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euro cruiser
April 22nd, 2010, 11:28 AM
According to an article in today's La Nuova, the People Mover is open and running between Piazzale Roma and the ferry terminal at Tronchetto. According to the article, very few people are using it so far. They attribute this partly to lack of publicity, and partly to the lack of tourists due to the flight shutdowns in the past week.

http://nuovavenezia.gelocal.it/dettaglio/people-mover-dopo-la-festa-lo-usano-in-pochi-intimi/1951515

CathyCruises
April 22nd, 2010, 12:05 PM
Now, if I was only going to Venice. . .only home a month and already I dream of going back!

I guess it's time to start planning the next trip.

Cathy

Freckles_51
April 22nd, 2010, 12:11 PM
According to an article in today's La Nuova, the People Mover is open and running between Piazzale Roma and the ferry terminal at Tronchetto. According to the article, very few people are using it so far. They attribute this partly to lack of publicity, and partly to the lack of tourists due to the flight shutdowns in the past week.

http://nuovavenezia.gelocal.it/dettaglio/people-mover-dopo-la-festa-lo-usano-in-pochi-intimi/1951515

Thanks euro cruiser. I cannot find an "English" translation button on that web site - I'm assuming the Marittima Cruise Terminal stop is not open yet?

I'm sure they will have more people using it once the Marittima stop is open, especially during the Spring/Summer/Fall seasons. Keeping my fingers crossed for September :D

UKBayern
April 22nd, 2010, 12:14 PM
Since most of the cruise ships ar still on their way to Venice for the summer, it is no wonder there are no passengers on this thing...

Must say, in a lot of other threads there were speculations when it would be finished, it was completed sooner than many thought. I suppose people still cannot believe it is finished :D

ChiLuvs2Trav
April 22nd, 2010, 12:33 PM
How much does it cost?

canuck.qc
April 22nd, 2010, 12:41 PM
I too could not find a translation of the PeopleMover article. I am sailing Insignia and will be in Venice June5,6. How would this transportation be used for cruise ship passengers? Ship to Piaz.Roma? What other stops?
Thanks

portofrome
April 22nd, 2010, 12:48 PM
How much does it cost?

One euro each way.

euro cruiser
April 22nd, 2010, 12:55 PM
I too could not find a translation of the PeopleMover article. I am sailing Insignia and will be in Venice June5,6. How would this transportation be used for cruise ship passengers? Ship to Piaz.Roma? What other stops?
Thanks
Unfortunately, this is an Italian newspaper and they don't provide an English language version.

It's not really functional for cruise ship passengers yet, as the stop at the cruise ship terminal is still under construction, and no date has been set (at least as far as I have read) for its completion. Currently there are only two stops, Piazzale Roma and Tronchetto.

Other posters have suggested taking the People Mover to Tronchetto, then walking back across the bridge to the cruise ship terminal as an alternative to walking the entire way from Piazzale Roma to the cruise port. As I have not done this I can't comment on the ease of one option vs. the other, but perhaps someone with experience will post.

RSWBADGER
April 22nd, 2010, 06:22 PM
We will be in Venice on May 21st, sailing on the 22nd. We will report our findings. We are planning on taking the RCCL shuttle from Piazzale Roma to the ship since we are staying at the Papadopoli Venezia.

ms.sunburn
April 22nd, 2010, 08:31 PM
We will be in Venice on May 21st, sailing on the 22nd. We will report our findings. We are planning on taking the RCCL shuttle from Piazzale Roma to the ship since we are staying at the Papadopoli Venezia.

We'll be getting on when you get off! Too bad you weren't going a little sooner :) I'm very curious about taking the People Mover to Tronchetto and whether it's worth it. We plan on taking the ATVO bus straight from Marco Polo to Piazzale Roma. What we'll do from there...who knows?

edpacecar
April 22nd, 2010, 09:27 PM
Something in English

http://venicetravelblog.com/2010/04/venice-people-mover.html (http://venicetravelblog.com/2010/04/venice-people-mover.html)

RSWBADGER
April 22nd, 2010, 09:42 PM
Something in English

http://venicetravelblog.com/2010/04/venice-people-mover.html (http://venicetravelblog.com/2010/04/venice-people-mover.html)

Thanks for the post, hopefully next time I'm in Venice it will be up and running for the cruise ship passengers.

Love Cruis'n
April 23rd, 2010, 09:36 AM
Thanks for the update & English version of same.

From Google maps it does not appear to be a difficult walk from the cruise ship dock to Tronchetto. No major “up or downs”, but would love to get someone to confirm that.
How easy / difficult is it with wheeled luggage?

