Is there a purely italian cruise? Like a cruise that goes from say Venice to Rome, and all thats inbetween?
Here is exactly what you want:-
They also do various other cruises around Italy. They do not use mega ships, but well equipped small luxury ships.
You can "buy" the cruise with airfare omitted and arrange your own.
They usually include a lot of shore excursions in the price. I notice Pompeii and Herculaneum are both included. Bit of overkill to do both in one day but it is worth it as Herculaneum was much better preserved - but you need to see Pompeii first to understand what happened! Would be very tiring day - but well worth it!
I note they include a Mount Etna trip. We did this from a big ship and were most disappointed:-
The first time we went to Sicily we went on organised trip to see Mt. Etna (volcano). We were one of several coaches that wended our way across the land and up the mountain, past the lava flows etc. We arrived at a coach park - by the inevitable souvenir stalls - and were told "get a souvenir". We asked where the Volcano was and was told over that hill but you don't have time to go and see it as we leave in "x" minutes.
The next time we went we organised - via the local tourist office - a local guide who had a 4 wheel drive Land Rover and spoke reasonable English. He met us on the dock and took us up the back way, along/over the lava that had erupted 18 months ago. It was strange as we were there in (I think January) and there was snow all around but the new road was clear! We stopped, he put a newspaper into a space under a rock and it burst into flames! Even after 18 months it was still hot! That is why the road was not snow covered! We went up to near the new vent that had opened up in the side of the volcano. We walked up and around the dormant crater which was still glowing dull red in various places!
Now that is what I call an excursion!
As you would be getting a "free trip" you may not want to pay extra but if you check with Noble and it is just a coach trip - and you want to see the real volcano - not active I hasten to add - it would be worth arranging your own trip!
We mainly go on Nobles expedition trips to remote places (Alaska/Antarctica etc.) and the shore excursions are A1 excellent. However in the main tourist areas they are limited to what the locals can provide and the overall cost of course.
Is there a good Meterranian Cruise Line I should take?
There are several cruise lines operating in the Med. Here are a couple:
Viking Yacht Cruises: http://www.vikings.gr/
Cruise Greece and the Greek Isles
Louis Cruise Lines: http://www.louiscruises.com/
Cruises to the Black Sea, Cyprus, France, Gibraltar, Greek Islands, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Egypt, the Holy Land
Good Luck and Have a great time.
Can we drink on a cruise in Europe when we are 18?
According to Royal Caribbean website you will need a beverage waiver.
Why do I need a beverage waiver? - Royal Caribbean International Q: Why do I need a beverage waiver? A: Effective as of all sailings commencing on or after July 28, 2006, the minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages on all Royal Caribbean International ships is 21. On cruises departing from European and South American countries, where the legal drinking age is typically lower than 21, a parent who is sailing with his or her son(s) and/or daughter(s) who is between the ages of 18 to 20, may sign a waiver allowing the 18 to 20 year old to consume alcoholic beverages.
From the airport in Venice(Italy) how do you get to St Marks Square? From St Marks Square how far is the port?
very simple....take an auto taxi from the airport to the vaperetto station or water taxi station, then to st marks stop. recommended to have only the quantity of bags you can handle on your own -- unless you get the water taxi direct to your hotel, which you can do if it is situated on a canal. otherwise, contact your hotel directly for assistance.
also, i'm sure you cruise ship attendents will assist you w/ info to make your trip easily. they may have a transport arrangement in place that you would pay them to use...
I want to go on a mediterranian cruise,the longest one.How much per person?
It really just depends what you are wanting to do. Disney Cruise is offering a cruise to the Mediteranean in 2007, their first. The 14 night cruise that goes to is running about $2,500 per person, without, air in a low category. It depends on adults, kids, etc. Then, they will have another 14 night cruise when it comes back to the states. So you would have to spend some time over there, but eventually they would bring you back.
I think for a cruise like this you would want to do something really special, so I would say maybe Oceania, Cunard, Crystal, Celebrity or Costa would be a good choice. But it also depends what you are looking for as far as onboard experience.
Here are a few links that should give you some ideas:
I hope this helps!
hi ! i whant to do a ship cruise in february and visit st.kits and st.lucia.i whant to know if i need a visa.?
