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The welcoming port of Messina makes for the perfect introductory journey to Italy.
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Messina, Sicily, Italy

Messina is a great departure port for first-time and experienced cruisers alike. Being a smaller Italian city, it is appealing to first-timers because of its ease of exploration. Veteran cruisers who have already experienced Messina can simply jump off and head to other parts of Sicily they have yet to discover. Either way, Messina is filled with casual and upscale Sicilian restaurants, shops (especially for wine), and nearby beaches. For those taking a cruise that departs from or ends in Messina, the breathtaking scenery alone is enough to spend some time in Messina before or after your cruise.

Currently, MSC is the only cruise line offering cruises that depart from Messina; however, many cruise lines offer cruises that visit Messina during their intineraries.

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Destinations for Cruises from Messina, Sicily, Italy

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Messina, Sicily, Italy. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Messina, Sicily, Italy

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

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 Messina, Sicily, Italy

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Messina (Sicily), along with a brief description:

♦ Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo is Messina’s main public square and is within walking distance from the cruise port. Its main attraction is a giant water fountain surrounded by many interesting sculptures. You can also view the Duomo building and Bell Tower (where you can go inside and watch the clock at work). There is a great variety of boutiques and cafes surrounding the square, where you can stop and immerse yourself in true Italian culture.

♦ Messina Regional Museum

Located right nearby Piazza del Duomo is the Messina Regional Museum. This is a great place to visit to learn more about the history of Messina. The museum houses archaeology exhibits and Renaissance art galleries, which contain famous works by Gagini, Antonious, and Caravaggio. The museum is currently open Tuesday to Saturday from 9AM to 6:30PM (subject to change).

♦ Torre Faro

Just a short 30-minute drive from Messina, Torre Faro is a coastal village that is perfect for a Sicilian outing. One of its most popular highlights is a white sand beach, where you can sunbathe the day away. This village is also home to a number of cafes and souvenir shops where you can discover some interesting finds to remember your cruise by. Active cruisers can try their hand at water sports while sightseers can go check out the large lighthouse that is situated nearby. No matter your definition of a perfect day trip, there is something for everybody to enjoy in Torre Faro.

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