Thanks,
Terry

riffatsea
April 23rd, 2010, 11:16 AM
I have posted a question on the Trip Adviser Venice board to ask about the walk from the Tronchetto People mover stop back to the cruise area. I cannot picture it in my mind so hopefully a local Venetian will answer.:p

Earl Rosebery
April 23rd, 2010, 11:38 AM
I have posted a question on the Trip Adviser Venice board to ask about the walk from the Tronchetto People mover stop back to the cruise area. I cannot picture it in my mind so hopefully a local Venetian will answer.:p

You can see it on Google Earth Street View

riffatsea
April 23rd, 2010, 12:13 PM
I'll have to look on the Google earth site but the Venice Destination Expert from Trip Adviser said she didn't think walking with luggage was an option from Tronchetto.

LOP
April 23rd, 2010, 12:15 PM
According to an article in today's La Nuova, the People Mover is open and running between Piazzale Roma and the ferry terminal at Tronchetto. According to the article, very few people are using it so far. They attribute this partly to lack of publicity, and partly to the lack of tourists due to the flight shutdowns in the past week.

http://nuovavenezia.gelocal.it/dettaglio/people-mover-dopo-la-festa-lo-usano-in-pochi-intimi/1951515


In English...rough translation:

People Mover, after the party uses it in a few intimate
Without advertising and without guidance, the first day of travel semidesertiper funicular Venetian
VENICE back and forth to sixteen hours practically empty. Hailed as a leap into the future transport Venetians, as tomorrow becomes today and a lot of other things, the People Mover has collapsed the day after his inauguration becoming a semi-deserted train that made up and down between Piazzale Roma and the Section with four people on board every half 'now, just to make it large.

Without advertising and without slogans, the funicular has been ignored by the Venetians and was not considered by tourists, despite having to stop at Tronchetto proporizioni a terminal. Can not miss it, but you can not even understand what it is, since directions are vague and handled by a sheet of A4 paper hung below the sign: People Mover, to Piazzale Roma, 1 euro.

ACTV away from the landing, and also far enough away from the square of the tourist buses New Island, the supersonic train has patiently waited all day, but apart from a couple of Poles who did not know even where it was, a family of Italian tourists, the staff of ASM, which controlled the track and a few curious Venetian, uploaded little or nothing.

His detractors gloating. Useless. Before you say if you need or need not, however, would be nice to know there. Instead, the People Mover at the level of image does not exist. It is not - yet - advertised the jetties, or on the deck of Liberty. Were not distributed leaflets in hotels nor are planned billboards on the street. The foreign tour operators do not even know what it is. The Venetians who know little more but only because Monday was free, cut the ribbon was half junta headed by the mayor and Orsoni, with a little 'luck, one could take home a postcard of the People Mover with photo Graziano Arici.

Monday saw him one even if not wanted, because before the input Piazzale Roma was pushed all journalists, photographers and curious. Yesterday, the train barely discernible, partly 'because the departure is hidden between the Hall and the Garage San Marco and a bit' because the poster is displayed at the entrance rather cryptic. People Mover reads. End. It does not explain where it is directed, nor how much it costs, nor with that time. So yesterday was not whether the yarn is no even if ASM was still celebrating the inauguration of the i data: 2,800 departures with an average of 260 flights per hour despite the blockade and the non-arrival of thousands of tourists.

riffatsea
April 23rd, 2010, 12:20 PM
I looked on Google and the issue is always the amount of luggage that people have and crossing the bridge between Isola de Tronchetto and the Maritime area. I do not like the bridges in Venice with luggage.

riffatsea
April 23rd, 2010, 12:24 PM
The Google map view is very deceiving. Take a look at the bridge between Piazzale Roma and the train station. It LOOKS like it is a straight bridge when in FACT it is a hump back bridge where you walk up to the top and then over the top and down the other side.
I would need a report from the ground as to the type of bridge it is and how easy it would be to pull luggage over it.

RSWBADGER
April 23rd, 2010, 03:00 PM
Most Cruiselines will have a free shuttle from Piazzale Roma to the ship the day of the cruise, look for the ship name in the front window, this has been reported by many cruisers and I will find out first hand in 4 weeks.

Signor John
April 23rd, 2010, 04:31 PM
I'm the guy who shot the Venice Travel Blog videos of the People Mover that was mentioned earlier in this thread, and I'd like to clear up any confusion about the People Mover's usefulness for cruise passengers:

1) The station at the Marittima cruise basin isn't yet in operation. I don't know the ETA for its opening date, but in light of the many delays that have plagued the People Mover, I wouldn't expect it to open for a while yet.

