Catania Cruise Terminal Srl (Catania Cruise Port) is the company that manages the cruise terminal of Catania since 2011, offering transit, inter-porting and homeporting operations. Catania Cruise Port is located in the middle of the Mediterranean, at the crossroads of major cruise itineraries.
Starting from November 2016, Catania Cruise Port became part of the large family of Global Ports Holding, the most important independent operator of cruise terminals in the world.
The company's goal is to make Catania port a privileged point of reference for Cruise Lines and to increase the number of embarking passengers, up to assuming the characteristics of a homeport.
Also for this purpose, Catania Cruise Port carries out a constant promotion of the port, the terminal, the city of Catania and of all south-eastern Sicily, through direct and targeted actions against all the Cruise Lines and participation in the most important international cruise fairs.
Ideal destination for cruises during every season, Catania enjoys a mild climate, with less than 46 days of rain per year and warm from October to March.
Throughout the year it offers numerous excursions and activities a short drive from the berth. There is a high potential for pre and post cruise packages, thanks to the large number of hotels and the proximity to the city center and the main air-rail-road transport networks. Vincenzo Bellini International Airport (which handled almost 10 million passengers in 2018) is only 5.3 km away.
The technical and nautical characteristics of the port, which can also safely host the latest generation of large ships, its rich infrastructure and the wide variety of shorex from eastern Sicily are the ideal requirements for the development of the local cruise sector. Thanks to the promotional activity carried out by Catania Cruise Port and its company policy aimed at constantly improving the quality of services, more and more Cruise Lines have decided to include the port of Catania among their destinations.