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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The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Genoa, Italy. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:
The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Genoa, Italy. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Genoa, Italy:
These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.
A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.
Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.
The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.
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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.
These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.
Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.
These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury 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.
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).
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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