You should check here:
From a quick glance it looks like yes for St. Kits and no for St. Lucia. This is assuming you have a Romanian passport.
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Which cruise line is best to travel on a trip around Italy for the summer?
I don't disagree with Ships Ahoy's answer. Oceania is a wonderful cruise line. However, your question specifically asks about a 7-day cruise. Unfortunately, Oceania only offers 10, 12, & 14 day cruises. I would like to suggest another, and much less expensive option for you to consider.
If you're looking for the experts in Italian cruising, you must consider Costa Cruise Line. Costa is an Italian company with headquarters in Genoa - in fact, they are Europe's #1 cruise line & have international clientel. Costa has a fleet of 9 beautiful, state-of-the-art ships (most of them less than 5 years old) with 3 more on order. All ships fly the Italian flag and operate in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Dubai and the Far East. Costa is part of Carnival Corporation so if you've been on any of their ships, (Carnival, Holland American, Princess, Cunard, Windstar, Costa, & Seabourn) you're entitled to a "past passenger discount".
The experience on-board a Costa Cruise is definately geared toward "Cruising Italian Style" (which is their slogan) - from it's decor to it dining, and there's certainly a variety of dining experiences onboard:
- “Trattoria Italiana” ~ Casual Dining in the buffet or by the pool deck.
- “Tradizionale” ~ Traditional Dining in the main restaurant.
- “Salute e Benessere” ~ Spa Menu for the health conscious.
- “Dining di Lusso” ~ Deluxe Dining in one of their specialty restaurants.
- “Piccolo Morso” ~ A Lite Bite from the buffet or room service 24 hours a day.
- “Pizzeria” ~ Pizza in the bistro.
- “Spuntino” ~ Treats to Sweets from the midnight buffet.
I have pasted a link to Costa Cruise Lines for you below.
I always think that planning your vacation is a big part of the enjoyment of the vacation. I hope this information is helpful to you.
For first time cruisers, what is everything that they should know?
You need to contact customer service dept. of the cruise ship you will be cruising on - Most cruise ships will give you all the information you need to know. READ everything -
There are great websites dedicated to people like you who want to know what other people did - also - try the library for a travel DVD on your destination, most library's have them or can borrow one from another library -
check out the websites below
pack smart - - don't over pack - coordinate
put loose items in ziplocks - don't bring anything you can't replace (cherished items can get broke or lost) - you can carry them with you - but it's better not to worry -
certain items are forbidden on the plane and ship -
contact both and ask the customer service rep for the list
less is more - bring meds (again - ziplock bag) if needed - a week before you leave, put your suitcase out or a box and start to pack - keep a list with you as you remember things you want to bring - then when you pack - remember - don't over-pack - bring the things you can't do without and leave the rest home - have fun - find out if the ship has laundry service or a self service laundry room - you can save space in your luggage for souvenirs - have fun - yes, have fun!
No one can really answer this. I mean the most options would depend on you and what your interests are. There are some amazing cruiselines out there. You can have utter luxury. But you have to pay for it.
You can also go cheaper cruise lines like Carnival. They have the best value for the dollar in my opinion but then again, you get what you pay for. It's not going to have the luxuries.
So really no one can tell you what ship you should go on. We can tell you that certain cruiselines cater to older clientele like Holland. Certain cruiselines like NCL you should just never stay on. You can probably find better deals with cruiselines that do not run out of the US. There are lots of lines that cannot sail out of the US but that also means the standards will not be regulated by the US.
In general though the best service and the best value for the dollar would be opposites. You pay for the service if you want to be catered to.
You can go to cruise critic to read reviews from people that just got off the ship you are interested in.
It's a long way to Malta by boat from Venice. Your best bet is to fly. Ryanair has budget flights from the Treviso airport to Malta. On the date I checked - 25 Jun 09 to Malta a flight to Malta is currently available for 27.78 euro including all taxes and fees. Most of the time it's likely to be more since the quoted airfare was zero euro - you only pay the taxes & fees. http://www.bookryanair.com/SkySales/FRSearch.aspx?culture=EN-GB&pos=SBFORM
There are ferries to Malta from Sicily, but that's a long train ride from Venice. Have you visited the Biennale yet? There are some interesting exhibits this year.
