Cruise to Venice

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Venice Cruises: Your guide to sailing to this iconic Italian city

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Frequently asked questions

Must-see stops on a cruise departing Venice typically include Greek islands like Santorini and Mykonos, Croatian ports such as Dubrovnik, and Italian cities like Rome and Naples.


Peak cruising season from Venice is from late spring to early autumn (May to September), offering pleasant weather and a wide range of cultural events. Just keep in mind that summer months bring bigger crowds and more people to share your holiday with.


Absolutely! You can find cruises focusing on food and wine, art and history, or even music, showcasing the rich culture of the regions visited. If you’re chuffed at the idea of a themed cruise, chat with your Flight Centre travel expert for more details on specific itineraries and departure dates.


Most cruises include meals, with a range of dining options, and provide various entertainment such as shows, music, and activities. Double check your itinerary to confirm what food and beverage options are included in your package.


While marine wildlife sightings are less common in the Mediterranean, you may spot various marine birds and occasional dolphins frolicking next to your ship.


Cruises can range from short trips of a few days to longer voyages of two weeks or more, exploring various destinations across the Mediterranean. If you have a few spare days in your European itinerary, it’s worth having a squizz to see if any cruises match your dates!


Yes, many cruises offer pre-cruise or post-cruise stays in Venice, allowing passengers to explore its iconic canals and historic architecture.


Make sure your packing list includes comfortable attire for warm Mediterranean weather, as well as formal wear for dining and special events on the ship. Your itinerary should give you an idea of what to expect onboard, while you can have a look at the weather and conditions of each port so that you come prepared. One thing’s for sure – you’re definitely going to need some swimmers.


Yes, shore excursions often focus on local cultural experiences, visiting historical sites, and sampling regional cuisines. Look for tours and talks run by locals to get the most authentic experience.


Venice is accessible by air, train, and car, with the cruise terminal conveniently located near the city centre.


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