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Cruises to Trapani

Trapani (Photo:leonori/Shutterstock)

About Trapani

Located on the western coast of Sicily, Trapani is a walkable fishing village that features a handful of shops, restaurants and panoramic sea views. Ships dock right next to a fishing wharf, and you can watch fishermen leave in the morning or return with their hauls in evening.

Most excursions from Trapani visit Erice, which can be reached by cable car when wind and weather cooperate, or by bus or car. From the top of Mount Erice -- 2,460 feet above sea level -- you can see as far as Africa on a clear day. Erice's cobblestone streets wind through gardens, shops and homes.

The region is heavily influenced by the Phoenicians and Normans, and medieval forts and walls still stand.

Only a handful of cruise ships -- mostly smaller vessels -- visit Trapani, so the port city has fewer tourism options than bigger cities like Taormina.

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Silver Whisper
Silver Whisper

12 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

215 Reviews
Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Oct 15, 2024
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Azamara Onward
Azamara Onward (Photo: Azamara)

11 Night
Italy Intensive VoyageDetails

25 Reviews
Leaving:Monaco
Cruise Line:Azamara
Oct 7, 2024
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Star Pride
Windstar's stretched Star Pride (Photo/Melinda Crow)

9 Night
A Piece Of Greece, A Slice Of Sicily & The Corinth...Details

114 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Jun 4, 2023
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Seabourn Quest
Seabourn Quest (Photo: Seabourn Cruises)

10 Night
Treasures Of The AdriaticDetails

155 Reviews
Leaving:Monaco
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
May 7, 2023
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14 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

360 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jul 19, 2023
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22 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Oct 16, 2023
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20 Night
World CruiseDetails

243 Reviews
Leaving:Monaco
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jun 27, 2023
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18 Night
Cultures & Charms Of Italy & Croatia 18d Vce-cvvDetails

246 Reviews
Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Oct 23, 2023
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10 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern CruiseDetails

243 Reviews
Leaving:Monaco
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jun 27, 2023
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10 Night
Sicilian Splendors 10d Cvv-cvvDetails

246 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Oct 31, 2023
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10 Night
Sicilian Splendors 10d Cvv-cvvDetails

246 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
May 30, 2023
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8 Night
A Piece Of Greece, A Slice Of Sicily & The Corinth...Details

122 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Sep 16, 2023
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7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

360 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Aug 25, 2023
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12 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

329 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
May 16, 2024
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31 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

215 Reviews
Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Aug 30, 2024
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More about Trapani

Why go to Trapani?

Pros:

Walkable town that serves as gateway to Erice

Cons:

Little to do in Trapani itself 

Bottom Line:

A fascinating look at history in a relatively quiet port

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

The euro is the currency in Trapani. For up-to-date currency exchange rates, visit www.xe.com. Several ATMs and banks are dotted around the wider terminal area.

Language?

Italian -- with a Sicilian dialect -- is spoken in Trapani. A limited number of people -- usually those working in the tourist trade -- speak English.


Trapani Cruise Reviews
Nice to walk around old town, would not visit the beach hereRead More
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kn36
A beautiful city with much to see!Read More
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Newbie Travelers
Walked on our own. Lovely portRead More
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conkshell47
Not much in Trapani, especially on a Sunday morning. Palermo would have been a much better stop.Read More
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