How NOT to MISS YOUR SHIP in Civitavecchia

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Over the 15+ plus years we’ve witnessed many cruisers miss their ship from Civitavecchia for reasons beyond their control and they had NO options or alternatives.

 

Sure, cruisers are at risk of missing their ship if they rely completely on Public Transportation which can sometimes by not so reliable due to transportation strikes, slow schedule such as on Sundays or holidays, or simply missing the train going to Civitavecchia.  

 

However if they are in Rome, they still have options: taxis and private drivers can still help them get to the cruise ship quickly if they miss their train or there’s a public transportation strike they did not know about.
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However, this is NOT a 100% guaranteed Plan B option because on days of public transportation strikes taxis and private drivers are in such high demand that it can be extremely difficult to find one available!

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How NOT to MISS YOUR SHIP in Civitavecchia

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The most frequent reason cruisers miss their ship is because they booked their international flights arriving in Italy (Fiumicino Airport) on the SAME DAY as their cruise departure from Civitavecchia and had the misfortune of arriving in Italy too late to make it to their ship on time.

 

The most common reasons many cruisers miss their ship are:

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Missed connection flights

Flight delays for various reasons including weather and airplane malfunction

Lost luggage

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In case of lost luggage, many cruisers chose to depart on their cruise anyway without their luggage, and just purchase items on the ship or when their ship docked at different ports.  For some folks this was not possible as they had in their lost luggage important items such as medicine or personal items they could not do without on their cruise.

 

The costs of missing the cruise ship departure can include:

 

  • Taking the train –  if there is a train going to the next port of call your ship will dock at

  • Book a private driver to drive you to your next port of call if there are no trains going to that location

  • Book a same day flight to your ship’s next port of call if your ship departs from the Italian mainland and will dock on the island of Sicily or another country.

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Even if the risk is just that less than 1% of cruisers who plan their international flight to arrive on the same day as their ship departs MISS their ship….
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…do YOU want to be part of that  small 1% who missed their ship in Civitavecchia?

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How NOT to MISS YOUR SHIP in Civitavecchia – RomeCabs

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The simple solution to AVOID these costly and stressful problems that can occur on flights arriving in Italy on the same day of the cruise departure is:

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Book a flight to arrive at least the day before your ship departs from Civitavecchia.

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How NOT to MISS YOUR SHIP in Civitavecchia – ARRIVE ONE DAY EARLY

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By arriving in Italy at least the day before your cruise starts, you are not at risk of missing your ship departure  if you miss your flight or your flight is delayed. 

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And if your luggage is lost you still have some time for your luggage to reach you in Rome. It is much easier and less expensive to purchase necessities in Rome than on the ship or at other ports of call that may not have good shopping options. 

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If you have no choice but to fly into Italy on the SAME day as your Cruise Ship Departure, here are some helpful tips:

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  • Book an early morning flight arrival to allow you some extra leeway in case you experience flight delays into Rome’s airport

  • Book a flight with as few layovers as possible to reduce risks of missed connections and lost luggage

  • Book your flight with a reputable airline with high on time arrival rates.

  • Customize your luggage to make it easy for you to identify them, prevents other passengers from accidentally  picking up your luggage in error.

  • Make sure your airline tags your luggage for the correct destination, and keep the stub from your checked luggage with you.

  • Prepare for the possibility of luggage by carrying with you in your carryon case your important essentials such as medicine, extra set of undergarments and clothing items so you can continue your cruise if your luggage is lost or delayed past your ship departure time.

     

  • Book a PRIVATE TRANSFER from the Airport to Civitavecchia so you will be met by your private driver  who can wait for you if you experience delays at the airport for a much swifter, reliable, and safe transportation from the airport directly to your ship inside the cruise port.  When you don’t have a minute to lose,  a Private Transfer is the best option to consider.

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TIPS FOR FLIGHT DEPARTURES FROM CIVITAVECCHIA:

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If you are flying out of Italy on the same day your ship arrives back at Civitavecchia Port at the completion of your cruise, do not book your flight too early in the morning as you may risk missing your flight if you encounter any of the following unforeseen delays:

 

  • If your ship docks late

  • If disembarkation is slow

  • If you encounter traffic or other unforeseen delays on the way to the airport.

 

To be safe, always allow PLENTY of extra time to accommodate any unforeseen delays on the way to the airport.  

 

Usually flights booked to depart at earliest 11 AM or later,  are safe if you book a private driver service to take you to the airport.

 

If you are on a tight schedule to catch your ship or catch your flight,  the most secure way is to book a private driver / Private Transfer Service to make your transfer as smooth as possible, make the most of your time, and have an experienced local to assist you if you experience any difficulties.

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7 Reasons to Book Private Civitavecchia Transfers

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By car with a professional and experienced driver, travel time between FCO/ Fiumicino Airport and Civitavecchia Port is only about 1 hour with pier-side pick up  and drop off for optimal time saving convenience.

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By train and public transport, it can take hours and duration of time can be unpredictable …If you are short on time or experience any unforeseen delays with your flight or cruise ship, you may risk arriving too late to your final destination.

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How the train ruined the Cruise for thousands of Civitavecchia Cruisers

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 Thank you very much for reading our travel blog How NOT to MISS YOUR SHIP in Civitavecchia

 

We invite you to please visit our website below for more information about our Civitavecchia Transfers, Pre Cruise Tours, Post Cruise Tours, and Shore Excursions.

 

We look forward to showing you beautiful places in Italy!

 

The RomeCabs Team

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