Venice Cruise Port
that begin or end in Venice use either of two terminal areas: The main
Marittima basin or the smaller
pier. For more information (including advice on ground transportation
and hotels), see our index of cruise articles
here or by typing
"veniceforcruisers.com" into your browser.
Below are three satellite-photo maps:
The top photo gives an overview of the cruise port, with the
Marittima on the left and the San Basilio terminal to the
right, in the entrance to the Giudecca Canal.
The second photo is a close-up of the
Marittima basin, with a cruise
ship and several of the basin's terminals visible. The entrance to
the port is near the top of the photo. In the upper right corner,
you can see the Marittima station of the
tramway that stops at the port on its way between the
parking island and the taxis and
buses at Piazzale Roma.
The third photo shows the
San Basilio pier, which is used
by small to mid-size cruise ships and hydrofoil ferries to Croatia.
Land taxis arrive and depart behind the long red-roofed terminal
building. Just to the right of the pier, across a small footbridge,
you can see the S. Basilio
waterbus stop, where the No. 2 vaporetto provides
frequent service to the Piazza San Marco, the Piazzale Roma, and
other places of interest. Two excellent hotels, the
San Sebastiano Garden
and the Avogaria
Locanda, are only a short walk from the pier along
the Fondamenta San Sebastian.
River vessels, such as Uniworld's
River Countess, often depart from the Santa Marta pier, which
is to the left of San Basilio on the lowermost map. (Drag the map to the
right and look for the section of pier in front of the "Autoritá Portuale Venezia"
or Port Authority of Venice headquarters.)
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