Phew. You are trying to do so much!
The Northern one gives more modern history and civilisation.
The Southern one is more ancient history and mainly poor countries.
Add on to either England to Italy and you are going to be punch drunk on European life/history at a totally superficial shallow level.
Live in UK and been to virtually all of the places you mention over many years. Knowing the poor quality of cruise line shore excursions I think you will see plenty - but nothing!
If I had to chose it would be the Baltic cruise,but forget trying to add on England to Italy as to much in too short a time.
As a matter of interest I looked up your 2 cruises, been to almost all these places. By your choice of cruise line I assume you are reasonably well off/educated......so.....you would be shielded from the extreme poverty (down the side streets) on the West Med. cruise but it will be all around you. You can only guess about conditons way from the Tourist areas, my wife finds it very distressing.
The Baltic wins hands down. St Petersburg was just finishing it's renovation when we were there, it will be absolutely beautiful now and the "piece de resistance" of the trip!
Realise however that the rest of Russia is extreme poverty and hand to mouth existence. Moscow is still almost a military state where the people are ruled with a rod of iron! I was severely told off by an armed guard at the Kremlin for stepping off the pavement (sidewalk) to take a picture!
All the Scandinavian capitals you would visit are superb and they enjoy a very good lifestyle.
The biggest disappointment I had was on the visit to Berlin. They have not preserved any of the "the wall" in the city centre, just 2 rows of buried bricks in one street!
On the other cruise Venice is lovely to visit, but not on a cruise ship at the height of the tourist season, I assume you will now what I mean when I say it will be like sardines and the sewerage smell is worst then due to the heat!
Hope this helps, if you want any further help email me.
I'm getting married on the Disney cruise and the captain is marrying us. If its a major cruise line they probably have information on their web site. For us it will be way easier and more hassle free to let them do the majority of the work.
my idea of lunch is a small loaf of bread, fresh fruit, mortadella (balogna-NOT!) a dish of marinated olives and cheese all from a grocery store.
and expresso anywhere you can grab one!! walking around ancient rome is great. next to the colosseum is a touristy-looking cafe with the world's best coffee. their expresso is so strong it burned my throat like pepper! don't be afraid to eat street food. it is always good. if it is not a seasonal thing, try the chestnuts from the street vendors.
the public transport is small, but so is rome. do go to the vatican. rome is real heavy in history. take pictures of everything, of course, with u in front!
sorry i forgot! in rome, (or anywhere) watch for gypsies carrying "babies" on crowded buses. one baby began feeling my breast pocket with its feet. i grabbed at its "foot" and the lady left the bus. it of course was her hand!!!
Go to vacationstogo.com where you can compare all the cruise lines/ships/destinations at discount prices.
It sounds as if you could be better going on a European ship rather than a US ship as you will get a more European experience!
A good place to start from is Barcelona (Spain) which is a perfect tourist destination and a main cruise ship port.
Interested in name of good car service in Rome, Italy for transfers from the city to the cruise port & return?
Try the forum at http://www.cruisecritic.com there will be people there who have done the same thing and will have recommended companies.
There might even be people going on the same cruise wanting to share transport to Rome.
Internet access is available on all Royal Caribbean ships. Below is the costs.
"Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
There will be six designated *"Hot Spots" which vary from ship to ship.
To use our WI-FI access, you'll need:
Windows operating system
802.11b Wireless networking capability
The cost for Wi-Fi access through your own laptop is:
Base rate is $.65 per minute or choose from one of our prepaid packages:
$35 for 60 minutes
$55 for 100 minutes
$75 for 150 minutes
$100 for 250 minutes
$150 for 500 minutes
All prices are subject to change without notice."
Now if you are thinking of using the Ipad on ship as your phone service that is very expensive:
"Q Can I contact people back home from the ship?
A: Your friends and family can contact the ship by calling (888) 724-SHIP. Or from outside the U.S. they can call (732) 335-3285. The cost is $7.95 USD a minute and can be charged to their American Express®, MasterCard®, Visa®, Discover® or Diners Club®. From outside the U.S. additional long distance charges will also apply.