2) The Marittima station is *outside* the Marittima basin, just before the entrance to the cruise port. Whether it's close enough to be useful depends on which berth your ship will be in (after the station opens), how much luggage you have, and whether you're willing to walk a moderate distance. It's always possible that, after the station opens, the port management or the cruise lines will provide a way to drop off your luggage as you leave the People Mover station--but don't count on it.

3) The Marittima People Mover station is close to the Marittima ship berths, but it's nowhere near the San Basilio pier (which serves many small- to mid-sized ships, especially during the busier part of the cruise season).

In general, the best way to reach a ship from Venice's historic center is to do one of the following:

- Take your cruise line's shuttle boat from the Piazza San Marco area, if one is offered.

- Take a free shuttle bus to your ship from the Piazzale Roma (the taxi, car, and bus gateway to Venice) if one is offered.

- Hire a taxi in the Piazzale Roma for the shortish ride to either the Marittima or San Basilio cruise terminals.

Note: Cruise passengers CAN walk from the Piazzale Roma to the Venice cruise terminals with luggage (my wife and I have done it), but the 15- or 20-minute walk is dreary and isn't convenient if you travel with as much baggage as most cruise passengers do.

Off2China
April 23rd, 2010, 04:38 PM
I'm the guy who shot the Venice Travel Blog videos of the People Mover that was mentioned earlier in this thread, and I'd like to clear up any confusion about the People Mover's usefulness for cruise passengers:

1) The station at the Marittima cruise basin isn't yet in operation. I don't know the ETA for its opening date, but in light of the many delays that have plagued the People Mover, I wouldn't expect it to open for a while yet.

2) The Marittima station is *outside* the Marittima basin, just before the entrance to the cruise port. Whether it's close enough to be useful depends on which berth your ship will be in (after the station opens), how much luggage you have, and whether you're willing to walk a moderate distance. It's always possible that, after the station opens, the port management or the cruise lines will provide a way to drop off your luggage as you leave the People Mover station--but don't count on it.

3) The Marittima People Mover station is close to the Marittima ship berths, but it's nowhere near the San Basilio pier (which serves many small- to mid-sized ships, especially during the busier part of the cruise season).

In general, the best way to reach a ship from Venice's historic center is to do one of the following:

- Take your cruise line's shuttle boat from the Piazza San Marco area, if one is offered.

- Take a free shuttle bus to your ship from the Piazzale Roma (the taxi, car, and bus gateway to Venice) if one is offered.

- Hire a taxi in the Piazzale Roma for the shortish ride to either the Marittima or San Basilio cruise terminals.

Note: Cruise passengers CAN walk from the Piazzale Roma to the Venice cruise terminals with luggage (my wife and I have done it), but the 15- or 20-minute walk is dreary and isn't convenient if you travel with as much baggage as most cruise passengers do.

Thank you so much for that information. It's nice to hear from someone with first-hand knowledge. Guess I'll plan on taking a taxi next month.

LOP
April 23rd, 2010, 04:42 PM
I'm the guy who shot the Venice Travel Blog videos of the People Mover that was mentioned earlier in this thread, and I'd like to clear up any confusion about the People Mover's usefulness for cruise passengers:


In general, the best way to reach a ship from Venice's historic center is to do one of the following:

- Take your cruise line's shuttle boat from the Piazza San Marco area, if one is offered.

- Take a free shuttle bus to your ship from the Piazzale Roma (the taxi, car, and bus gateway to Venice) if one is offered.

- Hire a taxi in the Piazzale Roma for the shortish ride to either the Marittima or San Basilio cruise terminals.

Note: Cruise passengers CAN walk from the Piazzale Roma to the Venice cruise terminals with luggage (my wife and I have done it), but the 15- or 20-minute walk is dreary and isn't convenient if you travel with as much baggage as most cruise passengers do.


Gracie!

oceantraveler1980
April 23rd, 2010, 04:59 PM
what about getting from the airport to the port? Any suggestions on how to get there using min. amount of money but with the most ease? I was told Alilguana (sorry if its misspelled) can take me to the port, but I couldnt find a direct route. I found one from the airport to san marco an then san marco to the port. Is that the easiest way? Do we got off one boat and then try and find the other one? Do we pay twice?

Freckles_51
April 23rd, 2010, 05:22 PM
Thanks for the additional info, and in particular the amusing translation :D

Freckles_51
April 23rd, 2010, 05:23 PM
what about getting from the airport to the port? Any suggestions on how to get there using min. amount of money but with the most ease? I was told Alilguana (sorry if its misspelled) can take me to the port, but I couldnt find a direct route. I found one from the airport to san marco an then san marco to the port. Is that the easiest way? Do we got off one boat and then try and find the other one? Do we pay twice?

