Venice

Italy

Cruise to the magical city of Venice

You could start a discussion about Venice by praising its restaurants, wine bars, marble churches or blown glass. But you probably won't. You'll likely start with the fact that Venice is built on water. It is a place where people either float slowly down palace-lined man-made waterways or stroll down narrow alleyways. There's no more extraordinary place to find yourself, or lose yourself. Be sure to stay in Venice before your next European cruise.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Venice
    Ship will DEPART from this port.
  • Time Zone
    CET (Central Europe Time)
    UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Italian. Say "good day" in Italian: "buona giornata."
  • Currency & Shopping
    European Currency (EUR)
    Leather handbags, high fashion clothing, jewellery, perfumes and Murano glass.
    • Famous For
      Dating back more than 2 millennia and built entirely on water, Venice was an fiscal powerhouse in the Middle Ages, a maritime republic that ruled the Adriatic.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Dozens of movies have been set or shot in Venice, including three James Bond films: From Russia with Love, Moonraker and the 2006 version of Casino Royale.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Fresh, delicious seafood simply prepared is what you'll likely find on menus throughout Venice. Creamy polenta and tasty risotto are also extremely popular.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Built in the late 16th century, Rialto Bridge is the oldest bridge spanning Venice’s iconic Grand Canal — and part of an unforgettable gondola ride.

Venice TOP EXCURSIONS

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.

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Gondola Serenade

This delightful after-dinner excursion offers the chance to experience that quintessential canal ride while being serena...

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St. Mark's by Night & Gondola Serenade

Combine the unique experience of visiting St. Mark’s Basilica in the evening and getting a detailed explanation of its t...

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Murano Glass & Burano Lace

Visit two of the Venetian lagoon’s islands, Murano and Burano; the first world-famous center of glass-making and the sec...

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A Baroque Night in Venice

Hear an esteemed orchestra in period costumes perform some of the world’s most recognized Baroque music in a concert hal...

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Featured Venice CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Santorini’s domes match the deep-blue Aegean Sea.

7-Day Greek Isles from Venice

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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Venice (Italy);
Kotor (Montenegro); Corfu (Greece); Santorini (Greece); Mykonos (Greece); Dubrovnik (Croatia);
DISEMBARK Venice (Italy);
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Discover Old Town’s many layers of history.

8-Day Adriatic & Greece from Venice

Visit Piazza San Marco in Venice – great for people watching! | Did you know? Norwegian Star was recently enhanced in 2015.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Venice (Italy);
Dubrovnik (Croatia); Kotor (Montenegro); Argostoli (Kefalonia); Athens (Piraeus) (Greece); Santorini (Greece); Split (Croatia);
DISEMBARK Venice (Italy);
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Discover the history behind Split’s architecture.

6-Day Adriatic & Greece from Venice

Hit the cobblestones running when you arrive in Greece. | Norwegian Star was recently enhanced in 2015.
SHIP Norwegian Star
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Venice (Italy);
Dubrovnik (Croatia); Kotor (Montenegro); Corfu (Greece); Split (Croatia);
DISEMBARK Venice (Italy);
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