Rome to Cruise Ship

Nov 6th, 2007, 05:06 PM
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Rome to Cruise Ship

How much will a taxi for two people cost from the Termini station area of Rome to the Cruise docks in Civitavecchia? Are there any other good ways to get there besides taking a train?
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Nov 7th, 2007, 05:21 AM
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Look at www.cruisecritic.com
and you should get the necessary info.
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Nov 9th, 2007, 05:51 AM
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You'll pay about 130 euros if you take a taxi all the way from Termini. Most cruise lines offer bus transfers; otherwise, your best choice is train. You'll probably want to take a taxi for the short distance between the Civitavecchia train station and the port, but there may be a shuttle on cruise departure days, so ask when you get there.
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Nov 9th, 2007, 08:40 AM
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You don't mention what ship you're on, but check to see if there are decent pre-cruise excursions that might be fun. We went on a Crystal cruise and took their pre-cruise excursion which was: Pickup at Rome hotel, drive through incredible scenary to eat lunch at a fabulous vineyard overlooking a gorgeous lake - and a stop at a beautiful old city that was just charming. Then they dropped us off right at the gangplank - and took care of getting the luggage on the ship. It was a fabulous way to start the cruise....
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Nov 9th, 2007, 02:38 PM
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We have made that run four times. It is a commuter run. Three trains an hour taking between 45 and hour 15 depending on the number of stops. The train station is about a mile from the harbor entrance. It is an easy walk along the beach front and we always walk. Taxi are available but they didn't like the short run. Just inside the harbor entrance there is a shuttle bus stop for the shuttle bus to your ship. There is a city bus from the station to harbor entrance for 1Euro. We never take because the line is long. We have seen as many as three ships in port so there is a big flow of people on the train, on the bus, and walking. Just follow the crowd. You can see your ship from the train station. Last June the 2nd class fare was 3 Euro.

IF you are taking the train back to Rome after the cruise, buy you return ticket at the same time you buy the first ticket so that you can walk by the HUGE crowd trying to buy tickets to Rome. Take the train -- only way to go.
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Nov 13th, 2007, 06:08 PM
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Nov 13th, 2007, 08:34 PM
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If your cruise ship doesn't offer this service, I'd be surprised. They will charge you about $ioo each for the service. Because we flew to Rome 2 days ahead to take in the sites, we had our hotel arrange a limo service for us which cost about 120 euros per car which we were able to split 4 ways. We have also booked this service ahead of time online with good results. Try a search of Europe sites for more information.
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Nov 16th, 2007, 12:59 PM
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We got a cab to Civitavecchia, it cost E150 for 6 of us and took about 2 hours.
When we disembarked we got a coutesy bus to the dock gates, walked 4 blocks to the railway station and got a E4.50 single ticket to Termini.

The train was on time and took about 1hr 10 minutes.

Get the train
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Nov 20th, 2007, 08:27 AM
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We took the train last November from Termini to Civitavecchia. We each had a 1(full-size) suitcase and a carry on which we could set on top and wheel. (We'd spent 3 weeks with relatives in Italy and were cruising back home!). We had 2nd class tickets on the express train. We'd bought these tickets in advance in Genoa, along with our Genoa-Rome tickets. Our tickets from Genoa were first class, in which case our luggage was in a storage compartment at the end of the car. We kept it with us in 2nd class which was a compartment. It wouldn't fit over-head so we had it sitting in the walkway right outside the compartment. It really wasn't a problem as it isn't that long of a ride and it was easy enough to walk by.

My observations. Take the train. Inexpensive and an experience in itself. The walk from the Civitavecchia station to the port entrance was a short one (10 minutes?) and inside the port gates there are free buses to the ships. Each bus goes to a different ship (there are often more than one) and your luggage at that time is placed in buses storage bins so you won't have to lug in on bus.

Good luck!!
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