Info for Cruisers

General Information for Cruisers

In general, it’s important that as a cruiser you make the best use of your time. Try to book an itinerary that makes sense to you, taking into consideration where you need to start the day and where you ultimately need to be at the end of the day.

For example, if you are ending the cruise in Italy and your flight is not until the day after, why not book a tour that would pick you up from the port and take you to the hotel at the end of the tour? This way you can save time (waiting for your hotel room to be ready) and money (saving the cost of transportation) – both valuable if you are only here for a short time.  It can also take hours to get a taxi at the port as the queues can be very long, so it’s always helpful when you end a cruise to have someone waiting for you with a sign.

If you are arriving at the airport to begin a cruise later in the afternoon, its best to arrange a city tour that would pick you up from the airport and take you to the cruise pier at the end of the tour. This way in the few hours that you have in the city you can see the highlights of Rome and benefit from an ‘extra’ day of sightseeing. This arrangement is especially popular with our guests arriving on the overnight flights from Abroad.

For those visiting Rome for the first time we recommend doing the Best of Rome in One Day with skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica, as well as tours to see the most famous sites such as the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and more! We promise you will absolutely love this tour of the historical city of Rome and can’t express how much time the skip-the-line tickets will save you! Trust us 🙂

Luggage & Your Shore Excursion

As a cruiser you are likely to have lots of luggage with you which is also an important consideration. We keep your luggage safe and secure in the vehicle and make it easy for you to do a tour even if you are just arriving at the airport or finishing the cruise.

Starting or Ending with a Shore Excursion

If you are finishing a cruise in Italy we recommend you start your shore excursion from the pier. This is when our small group tours normally start too and in most cases the ship will ‘encourage’ you to disembark by this time so that they can clean and arrange the ship for the next journey. So even for those of you who prefer to sleep-in it would likely not be possible to start the tour any later.

If you are starting the cruise in Italy, normally most cruise ships would be happy to welcome you between noon to 2:00pm, which gives you an opportunity to do a half-day tour prior to embarking the ship. We will of course pick you up with your luggage, do the tour, and take you to the ship in time for boarding.

We hope the information provided in this page was helpful but of course please feel free to contact us with any questions. We are happy to help and hope we can welcome you in Italy for your shore excursion soon!