside the southern edge of the Giudecca Canal. These two quays host smaller ships.
Traveling to the Venice Cruise Terminals
If you are booked on a cruise from Venice you will find the least travel hassle between the Venice airport and the Venice terminal is to book the transfer from your Italy travel agent ItalianTourism.us.
The following describes how to travel to the Venice Cruise Terminal.
Traveling to Venice Cruise Port from Venice airport
The Venice terminals are a 15- or 20-minute cab journey from Venice’s Marco Polo Airport. A cheaper alternative is the airport bus to the Piazzale Roma, followed by a taxi or bus ride. Another option is a water taxi, expensive but stylish and fun.
Traveling to Venice Port from the Piazzale Roma
The Piazzale Roma forms the major transport hub for Venice and is the last point cars can reach before the city center. It sits at the termination of the access causeway to Venice. The piazza is home to the bus station, and sits between the train station, and the Venice terminals. There is also a major Vaporetto stop.
The cheapest option to reach the Venice terminals from Pizzale Roma is the free shuttle bus service, which runs back and forth on days with Venice cruise departures. Another possibility is a taxi, but these can cost over 20 euros.
For the Maritima terminal a third option is bus #6, to the Tronchetto ferry terminal, this has a stop adjoining the Venice terminal. Alternatively travel on foot, as it’s a short walk from Piazzale Roma to the Maritima terminal, although this can be very wearying on a hot afternoon, with lots of bags. To walk take the main road back towards the mainland, and after crossing the railroad tracks make a left towards the port entrance, crossing over the bridge.
To get to Santa Marta or San Basilio terminals you can take vaporetto lines 61/62 from Pizzale Roma. Don’t try to go it on foot, as it’s over a mile, with difficult routefinding.
Traveling to Venice Port from the Piazza San Marco
Alilaguna operate an boat service between the Piazza San Marco and Marittima (Line M) every 30 minutes from morning until late afternoon. The trip takes 20 minutes. As an alternative, you can take a vaporetto (no 1 or 2 line) to the Piazzale Roma and carry on from there.
Traveling to Venice Port from Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station
It’s a quick walk to cross the new Ponte della Costituzione (Constition Bridge) to reach the Piazzale Roma.
Traveling to Venice Port from Venezia-Mestre Train Station
Mestre station is located on the Italian mainland. Take bus line 2, this departs right outside the station, to Piazzale Roma on Venice island.
However you decide to travel to the terminal you are on your way to a fabulous Italy vacation as others have enjoyed for over a thousand years people have been enjoying the travel experience of a Venice cruise.
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