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Cruise Ships to Portofino, Italy

Portofino is a scenic fishing village situated on a point that juts into the Mediterranean. It’s near the center of the Italian Riviera, 15 miles east of Genoa.

  1. Riviera – from Monte Carlo, Monaco
  2. Star Pride – from Barcelona, Spain
  3. Seven Seas Voyager – from Monte Carlo, Monaco
  4. Wind Surf – from Barcelona, Spain
  5. Silver Spirit – from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
  6. Azamara Quest – from Nice, France
  7. Star Breeze – from Barcelona, Spain
  8. Celebrity Constellation – from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
  9. Star Legend – from Barcelona, Spain
  10. Sirena – from Barcelona, Spain
  11. Azamara Journey – from Barcelona, Spain
  12. Marina – from Lisbon, Portugal
  13. SeaDream II – from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
  14. Seabourn Odyssey – from Barcelona, Spain

Featured Cruises – August 4, 2016

Well, you’ve missed the 7 night Alaska cruise on Silver Shadow that departs today, but there’s still plenty of time to sign up for the 12 Night South Pacific and Fiji cruise that is scheduled to depart from Sydney on January 31, 2017…

Departing Today

Silver Shadow
7 Night Alaska Northbound
Departing from: Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
Visiting: Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska; Cruise Hubbard Glacier; Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

More Cruises Sailing Thursday August 4th:
Marina11 Night Royals and Vikings
Viking Odin11 Night Cities Of Light Eastbound
Carnival Imagination3 Night Baja Mexico
Carnival Victory3 Night Bahamas
Nautica14 Night Baltic Brilliance

Departing in 30 Days – September 3, 2016

Queen Victoria
14 Night Greek Isles and Italy
Departing from: Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Visiting: Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Santorini (Thira), Greece; Katakolon (Olympia), Greece; Venice, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Corfu (Kerkyra), Greece; Naples, Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

More Cruises Sailing Saturday September 3rd:
Royal Princess14 Night Mediterranean Medley
Veendam7 Night New England and Canada Discovery
Crown Princess7 Night Alaska Inside Passage With Glacier Bay
Carnival Freedom7 Night Western Caribbean
Viking Njord7 Night Romantic Danube Eastbound

Departing in 90 Days – November 2, 2016

Viking Atla
11 Night Imperial Cities of Europe
Departing from: Hotel In Berlin
Visiting: Hotel In Dresden; Motorcoach Transfer Berlin To Dresden; Nuremberg, Germany; Motorcoach Transfer Dresden To Nuremberg; Main/Danube Canal Transit; Regensburg, Germany; Passau, Germany; Krems, Austria; Vienna, Austria; Budapest, Hungary

More Cruises Sailing Wednesday November 2nd:
Viking Rinda7 Night Paris and the Heart of Normandy
MSC Fantasia7 Night Western Mediterranean
Carnival Imagination4 Night Catalina and Baja Mexico
Norwegian Sun31 Night Voyage To South America
Celebrity Constellation12 Night Israel and Mediterranean

Departing in 6 months – January 31, 2017

Voyager of the Seas
12 Night South Pacific and Fiji
Departing from: Sydney, Australia
Visiting: Noumea, New Caledonia; Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji; Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji; Mystery Island, Vanuatu; Lifou Isle, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

More Cruises Sailing Tuesday January 31st:
Volendam14 Night Indonesian Discovery
Zaandam21 Night South America and Antartica
Westerdam7 Night Mexican Riviera
Volendam28 Night Indonesia and Far East Discovery Collector
Mariner of the Seas4 Night Port Klang and Phuket

Departing in 1 year – August 4, 2017

Viking Kadlin
7 Night Paris and the Heart of Normandy
Departing from: Paris, France
Visiting: Vernon, France; Rouen, France; Rouen (Normandy Beaches), France; Les Andelys, France; Conflans Ste Honorine, France

More Cruises Sailing Friday August 4th:
Viking Tor7 Night Romantic Danube Westbound
Viking Var7 Night Romantic Danube Eastbound
Nautica14 Night Baltic Ballads
Enchantment of the Seas3 Night Bahamas
Norwegian Dawn7 Night Bermuda

Featured Cruise: 11 Night Mediterranean Cruises From Civitavecchia

11-night-mediterrean-western-mapIf you live outside of Europe, you may not have heard of Civitavecchia.  It’s a port city, located on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 75 km (50 miles) northwest of Rome.  And, as the cruise port closest to Rome, it’s Italy’s busiest departure port for cruises around the Mediterranean and elsewhere.  It’s also a popular stopover point for cruises that start elsewhere on the Mediterranean.

There are lots of different cruise options out of this port, but the most popular “mid-length” cruise out of Civitavecchia is the 11-night Mediterranean Cruise.  At 11 days, these cruises are long enough to fully explore the areas either to the east or west, but not so long that the cost in money or time becomes prohibitive for many cruise fans.

11 day cruises to the western Mediterranean frequently include a visit to Barcelona, a trip through the Straits of Gibraltar and continue out into the Atlantic with stops at island towns like Funchai and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.  Other variations to the west don’t go as far, but include stops in Monte Carlo, Marseille, Naples and Palermo.  Some cruises are round-trip, bringing you back to Civitavecchia, while others finish up in another major port like Barcelona.

11-night-mediterrean-aegean-mapThere are also several different varieties of cruises that travel out of Civitavecchia toward the eastern Mediterranean.  Some head to Greece, visiting Piraeus (near Athens) and a couple of the Greek islands before going on to Istanbul, Turkey.  Or they may substitute a trip to Egypt and Israel instead of Istanbul.  The second major variety to the east includes Greece and then a lot of time in the Adriatic Sea.  These cruises usually include visits to Dubrovnik (Croatia) and Venice.

11-night cruises on the Mediterranean Sea out of Civitavecchia are offered by many of the major cruise lines, including Costa, Celebrity, MSC and Holland America.  If an 11 day Med cruise sounds good but you’d rather start somewhere else, they’re also offered out of Barcelona, Piraeus and several other cities.