10 Things to Know before booking Civitavecchia Transfers

Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s leading company for Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers, Day Tours from Rome, and Shore Excursions from Italy’s top cruise ports.

We provide Civitavecchia Transfers to thousands of happy cruisers each year for more than 15 years and counting, and we’ve answered thousands of questions from cruisers unfamiliar with booking Civitavecchia Transfers, or repeat cruisers seeking additional information.

We compiled 10 things to know before booking Civitavecchia Transfers whether you are first time cruisers departing or arriving in Civitavecchia, or return cruisers with different needs.  

If you have any questions about any Civitavecchia transfers related matters that we have not included in this article, please don’t hesitate to contact us and ask. We are happy to assist with any questions you may have.

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10  Things to Know before booking Civitavecchia Transfers

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1  Vehicle Size

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Vehicles for Civitavecchia Transfers have a maximum of 8 passenger capacity.

This is the maximum size vehicle permitted to enter the Cruise Port and Rome’s Historic Center.

If you are traveling in a group larger than 8 passengers, you would require 2 vehicles.

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Civitavecchia Port Transfers RomeCabs

Civitavecchia Port Transfers RomeCabs

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2 Vehicle Luggage Capacity

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With the benefit of cruising and not having to carry your luggage from place to place, as well as various functions on the cruise ships, many cruisers travel with more luggage than they normally would on a land trip.

If you are traveling with extra luggage for an extensive cruise, inform your transfer company of all your large and small luggage so you will be provided a proper size vehicle (or 2 vehicles for larger groups with extra luggage).

If you are a party of 1-3 persons for a transfer priced for a car type vehicle, if you are traveling with luggage that would exceed the capacity of a car trunk,  be sure to inform your transfer provider as you may need to be upgraded to a larger vehicle such as a minivan.

Each van can also accommodate up to 7-8 check-in suitcases and up to 7-8 small carry-on cases.  

If your group expects to bring more luggage than the vehicle can accommodate, be sure to inform the company in case you may require 2 vehicles for all of the passengers and their luggage to travel comfortably and safely. 

If you do not inform the company in advance of your extra luggage, it may result in extensive delays while a suitable sized vehicle or 2nd vehicle is made available for you and higher prices than you prepared for.

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Luggage - RomeCabs

Luggage Travel Tips – RomeCabs

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3  Travel Time to/from Civitavecchia by Car

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Travel time from Rome to Civitavecchia is about 1.5 hours

Travel time from Fiumicino Airport/ Hotel to Civitavecchia is about 1 hour

These are the estimated travel time by car, actual times may vary depending on local traffic and road conditions.

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4   Pier /  Shipside Pick up and Drop Off

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Private Drivers can pick up and drop off passengers right on the pier next to their ship as they have security clearance to access all cruise ship piers.

This makes for a very convenient door to door service, especially when traveling with a lot of luggage or with children.

For pick ups from Civitavecchia Cruise Port, please proceed to the area on the pier where all other drivers are waiting for their clients to disembark, and  look for your driver holding a sign with your name in the reservation.

Do NOT take any buses or shuttles away from the pier or leave the port.

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Civitavecchia Port Transfers_ Drivers waiting on Pier. RomeCabs

Civitavecchia Transfers with RomeCabs

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5   Traveling with young children?

If you are traveling with young children that are 8 years or younger, be sure to request a child seat or booster seat as they are required by law in Italy.

Children are required to be secured in their age appropriate child seats inside moving vehicles.  You may either bring your own child seats, or request child seats to be provided by your transfer provider.

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6  Recommended Pick up Times

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Recommended pick up time from Rome hotel accommodation to Civitavecchia is 11 AM – 1 PM

Recommended pick up time from Civitavecchia to Rome hotel is  8:00 -9:00 AM (when most cruisers are disembarked by).

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7   Flying on the same day your cruise ends?

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If you are flying out on the same day as your ship docks at the end of your cruise, don’t book your departure time too early in the morning.

Usually 11 AM is the earliest recommended time to book a flight in order to allow time in case your ship docks late, or you experience traffic delays on the way to the airport.

 

Airport Transfers - Stefano's RomeCabs

Airport Transfers – Stefano’s RomeCabs

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Top 10 Civitavecchia Transfer FQA / Questions Answered – RomeCabs

 

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8  Flying into Rome’s airports on the same day your cruise departs?

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If you are flying into the Airport on the same day your cruise ship departs, it is recommended to book a flight that arrived in Italy in the morning to allow you plenty of extra time to accommodate for any unforeseen flight delays, or missing or delayed luggage upon arrival.