You can make ship-to-shore calls from your stateroom, 24 hours a day. The cost is $7.95 USD per minute and will be automatically charged to your SeaPassSM account."
You can use your cell phone while in other countries while the ship is in port at no additional charge. So if you buy an international plan you'll have to wait until the ship docks and you can get a signal through a local cell tower. If you do it while at sea you will be going through the ships satellite service at a very expensive cost. I made calls home on my cell phone while my ship was docked in Egypt, Greece and Malta at no extra charge other than my cell's plan.
Where can I rent a car in Livorno, Italy? How much for one day?
Just remember that renting a car is not cheap in Italy. Between the cost of the cab to get to the rental agency (I'm guessing there aren't any right in the port), rental costs, high gas prices, tolls, parking etc...you may want to rethink having a driver which allows you to be more of a tourist.
That said, some of the major U.S. car rental companies have outlets in Italy. I'm not sure about Livorno but check the following companies websites (you can go to the English-language versions, they will give you international information)
Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget -- I'd guess that the first two are more likely to be there than others.
A European rental agency that is all over is Europcar. Or try the AutoEurope website -- www.autoeurope.com -- which is a consolidator that will found you a car where you need it.
I have NEVER seen a bicycle allowed on any ship, and doubt that there is any ship which will accept them. You can certainly rent bikes, scooters, etc. at just about every port, often for quite a bit less than the price of a shore excursion. I often just walk at various ports where things are close.
For the itinerary listed, a Japanese citizen should not need to apply for any visas in advance.
Cruise lines are notoriously unhelpful about visa issues. They don't really keep track of the policies, which is why they make it a point when you book to get you to accept authority over handling any immigration issues.
According to the Foreign Ministry of Egypt, Japan is not listed as one of the countries that are required to be in possession of a pre-arrival visa:
You can confirm this by phoning your local Egyptian embassy or consulate.
It sounds like you've already sorted out Italy, Greece, and Turkey, but just in case... Italy and Greece are both part of the Schengen Agreement, so as a Japanese passport holder, your companion can enter these countries for up to 90 days without a visa. For Turkey, the rules are similar, and Japanese citizens are visa exempt for stays up to 90 days.
I am going on a Cruise Ship tomorrow and I am so scared?
You will "survive" just Fine, Jenna!
Turn Down your High-Drama.
As a matter of FACT~
statistically, there is Much More Danger when you drive around
in a vehicle, then when you will cruise on a ship!
We are living in 2011, now. Our ships are very high-tech.
I was checking out the stabilizer's on my last cruise ship.
All the ships I've sailed on were Very Safe!
Please Chill-Out & Cope with this Great new Adventure
you are going on! Be Positive & have FUN!
Your experience sounds good, so just go ahead and visit all the different cruise lines websites, look at their Employment (Career, Job) section and apply online or follow the instructions they give you for applying. It is difficult to predict how long it will take to get a job, since it all depends on what happens onboard a ship.
Sometimes they just need a replacement because someone is going on vacation and the other person scheduled for that decided not to come back, sometimes they need someone, because the person currently onboard needs to go home for family reasons (or got let go)
I would say your chances are good, however, it could take 6 months until you hear something from a cruise line - it could also be 2 days.
Your language skills are definitely a plus, and with fluent in Italien I would also consider:
Costa Cruise Lines and for Spanish fluent: Pullmantur cruises.
Which cruise ship would best suit me? 22 years old, taking my parents?
Princess Cruises is the best bang for your buck in my opinion. There's a lot of variety and they do a good job of catering to the all the different crowds onboard.
I'm not into partying either and I've found there's plenty to keep me occupied, and the dining is always outstanding!
Norwegian Cruise Line is an alternative which is quite similar to Princess, but perhaps slightly more casual.
Carnival is better price-wise, but the quality is not nearly as good. It also attracts a more, say, energetic crowd... ;)
About cruises, is there a ship that goes to Italy, France and England?
