PASSENGERS/CRUISES

Trapani port call is an interesting berth call for cruise vessels in transit. For this reason some of the most important cruising lines have chosen Trapani.

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The port with a water mirror of about 921000 sqm and sheltered from all winds, has a unique dock development, where berths are all very close to city center.
Thanks to the event Louis Vuitton Cup Act 8 & 9, Trapani port improved all its waterfront and many other improvements were done.

For cruising the port offers:

  • a safe berth (Garibaldi Quay) dedicated to cruise vessels located in front of the old center of  the city (beautiful streets full of baroque buildings). Maximum draft 8 m;
  • an anchorage point, for cruise ships, that is at 1 mile from berthing point, protected by breakwaters, with granted draft 18 m and in a few minutes passengers can reach berthing point with vessel’s tenders or with port’s boat service and start their tours or visit the city. Berthing point is located in a port area where it is possible to find structures equipped for passenger’s reception. Among the services offered it is possible to have: reception, security control, information points, bus park area, self service, newspapers, internet point, toilets.
  • a safe berth at about 1,5 km from city center easily reachable with shuttle bus.

Investments are expected to take place at the berthing point, that will improve berthing of tenders and landing of passengers. Here passengers will find the Maritime station equipped with:

  • Toilets
  •  Cafè
  • Newspapers
  • security checks
  • information point
  • Self service.

Characteristics

Trapani can be considered an alternative port call to many other Sicilian ports(Palermo, Catania, and Messina). Its characteristics are: Unique and New, Organization, Difference.

  • Unique and New: Trapani port, is the natural gateway to charming tourist destination,  new and unique, like: Erice Segesta, Selinunte, Marsala with its food and wine tours, Mozia, Mazara del Vallo, Agrigento and the Valley of Temples and the Natural Reserve of the Zingaro (Scopello).
  • Organization: Trapani port guarantees an easy access directly to the town and to the territory. For this characteristic, Trapani has been appreciated in the whole world during the Louis Vuitton Cup act 8 & 9 in 2005.
  • Difference: Even if Trapani represents the Sicilian history totally, the territory is also different from the remaining part of Sicily. Trapani has been influenced by many cultures and it is possible to find them all in this territory: museums, roman sites, Greek and Phoenician remains, Normans and medieval influences, the Arab culture, the sea, the mountains, nature and reserves the salt pans and the Egadi Islands, the excellent fish, the food , the extra virgin olive oil, the wine and the coral.
  • Trapani can be considered a port in the city center. Thanks to the typical sickle shape of the city, placed between two seas, make the sea touch all the borders of the ancient center of the city.

The new and interesting idea of tourism is to consider the city as a park or village where people can go walking through beautiful ancient streets and discover important churches, coloured domes, baroque palaces. Along this walk it is possible to find the best shops, restaurants, wine shops and all kind of useful services (banks, post offices, information points).

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