Palermo (Sicily)


Cruises To Palermo

Become enchanted with Palermo's unique mix of Romanesque, Arab, Norman, and Byzantine monuments which represent the city's historic past. All of these cultural influences are represented in the magnificent Palermo Cathedral, which houses the jewel collection of the Sicily Kings. And no visit to Palermo would be complete without experiencing one of the city's outdoor markets, which vibrate with the energy of this unique city.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Palermo
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CET (Central Europe Time)
    UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Italian. Say "how are you?" in Italian: "como stai?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    European Currency (EUR)
    Souvenirs, perfumes, leather goods and clothing.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Walking distance to downtown Palermo. Hop on/off buses & horse carriage available.
    • Famous For
      As a top tourist attraction, Palermo is overflowing with stops including the Palazzo dei Normanni, Cappella Palatina, Martorana, Catacombe dei Cappuccini and more.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The fertile volcanic soil provides prime agricultural conditions for it's main products: citrons, oranges, lemons, olives, olive oil, almonds and grapes.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Sicily and its surrounding islands are home to a number of active volcanoes. Mount Etna is a very active, having last erupted in 2011.


A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.


Taormina & Mount Etna

Start with a brief introductory drive through Messina on your way to enchanting Taormina, a town with a medieval charact...


Highlights of Taormina

Delight in the medieval character of Taormina while strolling its atmospheric streets and admiring landmarks such the Gr...


Taormina & Sicilian Vineyard

Enjoy an orientation drive of Messina on your way to charming Taormina. Your walking tour will take you to the impressiv...


Taormina and Castelmola

Spend a full and delightful day exploring two medieval villages on craggy hills overlooking the sea, each setting with i...

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