There are several cruise lines that do cruises of the Mediterranean, some leave from Southampton, England and other from Barcelona, Spain. They generally have port stops in Nice (Villafrance), France; Florence/Pisa, Rome and Naples, Italy; and maybe Athens, Greece or another port stop or two in Greece or some other country. The cruises range from 7 days to 12 or 14 days. You can search for these cruises on the cruise line web sites below. You need to search first for cruises to Europe and then for departure ports of Barcelona and/or England (England has 3 departure ports).
Here's an example:
Here's another leaving from Southampton, England: http://www.royalcaribbean.com/findacruise/cruiseDetails/itineraryAndPricing.do;jsessionid=0000P2TL_IIaYPevdfdp-cBFUJc:12hdhu93n?packageCode=VY11M018&date=ANY&selectedCurrencyCode=USD&promoType=&hasSenior=&hasMilitary=&state=
From where? If it's from the U.S., I know they offer Atlantic cruises to Europe. However, these can be expensive. You can also travel by freighter; however, this can still be somewhat pricey. I believe it would take a few days and I don't think you would have to worry about pirates ( though again it depends on where you're coming from). Good luck!
If you have never sailed out of Rome, first let me say that taking any kind of transportation to and from the port through the cruise line is a waste of money. My husband and I have sailed out of Rome many times, and we found that taking the train, from Roma Termini (the main train station in Rome) will cost you about 10 Euros each way. Sure beats the $100 bucks each, the cruise line is charging. It will take you about an hour by train.
Livorno- this is a very industrious port, therefore unless your adventureous, I would book something through the cruise line. But if you are up for it, instead of paying the outrageous excursion fees, you can simply take a bus into town to the train station and take the train to either Florence or Pisa. Its super easy, and a lot of people speak english to guide you. My husband and I got on the train in the morning to Pisa, then returned in the afternoon and took one of the cruise lines excursions into Tuscany for wine tasting.
Venice- Hopefully you have two days to spend, cause there is lots to see and do. Right off the ship, you can catch the water taxi for a couple euros right into Piazza San Marco (St. Marks square). Make sure you see the basillica at St. Marks, the Rialto bridge, and a glass blowing demonstration. The best way to see the glass blowing demonstration is unfortunately through the cruise line. Oh, yea, and the gellato, the best in the world.
Naples- Definitely take the excursion to Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii. The hike up the mountain is definitely an experience in its own, but the view from the top and into the crater is one that cannot be explained with words.
Croatia- Because the ship will dock so far from Dubrovnik, there is not much choice for transportation. I would definitely do some sort of Dubrovnik sightseeing tour. The city and history are very interesting, and you will probably learn many things you wouldn't have if you hadn't done a tour.
Have a great trip, this will definitely be one to remember.
Does Turkey require a visa for cruise ship passengers?
When our cruise ship stopped for a day in Kusadarsi, Turkey for a day we did not need a visa. Its my understanding that a visa is not required if you will be in Turkey for 24 hours or less. But since I am US citizen the requirements for Indian citizen may be different. My advice, since you got conflicting advice, is just get the Visa and be on the safe side.
You may want to look at this web site that has pertinent information: http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/details/BorderFormalities/index.html
According to this web page you DO require a visa: http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/details/BorderFormalities/advance_visa.html
here's a couple more to look at:
This last web site has a place to calculate whether you need a visas based on your country and citizenship. If you are Indian and citizen of that country you DO need a visa
Cruise Question- If the cruise is on a Monday, in Italy,Rome (Civitavecchia) and the ship leaves at 5pm,?
First of all it is highly recommended that you fly to your departure port the day before your cruise. The reason for this is simple; FLIGHT DELAYS. I have been on 2 Mediterranean cruises out of Barcelona, Spain and one to the Baltic out of Dover, England and it was our experience that the $150 to $200 you spend to get there early and stay a night to rest up and adjust to the time difference, plus not have to worry about a delayed or missed flight is worth the price.
Second, Civitavecchia is a good hour on the highway from Rome. So when you get to Rome, collect your luggage and are ready to start to the port you will need about 2 hours, an hour or so to get there and another half an hour or so to get your baggage to the ship's porters and check in. (most cruise line specify that you must be on board at least 30 minutes before departure time. And if you have not completed the pre-cruise travel documentation (on line or by mail) you will need to be there 2 hours early.
