Cruises to Salerno Italy

Salerno is a small city located in southwest Italy and situated in the region of Campania, which includes the famously picturesque Amalfi Coast. Hop on board one of MSC's Mediterranean Cruises to Salerno Italy.

Salerno: A vibrant and bustling city rich of lovely medieval churches

Salerno is a small city located in southwest Italy and situated in the region of Campania, which includes the famously picturesque Amalfi Coast.

Leave your luxury MSC cruise ship in the harbor and venture with us into the heart of Salerno, or further afield. The old part of Salerno, the Centro Storico, is home to many lovely medieval churches and is a vibrant and bustling part of the city.

The town also has one of the loveliest cathedrals in southern Italy. However, many archaeological sites of great importance lie within easy reach of Salerno, and we always strive to provide our cruise passengers with the best deals on these local attractions as well as a well -rounded selection of excursion packages.

Enjoy a day away from the ship in the Greco-Roman town of Paestum, home to the best-preserved collection of holy temples in the whole of Greater Greece (of which Italy used to be a part).

A trip to Padula will prove a memorable part of your cruise holiday, notable for its monastery which boasts 320 rooms, 13 courtyards, 14 fountains and the largest cloisters in the world. Passengers that missed the chance to visit Pompeii or would like to visit again can do so, with an insightful guided tour of this world-class site.

If you are in the mood for more modern pleasures, you can opt for the day trip excursion to the pretty town of Amalfi where you can discover the gorgeous Amalfi coast and indulge in a spot of shopping: be sure to pick up a token reminder of your vacation whilst you’re there!

Make Salerno part of your Mediterranean cruise vacation. Find the best cruise to Salerno Italy with MSC cruises.

Cruise to Salerno - Italy - Mediterranean - MSC Cruises

Directions


The ships dock outside the city centre in the new cruise terminal.

Port average temperature

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.

SALERNOMonths
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average high °C------------
Average low °C------------
 SLN01 - POMPEII (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Cultural  Best seller  Leave the porto for a 40-minute coach 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. 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.

Price per person $68.00 Adults $48.00 Children

   


Reserve Now



 SLN02 - AMALFI COAST (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Best seller  Upon leaving the port of Salerno, you will be taken on a scenic sightseeing tour along the world-famous Amalfi Coast, which is renowned for its beauty and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape. The picturesque towns along this stretch of coastline in southern Italy are inextricably linked to the sea, both for tourism and trade, and their seaside settings have helped them to prosper. A stop will be made in the charming resort of Amalfi to visit the impressive Cathedral, which dominates the main square and combines Romanesque, Byzantine, Gothic and Baroque architectural elements, as well as the adjacent 13th-century Cloister of Paradise, home to old mosaics, paintings and 120 columns. Time permitting, you will have some leisure time to amble through the narrow streets on your own before heading back to the port and your ship. Please note: depending on the traffic laws in force along the Amalfi Coast on the days of call, the tour will run either by coach or by boat.

Price per person $76.00 Adults $53.00 Children

   


Reserve Now



 SLN07 - SALERNO CITY TOUR  (approx. 4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Nestled in the Gulf of Salerno, the city of the same name marks the gateway to two globally renowned and highly charming stretches of shoreline: the Amalfi Coast and Cilento Coast. A coach will take you to Arechi castle, which dates back to the 8th century and the reign of Arechi II, Duke (and later Prince) of Benevento. Built 300m above the sea on Mount Bonadies, it offers a spectacular view of Salerno and its surroundings. Shoot some photos during a brief stop at the first viewpoint before driving back to Salerno’s historic centre, the vibrant heart of the city and home to several exquisite medieval churches. Take a guided walking tour along its narrow streets to the Salerno Cathedral (or “Duomo”). Dedicated to the city’s patron saint, the apostle St. Matthew (one of the Four Evangelists of the New Testament), the Duomo was built starting in 1076 by Robert Guiscard and consecrated by Pope Gregory VII in 1085. You will then walk up to the edge of the historical district and the Gardens of Minerva, Europe’s first botanical garden to cultivate plants for medical use. Soak in the variety of flora and enjoy the beautiful view of the sea before returning to the port. Please note: this excursion involves walking uphill, on stairs and on uneven ground, and is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.

Price per person $46.00 Adults $32.00 Children

   


Reserve Now



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.