463 Taormina (Messina) Cruise Reviews

We took a ferry about 30 minutes each way to Reggio Calabria to see the excellent Archaeology Museum. The ferries are 3 euros each way and leave every half hour close to the cruise port. While not seen on this trip Taormina is a must ... Read More
We took a ferry about 30 minutes each way to Reggio Calabria to see the excellent Archaeology Museum. The ferries are 3 euros each way and leave every half hour close to the cruise port. While not seen on this trip Taormina is a must see. The Greek theatre is spectacular. Once again as soon as you exited the port there were multiple tour operators offering trips for 10 euros. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Ship arrived during the normal lunch siesta times, which run 12:00 to 4 PM. Nothing open to shop at or see.
Ship arrived during the normal lunch siesta times, which run 12:00 to 4 PM. Nothing open to shop at or see. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Did a hop on hop off tour of Messina. Very nice city. Watched the clock tower do its chiming at noon, which was very good. Then walked to a restaurant for lunch. We ate at the Pub, which had delicious German Beer and the most delicious ... Read More
Did a hop on hop off tour of Messina. Very nice city. Watched the clock tower do its chiming at noon, which was very good. Then walked to a restaurant for lunch. We ate at the Pub, which had delicious German Beer and the most delicious Napolitana Pizza I have ever eaten. Yum. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
The cruise port is in the centre of town, You get off your ship and their you are , delivered right into the hands of Sicilian taxi cab drivers , all wanting your business. If you just walk pass them , there is a hop on hop off bus in the ... Read More
The cruise port is in the centre of town, You get off your ship and their you are , delivered right into the hands of Sicilian taxi cab drivers , all wanting your business. If you just walk pass them , there is a hop on hop off bus in the church square, only a few minutes away.. If you are a senior , don't forget to ask for the senior rate. The tour of Messiah and the outskirts was interesting. . Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We walked around Messina. The square with the church and clock tower was beautiful! They do a show at noon everyday with music and moving characters which was really nice. Other parts were ok but a lot of graffiti and garbage everywhere. ... Read More
We walked around Messina. The square with the church and clock tower was beautiful! They do a show at noon everyday with music and moving characters which was really nice. Other parts were ok but a lot of graffiti and garbage everywhere. They need to clean up their streets. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Nice. We did not take the 2 hour trip to Taormina but stayed close to port and took one of the hop on hop off buses. Again, we heard from a local that there was a beach along one of the bus routes but we missed it. I wish NCL would have ... Read More
Nice. We did not take the 2 hour trip to Taormina but stayed close to port and took one of the hop on hop off buses. Again, we heard from a local that there was a beach along one of the bus routes but we missed it. I wish NCL would have better information like that for us. The bell tower at noon at the Cathedral of Messina is not to be missed and probably the hi-light of the day. We would never have know about it if a local didn’t tell us. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Taormina more upmarket than most towns visited, plenty of time to wander round after tour. Informative guide.
Taormina more upmarket than most towns visited, plenty of time to wander round after tour. Informative guide. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Interesting visit to Etna and surrounding countryside, Taormina more upmarket than most towns visited, plenty of time to wander round after tour. Informative guide.
Interesting visit to Etna and surrounding countryside, Taormina more upmarket than most towns visited, plenty of time to wander round after tour. Informative guide. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Another of my favorites! We will definitely be coming back to stay for a longer period of time! To get from port (Messina) to Taormina is about 100-120 euros one way- we negotiated with a great cab driver (name Antonio- cell 349-0694948) ... Read More
Another of my favorites! We will definitely be coming back to stay for a longer period of time! To get from port (Messina) to Taormina is about 100-120 euros one way- we negotiated with a great cab driver (name Antonio- cell 349-0694948) call him up! Shared cab with another couple and got round trip for 200 (split 2 ways was 100 round trip), but he showed us everything and was very knowledgeable and then waited for us all day to take us back!! You could see Mt Etna from Taoromina and get some great pics. While there, take the cable car down to visit Bella Beach- there is a great water path to an island off the beach (bring water shoes- they also sell them on the beach for 10 euros) (water 1.50 here) NOTE: most things are closed on Sunday- esp. in Messina, so the people who didn't want to pay for a cab and just explore Messina couldn't do much! So we spent most of our time in Taormina, but gave ourselves a couple of hours to explore Messina before we had to get on boat. Saw a few cool things, but like I said, most was closed. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
So much to see and do in Messina! And all kinds of day trips to choose from! We did a tour with a company "Discover Messina Travel" to Taormina and Castelmola. A very pleasant experience. There is also a lovely beach in Taormina ... Read More
So much to see and do in Messina! And all kinds of day trips to choose from! We did a tour with a company "Discover Messina Travel" to Taormina and Castelmola. A very pleasant experience. There is also a lovely beach in Taormina that we visited when we had 2 hours of free time there. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Arrived on a Sunday. Nothing open, they reversed days for this port. Boring, ugly town. Would not return.
Arrived on a Sunday. Nothing open, they reversed days for this port. Boring, ugly town. Would not return. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019

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