Best way from airport to hotel to cruise terminal

We are flying into the airport in Rome on 5/16 board NCL spirit on the 17th.  We are to land at 9 AM on the 16th.  Is it best to spend the night near the port or in Rome?  What is the best way to get from the airport to the hotel to the ship?  Thanks in advance for your assistance!

Mark

Tags: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Eastern Mediterranean Cruise From Civitechia

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A Taxi will cost a fortune,  the drive from city to port is over an hour.   You can take the train from Rome to a few blocks from the port but then you are carrying your bags on and off the train and train station to port.   I had my hotel arrange a car service for me.    I think it was about 150 Euro,  but we had a private car.

 

I would suggest you check with the cruise line if they have a bus from airport to port on day of the cruise.

 

I would stay the day in Rome,  it is my favorite city.   Most hotels will have a room to store your luggage until check in time so you can go and explore the city.  

I agree with JusMe about staying in Rome. It is a long way from the airport to Rome and also quite a ways to the port from Rome. We have been in and out of Rome a lot on cruise ships, one time even on a European coach tour. I didn't see much around the port that would be of interest even if there is a decent hotel. It would be a shame to stay that far away from historical Rome.

As far as we are concerned, we always book the cruise line airport/hotel/port transfer packages. One time Air Alitalia lost every single one of our bags (we were first class too), we arrived shortly after noon the day before embarkation on a 5 week cruise, which didn't take place until 6:00 PM the following day. It certainly was calming to have a cruise line contract rep meet us that time with a sign and our names. The rep was able to handle and speak the language of Air Alitalia personnel, who have to be among the worst in the world, and fight our lost baggage situation for us with them. The rep was there for us as we had paid for his services, other irate and frustrated  cruise line passengers had also lost their bags, but they were independents who preferred to do the transportation and hotel arrangements on their own. They were pretty demanding,  I will say this for the rep, he did his best to try and help them out for free.

As it turned out, our bags showed up 20 minutes before they pulled the gangway. We had given up. We would have never gotten our luggage, if it wasn't for the persistent efforts on the part of the cruise line, Regent.     

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