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10 Things You Didn’t Think of when booking Civitavecchia transfers

5 Jan

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

We have provided transfers from Rome’s cruise port in Civitavecchia for more than 18 years and counting, serving tens of thousands of cruisers arriving in Italy either pre-cruise, post-cruise, or just for the day.

We compiled a list of 10 things you didn’t think of when booking Civitavecchia transfers based on our extensive experience providing port transfers, and from questions we’ve received from our cruising clients over the years. 

Don’t worry,  if you book your Civitavecchia Transfer with RomeCabs and your reservation requires additional attention our expert staff will inform you in advance so your Civitavecchia Transfers will be perfect.  However, knowing these important things in advance simplifies your booking process, saves you time,  and is also valuable when booking port transfers in other Italian cities.

10 Things You Didn’t Think of when booking Civitavecchia transfers


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RomeCabs offers private Civitavecchia Transfers in Deluxe modern vehicles

Most vehicles for Rome Civitavecchia Port Transfers range from sedans, SUVs, and most common minivans of up to 8 passengers. Vehicles are generally provided based on the number of persons in your party and your total amount of luggage.

If you are traveling with family members or a group larger than 8 people, you will require 2 vehicles (or more vehicles depending on your group size).  

Why can we only book a minivan of up to 8 passengers for Civitavecchia Transfers?

Private Driver vehicles are a maximum of 8 passengers because in Italy this is the largest size vehicle that can access the Civitavecchia Cruise Port and Rome’s city center.  Vehicles larger than 8 passengers fall under the “bus” category and are restricted from accessing the cruise port and city centers. 

Therefore, to be able to provide our clients with Door-to-Door Service and Pick Up / Drop Off at the pier next to your cruise ship, all our vehicles for transfers and tours are a maximum of 8 passengers.


Private Civitavecchia Transfers in deluxe vehicles
Traveling with a lot of luggage?

Sedans are usually priced for 1-3 passengers and can accommodate approximately up to 2 standard check-in suitcases and up to 2-3 small carry-on in total.  If you are a party of 1-3 persons, consider in advance if your luggage would fit in a standard sedan trunk space.

If you are a party of 1 to 3 passengers with extra luggage that would not fit in a sedan trunk space,  make sure you inform the company so you will be upgraded to a minivan (and priced accordingly) so you and your luggage can be safely and comfortably accommodated. 

You may also simply book for 4 passengers to be automatically provided a minivan with ample space for your luggage and lots of legroom for you!

A large minivan for 7-8 passengers can accommodate up to 7 standard check-in suitcases and up to 7 small carryons in total

If you are a group of up to 8 persons with a lot of luggage that exceeds the maximum luggage capacity,  you may require 2 vehicles to accommodate all passengers and their luggage safely. 

If you are not sure your extra luggage will fit in 1 vehicle or may require a 2nd vehicle, please contact your transfer provider with the details of your luggage count and the number of passengers for more helpful assistance.


Civitavecchia Transfers Meeting Point on the pier
Meeting Point at Civitavecchia for Port Transfers to Rome

When you book a transfer from Civitavecchia to Rome or from Civitavecchia to Rome Airport (Fiumicino Airport), being able to easily meet your driver at the port is very important.

When you book our private Civitavecchia port transfers, your personal driver will meet you right on the pier next to your ship. You do NOT have to take any bus shuttles to exit the cruise port.

All drivers are required to stand in a designated area for Drivers (look for or ask for the Limo Driver area) and wait for their clients to disembark.  

Civitavecchia Transfers Private Driver Service
Private Driver Service at Civitavecchia (Civitavecchia Private Transfers)

You can easily spot your driver holding a Sign with your name on the reservation.   Vehicles are parked nearby following the Port Authority regulations.   

Be sure to retain the Contact Phone Number of your transfer company in case of an emergency such as disembarking early, delays in disembarkation, or if you can’t spot your driver.  Our phone number is always included in your Reservation Confirmation Email, be sure to keep it handy in case you require assistance. 


Rome Transfers to Civitavecchia Cruise Port with RomeCabs
Civitavecchia Cruise Port

  • From CIVITAVECCHIA TO ROME TRANSFERS is approximately 90 minutes (1.5 hours) pending local traffic and road conditions
  • From CIVITAVECCHIA TO ROME AIRPORT (FIUMICINO AIRPORT) is approximately 60 minutes (1 hour) pending local traffic and road conditions  

Please book your Civitavecchia transfer with this estimated travel time in mind, and allow some extra leeway in case you encounter unforeseen traffic delays along the way.


