Sunday, 22 January 2012

General impressions of Civitavecchia, a major cruise harbour in Italy

Last September, we departed with the Celebrity Silhouette from Civitavecchia to Haifa in Israel. It is from the same port that the Costa Concordia departed for its last journey before it was grounded and sunk on Island del Giglio. This is a real drama and we feel sorry for all the passengers and the families of the victims. It makes you think because we followed the same route with the Silhouette, like many other cruise ships which departed from the Civitavecchia port. This accident will however not stop the cruising industry boom and it will certainly improve the safety procedures on cruise ships. For all people who depart from Civitavecchia in the future, we publish some impressions of this very nice city.

September laatstleden vertrokken we met de Celebrity Silhouette uit de haven van Civitavecchia naar Haifa in Israël. Het is van uit dezelfde haven dat de Costa Concordia is afgevaren voor zijn laatste cruise, die abrubt tot einde kwam op het eiland van del Giglio waar hij kapseisde. Het is een vreselijk drama en wij voelen mee met de passagiers en de familie van de slachtoffers. Het doet je toch nadenken, wij volgden dezelfde route met de Silhouette, net zoals zo vele cruise schepen die ook vertrokken uit Civitavecchia. Dit ongeval zal echter de groei van de cruise industrie niet tegenhouden, maar het zal wel de veiligheidsprocedures verbeteren. Voor iedereen die in de toekomst uit de haven van Civitavecchia zal vertrekken publiceren we enkele impressies van deze hele mooie stad..

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Good restaurant in Civitavecchia: Restaurant Il Boccone D’oro, good quality food

Public transport to Civitavecchia: How to travel to the cruise port of Civitavecchia, Rome

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7 comments:

  1. Prima opnames met leuke detail foto's.

    groet, Joop

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    1. LOvely area. So glad you went a year earlier. It is my impression that this ship wreck was a result of the captain deciding to do a bit of 'showing off". Definitely not the usual route to run practically straight in to a lighthouse. Don't think anyone will have to be worried about his stearing again, but at a very high cost. Great that you have published some information about this cruise ship departure point.

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  2. I agree with Joop, you got an eye for beautiful details:-)

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  3. i have nto been to Civitavecchia but the rest of italy is just breathless

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  4. Beautiful architecture but i like what is happening on the streets with the local people !

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  5. Have been here a few times and will be back in August. Never spent time in the city and always headed straight to Rome. Interesting to see what I've missed!

    Kathy

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  6. What a beautiful place!
    Agree with the other two, you got an eye for beautiful details.
    Great series of gorgeous photos, love them.
    Wish you a beautiful day.
    Mette

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