I have many posts at many websites about Civitavecchia. By none of the posts have answered a basic question. Where specifically does one meet the Carnival cruise ship shuttle to the ship and/or dock terminal check-in location? In this case, I read you can board anytime after 12:30-1 pm and the ship leaves that evening at 7 pm.
I am taking the October 25th Carnival Freedom Eastern med cruise. I plan on taking the train from the airport to rome (9 euro; Leonardo De Vinci non-spot train to Rome and then from the Rome Central terminal out to Civitacchia 12 euro).
From what I have read on some posts, at different sites, one can take a taxi and/or walk ...I am trying to find out about the shuttle which from what I have read leaves in front of some fort ,,,near the entrance to the commercial and various ship dock area