Ports Of Call

Monaco

Feel like a million bucks when you step off your Carnival cruise to Monaco, a tiny independent state on the French Riviera. On a Monaco cruise, you’ll be surrounded by the country’s glamorous style, with Ferraris glinting in the sunlight and tuxedoed gamblers betting on the roulette wheel at Monte-Carlo Casino. Cruise to Monaco, the world’s 2nd smallest nation, to visit a royal principality of palaces and old world luxury. Dress up for a spin through Monte-Carlo Casino on your Monaco cruise. Only open from 2pm and dress code applies. Admire Prince Albert I’s collections at Musée Océanographic de Monaco. Dream of driving the rare cars at the Collection des Voitures Anciennes. Learn More

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

Ignite a Tuscan romance on your Carnival cruise to Florence, cradle of Italian culture and the Renaissance. Masterful artworks by Michelangelo and Da Vinci fill the city’s palaces and museums. Nearly every quaint medieval alleyway you’ll stroll down on your Florence cruise holds some artistic treasure—be it Renaissance sculptures or chic Italian-designed clothes. More than a classic Botticelli-beauty, Florence, Italy, is a vibrant city tucked in the Tuscan hills. Fall in love with Renaissance art at the Uffizi on your Florence cruise. Gaze into goldsmiths’ glittering cases along the famous Ponte Vecchio. Learn More

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Promise to return to the Eternal City on your first Rome cruise. Italy’s vibrant capital mixes ancient Roman monuments with Renaissance beauty. Pastel-colored Vespa scooters dart past 1000-year-old temples and well-heeled Romans browse boutiques in Renaissance buildings. The espresso is strong, the gelato is cold, and life is sweet in Rome, Italy. Raise a toast to la dolce vita—the good life, Italian-style—on your cruise to Rome. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Look up at Michelangelo’s frescos on the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling. Climb to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica dome for panoramic views of Rome. Have your picture taken on the flowery Spanish Steps. Learn More

Naples, Italy

Mt. Vesuvius volcano is the dramatic backdrop for your Carnival cruise to Naples, a charismatic city in southern Italy. Gilded treasures fill the city’s cathedrals and priceless artifacts shine in the museums, while no-frills pizzerias churn out the world’s greatest pizzas. It’s a short trip to the volcano-buried town of Pompeii, the beautiful seaside town of Sorrento, and the Mediterranean resort on Capri Island from cruises to Naples, Italy. See treasures adorning the Duomo’s chapel, including silver statues of San Gennaro. Step back to Roman times in Pompeii. Peek inside Queen Maria Amalia’s boudoir at the Museo Nazionale de Capodimonte. Learn More

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Discover centuries of history on your Carnival cruise to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Sturdy medieval walls encircle this UNESCO-listed Old Town, home to baroque monuments and tranquil monasteries, red roofed houses and sidewalk cafés. Dubrovnik cruises dock in the postcard-picture-perfect city at the historic heart of Croatia, making it one of Europe’s most popular ports of call. Walk along the sturdy ramparts of the old walls, dating back to the 13th century. Buy therapeutic herbs from the Franciscan Monastery’s 14th-century apothecary. Find holy relics and the remains of St. Blaise inside Dubrovnik Cathedral. Learn More

Venice, Italy

Glide by gondola through the milky canals of La Serenissima on your Carnival cruise to Venice. You’ll soon fall under the spell of Venice, Italy, while watching slow boats slip down narrow waterways lined with palaces and following quiet alleyways that miraculously open up on bustling piazzas of alfresco cafés. Venice cruises to the glimmering Queen of the Adriatic are sure to bring out the romantic in anyone. Take a closer look from the Galleria at Basilica San Marco’s glittering mosaics. Cuddle up with your carissimo on a romantic gondola ride. Claim a table at a Piazza San Marco outdoor café on your Venice cruise. Learn More

Messina (Sicily), Italy

Here’s an offer you can’t refuse: Book a Carnival cruise to Messina, Italy, for the mountainous scenery made famous by The Godfather. This busy seaport is just 3 miles off the booted toe of Italy and holds Caravaggio paintings, a restored 12th century cathedral, and seafood restaurants dishing up fresh swordfish. Visit Messina on a cruise to Italy, your gateway to Sicily’s best beaches, the hill-top town of Taormina, and smoldering Mt. Etna volcano. Watch the Orologio Astronomico clock at noon, when mechanical figures spring to life. Take an excursion to Mt. Etna volcano from your cruise to Messina. Be dazzled by the golden candlesticks and chalices inside Messina’s Duomo. Learn More