Civitavecchia Port
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Be more than just another traveler in Rome when you Cruising at Civitavecchia Port. Civitavecchia taxis authorized to arrive under your cruise ship: whatever your cruise ship is: Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, MSC, Costa,…ALL. If your cruise ship is stopping in Civitavecchia Port for a day, you could reserve a full day shore excursion to make the most out of your short holiday in Rome.
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Marie B
Los Angeles, CA53 contributions
Sep 2022
We cruised on Royal Caribbean from Civitavechia Port September 2022. During the day there are a few cafes and bars to get a bite to eat and in the evenings there are many sidewalk cafes and restaurants to choose from for dinner. In warm weather it is a very pleasant stroll around the city, which is not very big. We ate at a quaint pizza restaurant and it was delicious! From our hotel we walked right up the street with our luggage to get the shuttle bus $2 that dropped us off at the ship. The only drawback to this port is that it is one hour from the Rome airport and you must arrange transportation to and from arriving the day before the cruise but there is a bus from the ship that you can pay $50pp. to return to Rome. Private transport is double that price.
Written 29 November 2022
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan811 contributions
Jul 2022
This cruise port is NOT easy to navigate (very confusing) unless you are fortunate enough to have transportation directly to your ship, such as by a dedicated bus. Please note that most vehicles are not allowed inside the port’s street system – it is primarily serviced by dedicated Port Authority buses. Since we spent the previous night in Civitavecchia, like many other people, we planned to walk to the port from our hotel and use the Port’s free bus transportation.

First you must discover where your ship is docked, whether in the old or new dock area. This information is generally not available until your date of embarkation. NOTE that the paths to the new and old dock areas are completely different, requiring different buses and therefore you must locate the correct bus stop. Generally, you can approach the guard at the entry to the Port (near the Fort) who can tell you where your ship is docked and direct you to the correct bus stop. Hopefully he/she can and will speak English – we successfully communicated with the guard. Along the way we picked up and led about a dozen co-passengers that were more confused than we were.

We walked to the bus stop for the new dock area, which is approximately 100 meters from the guard shack. When the bus arrived, we were shocked that there was no undercarriage storage and we had to lift and hold on to our luggage in the bus’s seating area. We then thought all was well until the bus pulled into a large parking lot, only to turn around and stop on the street. The bus driver did not speak English, but he clearly requested that we exit the bus. He ambiguously began pointing down the street saying nothing but “bus”. Everyone on the bus was utterly confused, since there was no further direction provided. Finally, my husband and another passenger walked down the street and found a boarding area, which happened to be somewhat adjacent to the parking lot the bus driver had just pulled in and out of. Only God knows why the driver didn’t simply have us exit in the parking lot and point towards the next bus’s boarding area (yes, a second bus was needed). We then waited and boarded the second bus that took us to the embarkation area for our ship. Fortunately, this second bus did have undercarriage luggage storage.

The embarkation process for our cruise went smoothly after the bus nightmare. The Civitavecchia area just outside the port is safe, but not much to see. There are restaurants and some shops nearby that have touristy souvenirs. The impressive Michelangelo Fort could only be viewed from the outside.
Written 24 November 2022
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK1,529 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Apparently the largest and busiest Mediterranean seaport and the main gateway to Italy’s capital city of Rome. The ancient town of Civitavecchia was founded in the 2nd century and you can explore its ancient monuments and the lovely seafront promenade while there. Port authorities provide free shuttle buses to transfer passengers between the cruise terminals and the three information points located at the entrance to the terminal area.
Written 10 November 2022
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,040 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
This is the gateway to Rome so a very busy port with lots of cruise ships, boats, yachts. Near the port there is the impressive Michelangelo Fortress. There is also a promenade area behind the castle with lots of lovely restaurants.
Written 11 September 2022
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Squirrelleeds7
Leeds, UK82 contributions
Jul 2022
Arrived on cruise ship to Civitavecchia port. We chose not to go to Rome as we had been twice before so decided to spend the day in Civitavecchia.

The promenade is pleasant but we were very disappointed that there was no where suitable to go for a swim. No sun beds and parasols and a pebble beach.There is a beach club but despite being empty we were told not very politely only members.

Three staff manning an information point but not helpful and couldn’t give us any advice of things to do.

Think that Civitavecchia is missing a trick in not catering for the many potential tourists coming off ships that could bring revenue into town. My advice to them take a look at Livorno.
Written 12 July 2022
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Don C
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May 2021 • Couples
This port can be said special. It is an ancient roman port with emperial remains and a nice Fortress and Fountain in local limestone. A beautiful seafront promenade is nearby.
Written 10 April 2022
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Margaret S
Napier, New Zealand551 contributions
Oct 2020
This must be one of the most beautiful ports in the world. It’s quiet and charming and there’s even Roman ruins!. It is an attractive 30 minute paved coast walk to the port entrance from the train station if you are getting on a cruise. We spent a nice evening here, there’s a supermarket to stick up on along the broad walk stroll.
The trains from the train station back into Rome are regular.
Written 10 October 2020
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John W
Douglas, UK2,071 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Having arrived at 18.30 on the ferry from Barcelona, it took 90 minutes to disembark and find the way out. Depressing place.
Written 29 August 2020
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Tony36
Crowborough, UK1,007 contributions
Feb 2020
Only passed through at speed on previous visits en route to Rome. Glad we stayed 'in town' this time. It turned out to be a very pleasant place with a nice, long, clean promenade to take a walk. Plenty of interesting shops in the main streets, cafes and bars too, as well as along the seafront. Skate Park by the beach when we were there but not sure if it's permanent. Local residents and shopkeepers were all very helpful and friendly. Picked up a few bargains too.
Certainly would recommend a few hours there if the weather was favourable.
Written 7 March 2020
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Shirley C
Jacksonville, FL19 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
The port has a free shuttle to take you to the ship. (a nice distance away) Walking to the free shuttle is an easy down hill walk from almost any place in town.
Written 13 February 2020
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