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Cruises in Rome

Rome, the Eternal City, is renowned for its ancient monuments, overwhelming history, and vibrant local culture. Visit the awe-inspiring Colosseum, explore the Vatican City, or toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Although Rome doesn't have its own cruise port, the nearby Civitavecchia serves as the gateway to this iconic city for Mediterranean and European cruise passengers. Rome's remarkable blend of history, art, and delicious cuisine make it an essential destination for anyone visiting Europe.

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2416

10-Day Grand Western Mediterranean

  • 15 Aug 2024 - 25 Aug 2024
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Princess Cruises
  • Island Princess

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2417

10-Day Grand Western Mediterranean

  • 25 Aug 2024 - 04 Sep 2024
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Princess Cruises
  • Island Princess

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2419A

20-Day Grand Mediterranean Explorer

  • 25 Sep 2024 - 15 Oct 2024
  • Rome
  • Trieste
  • Princess Cruises
  • Island Princess

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2420

10-Day Italy, Croatia & Greece

  • 05 Oct 2024 - 15 Oct 2024
  • Rome
  • Trieste
  • Princess Cruises
  • Island Princess

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2420A

20-Day Adriatic & Aegean Explorer

  • 05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024
  • Rome
  • Athens
  • Princess Cruises
  • Island Princess

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2421A

20-Day Mediterranean & Holy Land Explorer

  • 15 Oct 2024 - 04 Nov 2024
  • Trieste
  • Rome
  • Princess Cruises
  • Island Princess

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2422A

20-Day Adriatic & Holy Land Explorer

  • 25 Oct 2024 - 14 Nov 2024
  • Athens
  • Rome
  • Princess Cruises
  • Island Princess

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2423

10-Day Mediterranean & Adriatic

  • 04 Nov 2024 - 14 Nov 2024
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Princess Cruises
  • Island Princess

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A Warm Welcome to Rome, Italy

Welcome to Rome, the eternal city! Centrally located in the Italian Peninsula, with a population of approximately 2.8 million, Rome, the capital of Italy, covers an impressive 1,285 square kilometres of history, culture, and enchantment. On average, cruises to this destination last between 7 to 10 days, offering countless opportunities for discovery. Renowned cruise lines such as Holland America, Princess Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Line frequent Rome due to its globally celebrated attractions and allure. A cruise holiday in Rome is, on average, moderately priced, with a variety of packages catering to different budgets, making it an unmissable addition to your travel bucket list.

Rome's Essential Landmarks and Sights

Rome's plethora of attractions makes it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and architecture admirers alike. Top sights include:

  • Colosseum: This iconic 2000-year-old amphitheater is usually open from 8:30 a.m. and closes an hour before sunset. Arriving early in the morning is highly recommended to avoid peak crowds.
  • The Vatican: The epicenter of Catholicism boasts St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and numerous museums. It's advisable to reserve a whole day for exploration.
  • Palatine Hill: Close to the Colosseum, this open-air museum offers a panoramic view of the city.
  • Trevi Fountain: This iconic fountain is most magical at night, and don't forget to toss a coin for good luck!
  • Pantheon: This architectural masterpiece is a marvel of engineering and a testament to Rome's architectural prowess.

     

Cruise Prune's Highlight: Our favorite is The Vatican with its rich historical and religious significance; it's an absolute marvel.

An Ideal Day in Rome: Itineraries for Cruise Passengers

Experience Rome in a day with our tailored itineraries that provide a fantastic glimpse into the city's heart and soul.

 

  • ?‍?‍? Family itinerary: Start with a tour of the Colosseum, then onto the Pantheon, and finish the day at Villa Borghese for a light-hearted boat ride.
  • ?️ History-focused itinerary: Start with The Vatican, visit the Colosseum, and conclude the day with a stroll through Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • ?️ Adventure itinerary: Begin with a bike tour on the Appian Way, then explore catacombs and conclude with a visit to Trastevere neighborhood for a taste of Rome's nightlife.

Cruise Prune's Highlight: We recommend the history-focused itinerary. The rich history that Rome encapsulates is best experienced this way.

Dive into Rome's Mouth-Watering Delicacies

Get a true taste of Rome by indulging in its local cuisine. Must-try dishes include Carbonara, Pizza Romana, and Gelato.

  • Trattoria Vecchia Roma is a famous spot for Carbonara,
  • Pizzarium Bonci offers a delicious Pizza Romana, and
  • Old Bridge Gelateria for a creamy, authentic Gelato.

Cruise Prune's Highlight: We highly recommend Carbonara - a creamy pasta dish that encapsulates the flavors of Rome.

Immerse Yourself in Rome's Rich Culture

Experience the authentic Roman lifestyle in its vibrant neighborhoods such as Trastevere, interact with local artisans at Mercato Centrale, or visit a classic Roman trattoria. Rome is a city where past and present intertwine seamlessly. From its ancient ruins, iconic landmarks, to its culinary delights and fashion legacy, the Roman culture is indeed captivating.

Cruise Prune's Highlight: Strolling through Trastevere allows you to soak in the local lifestyle, enjoy the rustic charm of cobblestone streets, and perhaps even experience an impromptu street performance!

A Wealth of Handy Tips for Unforgettable Cruise Layovers in Magnificent Rome

As the idiom goes, 'when in Rome, do as the Romans do'. We at Cruise Prune believe that every journey should be as smooth as possible for our esteemed vacationers. Let us ease your exploration of Rome with these essential tips.

The local currency used is Euro (€). However, major credit cards are typically accepted. Rome is quite a safe city, but as in any prominent city, tourists should beware of potential pickpockets. Moving around Rome can be a delightful experience with numerous transportation options including buses, trams, taxis, or even just walking. Moreover, Romans are warm and welcoming, but abiding by their etiquettes can make your visit even more pleasant.

  • Remember to dress appropriately when visiting religious places of interest.
  • Never skip the queue, for Romans take their lines very seriously.

For those looking to take a piece of Rome back home, we've compiled this small list of classic Roman souvenirs:

  • Artisanal olive oil
  • Italian ceramics
  • Handmade leather goods

⭐ Cruise Prune's Highlight: Grasp the essence of Rome by bringing back Murano Glass crafted with centuries-old methods.

Answering Your Burning Questions: Hassle-Free Cruising in Rome

We understand you may have questions regarding your journey to Rome. To paint a clearer picture of what to expect, we have addressed the most common inquiries below:

Traveling Responsibly: Your Guide to Sustainable Explorations in Rome

Responsible tourism can make a world of difference, especially in a city as treasured as Rome. We strongly promote eco-friendly practices amongst our patrons and encourage supporting local businesses.

Entrance to Rome: Marvelous Facilities and Activities Awaiting at The Nearest Port

Rome's port, the Civitavecchia Port, extends a warm welcome to every cruise traveler. It isn't just a gateway to Rome but a destination in itself with several facilities and attractions.

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