Roma Cruise Terminal has opened a €20 mill new cruise terminal – Terminal Amerigo Vespucci – at Civitavecchia – the port for Rome.
Covering 11,000 sq m, the terminal is claimed to be one of the largest in Europe. It is jointly owned by Costa, MSC and Royal Caribbean Cruises.
The building includes passenger and luggage control facilities on the ground floor. A crew room, also situated in the building’s atrium, will enable the ships’ crew reception process.
Proceeding from the atrium to the first floor, passengers will arrive at a check-in area with 60 counters that can be doubled to 120 as necessary.
Nearly 90 monitors in the check-in area will keep passengers informed on their check-in status, as well as the itinerary and other useful information. There is also a VIP lounge.
John Portelli, Roma Cruise Terminal General Manager, said; “Since 2007, when Roma Cruise Terminal commenced its activities, around 23 mill cruise passengers passed through the port of Civitavecchia. It is small wonder that over the years, cruise activity has evolved into one if not the primary activity in the port of Civitavecchia. In this respect, Terminal Amerigo Vespucci is further testament to the shareholders’ contribution to the growth of the city and port of Civitavecchia and the Lazio region.”