Genoa Cruise

Genoa Cruise

Sensations at every turn

The ancient and vibrant atmosphere of Genoa will captivate your heart, guiding you to the discovery of unexpected treasures at every turn, among a luscious nature and beaches as beautiful as pearls.

The extensive UNESCO Heritage that makes Genoa, with its traditions and maritime history, the queen of the Ligurian Sea will fascinate you while sailing on an MSC Mediterranean Cruise, giving you a unique experience at every step of the way, among the waves that break on the cliffs and on the old port that nowadays regularly holds spectacular events.

Designed by the architect Renzo Piano to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World, the Genoa Aquarium dominates the area of the old harbour. Thanks to an MSC Excursion, you will visit Europe's largest aquarium with harbours thousands of animals of as many species. You will be taken away by the ancient flavours of the port: the pesto, ravioli, fries and takeaway focaccia that you can appreciate from any traditional trattoria.

You will enter the maze of medieval alleyways of the charming old city, packed with historical buildings. One of the MSC Excursions follows the crowded and colourful arcades to take you first to Piazza Cavour, home of the former city's fish market, and then to Piazza del Palazzo del Principe, the late residence of Admiral Andrea Doria.

The west coast stands scattered with jewels. Between the Golfo del Tigullio and the Golfo Paradiso, you will discover the sublime town of Portofino, the destination of an MSC Excursion that pays homage to the ancient Roman heritage of this small yet spectacular town. You will bathe in the clear waters of the bay, stroll amongst the yachts in the harbour, the boutiques and the pastel-coloured houses, feeling like of being part of a fairy tale.

Excursions & Activities

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Reach the Port

From the A10 (Autostrada dei Fiori), A7 (Milan-Genoa) and A26 (Alessandria-Genoa) motorways, take the Genoa Ovest exit.
Then follow the signs marked Genoa Port.


Tel.  +39 010 0898 319 
  • This service is available for cruises on MSC Opera and MSC Fantasia
  • Guests are invited to reach Ponte dei Mille or Ponte Doria where a valet service is available 
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Parking rates

Car/Suv 8 € 90
Minibus 8 € 120



Tel. +39 010 24 62 613

  • Guests are invited to reach Ponte dei Mille or Ponte Doria where a valet service is available
  • MSC Parking is bookable online up to 48 hours before your cruise departure. Bookings after the 48 hour deadline can be made directly with MSC Parking, and the same reduced rates will be applied when presenting your cruise travel documents
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Parking rates

Car/Suv 4 € 50
Car/Suv 5 € 60
Car/Suv 6 € 70
Car/Suv 8 € 90
Car/Suv 10 € 110
Car/Suv 11 € 120
Car/Suv 12 € 130
Car/Suv 13 € 140
Minibus 4 € 60
Minibus 5 € 75
Minibus 6 € 90
Minibus 8 € 120
Minibus 10 € 150
Minibus 11 € 165
Minibus 12 € 180
Minibus 13 € 195

Genoa Piazza Principe station is about 1 kilometre from the Port.
You can reach the Port by taxi (2 minutes depending on traffic).
Genoa Brignole railway station is about 4 km from the Port and you can reach it by bus or taxi.

Cristoforo Colombo airport is about 10 kilometres from the Port.
It is served by taxi and by bus.
The bus will take you straight to Genova Porta Principe railway station.

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