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Italy Cruises

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy (Photo: Irina Mos/Shutterstock)

About Italy Cruises

Italy may have more iconic works of art than any other country in the Mediterranean; it's home to Michelangelo's David and the Sistine Chapel, among masterpieces. But Italy is more than painting and sculpture. Two of the world's most beloved cities, Rome and Venice, are also major cruise ports, while other famous regions, such as the Amalfi Coast and the Cinque Terre on the coast and Florence and Tuscany inland, are easily reachable. Pack your stretchy pants; your meals in Italy may be your best ever.

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  • What is the best time to cruise to Italy?

  • Which cruise lines go to Italy?

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Azamara Journey
Azamara Journey

7 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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Emerald Princess
Emerald Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

9 Night
Europe Cruise

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MSC Meraviglia Grandiosa
MSC Grandiosa (Photo: MSC Cruises)

6 Night
Mediterranean - Western Cruise

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Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Epic

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Europe - Other

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Europe - Western Mediterranean - Barcelona

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Mediterranean - Western Cruise

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Bermuda & Spain Transatlantic

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Iconic Western Mediterranean

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Mediterranean Cruise

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Mediterranean Cruise

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Mediterranean Cruise

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Best Of Mediterranean

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14 Nt Italy, Spain, Azores Transatlantic

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Repo - Transatlantic

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Greek Isles & Italy

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More about Italy

What is the best time to cruise to Italy?

September and October are a beautiful time to cruise to Italy, as the weather is still mild, but most of the crowds have left for the summer. Most cruise lines don't visit Italy between January and March.

Which cruise lines go to Italy?

Many cruise lines include Civitavecchia (for Rome) on Western Mediterranean itineraries, along with ports like Livorno for Florence and Naples; these include MSC Cruises, Norwegian, Celebrity, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Oceania and more. Azamara has some itineraries with multiple Italian ports. You can also take a river cruise to Italy along the Po River on Uniworld, CroisiEurope and European Waterways.

What are some things to do in Italy?

Italy is known for its art museums (look into skip-the-line tickets to avoid the crowds), world-famous culinary traditions and a host of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A drive along the Amalfi Coast is a memorable way to spend a day; Venice is a treasure trove of winding canals and well-worn shops

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to Italy?

Yes.

What should I pack for a cruise to Italy?

Pack comfortable walking shoes for seeing the sights along with warm layers for cooler temperatures at night.

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