Rome Civitavecchia Transfers
Door to Door Service with Stefano’s RomeCabs

If you will be staying in Rome pre-cruise or Post Cruise and require a Port Transfer between your Rome Hotel and Civitavecchia Port, please keep in mind when booking your hotel, B&B, or Apartment that many small streets and alleys in the historic center of Rome may be restricted to traffic or vehicle size, and your driver may not be able to stop in front of your accommodation.  

In case your accommodation is located on a street or square with traffic restrictions, for hotel pickups (Rome to Civitavecchia Port Transfer) your driver will stop and park the vehicle as close as lawfully possible, and meet you at the front door of your accommodation address (or hotel lobby) on foot and accompany you with your luggage back to your parked vehicle.  

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Rome city transfers to Civitavecchia

For hotel arrivals (Civitavecchia to Rome transfer), your driver will park as close to your accommodation as lawfully possible, and accompany you and your luggage on foot to the front door of your accommodation address.

Rome has many wonderful hotels and apartments on historical streets and squares and charming alleys, however, they were built centuries ago before vehicles were invented. There are also many important embassies throughout the historic center with very strict security restrictions that do not permit vehicles to park or be left unattended in their vicinity. To keep Rome safe, traffic laws are many and drivers must obey them.

If you require door-to-door service,  when selecting your accommodation, please check with your hotel or apartment host before booking to ensure that:

  • The Rome Hotel or Apartment address is located on a street or square without traffic restrictions
  • The Rome Hotel or appartment is on a street wide enough to accommodate large minivans
  • Vehicles can stop to load/unload passengers in front of the Hotel / Accommodation
  • Ensure your Hotel has porters or luggage assistants (or apartment renting hosts can help guests with luggage) in case you require additional luggage assistance than the driver can provide, such as if lawful parking is not close enough to your accommodation
  • If you are traveling with extra luggage, check with your hotel/apartment building if it has flights of stairs without elevators as this may be difficult with extra luggage.


Cruising with Children in Italy
Traveling with Children in Italy

In Italy children 8 years and younger must be secured in age-appropriate safety seats.  Children cannot be seated in other passengers’ laps inside moving vehicles.  

If you are traveling with young children, please be sure to mention this important information when booking a transfer and request an age-appropriate Child Safety Car Seat (including the Age and Weight of the child)  if you will not be traveling with one.


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Gratuity is not mandatory in Italy, it is always at the client’s discretion.

However, if you are pleased with the service received from your driver, 10% gratuity (or what you feel is fair)  is customary in Italy.



 There are Private Civitavecchia Port Transfers and Shuttle Port Transfers. 

Private Civitavecchia transfers afford you more flexibility with scheduling your transfers (especially for transfers from the Airport to Civitavecchia if your flight or luggage are delayed), full control of your pick-up time, and predictability of travel time to your final destination.  

Private Transfers offer also the special benefit of privacy inside your vehicle and safety when not sharing your small space with unknown strangers.

Many cruisers book privately Shared Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia (learn more about TOUR SHARING), but if you wish to share your private Civitavecchia Transfers it’s easy.  We included Civitavecchia Transfer Sharing information on our other blogs:


Pre Cruise Civitavecchia Tours from Rome
Rome Pre Cruise Tours to Civitavecchia / Post Cruise Tours from Civitavecchia to Rome

You can upgrade your private Rome to Civitavecchia Port Transfer into a Pre-Cruise Tour with pick up at your hotel accommodation in Rome, and drop off at your cruise ship in Civitavecchia.

Make the most of your morning with our Rome pre-cruise Tour with the option to enjoy a morning 4-hour highlights tour by car of Rome’s many top squares and monuments.

Also enjoy a Pre-Cruise Countryside Tour experience to visit a Medieval/Renaissance Castle in Bracciano with a stop in the tiny clifftop medieval hamlet of Ceri for some free time for as village stroll and to enjoy lunch at a local family-owned restaurant.

If you wish to explore an Ancient Roman city on your way to Civitavecchia, you’d love our Ostia Antica Pre-Cruise Tour.

Your luggage will travel with you inside your vehicle’s luggage compartment under the care of your driver who will remain with the vehicle while you sightsee the sites in your morning tour.

With either tour option (Rome Pre Cruise Tour or Roman Countryside Pre Cruise Tour), your estimated arrival time to your ship is 2:30 PM with plenty of time to check-in and get ready for your voyage.  There’s no better way to get your cruise off to an exciting start than a morning filled with fun and sightseeing!


Civitavecchia Post Cruise Debark Tour to Rome
Civitavecchia Post Cruise / Debark Tours to Rome

You can upgrade your Civitavecchia to Rome hotel transfer at the end of your cruise with our popular Post Cruise Tours.