It is not recommended to book a flight arriving at Rome’s airport too close to your ships’ departure time as it would be risky in case of any unforeseen delays.

A private transfer is the best option to get to your ship as quickly as possible and to have your driver monitor your flight for delays and wait for you if you have delays with luggage.

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Airport Transfers with Stefano's RomeCabs
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9  Privately Shared Civitavecchia Transfers – the best of both worlds!

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Private Transfers are preferred as it provides cruisers complete control of their scheduled pick up, and allows for a predictable travel time and and arrival time at your final destination.

Booking generic shuttle transfers  are more economical, but leaves you without an exact pick up time, and unknown duration of travel and arrival time due to unknown number of additional stops the driver has to make to pick up other passengers.

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Privately shared Civitavecchia Transfers offers you the best of both worlds: the convenience and benefits of a private transfer, but with the added savings of a shared transfer.

 

Why Private Shared Port Transfers are better than Shuttle Services


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You can create your own private group of fellow cruisers willing to share a transfer together, and you will be in charge of your pick up time, how many persons will share your transfer and the number of additional stops along the time. This will make your transfer more predictable and you are still in complete control of everyone in the group sharing the transfer together.

Thousands of cruisers have created their own privately shared Civitavecchia Transfers easily and enjoyed the benefits of a Private Transfer with the cost savings of a shared transfer.

It’s easy: just place an Ad on Cruise Critic Roll Call and invite fellow cruisers to share your Civitavecchia Transfers.
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Cruise Critic Roll Call

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Privately Shared Civitavecchia Transfers are most recommended for:
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* Rome Hotels (all centrally located to minimize travel time and costs of additional stops) to Civitavecchia.

* Civitavecchia to Rome Hotels (all centrally located to minimize travel time and costs of additional stops).

*  Civitavecchia to Fiumicino (FCO Airport and/or Hotels in Fiumicino)

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Privately shared Civitavecchia Transfers are NOT recommended for:
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*  Airport to Civitavecchia (due to unpredictability of airport arrivals that)

Pick up and Drop off Hotels that too far apart or in different cities as it would increase travel time and costs associated with additional stops far apart.

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Find out more about booking your own privately shared Civitavecchia Transfers:
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How to Be in Control of your SHARED CIVITAVECCHIA Transfers

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10  Enhance your Civitavecchia Transfers with sightseeing opportunities.

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Many cruisers don’t know that they can turn their direct nonstop Civitavecchia Transfers and turn their transfers into actual tours and experience more of Italy in a short time.

You can upgrade your Civitavecchia Transfers with Pre Cruise Tours and Post Cruise Tours.

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PRE CRUISE TOURS

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If you are staying in Rome prior to your cruise, pre cruise tours offer you the wonderful opportunity to enjoy a Rome Pre Cruise Tour or a Countryside Pre Cruise Tour.

On your half day tour of Rome with a transfer to Civitavecchia, you can enjoy a visit to the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the popular Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.

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ROME PRE CRUISE TOUR with Stefano's RomeCabs

ROME PRE CRUISE TOUR with Stefano’s RomeCabs

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On a half day tour of the countryside with transfer to Civitavecchia, you enjoy a visit to the fairy-tale Renaissance Castle in Bracciano that overlooks a pristine volcanic lake, and have a delicious traditional Italian lunch in the Medieval clifftop hamlet of Ceri.

Our sister company Stefano Rome Tours also offers the fabulous Charming Lakeside Villages Pre Cruise Tour that you would be sure to love.

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POST CRUISE TOURS

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Due to high demand of cruisers looking to maximize their day upon completing their cruise in Civitavecchia, we created the very popular Rome in A Day Post Cruise Tour and the Countryside Post Cruise Tours.

What is wonderful about touring post cruise is that ANY shore excursion from Civitavecchia can be converted into a Post Cruise Tour at the same price of a shore excursion.

Your tour begins with your pick up by your ship, and concludes with your drop off at your hotel in Rome.

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ROME IN A DAY POST CRUISE TOUR with Stefano's RomeCabs

ROME IN A DAY POST CRUISE TOUR with Stefano’s RomeCabs

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Staying in Fiumicino? Have an evening flight out of FCO Airport?  No problem! We can even take you to your hotel in Fiumicino or the Airport at the end of you tour.

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We hope you’ve found this travel blog helpful when planning your next transfer to or from Civitavecchia Cruise Port.

For the complete services that we offer including tours and transfers,  please visit our website.
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Thank very much and we look forward to welcome you to Italy!

The RomeCabs Team

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