Your flight out of NY to Rome will likely be overnight and you will get there at lets say 10:00 AM if its a direct flight. If you have to go through one of London's airports it will be longer and you should avoid Heathrow if at all possible because it can add hours to your flight and is most likely to cause a delay or missed flight (been there and done that .... will never go through there again).
For your return flight, knowing that you will need at the very minimum an hour to get to Rome, I suggest that you book your flight back to the US late in the afternoon, like 3:00 PM or later. If the ship docks at 9:00 Am its going to be about 10:00 AM before you are actually headed toward Rome. Throw in some traffic congestion and you will be about noon getting there. 3:00 PM feels more comfortable to me than noon or 1:00 PM.
what is the fastest way to go from Italy or Spain to buenos aires by ship?
Many freighters that traverse the world make space for passengers. They have their own cabins and the I read that the meals are very good. However, they are very expensive and they take a lot of time. There are several websites on freighter travel. Interesting way to travel if you have time and money. The plane is your best bet despite the pain.
Are there any cruises to Italy where we can leave from the U.S. on a ship?
YES, you can cruise to Italy. Here's a link to a Celebrity Cruise line cruise leaving next year: http://www.celebritycruises.com/search/vacationItinerary.do;jsessionid=0000_o2_EJAM-U2y0nyR8mFjCMS:12hdbcuh7?packageCode=SL15T010&backPageName=Itinerary+Search+Results
Then another option is to take a Cunard Cruise line cruise from NY City to Italy. Here's EXACTLY what you are looking for:
It's a 24 day cruise round trip, NO flying at all.
Or, you can take a Cunard ship to the UK (England) and then take a Mediterranean cruise from there like this one:
But you will still have to fly back home or book more cruises to get back home, and that's doable too as long as you have the funds.
SO you can do it several ways as long as you have the funds for multiple cruises
Both options are available and it depends on how much time and money the "American" has for the cruise and whether the goal is to simply cross to Europe, or to tour Europe. If the goal is to simply cruise across the Atlantic then the American can take a regularly scheduled cruise with Cunard Cruise line, or with several other cruise lines like Royal Caribbean or Princess which do "repositioning" cruises, moving their ships from the US to Europe. The cruises across the Atlantic will take between 7 and 15 days and so unless the person has lots of time they will have little left for touring Europe.
On the other hand, if a person wants to tour Europe, either the Baltic countries of norther Europe, or the Mediterranean, then they would more than likely fly to Europe and board a ship. There are multiple places to board ships including, England, The Netherlands, Barcelona Spain, Rome Italy, Athens Greece, and Venice Italy. And the cruises will normally run between 7 and 12 or 13 days.
Personally, I have always flown to Europe (4 times) to board a cruise ship because my goal was to tour Europe. And most times I flew over a few days early so I had time to tour one or more cities before I boarded the ship. But I am retired and have plenty of time to travel.
You need to look up the individual websites of the cruise lines and look for the employment/job section.
Here is a list of cruise lines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cruise_lines
Cruise lines do not offer by location and the ships go all over the world - plus you can not choose which ship you would be going to. So you can end up anywhere.
In addition, you might start in Italy and could end up in Singapore after your 6 months or longer contract.
If you speak Italian, Costa Cruise lines is a good start. If you speak Spanish, Pullmantur Cruises is an option.
(Yet keep in mind, they also sail all over the world)
American who wants to work in a cruise ship that is Italian based, where will I pay taxes? U.S.? Italy? both?
You absolutely must file US tax returns and pay US taxes. If you have to pay Italian taxes, you can take a credit for the income taxes paid by using Form 1116.
Unfortunately working on a cruise ship does not qualify for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion unless you actually have a bona fide foreign residence for the entire tax year. The ship doesn't count as a foreign residence, so you'd need to rent a room or apartment in a foreign country. Nor does time on the high seas count for meeting the physical presence test so there's no way to meet that test. The cost of the foreign residence would probably be more than any tax savings though. On top of that, if you have to pay Italian income taxes, they are much higher than US income taxes so you'd do better with the credit on Form 1116 anyway.
I am going to Italy on a cruise, but I was charge 20 years on drugs will i be able to enter that country?