Make the most of your disembarkation day with pick up at your ship in the morning, enjoy a full-day Post-Cruise Rome in A Day Tour from Civitavecchia, or our delightful Post-Cruise Countryside Splendor with drop off at your hotel after your tour in the afternoon.

Your luggage will travel safely with you stowed away in your vehicle’s luggage compartment under the watchful eye of your driver while you sightsee away from the vehicle.  

With a Post Cruise Tour, you maximize your sightseeing opportunities in Italy comfortably and effortlessly.  Simply select your preferred Post Cruise Tour option from our website and book your end of Cruise adventure in Italy!

If you wish to visit other locations in Italy not currently offered on our RomeCabs website, please contact us via email with a description of your needs and our expert staff will be happy to assist.  You may find our contact information on our website Contact Page.

Thank you very much for reading our 10 Things You Didn’t Think of when booking Civitavecchia transfers travel blog post and choosing Stefano’s RomeCabs for your Rome Civitavecchia Cruise Port Transfers and Italy Shore Excursions. We look forward to seeing you in Italy!

Stefano’s RomeCabs Team

Rome Limo Tours and Transfers with Stefano's RomeCabs
Stefano’s RomeCabs – Italy Private Tours and Transfers


Rome Sea Port Civitavecchia Transfers – RomeCabs

14 Mar Rome Sea Port of Civitavecchia - Port Transfers with RomeCabs

Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s leading company for private Rome Sea Port Civitavecchia Transfers as well as Cruise Port Tours.

In this travel blog we go over the 4 types of Rome Sea Port Civitavecchia Transfers, with tips and advice for each type of transfer for a seamless, efficient, and enjoyable transfer experience.


The 4 types of Rome Sea Port Civitavecchia Transfers are:
  1. Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Rome Sea Port of Civitavecchia
  2. Rome Accommodation to Rome Sea Port of Civitavecchia
  3. Rome Sea Port of Civitavecchia  to Rome Accommodation
  4. Rome Sea Port of Civitavecchia  to Fiumicino Airport (FCO)





From Fiumicino Airport you have 2 options going to Civitavecchia: Going directly to your cruise ship for same day departure, or going to a Hotel Accommodation in Civitavecchia prior to your cruise departure.

* TRAVEL TIME: From Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia travel time is about 1 hour.


  • Going to Civitavecchia Cruise Port

Simply book a transfer from FCO Airport to Civitavecchia and provide all your flight arrival details, and drop off cruise ship name.

Follow detailed instructions (and watch the VIDEO) on How to meet Driver at FCO Airport.  

If you haven’t arrived at FCO Airport yet, watching the video will help you visually familiarize yourself with the area where your driver will be waiting for you.  


  • Going to Hotel in the City of Civitavecchia

Booking a transfer from FCO Airport to a hotel in Civitavecchia is very easy: just book a regular transfer from FCO to Civitavecchia, and instead of the Drop Off Ship Name, please include your Drop Off Hotel Name and Address in Civitavecchia.

The price is the SAME whether you will be going to the cruise ship or a hotel in the city of Civitavecchia.


HELPFUL TIPS for Transfers from Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia:


Plan to book an Early Morning Flight Arrival at FCO Airport in order to allow you plenty of extra time in case you experience flight delays, or delays at the airport (in customs or baggage claims).  

By booking your flight too close to the time your cruise ship departs, you risk missing your ship if you experience any unforeseen delays.

As there is quite a bit of walking from the baggage claims carousels where you collect your luggage to the Main Waiting Hall where you meet your driver, and then additional few minutes’ walking distance to the Designated Parking Area where your vehicle will be parked (as mandated by Airport Security), be sure to use the Luggage Trolleys available near the baggage carousels.

For travelers with mobility issues, be sure to request in advance via your Airline “Complimentary Wheelchair Assistance” so an airport staff member will meet you with a wheelchair when you deplane, and assist you all the way to the parked vehicle.




TRAVEL TIME: from Central Rome to Civitavecchia travel time is about 1.5 hours

RECOMMENDED PICK UP TIME from Rome hotel to Civitavecchia for cruise ships that depart at 5 PM: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Don’t sit in your hotel all morning waiting for time to pass until your transfer to Civitavecchia when you can be enjoying more of Rome, or explore the magnificent Roman countryside on our Pre Cruise Tours of Pre Cruise tours of Rome or Roman Countryside.

Pre Cruise Tours of Rome and Roman Countryside are tailored to fit into the embarkation time of your cruise ship. It includes morning pick up from your hotel, tour by car in your private deluxe vehicle and personal English speaking Driver, and drop off right by your cruise ship in time for your embarkation.





