Civitavecchia is Europe’s second busiest cruise port behind Barcelona. According to our overview of Europe’s busiest cruise ports, Civitavecchia will see 8 percent more arriving cruise passengers than in 2019. In total, 2.5 million cruise passengers are set to arrive in Civitavecchia.
Closely located near the Italian capital, Civitavecchia operates as the main cruise port of Rome. Trains run regularly to Rome and shore excursions reach the city within an hour. The port is also frequently marketed as ‘destination Rome’. Almost all arriving cruise passengers will visit the Italian capital. In addition, many cruises start and end in Civitavecchia. As a result crowds are much bigger than in other European ports.
In 2020 some of the world’s biggest cruise ships are scheduled to arrive in Civitavecchia. These large ships include the Allure of the Seas and the brand new Costa Smeralda as well as the latest AIDA ship: AIDAnova.
Cruise ships are scheduled to arrive each month of the year. During the winter months (December to March), the sum of arriving cruise ship passengers are below 100,000. In each other month more than 150,000 cruise ship passengers will arrive in Rome’s port. Peak season starts in May and ends in October. Cruise traffic peaks in October with 335,000 cruise passengers.