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Venice - Marghera Cruises

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Venice, the Most Serene. Venice, the Marvelous. No matter how many words you can think of the mystery of Venice remains untouched. Admired by artists, poets, and writers as a seductive and tempting muse, Venice is among the world's most visited cities and a true essential for any traveler worth their while.

With a Venice cruise you can really load up on wonder. This UNESCO World Heritage Site overflows with beauty, from the spectacular view of the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge to the iconic St. Mark's Square with the ominous byzantine Basilica and lavish Doge's palace. Venice is also world-famous for its excellent craftsmanship, from the renowned Murano glass to the spellbinding beauty of Venetian Carnival's masks.

Best Venice - Marghera Cruises

Choose the itinerary of your next adventure from our best suggestions! Depart from Venice or include the Serenissima in your journey, discover the pearls of the Mediterranean, such as Italy, Greek Islands and Turkey on board MSC Armonia, MSC Lirica and MSC Sinfonia or sail to South America and much more with MSC Cruises Grand Voyages.

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Venice is a perfect onset point for some of the best destinations in the Eastern Mediterranean. Cruises from Venice reach major Adriatic and Aegean countries including Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, and Cyprus.
Explore stunning cities like Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia, Kotor in Montenegro, Athens in Greece and Bari, Ancona (Urbino), Brindisi (Lecce) in Italy. But the real highlight of cruising from Venice is journeying through Greece's most cherished islands such as Corfu, Zakynthos, Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes and Crete.
Did you know that for many centuries, Venice port was the main gateway to Asia? Today, it serves as a starting point for MSC Cruises itineraries to Turkey and Israel. If you're looking for a longer cruise, set sail towards South America, crossing the Atlantic with MSC Cruises Grand Voyages and explore the Canary Islands before reaching Santos and Rio de Janeiro.
With so many options, Venice cruise port is the perfect place to start your next adventure.

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Visit Venice with MSC Cruises itineraries! Choose from the best selection of Venice cruises and be immersed in the dreamy atmosphere of the winged lion city.


Explore the iconic St. Mark's Basilica, the breathtaking Doge's Palace, and take a picture to Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge among those spanning the Grand Canal. Treat yourself to a gondola ride among Venice’s most distinctive sights or discover other unmissable attractions such as the Bridge of Sighs, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Contarini del Bovolo Palace with its famous spiral staircase.

Sailing in the Venetian lagoon will be a lasting memory for you, especially if your visit to Venice sets between other stunning discoveries in Croatia, Montenegro, Cyprus, and Turkey! Or perhaps you would rather visit Venice after taking a dip in the sea of the marvelous Greek islands of Corfu, Zakynthos, Mykonos, or Santorini.


MSC Cruises offers a variety of itinerary options to meet all your requirements!

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Explore the best attractions in Venice with MSC Cruises Shore Excursions. Treat yourself to a gondola ride and experience Venice's allure smoothly sailing through its lovely canals and "calli". Book a guided tour of St. Mark's Square, visit Venice's major museums such as the Correr Museum, the Archaeological Museum or learn more on the glass-blowing tradition in Murano.


Please, note: Guests with an MSC Shore Excursion in Venice will be taken directly from the ship (docked at Venice - Marghera) to San Marco Square by boat enjoying an approximate 45-minute ride along the Venice canal. The on board MSC Excursions team will take care of every detail.

How to reach the Venice Cruise Terminal

Can cruise ships dock in Venice, Italy?

Yes, cruise ships can dock in Venice - Marghera without sailing through the city center. For many years, ships had to navigate the Giudecca canal to reach the Venice Cruise Terminal. Authorities have now provided an alternative by opening of Venice - Marghera also to cruise vessels.

What are MSC Cruises embarkation procedures from Venice - Marghera?

All embarkation procedures including luggage drop-off, meet & greet and Health and Safety operations are held at Venice Cruise Terminal in Venice Maritime Station (Venice Passenger Terminal). All embarking Guests will then be transferred to Venice - Marghera, where they will board the ship after a quick document check.

Where is Venice Cruise Terminal?

Venice Cruise Terminal is in Venice Maritime Station (Venice Passenger Terminal). Address: Marittima Fabbricato 248 - 30135 Venezia - Italy.

Is it allowed to go directly to Venice - Marghera without going through Venice Cruise Terminal first?

No, guests must complete all embarkation procedures at Venice Cruise Terminal before being transferred to Venice - Marghera. Guests who might be arriving to Venice - Marghera on their own will be asked to go to Venice Maritime Station (Venice Passenger Terminal) for check-in operations and thus might risk being late for embarkation.

How to get to Venice Cruise Terminal?


Leave the motorway to Venice at the Venezia-Porto exit and follow the signs for Venezia - Stazione Marittima - Terminal Passeggeri. Parking service to MSC cruise passengers is provided by the partner VTP (Venezia Terminal Passeggeri S.p.A.). Parking facilities are located inside the port area just in front of the embarkation terminals. By online prebooking only, your parking space is guaranteed.

PARKING VTP (Venezia Terminal Passeggeri)

Indirizzo: VENEZIA TERMINAL PASSEGGERI S.p.A. Marittima Fabbricato 248 - 30135 Venezia - Italy. 

Tel. (+39) 041 2403033/40 - dal lunedì al venerdì dalle 8:00 alle 17:00




Santa Lucia Railway station - You can walk to Piazzale Roma (approx.600 meters), where you can take the People Mover train to the Marittima terminal entrance. Upon your arrival at the entrance of the Marittima terminal entrance an internal shuttle will bring you to the cruise terminal where you can proceed with the luggage drop off and check in services.

Venezia-Mestre Station - The railway station is approximately 10 km from the Cruise Terminal. You can request an offer of MSC Transfer service through MSC Call Center or your travel agent. You can also facilitate your travel with luggage delivery service by clicking here.



How far is Venice Airport from Cruise Port?

Venice Airport ( is approximately 20 minutes (13 kilometers) from the cruise port, depending on the traffic. You can also request the MSC Transfer service by calling our contact centre or your travel agent. Alternatively, you will find an MSC booth just outside the arrivals hall on your left in order to fix your arrangements. When you arrive to Marittima terminal entrance an internal shuttle will bring you to your cruise terminal where you can proceed with the luggage drop off and check in services. MSC Fly&Cruise guests have their transfer included in the package.

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