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Genoa, Italy Highlights
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A cozy alternative to Italy's most popular destinations, Genoa is a great getaway spot with a deep immersion of local culture and cuisine.
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Genoa, Italy

Genoa is an Italian port city that's included on many itineraries, sometimes as a departure port but other times as a port of call within the itinerary. It’s a perfect starting point for cruisers who have already seen all that the more often visited Italian cities such as Rome and Venice. Plus, it’s often much less crowded than its larger counterparts, making for a quieter getaway. When visiting Genoa before or after your cruise, you can take in its gorgeous architecture, deep history, and artistic culture. There are plenty of museums (including the largest Aquarium in Europe), grand palaces, quaint neighborhoods, shops, restaurants, and breathtaking coastal views.

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Genoa, Italy

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Genoa, Italy. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Genoa, Italy:

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.

Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.

Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.

During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

Costa Cruises
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (1,484 - 5,224 Guests)
  • Largest Europe-based Cruise Line
  • Family-Friendly Pricing
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 2 (606 - 740 Guests)
  • Complimentary nonalcoholic beverages
  • Free Wi-Fi/Internet
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Crystal Crystal from Genoa, Italy Huge Onboard Credits!
Explora Journeys
  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 2 (922 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Journeys
  • First ship debuting in 2023
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MSC Cruises
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 23 (1,952 - 6,762 Guests)
  • Kids Sail Free
  • True Italian Hospitality
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Things to do near Genoa, Italy

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Bari, along with a brief description:

♦ Piazza de Ferrari

One of the best ways to take in everything that Genoa has to offer is to visit its main square, Piazza de Ferrari. One of its main attractions is the large water fountain located right in the middle. This is a great starting point for a walking tour of Genoa, as it is located close to many landmarks. Among them are The Palace of Doges, Theatre Carlo Felice, the stock exchange building, the Palace of the Duke of Galliera, and more.

♦ Porta Soprana

Also known as the “Walls of Genoa,” Porta Soprana is a must-visit for all travelers who are fascinated by history. Porta Soprana is the ramins of an ancient gatehouse and towers, part of the walls that once protected the city. They were the longest city walls in all of Italy. Today, there are a few grand remnants remaining that make for great photo opportunities.

♦ San Lorenzo Cathedral

Also known as “Genoa Cathedral,” this grand church is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Its gorgeous façade is made from stone and striped marble, boasting many pretty colors (green, pink, black and white). You can admire this cathedral from outside or pay a visit inside to see some of the beautiful artwork contained within (the artwork on the ceiling will simply blow you away, and the pink marble columns create a picturesque setting).

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