Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Port Chat > Europe Port Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-15-2006, 11:32 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 13

Just got back from a mediterranean cruise. Thanks to all for the great info.

Another question for my next cruise-- I am planning to fly to Rome and travel to catch the cruise ship in Civitavecchia on my own.

Is there a more efficient way to do that compared to what I have in mind-- taking the train from fiumicino (leonardo express) to termini and then another train to civitavecchia?

Thanks in advance.
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-16-2006, 09:40 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 751
UGH! Getting to the port of Civatavecchia is one of the only things wrong about cruising in the Med. i.e. many of the debarkation/embarkation ports are difficult to access. Getting to Civ is either expensive or a hassle. The hassle way (least expensive) is to use the train, and you have done your homework on this issue. The other options all involve being driven to the port by either buses (i.e. transfers) taxis, pre-arranged transfer limos/cars, etc. We have often gone to the port in our rental car...but than we will usually be in Italy before and after cruises and always get around Italy and Europe in a rental car. Most of the major rental car companies all have offices in "Civ." I usually advise cruise passengers to take a taxi or pre-arrange for a car and "bite the costly bullet." The reason is that its not very easy to carry lots of luggage onto the trains, and than you still need to get from the "Civ" station to the port which, although only a few blocks to the port entrance, is a bit far when you have luggage. Sorry I don't have any good answers, but there is just no easy inexpensive option.

  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-16-2006, 05:16 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 13
I really appreciate the "straight goods" Hank, about this issue. I now understand why the cruise line charge what they do for that transfer. I will just have to allow for it.

Thanks again!
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-27-2006, 07:20 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 15
What is the taxi fare from Civ to rome.
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-28-2006, 08:11 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 751
This kind of taxi fare is somewhat negotiable based on supply and demand. However, my best guess would be that you would have to pay approximately $200. There are also a few companies that will pre-arrange your transfer from the port and I believe you are looking at spending at least $200 for that service (check on-line). Keep in mind that it takes about 1:15 min to get from the port into the center of Rome, which is why the transfers are so darn expensive.

  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-28-2006, 10:24 AM
Ptur's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Dunedin New Zealand
Posts: 208
What cruise are you going on out of Rome? It may be that there are others in the same situation and you can share a taxi.
Free Cruise Tickers
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 12-01-2006, 03:15 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 6
Hi,I'm Italian and I live in Rome.I think that the cheappest and easy way to arrive from Fiumicino airport to Civitavecchia port is to rent a car at the airport.Taxi is very expensive and to arrive in Civitavecchia is easy driving ;it's all motorway.You will find the agency(Avis-Hertz) to leave the car very closed to the port of civitavecchia.Have a nice cruise.Renata
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 12-02-2006, 11:11 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7
Honestly, we have just allowed for this in our budget. If you book air with your cruiseline, the transfers are included. So that might be something to look into.

  #9 (permalink)  
Old 12-05-2006, 12:25 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 3
I currently live in Rome and just took a cruise leaving from Civitavecchia.
I have a car so we just drove there but even that we had a few problem with the company that were supposed to pick up our car for storage.
Anyway, best way to do this is either find a hotel in Civitavecchia for the night before and after the cruise (you can take trains to downtown Rome easy enough IF you have no luggage, dragging your luggages around Rome and fighting with all this pickpockets in the train station is not worth the try).
Also there are several hotels near the airport that offers free or discount rides to Civitavecchia, one that many like is called the Roman Village or something like that, it is located in Ostiense not far from the airport (also airport pick up and drop off), do a web search and ask if they provide rides to the port.
Good luck
Closed Thread

car, citivecchia, civitavecchia, close, cruise, cruiseship, hertz, location, long, port, rental, reviews, rome, ship, transfer

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Civitavecchia 838449 Norwegian Cruise Line 4 02-15-2009 05:59 AM
CIVITAVECCHIA edwardtheking Europe Port Chat 8 02-04-2009 02:42 AM
Civitavecchia D10S Europe Port Chat 14 09-22-2007 08:37 AM
Civitavecchia Christin Embarkation Ports, Hotels, and Transfers 6 05-20-2007 08:36 PM
Civitavecchia EileenO Europe Port Chat 3 01-19-2007 06:00 PM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:23 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2