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Cruises to Trapani

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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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DAY 1: Rome

10 Night
Cruise to Trapani

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Rome
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Naples, Trapani ...
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Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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DAY 1: Istanbul

14 Night
Cruise to Trapani

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Istanbul
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Troy, Kusadasi ...
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DAY 1: Barcelona

11 Night
Cruise to Trapani

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Barcelona
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Palma de Mallorca, Corsica ...
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Cruise Line:
Azamara
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DAY 1: Rome

10 Night
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Rome
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Catania, Malta ...
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Windstar Cruises
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22 Night
Cruise to Trapani

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Lisbon
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Madeira, La Palma ...
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Oceania Cruises
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18 Night
Cruise to Trapani

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Athens
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Limassol, Jerusalem ...
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Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
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21 Night
Cruise to Trapani

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Athens
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Mykonos, Crete ...
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Oceania Cruises
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28 Night
Cruise to Trapani

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Istanbul
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Troy, Kusadasi ...
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Oceania Cruises
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7 Night
Cruise to Trapani

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Malta
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Trapani, Golfo Arranci ...
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Cruise Line:
Seabourn Cruise Line
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10 Night
Cruise to Trapani

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Athens
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Malta, Trapani ...
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Azamara
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10 Night
Cruise to Trapani

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Rome
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Catania, Gozo ...
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Windstar Cruises
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7 Night
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Rome
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Portovenere, Monaco ...
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Cruise Line:
Seabourn Cruise Line
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22 Night
Cruise to Trapani

Leaving:
Athens
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Mykonos, Santorini ...
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Cruise Line:
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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14 Night
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Athens
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Samos, Rhodes ...
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Seabourn Cruise Line
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10 Night
Cruise to Trapani

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Barcelona
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Valencia, Palma de Mallorca ...
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Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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8 Night
Cruise to Trapani

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Athens
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Corinth, Isla Margarita ...
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Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
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14 Night
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Athens
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Monemvasia, Greece, Itea ...
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Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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15 Night
Cruise to Trapani

Leaving:
Barcelona
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Trapani, Malta ...
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Cruise Line:
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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8 Night
Cruise to Trapani

Leaving:
Barcelona
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Sardinia, Trapani ...
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Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
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14 Night
Cruise to Trapani

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Barcelona
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Minorca, Bandol ...
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Seabourn Cruise Line
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10 Night
Cruise to Trapani

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Athens
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Kusadasi, Rhodes ...
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Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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7 Night
Cruise to Trapani

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Barcelona
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Valencia, Palma de Mallorca ...
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Cruise Line:
Ponant
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7 Night
Cruise to Trapani

Leaving:
Malta
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Xlendi, Trapani ...
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Cruise Line:
SeaDream Yacht Club
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8 Night
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Athens
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Corinth, Isla Margarita ...
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Windstar Cruises
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20 Night
Cruise to Trapani

Leaving:
Venice
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Split, Dubrovnik ...
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Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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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

Rickyboy21
Sail Date: Aug 2019
Small port - boat docks in the town center. Few shops and bars to loo around. Did not go on any excursions.... Read More
QED
Sail Date: Aug 2019
We did a day trip to Erice, which was the “unexpected gem” of the cruise. A definite must. Lots of walking, but just a lovely little town. It’s sort of like Pompeii, except instead of being a town that was... Read More
Irishlady5
Sail Date: Apr 2019
Took a cab to Erice and had a great driver and day.... Read More
GGW55
Sail Date: Dec 2018
We toured on our own, as we wanted a break from the bus rides.... Read More
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