I would think it would not even be on your record after 20 years. You can have your records sealed. It has been a while since I have had to apply for a passport but do they ask you about crimes on the application? Contact the state dept and they can answer your questions.
There are plenty of ships that are departing from different ports (Bari, Ancona, Venice) from Italy to Greece (Corfu, Igoumenitsa, Patra). If you are looking for itineraries, sure it is a nice idea to travel from Italy to Greece by Ferry. There are plenty of discounts and excellent boats. Just have a look at the links.
If you would like to have a cruise there are also allot to choose and again the services are excellent.
Have a nice trip.
Traveling to Italy and I'm trying to figure out the best way to get to the cruise ship area from Civitaveclia
i went to civitavecchia station last year. the train (from rome) arrived on track 1 so i just had to walk 20 meters to the exit and i was on the main strett. turning right the cruise ship area was pretty close and i walked to it carrying my luggage without much trouble. on the area there is a bus shuttle that takes u to you ship, so i suggest to take the train. even if you trains stops at another track, u will only have to do one flight of stairs up and down, its a small station. and i bet there are elevators.
How long would it take to travel from new york to italy on a cruise ship?
depending on the cruise line, no offense but you and your brother should have done research and been more prepared. go to cruise lien websites, put in the itinerary you desire ( departure port, what month, etc..) and you should come up with a list of cruises, click on them to show the itinerary, with a map and a set list with dates. some cruise lines power through the Atlantic, they usually stop in kings wharf or something and then power through to Europe. the fastest you could get there, is say 4 days. slowest?? 2 weeks. and someone else answered saying Cunard took two weeks...that is because Cunard uses very old ships, their food is horrible, there is nothing to do on them. check out Holland America, princess, and royal carribian. they are your best bets for trans-Atlantic to Italy. (Holland America being most probable with best price) hope this helps. oh, and your chances of getting a cruise from NYC to italy are very low, unless you take Cunard, which sucks. try Florida. thats where your going to find the types of cruises your looking for.
Can you easily get from Venice, Italy airport to cruise ship terminal? How far is it?
The airport is located 12km (7.5 miles) from Venice by land, 10km (6 miles) by water.
A free shuttle runs between the terminal, the docks and various car parks
Have a look at http://www.cruisecritic.com for the best way to travel between the two places.
What is the best way to get from Ciampino, Italy to Civitavecchia, Italy to catch a cruise ship?
Unless you have a ton of luggage, the train is the cheapest way and reasonably easy. From Ciampino airport, take the shuttle bus (Cotral) to the Ciampino train station. At the train station, you can buy tickets for Civitavecchia at a cost of 4.90 euro. The trains run 3 to 7 times per hour from Ciampino to Roma Termini (15 minutes). You'll have to change trains at the Roma Termini. There are 2 to 3 trains per hour from the termini station to Civitavecchia. The travel time from Rome to Civitavecchia is roughly 1 to 1.5 hours depending on the specific train. There are a few intercity trains during the day that take about 45 minutes. You can get a cab from the station to the ship.
You can check specific train schedules at: http://www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html
For the portion of the trip between Ciampino Airport and Roma Termini station, you could also take the Terravision bus for 8 euro.
The most convenient, but also most expensive way is to hire a driver. Cabs or shuttle services could take you all the way from the airport to Civitavecchia, but the cost will be a lot more. This one advertises prices of 120 euro and up: http://www.rome-shuttle.com/Ciampino_Airport_to_Civitavecchia.html and this one is 200 euro and up: http://it.holidaytaxis.com/products.php?airportgroupid=10&airportid=101&resortid=1466. There are several other companies. It's about a 90 minute drive.
Is it possible for someone to get the italian citzenship while working on a cruise ship in italy?
Answer is difficult.
Under law today in force*, if one parent has italian citizenship, you also gain it automatically.
So if your grandfather was italian citizen, so your father and therefore you also are italian citizen. And you don't have to stay in Italian territory
- I don't know details about law previously in force
- I don't know if your (grand)father has lost italian citizenship in any time (eg for gaining citizenship of another country before 1992)
Please ask this question to an Italian Ambassady ("ambasciata") or "Consolato" (a diplomatic delegation)