Venice Cruises

Saint Mark’s Square
Famous Venetian Museums 
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Venice, a romantic MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination, is an artisan masterpiece. The city is built on 118 small islands, separated by canals, in a shallow lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. This UNESCO World Heritage Site overflows with beauty – from the gondola-lined canals and ancient marble palaces to historical architectural feats like St. Mark’s Basilica and the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. Visiting Venice is like being in a fabled land, a scintillating mix of culture, history, and water.

 
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
 
· Saint Mark’s Square
· Famous Venetian Museums 
· Gondola ExperienceTake an 
 
MSC Cruises excursion to the illustrious St. Mark’s Square, Venice’s cultural, religious, and political centre. See the iconic Basilica, an Italo-Byzantine masterpiece, with its beautiful bell tower and golden mosaics. Next door, Doge's Palace, a Gothic jewel, will impress with its seriously sublime ornamentation. Next, cast your eyes over the Bridge of Sighs, an ornate white limestone beauty. At the end of the tour, unwind in one of the piazza’s chic cafes for a coffee and a sweet. People watch, read a book, or gaze down to the sea.
 
Explore Venice’s fascinating museums on a cultural MSC Cruises excursion. After a leisurely boat ride to iconic St Mark’s Square, you’ll visit an array of museums near the piazza. Explore Correr Museum to glimpse collections of historical Venetian paintings. Swing by the Archaeological Museum to discover is a treasure chest of antique sculptures, pottery, coins, and gemstones. Finally, wander the Biblioteca Marciana, one of most extensive libraries in Italy. This literary paradise houses one of the world’s greatest collections of classical texts including Greek, Latin and Oriental manuscripts. 
 
Explore the romantic city of Venice with an exciting cruise along its mysterious canals. This MSC Cruises excursion will see you taking a boat ride through the city’s world-famous waterways, admiring magnificent bridges, grand patrician palaces, and the city’s famous narrow streets, the calli. Soak up the ancient atmosphere as you make your way through the world’s most incredible aquatic maze. Afterwards, enjoy a guided walk around the calli to learn more about the city.

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    Reach the port

    Port of Venice

    See how to get to the port of Venice and parking information.

    Cruise Terminal:

    VTP (Venezia terminal Passeggeri)

    Reach the port by

    • Car

      Leave the motorway to Venice at the Venezia-Porto exit and follow the signs for Venezia - Stazione Marittima - Terminal Passeggeri.  
      Venice Passenger Terminal website for useful information: www.vtp.it
      Car

      Parking Information

      PARCHEGGIO VTP  (Venezia Terminal Passeggeri)
       
      Address: Port of Venice - Cruise Terminal
      • MSC Parking is bookable online up to 48 hours before your cruise departure. Bookings after the 48 hour deadline can be made directly with MSC Parking, and the same reduced rates will be applied when presenting your cruise travel documents
      Book your parking with MSC

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      VEHICLE

      DAYS

      RATES

      Car, Suv

      4

      € 60,00

      Van, Mobile Home

      4

      € 120,00

      Car, Suv

      5

      € 75,00

      Van, Mobile Home

      5

      € 210,00

      Car, Suv

      6

      € 60,00

      Van, Mobile Home

      6

      € 180,00

      Car, Suv

      7

      € 105,00

      Van, Mobile Home

      7

      € 210,00

      Car, Suv

      8

      € 105,00

      Van, Mobile Home

      8

      € 210,00

      Car, Suv

      9

      € 115,00

      Van, Mobile Home

      9

      € 230,00

      Car, Suv

      10

      € 125,00

      Van, Mobile Home

      10

      € 250,00

      Car, Suv

      13

      € 155,00

      Van, Mobile Home

      13

      € 310,00

      Car, Suv

      16

      € 185,00

      Van, Mobile Home

      16

      € 370,00

      Car, Suv

      20

      € 225,00

      Van, Mobile Home

      20

      € 450,00

    • Train

      Santa Lucia Station St. Lucia Railway station is just a short walk from Piazzale Roma (approx.600 metres), where you can take the People Mover train to the Marittima terminal entrance for a modest fare.  


      Venezia-Mestre Station
      The railway station is approximately 10 km from the Cruise Terminal. Taxi service available.
      Train
    • Plane

      A taxi service is available to take you from Marco Polo airport to the Stazione Marittima cruise terminal. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes, depending on the traffic.  
      Alternatively, you can take a taxi boat. An MSC shuttle service is also available. 
      Please go to the MSC booth just outside the arrivals hall on your right.

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      Plane

    Italy

    History, gastronomy and fashion
    History, gastronomy and fashion

    A cruise to Italy is an emotional roller coaster. Rome is a tremendous city quite unlike any other, and in terms of historical sights outstrips everywhere else in the country by some way.
     
    Liguria, the small coastal province along the north-west coast, has long been known as the “Italian Riviera” and is accordingly crowded with sun-seekers for much of the summer.
    In Veneto the main focus of interest is, of course, Venice: a unique city, and every bit as beautiful as its reputation would suggest. Tuscany in central Italy represents perhaps the most commonly perceived image of the country, with its classic rolling countryside and the art-packed towns of Florence and Pisa.

    The south proper begins with the region of Campania. Its capital, Naples, is a unique, unforgettable city, the spiritual heart of the Italian south. Puglia, the “heel” of Italy, has underrated pleasures, too, notably the landscape of its Gargano peninsula and the souk-like qualities of its capital, Bari.

    As for Sicily, the island is really a place apart, with a wide mixture of attractions ranging from some of the finest preserved Hellenistic treasures in Europe, to a couple of Italy’s most appealing Mediterranean beach resorts in Taormina and Cefalù, not to mention some gorgeous upland scenery.