418 Genoa Cruise Reviews

Genova is a wonderful, beautiful city on the Liguria coast (the Italian riviera). We especially enjoyed the Via Garibaldi museums, walking in the biggest medieval city in Europe (a maze!) and shopping.
Genova is a wonderful, beautiful city on the Liguria coast (the Italian riviera). We especially enjoyed the Via Garibaldi museums, walking in the biggest medieval city in Europe (a maze!) and shopping. Read Less
Sail Date January 2009
Arrived on Sunday, so not many shops open. Instead we went to the Brignole Genoa train station and bought tickets to Camogili. Spent most of the day in Camogili. Train tickets were 3.80 Euros return. Beautiful train ride for about 40 ... Read More
Arrived on Sunday, so not many shops open. Instead we went to the Brignole Genoa train station and bought tickets to Camogili. Spent most of the day in Camogili. Train tickets were 3.80 Euros return. Beautiful train ride for about 40 minutes along the rugged coast line and then we relaxed in the sun until lunch time. Pizza and beer at a sidewalk cafe overlooking the beach area and caught the 2.30 train back to Genoa. More shops were open in the afternoon especially in the aquarium area so we did a little shopping before returning to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date June 2009
We used this port as a jumping-off point for the Cinque Terre. We took the ship's excursion, and loved it. Our tour guide was great- very personable and energetic. First, we had a bus ride of about 2 hours to Manarola. Then we walked ... Read More
We used this port as a jumping-off point for the Cinque Terre. We took the ship's excursion, and loved it. Our tour guide was great- very personable and energetic. First, we had a bus ride of about 2 hours to Manarola. Then we walked back to Riomaggiore, along the "Street of Love," which is on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Meditteranean. Then a boat ride to Monterosso, where we were able to have lunch and spend some time walking around. A bus ride back to the ship followed- most of us were dozing by then- we really felt that we had made the most of our day. Read Less
Sail Date August 2009
We did another excursion with the ship to 'Portofino'. A must see village in Italy. The excursion was basically to get you there and the rest of the time was free. You can get there by yourself which I believe involves a train ... Read More
We did another excursion with the ship to 'Portofino'. A must see village in Italy. The excursion was basically to get you there and the rest of the time was free. You can get there by yourself which I believe involves a train and a bus. However, the trip we took by bus and ferry had spectacular views and I thought was a good value without the hassles of train schedules. Read Less
Sail Date September 2009
Nice port but don't catch the ferry boat to the aquarium it costs a fortune and takes you one hundred yards you can walk. Went on pirates ship interesting but no history of it.
Nice port but don't catch the ferry boat to the aquarium it costs a fortune and takes you one hundred yards you can walk. Went on pirates ship interesting but no history of it. Read Less
Sail Date September 2009
Don't be persuaded to take a taxi from the dock - it's the shortest 15-euro trip I've ever taken. Walk the quarter mile or so to the regenerated marina area - try the panoramic lift for some great photographs of the city.
Don't be persuaded to take a taxi from the dock - it's the shortest 15-euro trip I've ever taken. Walk the quarter mile or so to the regenerated marina area - try the panoramic lift for some great photographs of the city. Read Less
Sail Date October 2009
We walked around Genoa for a couple of hours and did some shopping as you do. Livorno had plenty of good shops but lots of 'Hand bag sellers' who were really very intrusive. They just did not go away. I bought a pair of spec ... Read More
We walked around Genoa for a couple of hours and did some shopping as you do. Livorno had plenty of good shops but lots of 'Hand bag sellers' who were really very intrusive. They just did not go away. I bought a pair of spec frames in Livorno and the assistant removed the demo lenses from the frame. Big mistake - the optician needs them to make new lenses - so be careful. I contacted the manufacturers and they have sent me a new set of demo lenses and couldnt understand why the lenses were removed. Maybe becasue I wasnt paying them to glaze them. so beware all you specs wearers out there. I liked Livorno - wasnt touristy and people friendly. Read Less
Sail Date October 2009
After we embarked the Splendida, we got settled in our stateroom and then went back out to see Genoa. It was walking distance from the ship. The highlight was the maze of streets in the old town, said to be one of the largest in Europe. ... Read More
After we embarked the Splendida, we got settled in our stateroom and then went back out to see Genoa. It was walking distance from the ship. The highlight was the maze of streets in the old town, said to be one of the largest in Europe. The oceanfront was much more touristy and was filled with African men selling sunglasses, hats, etc. With more time, we would have visited the aquarium. Read Less
Sail Date April 2010
Better than what I expected. Can walk from the ship with no problem. Very beautiful city and fountains. Took the tour bus to see everything. Then went back on foot to see certain things over again. I would return again.
