Genoa Cruises

Collection of ornate buildings 
Charming old town 

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Start planning your cruise and book your excursions in Genoa and Portofino

The port city of Genoa, an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination, is the gateway to Italy’s glamorous riviera. Wander down its winding medieval alleyways, take in historical, Piazza Matteotti, and admire a magnificent cluster of 16th and 17th-century buildings. Genoa’s heritage as a naval power is evident in La Lanterna, a historical lighthouse built in 1543. Beyond the city, romantic towns can be found nestled along the coastline, including the gelati-coloured Portofino.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Portofino
• Collection of ornate buildings 
• Charming old town 
Delight in an MSC Cruises excursion to picturesque Portfino, a famous fishing village on the Italian Riviera. Starting at Santa Margherita Ligure, you’ll take a short and leisurely boat cruise to Portfino’s shoreline where you’ll admire spectacular sea views and a glamorous yacht-filled harbour. Surrounded by verdant hills, Portofino is a fashionable playground for A-list celebrities and international VIPs. Stroll along the harbour, admire the gelato-hued houses, or enjoy a drink in a waterfront café.
Genoa makes for an unforgettable experience, and there is no better way to explore it than on a MSC Cruises Excursion. Wander the charming narrow streets of the old town known as 'carruggi' to reach the imposing Piazza de Ferrari area with the Palazzo Ducale. Discover the rich history of Genoa's aristocracy showcased in the elegant district of Via Garibaldi dating back to the Renaissance era with resplendent edifices that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Palazzo Bianco or Palazzo Rosso with remarkable art collections inside. On your way back to the port, don’t miss the opportunity to admire the 16th-century Palazzo del Principe, the superb Admiral Andrea Doria’s residence.
The old town of Genoa is an ideal MSC Excursion if you are looking to explore the city on foot. This pleasant walk through Genoa’s historic town center will take you around the city that once was a major commercial hub for all overseas traders. After a stroll through the carruggi, reach the main square named Piazza de Ferrari and marvel at Palazzo Ducale. Take a little break and taste some local Ligurian cuisine such as focaccia and bruschetta at the “Cisterne del Ducale”. Before returning to the ship, the tour also includes an external tour of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo

Must see places in Genoa



    Port of Genoa

    This section contains information on how to reach the port.

    Cruise Terminal:

    Ponte dei Mille/Andrea Doria, Palazzo SanGiorgio, Via della Mercanzia 2, Genoa, 16123 Italy

    Reach the port by

    • Car

      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.

      Parking Information

      Tel. +39 0102462613
      • Uncovered/Covered parking
      • Valet service
      • Reach the luggage drop off zone of the cruise terminal and the staff of the parking will take care of your car.
      Book your parking with MSC


      Car 4 € 50,00
      Car 5 € 60,00
      Car 6 € 70,00
      Car 8 € 90,00
      Car 10 € 110,00
      Car 12 € 130,00
      Car 13 € 140,00
      Minivan 4 € 60,00
      Minivan 5 € 75,00
      Minivan 6 € 90,00
      Minivan 8 € 120,00
      Minivan 10 € 150,00
      Minivan 12 € 180,00
      Minivan 13 € 195,00
    • Train

      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.
    • Plane

      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.