Wish to save money on your Civitavecchia Transfers or Pre Cruise Tour, but prefer the benefits, flexibility, and predictability of private transfers and tours instead of being crammed together in a van with complete strangers in generic shuttle services?

You may do what tens of thousands of Cruisers do each year: Create your own Privately Shared Civitavecchia Transfers or Pre Cruise Tours with fellow cruisers, and make new friends while sharing the costs.

It’s easy to do! Scroll down this page to PRIVATELY SHARED TRANSFERS AND TOURS below for detailed how to information.


5 Top Rome Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia




TRAVEL TIME: from Civitavecchia to Central Rome travel time is about 1.5 hours

Recommended Pick up time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM is when most cruisers are disembarked by.

Staying in Rome for just a day and wish to make the most of your holiday?

We offer Rome Post Cruise Tours of Rome and the Countryside that are very popular with cruisers who are staying in Rome post cruise and wish to see and do as much as possible effortlessly, and in comfort and style.

Below are the most popular Post Cruise Tours that start with Pierside pick up from your cruise ship, and end at your hotel accommodation in Rome.





Rome in A Day Post Cruise Tour from Rome Sea Port of Civitavecchia – with RomeCabs






You may also create your Privately Shared Civitavecchia to Rome transfer, or your Privately Shared Post Cruise Tour as well to share the fun and save on your transfers and tours!




10 Things to Know before booking Civitavecchia Transfers





TRAVEL TIME: approximately 1 Hour.

Recommended safe flight departures is 11 AM the earliest so you have plenty of time in case your ship docks late or you experience unforeseen delays on your way to Fiumicino Airport.

Also be sure to secure early disembarkation with your cruise ship so you will be among the first and earliest to disembark so you can swiftly be on your way to the airport.


You may also create your own Privately Shared Civitavechia to FCO Airport Transfer with fellow cruisers also going to Fiumicino Airport or Fiumicino Hotel.

 To avoid extra associated costs, be sure everyone sharing the transfer will be going to Fiumicino (NOT Rome which is about 1 hour away and would incur additional transfer fees from Fiumicino to Rome)






After clearing customs and collecting luggage in baggage claims, exit to the Main Waiting Hall and proceed to the Designated Driver Waiting Area marked by multiple large columns.  

Watch the video How to Meet Your Driver at FCO Airport:


From Rome HOTELS

Your driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel.


Your driver will meet you at your address, at the outside entrance door.  If your accommodation is on a street or in a square that is restricted to traffic, your driver will park as close as lawfully possible,  will meet you at your address on foot, and then assist you to your parked vehicle.

From your CRUISE SHIP at Rome Sea Port of Civitavecchia

Your driver will meet you right on the Pier next to your ship where all drivers will be waiting for their clients, holding a sign with your name.  Do NOT take any buses or shuttle away from the pier area!


Car for 1-3 passengers can accommodate up to 2 standard check-in suitcases and up to 3 small carry-ons

Minivan for 4-8 passengers can accommodate up to 7-8 standard check-in suitcases and up to 7-8 small carry-ons


Rome Sea Port Civitavecchia Transfers Sefano RomeCabs

Rome Sea Port Civitavecchia Transfers Sefano’s RomeCabs





Privately shared Transfer are recommended for following types of Civitavecchia Port Transfers:

  • from Rome hotels to Civitavecchia
  • from Civitavecchia to Rome hotels
  • from Civitavecchia to FCO Airport


It’s easy to create your own privately shared Civitavecchia Transfers!

Place an Ad on Cruise Critic Roll Call

Invited other ship mates who require similar pick ups and drop offs as you to share your transfers.

Here is the link to Cruise Critic Roll Call:  https://www.cruisecritic.com/rollcalls/


Below are links to informative articles on creating your own Privately Shared Transfers:


Civitavecchia Shared Transfers: The way YOU want them!


How to Be in Control of your SHARED CIVITAVECCHIA Transfers


Rome Sea Port of Civitavecchia - Port Transfers with RomeCabs

Rome Sea Port of Civitavecchia – Port Transfers with RomeCabs



We invite you to visit our informative travel blog below in 10 tips on Tour Sharing for pre cruise and post cruise tours, as well as shore excursions from Civitavecchia, Naples or Livorno cruise ports.

10 TIPS on Tour Sharing – your best Italy Shore Excursions!


TOUR SHARING: Share the Fun and The Expense (HOW TO)


RomeCabs Tour Sharing

RomeCabs Tour Sharing from Rome Sea Port of Civitavecchia (also from Livorno, Naples)

How to Be in Control of your SHARED CIVITAVECCHIA Transfers

2 Dec

Buon giorno and welcome to RomeCabs Travel Blog!


