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Old August 1st, 2007, 09:35 PM
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Default Venice - where is the pier?

Will be on the Freedom in Sept. and plan to do Venice on our own by using Rick Steve's guide. But it does not show where the ship docks.

Is it far from vaporettes/water taxis?

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Old August 2nd, 2007, 01:08 PM
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Hi Magnolia,

They do tend to move the ships around a bit, we've been moored up by St. Marks Square, as well as near the Station & round in a more industrial area, so you would need to check with your TA or the line.
Something to make sure of is that they ARE docking in Venice, at least one line have started mooring at Trieste which is quite a few miles away to the East, on the Croatian border.

Not much help, but hopefully useful.

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If your ship is Freedom of the Seas it will definitely not be docked at St Marks Square, it is much too big. The usual place for cruise ships is walking distance to the plaza where all the coaches arrive for Venice and the vaporettas for the Grand Canal leave from there. You should find this information on the Venice Tourist web site.
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Try these sites:

Venice port www.vpt.it Click on english flag for english. Provides map of terminal and also provides schedule of ships and where they will be docked.

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http://www.maps.venicexplorer.net/ma....php?hlangs=en

It is a short walk to the water bus station. John (Cruise Director) will exagerate the distance, as maybe he is reflecting the time it would take for him. It is also not that far to walk to St Marks Square. Maybe 1 mile. Hard to get lost as streets sign poin in the direction to St Marks and Piazza Roma (Bus terminal). [/url]
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Try these sites:

Venice port www.vpt.it Click on english flag for english. Provides map of terminal and also provides schedule of ships and where they will be docked.
No its http://www.vtp.it/Default.jsp?language=1
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If you are going to be on the Freedom of the Seas, it will be a very long walk/swim as that ship only does Caribbean itineraries. Are you thinking of the Independance of the Seas?
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My mistake, just noticed you will be on Carnival Freedom
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Can anyone recommend shuttle from Venice airport to the Star Princess? Sailing in November 2007. Will be berthed at Marittima berth 107.
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