Maybe a regular road taxi?

Love Cruis'n
April 23rd, 2010, 05:37 PM
Most Cruiselines will have a free shuttle from Piazzale Roma to the ship the day of the cruise, look for the ship name in the front window, this has been reported by many cruisers and I will find out first hand in 4 weeks.

Well, one would think so, but my TA says he spoke with Princess and the only xfer they are offering was to the airport! :mad:

euro cruiser
April 23rd, 2010, 05:56 PM
what about getting from the airport to the port? Any suggestions on how to get there using min. amount of money but with the most ease? I was told Alilguana (sorry if its misspelled) can take me to the port, but I couldnt find a direct route. I found one from the airport to san marco an then san marco to the port. Is that the easiest way? Do we got off one boat and then try and find the other one? Do we pay twice?
You can go by water, but it's much faster and cheaper to go by land taxi. About 20 - 30 minutes, depending on traffic, and about 25 - 30 Euro.

Love Cruis'n
April 23rd, 2010, 06:06 PM
I'm the guy who shot the Venice Travel Blog videos of the People Mover that was mentioned earlier in this thread, and I'd like to clear up any confusion about the People Mover's usefulness for cruise passengers:
1) The station at the Marittima cruise basin isn't yet in operation.
2) The Marittima station is *outside* the Marittima basin, just before the entrance to the cruise port.
3) The Marittima People Mover station is close to the Marittima ship berths, but it's nowhere near the San Basilio pier ...

Note: Cruise passengers CAN walk from the Piazzale Roma to the Venice cruise terminals with luggage, but the 15- or 20-minute walk is dreary and isn't convenient if you travel with as much baggage as most cruise passengers do.

Thank-you for that information.

Can you address the proximity of the Tronchetto stop - which is reported to be operational at this time to berth VE110, which is where the Ruby Princess is scheduled to dock on July 4.

Is it a fairly short and fairly flat walk?

Thanks,
Terry

Signor John
April 24th, 2010, 05:27 AM
Thank-you for that information.

Can you address the proximity of the Tronchetto stop - which is reported to be operational at this time to berth VE110, which is where the Ruby Princess is scheduled to dock on July 4.

Is it a fairly short and fairly flat walk?

Thanks,
Terry

Tronchetto, Venice's parking island, is across the water (and a bridge) from the cruise port. In theory, one might be able to walk from Tronchetto to the cruise port (I haven't tried it), but it would be less stressful to take the People Mover to the Piazzale Roma and hire a taxi unless you're traveling with a minimum of luggage. If you can afford Tronchetto's parking rates (16 euros a day outdoors, 21 euros per day in the garage), the price of a short cab ride between the Piazzale Roma and your ship should be manageable.

BTW, here's a link to an official port map that may be useful:

http://www.vtp.it/pages/comeRaggiungerci/comeRaggiungerci02.jsp

Love Cruis'n
April 24th, 2010, 10:35 AM
Tronchetto, Venice's parking island, is across the water (and a bridge) from the cruise port. In theory, one might be able to walk from Tronchetto to the cruise port (I haven't tried it), but it would be less stressful to take the People Mover to the Piazzale Roma and hire a taxi unless you're traveling with a minimum of luggage. If you can afford Tronchetto's parking rates (16 euros a day outdoors, 21 euros per day in the garage), the price of a short cab ride between the Piazzale Roma and your ship should be manageable.

BTW, here's a link to an official port map that may be useful:

http://www.vtp.it/pages/comeRaggiungerci/comeRaggiungerci02.jsp

Thank-you, but Im afraid you miss my intent.
Our post cruise hotel is (intentionally) very near Piazza Roma. Im looking for a way to get from the cruise dock to P. Roma, so we can then walk the short distance to The Carlton Grand Canal.
Since Princess is not offering xfers (except to the airport) Im looking for a way from the dock to P. Roma. I thought that the People Mover was a good option, assuming we can easily walk from the dock to the Tronchetto People Mover station. (Or an alternative is the Tronchetto Vaporetto station.) Either way, is the walk from the cruise dock (berth VE110 according to the web site you provided) to Tronchetto relatively short and flat. Is the single bridge that it looks like we need to get over a big high arched affair, or just enough for the local Vaporetto to get under?
Thanks,
Terry

riffatsea
April 24th, 2010, 10:40 AM
This question has been asked in the Venice forum of trip advisor and the LOCAL folks who answered said they thought is would be difficult with luggage. They did not give a good description of the bridge but depending on where your ship docks it could be up to a 1/2 mile walk. In addition to reach the people mover you use an escalator so you'd have to be able to handle your luggage easily on that too.
I think one person will just have to try it and report back to be sure but it does not sound easy for the average cruiser.

mrspaper
April 24th, 2010, 11:29 AM
Our post cruise hotel is (intentionally) very near Piazza Roma. Im looking for a way to get from the cruise dock to P. Roma, so we can then walk the short distance to The Carlton Grand Canal.
Terry
Terry, since the people mover is not open yet at the cruise terminal, you can take a taxi, lined up outside the terminal, to the P. Roma. I did this. I think it cost about $12 USD for the short ride, but was worth it to me. Can't remember if it was 12 E or $12USD. People didn't queue up and it was frustrating to get a cab, because everyone was vying for the same one, but we persevered.

