web analytics

Day 1 Genoa, Italy

The Coral arrived in Genoa at around 7am. Because we stayed overnight at the Hotel Alexander, just across the road from the port buildings, we caught our first glimpse of our cruise ship before breakfast.

The Cruise Terminal in Genoa

The Cruise Terminal in Genoa

MV Coral’s itinerary included two excursions from the port of Genoa:

  • Genoa city tour
  • Portofino

If you visit Genoa on a cruise ship and want to wander round yourself, the port building is a few minutes’ walk from the Porto Antico – the old port. You’ll find more information about the Porto Antico on our Hotel Alexander page.

Taxi ranks can be found just outside the port buildings and bus stops are nearby if you want to visit the city centre.

We sailed from Genoa at about 4 pm, and set off on the long trip to the first port of call. We would be at see for a day and a half, travelling down the Italian coast, past Stromboli and Sicily, to Katakolon in Greece.