Genoa Hotels near Cruise & Ferry Port Terminal in Italy

Port of Genoa Hotels near Cruise and Ferry Terminal (MSC Cruises)

Genoa cruise and ferry port

Genoa, Genova Italy

This exciting and historical port is located in the north of Italy. It’s the
ideal holiday destination with tourists from around the world
who enjoy the sights and sounds of this bustling city.

Whether travelling to this part of Italy to start your cruise vacation or
hop on a ferry, it’s advisable to book accommodation in Genoa (Genova in Italian)
well in advance of your trip especially during the peak season.
It’s good to know that many hotels have free cancellation
on many rooms.


Best Deals for Accommodation

The best area for hotels in Genoa can be found in Stazione Principe, Via Balbi. Whatever your budget you won’t be disappointed with the accommodation on offer near Genoa ferry and cruise port.

There is everything from luxurious, mid range to budget hotel accommodation to suit all tastes. A lot of hotels near to the port of Genoa have recently been renovated and offer a great base from which to explore the main landmarks. Choose to stay in the centre of the city, or make a reservation in a hotel only a short walk from the beach and the MSC cruise ship terminal.

Cruise ships depart or arrive at Stazione Maritima de Genova or the neighouring Ponte Andrea Doria, Ponte dei Mille. Both passengers terminals are located within easy reach by taxi of the city centre and the train stations.

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Aerial view of Genoa port
Best Western Metropoli
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Budget friendly accommodation in central Genoa, next to Via Garibaldi.

Genoa Porto Antico sunset
NH Collection Marina
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Luxury 4 star property located in Genova old harbour area, close to the Aquarium.

Genoa port promenade
Hotel Bristol Palace
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Very popular city centre hotel, set in a historic building, nearby Piazza De Ferrari.

Genoa or Genova Cruise and Ferry Port in Italy

Located within walking distance of the city centre

  • Cruise Ship Passenger Terminal

    Currently there are 5 berths for cruise vessels and 13 for ferries. Ferries leave from either Calata Chiappella, Ponte Caracciolo or Ponte Colombo. Companies operating from Genoa Italy include Moby Lines, Grandi Navi Veloci, and Tirrenia.

    Genoa is the home port for many cruise itineraries to the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Northern Africa and Northern Europe. Two major cruise lines departing from the port are MSC Cruises and P&O Cruises. Popular ports of call on voyages from Genoa include Corfu Greece, La Valletta in Malta and the old port of Marseille in France.

    There are daily links by ferry with Sardinia and Sicily in Italy, the island of Corsica in France, North Africa and Spain.

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    Cruise ship in Port Genoa
  • Port of Genoa – Things to See and Do

    Genoa or Genova in Italian was awarded the European capital of culture in 2004 making it even more popular with thousands of visitors.

    Whitewashed buildings, museums, monuments, cafes and quaint local shops are what you can expect when travelling to this beautiful port city in Italy.

    Try the excellent cuisine especially the seafood which is caught by local fishermen so you know it is going to taste mouth-wateringly fresh. Enjoy a coffee in one of the many trattoria where you can also sample pasta or a sandwich before heading out on the town. Sit back, relax and people watch.

    Extend your cruise holidday and stay in the city for a few days. There are plenty of hotels to choose from so you won’t have any problem finding accommodation. Local b&b’s are easy to find as well.

    Hit the streets and head for the historical centre. The city is very compact so you can see all the main attractions such as Palazzi dei Rolli, Santa Maria di Castello, the Cathedral and Via Garibaldi on foot.

    Have a stroll around the lively narrow streets in and around the magnificent cathedral and Ducal Palace to take in the city’s charm and atmosphere. There will be many sightseeing opportunities before or after your departure or arrival.

    Have your camera ready to take photographs of the Piazza De Ferrari, Palazzo Reale, Albertis Castle and the Edoardo Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art.

    Genoa in northern Italy comes to life in the evening with a wide range of gourmet restaurants, trendy bars, nightclubs and the splendid Marina to visit.

    To get around cheaply and quickly, use the underground train connection which will take you to the main square and tourist area of Piazza De Ferrari.

    The old harbour next to the fantastic aquarium is the perfect entertainment area with cinemas and cafes. Grab a bite to eat and a drink or two along the Corso Italia promenade.

    How about having a meal in one of the city’s floating restaurants where there is lively music to dance the night away? Downtown Quarto dei Mille, Nervi and Quinto del Mare are also well worth a visit at night.

    There are plenty of things to see and do before or after your cruise holiday. Ships departing from the port (Stazione Maritima) are mainly from MSC Cruises.

    Genova is one of Italy’s main ports together with the harbour of Rome (Civitavecchia hotel) and Venezia (Venice hotel). In both ports you can find plenty of hotels as well.

  • Nearest Airport

    Aeroporto di Genova – Cristoforo Colombo — Genoa Airport is a small international airport located just less than 5 miles or 8 km from the centre of the city and the cruise terminal. The airport is both served by taxi’s and buses.

    There are frequently flights from London Stansted and London Gatwick.

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    For more international flights options you might want to check on flights into the major airport at Milan (MXP) or Nice (NCE) in France.

  • Some Cruise Facts

    Directions by Car

    From the A12 highway (Tyrrhenian route): take the Genova Est or Genova Nervi exits.

    From the A10 (‘Autostrada dei Fiori’), A7 (Milan-Genoa), and A26 (Alessandria-Genoa) highways: take the Genoa Ovest exit. Then follow the signs leading to the Genoa PORT.

    Train Stations

    Genoa’s main railway station is PORTA PRINCIPE station, which serves long distance trains to Milan, Rome, Florence and Nice in France. Genoa Principe railway station is about 10 minutes walk or 2 minutes by taxi away from the harbour, ferries and MSC ships.

    The city’s Genoa Brignole railway station is less than 1 km away from the Port and serves most local routes. The station provides easy access to many bus lines.




    The currency is the Euro (EUR)

    Post Office

    Poste Italiane Spa, Piazza Acquaverde, 12, 16126 Genova. Located about 1.5km or 1 mile from the port area (5 minutes).

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