Mooder
April 24th, 2010, 12:39 PM
Thanks for all the info. I am hoping there will be a shuttle offered by the cruiseline, but it appears we will have to wait until we arrived to find that out. Or, of course, read first hand accounts when people return from this week's cruise. The port website mentions a shuttle, but says you have to contact the cruise operator to find out whether it is operating - the people on NCl phones have no clue.

Love Cruis'n
April 24th, 2010, 01:10 PM
Terry, since the people mover is not open yet at the cruise terminal, you can take a taxi, lined up outside the terminal, to the P. Roma. I did this. I think it cost about $12 USD for the short ride, but was worth it to me. Can't remember if it was 12 E or $12USD. People didn't queue up and it was frustrating to get a cab, because everyone was vying for the same one, but we persevered.

If cabs are available, I'd be very happy - but other posts have suggested that they are not generally available - thus my search for options.

I think you hit it on the head when you said we'll just have to wait for the first few cruises to complete in Venice and see what others report.

Thanks,
Terry

Earl Rosebery
April 24th, 2010, 01:44 PM
Thank-you, but Im afraid you miss my intent.
Our post cruise hotel is (intentionally) very near Piazza Roma. Im looking for a way to get from the cruise dock to P. Roma, so we can then walk the short distance to The Carlton Grand Canal.
Since Princess is not offering xfers (except to the airport) Im looking for a way from the dock to P. Roma. I thought that the People Mover was a good option, assuming we can easily walk from the dock to the Tronchetto People Mover station. (Or an alternative is the Tronchetto Vaporetto station.) Either way, is the walk from the cruise dock (berth VE110 according to the web site you provided) to Tronchetto relatively short and flat. Is the single bridge that it looks like we need to get over a big high arched affair, or just enough for the local Vaporetto to get under?
Thanks,
Terry

Terry, You can see it for yourself on Google earth or google maps (satellite view).. Copy and paste these numbers into the search field 45.435210,12.307802 Don't forget the comma. the green arrow will be at your berth. From there it is 550 yards more or less to the end of the dock. This is where you would normally get a taxi or the /6 actv bus. From there it is another 500 yards to the Tronchetto station. The bridge is a car bridge (no stairs) with a sidewalk separated from the car lane by a guardrail. The station has an elevator (lift for the Brits). If all goes well, 4 minutes and 1 E later you will be at the west side of Piazzal Roma. Early reviews of the people mover have been very negative but then so were the early reviews of the Vancouver winter Olympics- the best winter olympics ever. We shall see.

riffatsea
April 24th, 2010, 02:39 PM
Earl, This is a copy of what the Venice expert who lives IN Venice says about the bridge:
Destination Expert http://cdn.tripadvisor.com/img2/icons/16/info.gif (http://www.tripadvisor.com/help/community#c1) for Venice
The bridge that connects Tronchetto to the entrance of the maritime area is a hump bridge but I don't think it has any paving / sidewalks(??)on it to be honest. It might have on the actual bridge but certainly not before it.
Just before it is the bridge which the people mover goes over.
If people are thinking of attempting to walk from Tronchetto to the maritime area they are MAD. For a start they would have to walk past the parking ( no sidewalks) then over the bridge - to the entrance and then they have to walk to the ship!Piazzale Roma is probably nearer and I wouldn't suggest walking that with the wardrobe cases people take on cruises!

eliopia
April 25th, 2010, 12:15 PM
Good to know the people mover is running,all the questions here is for cruisers with luggage,for us venice is a port day,so we have no luggage and we can walk .Any advice on how and where is it best to take the people mover to Saint Marc square?

riffatsea
April 25th, 2010, 03:30 PM
The People Mover does NOT go to San Marco Square.
For your port day you'll either walk or use the vaporetto system of water buses to get around Venice.
The People Mover is not open yet at the cruise port, even when open it just will go from the cruise port to Piazzale Roma or to Tronchetto .
It would help if you looked at a map to see what we are discussing. Google maps will give you an overview. Otherwise a guide book would be helpful.

