The modern port town of Civitavecchia in Italy might not be the first place people think of as a hub of international travel, but for cruise ship travelers it’s known as a global destination connecting the tourist hotspot of Rome with the rest of the world.
Civitavecchia Port is the second busiest cruise port in Europe with nearly 2.5 million passengers.
Civitavecchia it is located about 60 kilometres (37 miles) west north of the center of Rome..
Civitavecchia port services several major cruise lines including Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and the NCL Norwegian Cruise Line. As the biggest cruise port near Rome, it naturally serves a vital connection between cruises and the Italian city. The huge boats dock at Civitavecchia and passengers disembark for day trips to Rome, back in time for the ship to set sail. There are several cafes and restaurants located in the immediate vicinity of the part, as well as an information center. If you’re not venturing on to Rome, one option is to pick up a map or other leaflets about attractions in Civitavecchia and explore by foot.
For those with plans to visit Rome for the day, once you leave the boat you’ll get to your preferred transport, which could by cruise ship shuttle (usually the most expensive option), private car or taxi, tours, or by train (perhaps the cheapest option).
Civitavecchia Port has Three passenger terminals:
– Largo della Pace (Cruise shuttle bus)
– ADM (Ferry Terminal)
– RCT (Rome Cruise Terminal)
The Motorways of the Sea
Civitavecchia port is part of a European/Mediterranean port group known as Motorways of the Sea. This links several ports together and helps to facilitate faster transfer between ports, docking, and overall a better experience for ships and their passengers.
From Civitavecchia Port passengers can use the following transportation options to get to Rome. See the information as follows:
Train: From Civitavecchia Port there are several Train options to Rome.
Taxi: Get to Rome in one hour by taxi.
Car Rental: Renting a car in Civitavecchia is a good idea to move around or Rome.
Should you arrive at Civitavecchia Port and are unsure of something or need more information you can visit the information kiosk. This small kiosk is located just outside of the terminal at Largo della Pace. When the port has a large number of boats docking at the same time this kiosk can get busy. Around the information kiosk you can also find tour operators and taxis should you need them.