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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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Odyssey of the Seas
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14 Night
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44 Reviews
Leaving:Fort Lauderdale
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Apr 22, 2023
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Celebrity Edge
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12 Night
Cruise to Cinque TerreDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
May 1, 2023
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Celebrity Beyond
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14 Night
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Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Apr 23, 2023
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Odyssey of the Seas
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15 Night
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Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Oct 27, 2023
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13 Night
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Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Oct 31, 2022
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7 Night
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9 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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10 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Oct 26, 2023
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
May 24, 2023
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16 Night
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Leaving:Tampa
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Apr 29, 2023
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9 Night
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Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Aug 18, 2022
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Leaving:Ravenna
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Jul 21, 2022
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9 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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13 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
May 2, 2023
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Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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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
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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MK_Cruiser1955
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
We did the cine la terre here. the walk to the train station in La Spezia was a bit confusing but after we talked to some people we figured it out. Walk along the water path till you see the sign for the train statioRead More
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JJOHNSTON1
We didn’t choose an excursion but visited Cinque Terre independently. Be prepared for crowds! It is a fabulous place but very very busy with tourists. You have to take the free shuttle from the ship which is Read More
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