Cruises to Naples Italy

While Milan may be home to all things chic, Florence to all that is worthy in art and Rome to historical grandeur, Naples can outdo them all in one count with its sheer ‘Napoletanità’! Hop on board one of MSC's Mediterranean Cruises to Naples Italy.

Naples: A UNESCO world heritage centre of breathtaking beauty

Naples offers a mix of breathtaking beauty and a strong sense of life being lived to its limits.
Squeezed between Vesuvius, Europe’s second-largest active volcano on one side and the sulphurous springs and boiling mud pools of the Flegrean fields on the other, Naples and its famous blue bay is a ‘must-see’ city along your MSC Mediterranean cruise vacation.
Leave your MSC cruise liner in the harbor and get ready to enjoy a remarkable day away from the ship. Although superlatives abound in descriptions of this exciting city, they are well deserved, as Naples’ vast architectural and artistic legacy has earned it the title of UNESCO world heritage centre.
Our excellent program of excursions is packed with things to do in and around Naples and offers the best deals on local sights. Join us on an historical or panoramic Naples city tour. Explore out of town to the city of Pompeii or Herculaneum which have many extraordinary archaeological sites that preserve the tragic memory of Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD. Or travel to Sorrento, renowned for its beautiful classical architecture.
Take a trip to Capri, the ‘island of love’ and sample a taste of the Italian bella vita in its truest form. All this and more await you, to help you create some unforgettable memories of your MSC Mediterranean cruise vacation.
Make Naples part of your Mediterranean cruise vacation. Find the best cruise to Naples Italy with MSC cruises.

Cruise to Naples - Italy - Mediterranean - MSC Cruises USA

Directions


The port is a 5-7 minute walk from Piazza Municipio, across a busy main road and towards the Maschio Angioino.

Port average temperature

Naples enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and warm to hot, dry summers. The mild climate and the geographical richness of the bay of Naples made it famous during Roman times, when emperors chose the city as a favorite holiday location.

The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.

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 NAP01 - POMPEII (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Cultural  Best seller  Your archaeological tour begins with a drive towards Pompeii, a once thriving town that was completely buried by lava, rubble and ash during the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79. It then lay hidden and perfectly preserved under tonnes of volcanic ash for almost 1,700 years before being accidentally rediscovered in the mid-18th century and then subsequently being excavated. The many artefacts that were found, especially items of daily life such as bread and honey, give the visitor a glimpse of the lives these ancient Romans lived. A fascinating guided walking tour will provide insight into the history of this amazing and very large archaeological site. A stop will also be made at a local coral factory on your return journey to the ship. Please note: this excursion includes long walking on uneven ground; there are big slabs of stone in the streets of Pompeii so this tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Click HERE to watch the video

Price per person $67.00 Adults $47.00 Children

   


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 NAP02 - NAPLES HISTORIC CENTRE (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Depart from the port to the famous “Posillipo” district, situated high on a hill and which we will reach by driving through the most important and attractive streets in Naples. The excursion continues with visits to the famous Principe Umberto I's Gallery, San Carlo Theatre (exterior view) and Piazza Plebiscito. Short amount of free time for shopping and to visit the San Lorenzo Church tucked away in the historic centre of the ancient Greco-Roman city. Please note: the tour involves a long walking tour. The visit to the church is subject to the Bishop’s approval and the programme will be reconfirmed onboard. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance. Click HERE to watch the video

Price per person $54.00 Adults $38.00 Children

   


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 NAP03 - CAPRI ISLAND TOUR (approx. 5.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Best seller  Situated just a short ferry or hydrofoil transfer from the Bay of Naples, the beautiful island of Capri awaits you on this relaxing island tour. After docking at the Marina Grande on the north side of the island, you will board a minibus to reach Capri centre. In addition to being taken around the island in small minivans, you will also have some free time to explore the charming streets that surround the famous Piazza Umberto I, which is located in Capri’s historical centre. A visit to the splendid Villa San Michele, which was built by the Swedish physician Dr. Munthe at the turn of the 20th century and affords gorgeous views of Capri town, will round off your tour of Capri before boarding the ferry or hydrofoil for your return journey to the port of Naples. Please note: the transfer to Capri may be on a public or a private hydrofoil/catamaran. The excursion does not operate from November to February (inclusive). Click HERE to watch the video

Price per person $100.00 Adults $70.00 Children

   


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 NAP04 - EXCURSION TO VESUVIUS (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Panoramic tour  The beautiful Bay of Naples in the south of Italy is dominated by the town’s most iconic landmark: Mount Vesuvius, whose main cone currently reaches nearly 1,300 metres. While the slopes are marked by lava flows, a testament to earlier eruptions, they also feature heavy vegetation with vineyards in the foothills as well as scrubland and forestation higher up. Mount Vesuvius’ best-known eruption occurred in A.D. 79 and resulted in the destruction of two cities: Pompeii and Herculaneum, which were only rediscovered in the 18th century. An enjoyable guided walking tour will take you to the crater, from which point you can see a bed of lava and look out over the beautiful Gulf of Naples. Your return journey to the ship will give you more opportunity to admire the landscape’s lovely vistas. Please note: wear comfortable walking shoes for the 30-minute climb up to the crater. In case of bad weather the tour programme will take guests on a panoramic tour of Naples. Click HERE to watch the video

Price per person $64.00 Adults $45.00 Children

   


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 NAP05 - THE ROYAL PALACE OF CASERTA (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Cultural  Just to the north of Naples lies the town of Caserta and the Palace of Caserta, the landmark for which the town is best known. A 45-minute coach transfer inland from the port will take you to Caserta’s magnificent former royal residence, which was built for the Bourbon kings of Naples towards the end of the 18th century. The palace was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Modelled on the Palace of Versailles, this spectacular Baroque masterpiece is one of the finest examples of architecture from the Borbonic period. You will have time to look around the ornately decorated rooms and spend explore the extensive park on your own before heading back to Naples and your ship. Click HERE to watch the video

Price per person $58.00 Adults $41.00 Children

   


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 NAP07 - SORRENTO (approx. 4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  One of the pearls of the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento is surrounded by limestone hills, where olive trees and citrus groves show off a quintessential Italian landscape to all those who visit this delightful town. We will leave the port of Naples and reach Sorrento after a one-hour drive that takes us through the little villages of the coast. Our walking tour will start in Piazza Tasso and continue in the historic narrow streets of this unique town. We will walk to the “Sedil Dominova” XV century loggia, before visiting the Cathedral and San Francesco's Church, home to a charming cloister and gardens that offer a wonderful view over the Marina Grande harbour. Free time before returning to Naples. Click HERE to watch the video

Price per person $50.00 Adults $35.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.