daryleann
April 25th, 2010, 04:11 PM
Terry: I have been reading this as we are also in Venice for a day. I found this site and thought you might even contact them with your question, if it is not answered (I don't know which hotel you are at)
http://europeforvisitors.com/venice/articles/venice-cruise-terminal-hotels.htm

For those only in port for a day, they have an all day water taxi pass for your time... and do NOT buy on the ship. One lady reported she paid $35/pp.:eek:
http://europeforvisitors.com/venice/articles/venice-vaporetto-fares.htm

riffatsea
April 25th, 2010, 04:35 PM
daryleann, It is a water BUS pass. The water taxis are private expensive boats. The water buses are public transportation.

daryleann
April 25th, 2010, 04:40 PM
oops - thanks for that. Vaporetto seemed too hard to type, and I assumed they were all the same.
Thanks!

Earl Rosebery
April 25th, 2010, 07:22 PM
Earl, This is a copy of what the Venice expert who lives IN Venice says about the bridge:
Destination Expert http://cdn.tripadvisor.com/img2/icons/16/info.gif (http://www.tripadvisor.com/help/community#c1) for Venice
The bridge that connects Tronchetto to the entrance of the maritime area is a hump bridge but I don't think it has any paving / sidewalks(??)on it to be honest. It might have on the actual bridge but certainly not before it.
Just before it is the bridge which the people mover goes over.
If people are thinking of attempting to walk from Tronchetto to the maritime area they are MAD. For a start they would have to walk past the parking ( no sidewalks) then over the bridge - to the entrance and then they have to walk to the ship!Piazzale Roma is probably nearer and I wouldn't suggest walking that with the wardrobe cases people take on cruises!

Riff, Looks like your local expert hasn't seen it for him or herself. We shall see.

riffatsea
April 25th, 2010, 07:50 PM
OK Earl, she LIVES in Venice. She wrote her own answer on the other thread . Her Cruise Critic screen name has rosa or rose in it soooo I guess we won't take her advice until one of the cruisers tries it. So be it. I was just trying to be helpful.

Boating Rosa
April 26th, 2010, 02:41 AM
Well Earl - I certainly won't bother coming back to Cruise Critic to HELP people with up to date local infomation from a person who LIVES in VENICE works in tourism.... by the way my car is parked in Tronchetto and I have watched the people mover being built as obviously I post incorrect info just to confuse people.
To clarfy what I posted:
On leaving TRonchetto vaporetto stop : You walk either on the ROAD or cross and pass through a car park. If the ferry has arrived from Lido then it is busy. Mind you you could take the 6/ bus 1 stop to the entrance of the Maritime area. You then walk a curving road passing under the main Tronchetto parking. There is then another strech with NO sidewalk. This then passes the entrance to the people mover. They will I expect be building sidewalks but for now you would have to walk on the road or behind plastic ballards. The road then goes to the bridge - no steps but it is up - it crosses a pretty wide canal. There is a sidewalk but I think it is on the opposite side so you will need to cross again to get into the Maritime area. Depending on where your ship is docked you then could have another 1km to walk.
As you are aware temps in Venice can get high with a large percentage of humidity hence my suggestion that taking either the 6/ or a taxi or even better the cruise shuttle is better from Piazzale Roma.
When the Maritime stop opens as I have said it will be interesting to see what facilities will be available for those taking luggage. The mover is elevated and I hope they have but in an elevator - It looks like Escalators have been fitted but it remains to be seen if luggage can be taken on them- One hopes they will have put the strong ones in.
I was going to reply to other threads on Guides, buses, taxis, local transport but I will not be bothering- Happy Crusing to those who have found this helpful and come over to Trip Advisor for the latest updates on what is happening.

Freckles_51
April 26th, 2010, 12:29 PM
Well Earl - I certainly won't bother coming back to Cruise Critic to HELP people with up to date local infomation from a person who LIVES in VENICE works in tourism.....

It's too bad that you will not keep posting here :(, I'm sure that there are many CCers who appreciate help from locals. I do, and thank you. I had not considered looking at Trip Advisor, but will do so now :)

sultan_sfo
April 26th, 2010, 12:45 PM
Rosa: I hope you are still reading this and will continue to participate. This board is a very rough and "everyone" gets attacked -- so just avoid taking criticisms seriously.

If you are still reading this: I have 2 questions about buses. Is my reading correct that the Vaporetto Pass (48-hour) can be used on buses? What is the procedure when one boards a bus -- just show the pass. If one does not have a Pass how much is the fare and can one pay for it as one enters the bus?

Thank you.


