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Cruises to Cinque Terre

La Spezia (Cinque Terre) (Photo:volkova natalia/Shutterstock)

About Cinque Terre

La Spezia, Italy, lies southeast of Genoa on the Ligurian Sea's Riviera di Levante (Coast of the Rising Sun). Developed as a port even before Roman times, the original fishing village became a trading center for produce from around the world and, in particular, spices (hence, the name La Spezia, meaning spice). During the 13th century, the first set of fortress walls was built, only to be followed by a second defensive ring in the 1600s. Today, the city is Italy's main naval base, as well as a cruise port. In town, visitors can see remnants of the old city walls and discover the port's history at the Naval Museum. The Amedeo Lia Museum displays a private collection of paintings by Italian masters in a former convent. Archeological finds may be seen in the imposing Castle of San Giorgio; getting to the ancient watch tower by funicular is half the fun.

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Symphony of the Seas
Symphony of the Seas Cabins

7 Night
Western Mediterranean CruiseDetails

343 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Enchantment of the Seas
Enchantment of the Seas

15 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

1,929 Reviews
Leaving:Bayonne
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Apr 30, 2023
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Celebrity Reflection
Celebrity Reflection

9 Night
Italian Riviera & France CruiseDetails

1,890 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Sep 2, 2023
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Celebrity Beyond
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14 Night
Spain, France & Italy TransDetails

27 Reviews
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Apr 23, 2023
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15 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

62 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Oct 27, 2023
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10 Night
France, Italy & Greece CruiseDetails

1,590 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
May 24, 2023
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14 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

62 Reviews
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Apr 22, 2023
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7 Night
Spain, France, & Italy CruiseDetails

649 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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14 Night
Italy, France & Bermuda TransDetails

27 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Oct 30, 2023
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13 Night
Best Of Mediterranean CruiseDetails

1,757 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
May 2, 2023
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12 Night
Spain, France & Italy CruiseDetails

649 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
May 1, 2023
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7 Night
Western Mediterranean CruiseDetails

343 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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7 Night
Italy, France, & Spain CruiseDetails

649 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
May 27, 2023
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9 Night
Italian Riviera & France CruiseDetails

1,890 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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7 Night
Spain, France & Italy CruiseDetails

1,890 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
May 6, 2023
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More about Cinque Terre

Why go to Cinque Terre?

Pros:

The iconic Cinque Terre coastline is merely minutes from the port of La Spezia

Cons:

La Spezia itself doesn't offer much, so cruisers must pay extra for nearby attractions

Bottom Line:

In addition to Cinque Terre, La Spezia is a gateway to cities such as Florence and Pisa

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

The currency in Italy is the euro, and ATMs are located throughout the city.

Language?

Italian, but English is understood in tourist areas.

--By Ginger Dingus, Cruise Critic contributor

--Photo: Rostislav Glinsky/Shutterstock


Cinque Terre Cruise Reviews
We toured Cinque Terre and stopped in Monterossa. We took a small ferryboat ride past the other 4 tours and stopped in Porto Venere. Another beautiful trip and I would recommend this one also. I just wish we hRead More
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mzvicky70
We took a train daily pass for 16 Euros, went to MontRosso by train and return to the previous village walking the cliff, very niceRead More
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xrayone
We went to see the tower of Pisa. It was an organized tour by RC. 1.5 h drive - 1 h visit (rushrush) 1.5 h back Ok, we saw the tower :-)Read More
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Esther-Belgium
A delightful town but we, again did our own thing, visiting Cinque Terre on our own with more freedom to do our own thing and substantially cheaper than an organised tourRead More
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