Sharing Transfers to and from Civitavecchia Cruise Port has become an option for many travelers to share costs. In this travel blog we show you How to be in Control of your Shared Civitavecchia Transfers with RomeCabs.


Unfortunately many generic shuttle services mean unpredictable pick up times, unpredictable wait times, unpredictable number of persons in the vehicle, unpredictable number of stops around Rome hotels or multiple cruise ships….it’s by and large an unpredictable experience.  

If you are arriving at the Airport and experience delays in customs or baggage claims (which often happens at Rome’s airport!), your shuttle service may not wait for you – after all, they have other passengers sharing the same vehicle you were supposed to be on that don’t want to wait on you.


Many travelers would like the option of a cost saving shared transfer to and/or from Civitavecchia, but with the benefits of a private service:  predictable pick up time, no wait times, knowing in advance how many people will be in the vehicle, and not being crammed in with strangers.


How to Be in Control of your SHARED CIVITAVECCHIA Transfers


Imagine if YOU are in charge of who shares your vehicle.

Imagine if YOU are in charge of the total number of passengers in your vehicle for YOUR personal comfort and space.

Imagine if YOU scheduled the pick up time and knew when to expect your driver.

Imagine if YOU knew your driver’s route in advance.


Privately Shared Civitavecchia Transfers with RomeCabs

Privately Shared Civitavecchia Transfers with RomeCabs


All of the above are possible on your next Civitavecchia Transfer with RomeCabs, and it’s EASY!!

It’s important also to consider which transfers are best shared and which are best private.


Private transfers are best for Airport Arrivals.

It is difficult to organize a transfer with others to arrive at the airport at the same time (or close).  Add in situations like missed connections, flight delays, lost luggage, and you will realize a shared transfer is not the best option for arrival transfers.


The best Shared Transfers to and from Civitavecchia are:


Rome Hotel to Civitavecchia

Civitavecchia to Rome Hotel

Civitavecchia to Airport




By far the best way to organize your shared transfers is through Cruise Critic where you will find thousands of members, many who may also be cruising on your same ship!


Finding fellow cruise mates with similar itineraries is easy on a ship that accommodates thousands of cruisers.  If you’re not already a Cruise Critic member, this is a good time to sign up.


Once your travel plans are all set, place an ad on Cruise Critic Roll Call and invite other follow cruisers to share your specific transfers.




*  For Transfers between Rome hotels and Civitavecchia:

it’s important that all parties stay at centrally located hotels in Rome. Not only you save time while everyone is collected or dropped off at their respective hotels, but the fee for additional hotels are minimal when everyone’s hotels are centrally located.


* For Transfers from Civitavecchia to the Airport:

Make sure that everyone is flying out of the same airport (usually Fiumicino Airport, less likely from Ciampino Regional Airport).  Choose a pick up time at least 3 hours prior to the first flight departure so the party leaving first will arrive at the airport on time, and those flying out later have the option to wait at the airport as needed.


There is no extra fee for multiple terminal drop offs. Anyone staying at the Airport Hotel? No problem, that counts the same as going to the airport.


**  Do NOT organize shared transfers if some persons need to go to Rome and others to Fiumicino Airport.

Fiumicino Airport is about 40-60 minutes away from Rome, and this extra leg adds the equivalent of an additional airport transfer from the airport to Rome to drop off the rest of the party. It is not cost effective, and the party going to Rome will have to endure a 2 – 2.5 hour drive.


Organize shared transfers with everyone going TO, or leaving FROM the same cruise ship.   

Because some ships may dock at different times, or experience delays, you don’t want your group split up – especially if you have to travel to the airport for a flight.


Keep in mind total number of passengers and luggage capacity:

The maximum capacity per vehicle is 8 passengers, and total of 7-8 checked in suitcases and 7-8 carry on cases. Please keep in mind the maximum luggage capacity if you wish to form a group of 8 to ensure everyone and their luggage can be safely accommodated inside the vehicle.


For optimal space, comfort and travel time, we suggest up to 6 persons staying at no more than 3 hotels.


To book your Shared Civitavecchia Transfers, please visit our website for complete information and prices on Transfers to and from Civitavecchia Cruise Port:







Find out how you can create your small private shared tours from Italy’s top cruise ports for wonderful shared memories and costs with new friends.


STEFANO ROME TOURS – Privately Shared Shore Excursions



Thank you very much for choosing Stefano’s RomeCabs for your Transfers and Tours in Italy!

The RomeCabs Team


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