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Mind you you could take the 6/ bus 1 stop to the entrance of the Maritime area. You then walk a curving road passing under the main Tronchetto parking.
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euro cruiser
April 26th, 2010, 12:59 PM
Is my reading correct that the Vaporetto Pass (48-hour) can be used on buses? What is the procedure when one boards a bus -- just show the pass. If one does not have a Pass how much is the fare and can one pay for it as one enters the bus?
Yes, the multi-hour passes are good on both. From the ACTV web site:

TOURIST TRAVEL CARDS

The Travel Cards are the most economical solution for people who want to get around Venice and its surroundings on Actvs land and water services. They allow unlimited travel and can be used on all the services - both waterborne (except those of route Alilaguna, Clodia, Fusina) and on land - that provide urban services within the municipality ("Comune") of Venice (land services on the Lido and in Mestre).
Validity can be 12, 24, 36 48 or 72 hours from stamping, depending on the chosen tariff solution. Included in the price is the transport of one luggage item of up to 150 cm as the sum of its three dimensions.
Can be purchased from the Hellovenezia ticket desks and the authorized resellers.
They allow tourist coaches arriving at Venice main island to benefit from the ordinary "ZTL" (Limited Traffic Zone) tariff with ACTV public transport. (information: Hellovenezia call center +39 041 24.24).


16,00 - 12-HOUR TRAVELCARD
18,00 - 24-HOUR TRAVELCARD
23,00 - 36-HOUR TRAVELCARD
28,00 - 48-HOUR TRAVELCARD
33,00 - 72-HOUR TRAVELCARD
50,00 - 7 DAYS TRAVELCARD
Web site: http://www.actv.it/en/movinginvenice/movinginvenice

You don't need to show your pass to anyone when you board a land bus, you simply must have it with you in case you are asked by a ticket inspector.

A one-time use ticket (good for 90 minutes from first use) is good for both land and water transit:

1,70 - TICKET FOR LAND+WATER

The ticket allows travel along a mixed route (land and water). It is valid for 90 minutes from stamping but is not valid for return journeys, not even if made during time of its validity. Interchange is allowed. Can be purchased from the Hellovenezia ticket desks and the authorized resellers.

sultan_sfo
April 26th, 2010, 06:23 PM
Thanks euro_cruiser.


Yes, the multi-hour passes are good on both. From the ACTV web site:
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Signor John
April 27th, 2010, 04:57 PM
For those only in port for a day, they have an all day water taxi pass for your time... and do NOT buy on the ship. One lady reported she paid $35/pp.:eek:
http://europeforvisitors.com/venice/articles/venice-vaporetto-fares.htm

Thanks for the link. :-)

One thing to remember is that there isn't a vaporetto stop at the Marittima basin. You have to get to the Piazzale Roma by shuttle bus, cab, or on foot (about a 15-minute walk) and catch a vaporetto or walk to the tourist sights from there.

kevinyork
May 1st, 2010, 03:13 PM
A one-time use ticket (good for 90 minutes from first use) is good for both land and water transit:

1,70 € - TICKET FOR LAND+WATER

The ticket allows travel along a mixed route (land and water). It is valid for 90 minutes from stamping but is not valid for return journeys, not even if made during time of its validity. Interchange is allowed. Can be purchased from the Hellovenezia ticket desks and the authorized resellers.


Euro cruiser....I think the price above is wrong. This is only for people who have bought a discount card (mostly residents which cost 40 Euro) and is a CARTAVENEZIA CARD FARE. The actual price for a 60 minute ticket for Bus and Vaperetto is 6,50 Euro. If someone expects to take three or more Vaperetto during the day it is better value to get a one day ticket.

euro cruiser
May 1st, 2010, 08:26 PM
Euro cruiser....I think the price above is wrong. This is only for people who have bought a discount card (mostly residents which cost 40 Euro) and is a CARTAVENEZIA CARD FARE. The actual price for a 60 minute ticket for Bus and Vaperetto is 6,50 Euro. If someone expects to take three or more Vaperetto during the day it is better value to get a one day ticket.
You are right, it is the Cartavenezia fare. The regular fare is 6,50 ... sorry for the confusion.

Paulchili
May 2nd, 2010, 12:32 PM
All of this will probably be a moot point for those people (like myself) whose ships dock at San Basilio (a fair distance from Maritima).

2tsquared
May 2nd, 2010, 08:28 PM
All of this will probably be a moot point for those people (like myself) whose ships dock at San Basilio (a fair distance from Maritima).

So, if we are not coming from the airport (as we will be arriving to spend 2 nights pre cruise in Venice), what is the best way to get to San Basilio?

