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Venice Cruise Terminals

Port of Venice

Cruise transfers by private water taxi

Venice is one of the busiest cruise ports in the Mediterranean, with nearly 500 ship departures and 700,000 cruise passengers per year.

Technically, however, Venice isn't on the Mediterranean at all, or even on the sea:

The city and its cruise-ship piers are  inside the Venetian Lagoon, which is connected to the Adriatic Sea by a narrow entrance called the Porto di Lido.

The Terminal Venezia Passeggeri or Venice Cruise Terminal is located near the 4-km causeway that links the historic city with the mainland.

 It consists of two main areas: the Marittima basin, which can handle the largest ships that call in Venice, and the San Basilio pier, which is just around the corner in the Giudecca Canal.

Aerial photo of Venice, Italy

ABOVE: The U-shaped Marittima cruise basin is at the western end of the city, next to the Tronchetto parking island and the causeway to the mainland. San Basilio is behind the white ship just to the right of Marittima.

If you're departing from Venice and haven't arranged transfers through the cruise line, you'll need to know where your ship is moored. You can obtain this information from the English-language ship and ferry schedules at the Terminal Venezia Passeggeri Web site. (See links on page 4.)

Once you've identified the basin where your ship will be berthed, see our Marittima or San Basilio page for information on how to reach the ship by free shuttle bus, by taxi, or by other means.

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In this article:
Venice Cruise Terminals
Marittima Basin
San Basilio Pier
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Also see:
Transportation to the piers
Transportation from the piers
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