Cruise to Rome

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Rome Cruises: Your guide to cruising Italy

  • Old bridge in Rome with buildings and mountains in the background
  • Heritage buildings
  • Man looking out at the city of Rome from a balcony

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Frequently asked questions

Popular destinations for cruises departing Rome include the sun-soaked vistas of the Greek Islands and Italian Amalfi Coast, the colorful streets of Barcelona, and the serene shores of the French Riviera. Rome’s location means it has easy access to a number of popular ports, so chat with your Flight Centre cruise expert to find an itinerary that hits your travel hot spots.


The ideal time for Mediterranean cruises is from late spring to early autumn (May to September). During this time you will enjoy longer days, epic weather and less crowded ports. While the summer months offer longer days and guaranteed sunshine, keep in mind that you will be sharing your holiday with a lot of fellow travellers.


Cruises typically offer a variety of entertainment, including shows, live music, culinary classes, and activities for children. Check out your ship’s details and itinerary to confirm exactly what is included on your Roman voyage.


Yes, most cruises include meals, with options ranging from buffet-style dining to gourmet restaurants serving international and Italian cuisine. Long story short, we promise you will have plenty of opportunities to feast on as much pasta, pizza and gelato that your heart (and stomach) can possibly handle.


Marine wildlife sightings in the Mediterranean may include dolphins, sea turtles, and various sea birds.


Cruise lengths vary, with trips of 3-4 day available for those that need a quick escape, and longer itineraries of up to 10-14 days serving as a haven for anyone craving a much-needed escape from reality.


How long do you have? Many cruise lines offer pre-cruise or post-cruise packages that include tours of Rome's historical landmarks like the Colosseum and Vatican City. Alternatively, our team of travel experts can put together a custom itinerary through Rome and wider Italy to ensure you’re getting the most out of your holiday.


Pack light and comfortable clothing for warm Mediterranean days, along with formal wear for evenings and some shore excursions. If you’re stuck, we recommend checking out season 2 of the White Lotus for some epic Mediterranean holiday outfit inspo.


Si! Cruises from Rome often include excursions that immerse passengers in Italian culture, art, and culinary traditions. Keep your eyes peeled for cooking classes, walking tours and talks with the locals for an authentic Italian experience.


The main cruise port for Rome is in Civitavecchia, which is easy accessible by train, bus, or car from Rome's city centre. If you’re worried, chat to your Flight Centre travel expert and we’ll book a private transfer for you in advance.


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