Cruises

Ferry boat sails along St Mark's Square
One of the ferry boats is sailing along St. Mark’s Square. The cruise port of Venice is near the historic centre. The most easy way to get to the cruise port is by land taxi. More spectacular is to take a water taxi. A public water taxi from the airport to the cruise port is available for €15 p.p.

Venice cruises

Cruise operators with disembarkment in Venice:

– Azamara Cluc Cruises: up-market cruise line with butler service
– Carnival Cruises: world’s largest cruise company
– Celebrity Cruises: large global cruise line
– Costa Crociere: Italian cruise line and market leader in Italy
– Crystal Cruises: Japanese luxury cruise line
– Cunard Line: operates the Queen Victoria, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth
– Fred Olsen Cruises: smaller cruise ships. British ambiance
– Hapag Lloyd Cruises: part of German travel company TUI
– Happy Cruises: Spanish cruise line
– Holland America Line (HAL)
– Iberocruceros: focus on Spanish and Portuguese speaking tourists
– Louis Cruise Line: one of world’s largest cruise operators
– Mano Maritime: Israeli owned cruise line
– MCS Cruises
– Norwegian Cruise Lines: large cruise operator
– Oceania Cruises: world’s largest upscale cruise line
– P& O Princess Cruises
– Phoenix Reisen: Germany-based travel & cruise company
– Pullmantur Cruises: cruise line headquartered in Spain
– Regent Seven Seas Cruises: luxury all-inclusive cruises
– Royal Caribbean Cruises: world’s 2nd largest cruise line
– SeaCloud Cruises: luxury cruises on windjammers
– Sea Dream Yacht Club: luxury cruises on megayachts
– SeaBourn Cruise Line: luxury cruise vacations
– Silversea Cruises: luxury all-suite cruise ships
– Star Clippers: sailing tall ship cruises
– Swan Hellenic: small luxury and cultural cruises
– Voyages of Discovery: small UK-based cruise company
– Windstar Cruises: luxury sailing yacht cruises

Largest cruise companies

queen mary cruise ship
– 1) Carnival: the largest cruise ship company in the world
– 2) Royal Caribbean Cruises: 2nd largest cruise line with 42 ships
– 3) Star Cruises: leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific
– 4) MSC: leading cruise line in the Mediterranean Sea
– 5) Louis Cruise Line: Mediterranean Cruises & East Mediterranean Cruises