Land of sailors, Liguria has never lost its long lasting tradition and passion for the sea.
Explore the West Mediterranean and discover other exciting itineraries on board of the most modern ships worldwide. Liguria region is homeport for both MSC and Costa Cruises, respectively based in Genova and Savona Ports.
Flying to Genoa airport to embark on a cruise ship is easy and convenient. Moreover, whether you are leaving from Savona or Genova port, there are plenty of good reasons to extend your holiday of a couple of days or simply land the day before embarkation to visit Genova. Amusing, elegant, multicultural, maritime, theatrical, musical, savoury, historical, artistic...be surprised by the beauties of its historic old town, one of the biggest in Europe, visit the Aquarium and the Sea Museum, admire one of the several art exhibitions in Palazzo Ducale, watch the Opera at the Carlo Felice theatre.
Genoa, but not only! If you are embarking on a Costa Cruise ship you cannot miss Savona, a mix of culture, beauty, flavours and fun between the land and the sea. The best place to start is at Priamar, an old fort built in the 16th century, which looks out towards the sea like a sentinel. With the passing of time, it has managed to adapt itself to different uses without losing its charm: its big and charming spaces today host shows, exhibitions and festivals.
To/From the airport
Genoa Airport is strategically located right in the middle of the region and has good city and motorway connections. Only 6 Km from Genoa city centre, it’s easy to reach thanks to a fast and convenient bus service (Volabus). Book your ticket online from 5 euro only: www.amt.genova.it/amt/acquista-volabus/
From Genoa you can easily reach also Savona and its port, only 30 Km far from the airport. Once landed, you can easily reach Sestri Ponente railway station (bus service i24) and catch a train to Savona.
Bus tickets are sold on board while train tickets are available at the arrival hall where a Trenitalia automatic machine is located. More info at www.trenitalia.it