A rendering of how the new cruise terminal in Rome will look once complete.

Construction is due to begin in the coming weeks on a brand new passenger terminal at Civitavecchia, Italy – the coastal town which acts as the nearest port for cruise travellers embarking on ships from Rome.

One of the busiest ports in Europe, the new terminal will cover an area of 10,000 square metres and has been designed to accommodate up to 4,500 passengers per hour with secure space for up to 9,000 pieces of luggage. Local authorities are preparing to spend up to €20 million (AUD$29.1 million).

Quite unassuming from the outside, the new terminal in Rome will meet the demand for city's thriving cruise industry.
Quite unassuming from the outside, the new terminal in Rome will meet the demand for city’s thriving cruise industry.

Two retractable fingers, or gangways, will be available to facilitate passengers joining or disembarking from their ship. Security scanners for both people passing through the terminal and luggage joining the ship will also be available.

MSC Cruises, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line and a host of other smaller lines among the most frequent visitors to call in Rome as part of their Western Mediterranean itineraries. You’re able to visit the city as part of an existing cruise or begin a new one there.

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