Better than what I expected. Can walk from the ship with no problem. Very beautiful city and fountains. Took the tour bus to see everything. Then went back on foot to see certain things over again. I would return again. Read Less
Sail Date June 2010
I only gave this a two because the port is close to the airport, there is nothing to attract visitors here, fly in, fly out as quickly as possible.
I only gave this a two because the port is close to the airport, there is nothing to attract visitors here, fly in, fly out as quickly as possible. Read Less
Sail Date June 2010
First port Genoa: Mistake to go on a Monday. Everything shut. Route should be reversed. Only thing open is the Cathedral, which is reasonably nice. All other museums closed. Shops closed until 2 PM on Monday. This was silly to be here. ... Read More
First port Genoa: Mistake to go on a Monday. Everything shut. Route should be reversed. Only thing open is the Cathedral, which is reasonably nice. All other museums closed. Shops closed until 2 PM on Monday. This was silly to be here. Even so, it was a nice walk around except for the rain. But this port would have been better if things open. Do not take bus shuttle. Walk out of port and catch the metro across the street. 2 Euro versus $20. Read Less
Sail Date June 2010
Unfortunately the ship could not tender into Santa Margherita because of choppy seas, and we had to go to Genoa instead. It was not a nice port at all. We tried to use the funicular railway to see some views from above the port, but sadly ... Read More
Unfortunately the ship could not tender into Santa Margherita because of choppy seas, and we had to go to Genoa instead. It was not a nice port at all. We tried to use the funicular railway to see some views from above the port, but sadly it was not in use. Read Less
Sail Date June 2010
Santa Margherita is the port for Genoa. Didn't go to Genoa. Stayed local and visited Portofino , a trendy port a few kilometres away, 2 euros return by coach. Very picturesque. Arrived early before it became overrun with ... Read More
Santa Margherita is the port for Genoa. Didn't go to Genoa. Stayed local and visited Portofino , a trendy port a few kilometres away, 2 euros return by coach. Very picturesque. Arrived early before it became overrun with holidaymakers, like us! A nice garden walk in Santa Margherita to the church where Wayne Rooney married Collette. Hopefully he performed better on his wedding night than he did in the World Cup. Read Less
Sail Date June 2010
the ship docks across the bay from the city but shuttle boats run regularly for relatively little money. the aquarium is the largest in europe and really is worth a visit especially if you have kids (big or small ) with you. the variety of ... Read More
the ship docks across the bay from the city but shuttle boats run regularly for relatively little money. the aquarium is the largest in europe and really is worth a visit especially if you have kids (big or small ) with you. the variety of exhibitions runs from sharks and dolphins to star fish and jelly fish with a detour via rain forest toads. the city itself is easy to walk around with gems such as Christopher Columbus' home and various beautiful churches. there is also the old jail that Marco Polo was incarcerated in. Read Less
Sail Date July 2010
Genoa, Italy- we did the Cenque Terre tour through the ship. It was a 9 hour tour and it was wonderful. But, you HAVE to be in shape to do this tour. We had a wonderful tour guide- Andrew. They now give you a ear bud and connect to a ... Read More
Genoa, Italy- we did the Cenque Terre tour through the ship. It was a 9 hour tour and it was wonderful. But, you HAVE to be in shape to do this tour. We had a wonderful tour guide- Andrew. They now give you a ear bud and connect to a receiver you put around your neck. You could hear him all the time. For this tour- you walked at least 3-4 miles. We used bus, ferry, train. Around 1:45 we did break for lunch in the town of Verenazza- at the place that is number 1 on trip advisor. It was excellent. Met the owners. It was a very hot day and we were able to sit down and get cooled off. I would highly recommend this tour. We arrived about 15 minutes before the ship was about to leave. Read Less
Sail Date August 2010
Our port was actually Savona, but we took the tour to Genoa. It was a lovely town and we got to see where they keep the ashes of John the Baptist. I would recommend going there.
Our port was actually Savona, but we took the tour to Genoa. It was a lovely town and we got to see where they keep the ashes of John the Baptist. I would recommend going there. Read Less
Sail Date August 2010

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