Thanks,
tt

Earl Rosebery
May 2nd, 2010, 09:15 PM
So, if we are not coming from the airport (as we will be arriving to spend 2 nights pre cruise in Venice), what is the best way to get to San Basilio?

Thanks,
tt

Depends on where your hotel is and convenience vs. cost.

San Basilio has it's own vaporetto stop on the No 2 and No 61/62 lines. It is between 350 and 600 yards depending on which end your ship is moored at. There is one bridge: the Ponte Molin. I don't know if it has steps or not. Land taxis can reach the pier from Piazzale Roma. You could walk to San Basilio but it would be a hassle unless your hotel were nearby. As always, water taxi is the most convenient and elegant solution. There is a detailed discussion at www.veniceforvisitors.com. You can see all the details on google earth or google maps. A good map is always necessary for Venice

sheeng
May 12th, 2010, 11:45 AM
I am so confused! Our ship leaves from S. Marta Dock and I believe San Basilio is our closest stop. I figured that I need to take # 61 Vaporetto from Piazza Roma but I see now that this only operates on weekdays. We board on a Sunday. Can anyone help, please?

Sheila.

Earl Rosebery
May 12th, 2010, 12:34 PM
I am so confused! Our ship leaves from S. Marta Dock and I believe San Basilio is our closest stop. I figured that I need to take # 61 Vaporetto from Piazza Roma but I see now that this only operates on weekdays. We board on a Sunday. Can anyone help, please?

Sheila.

I'm surprised your cruise line doesn't provide more info. It's supposed to be luxury. Have you tried them? I would have thought transfers might be included.

As far as I can tell you have 3 options. According to this website http://www.mediterranean-cruise-ports-easy.com/venice-port.html and Google maps San basilio can be reached by LAND TAXI from either the airport or Piazzal Roma. That would appear to be your best bet. I don't have personal experience with San basilio. www.veniceforvisitors.com confirms that you can reach san basilio by land taxi.

"If no shuttle bus is available and you're departing from San Basilio, you can take a land taxi or walk down to the vaporetto platforms and catch an Actv water bus to the S. Basilio stop. (Take a route 2 or 61 boat, and be prepared to pay a separate fare for your luggage if you're carrying more than two bags of reasonable size. See our Venice Vaporetto Fares article for prices"

you would then walk several hundred yards to your left from the Vaporetto dock and over a small bridge the Ponte Molin. Be careful; the no 2 travels in both directions. Check before boarding

Option 3 is a water taxi. Expensive but worth every penny.

Venice is fantastic. Don't get discouraged. Buy a map before you go

sheeng
May 12th, 2010, 01:07 PM
Thank you, Earl. Good question about the transfers. I just booked a couple of days ago and all I have are E. docs. which make no mention. This will be our first time on Windstar.
I will certainly ask them if transfers are available but if the answer is no then I'll quit fussing and just take a land taxi from Piazza Roma which is where we turn in our rental car. We are touring Northern Slovenia before the cruise and will spend a few days in Venice at the end of the cruise.

Thank you again -- very kind of you to take the time.

Sheila.

Earl Rosebery
May 12th, 2010, 01:08 PM
I am so confused! Our ship leaves from S. Marta Dock and I believe San Basilio is our closest stop. I figured that I need to take # 61 Vaporetto from Piazza Roma but I see now that this only operates on weekdays. We board on a Sunday. Can anyone help, please?

Sheila.

Sheila, Here is more confirmation. This is a photo of the sign post showing the road to S. Marta and San Basilio where it leaves the main Venice to Mainland highway. The intersection is on the Ponte della Liberta.
You can find it yourself on Google maps or google earth. Good luck. Enjoy your cruise and Venice

Earl Rosebery
May 12th, 2010, 01:16 PM
Thank you, Earl. Good question about the transfers. I just booked a couple of days ago and all I have are E. docs. which make no mention. This will be our first time on Windstar.
I will certainly ask them if transfers are available but if the answer is no then I'll quit fussing and just take a land taxi from Piazza Roma which is where we turn in our rental car. We are touring Northern Slovenia before the cruise and will spend a few days in Venice at the end of the cruise.

Thank you again -- very kind of you to take the time.

Sheila.

We crossed paths in the ether. If you are driving in, why not drive to the port (it's only 1 km or so), drop your luggage, then return your car to Piazzal Roma and take the no 2. Vaporettos are fun if you haven't been there before

Boating Rosa
May 14th, 2010, 09:23 AM
For those interested - they have finished the walkways from the Tronchetto stop of the people mover to the entrance of the cruise port. This is still a walk with a raised bridge crossing the canal then taking you to the entrance of the port. From here you could have 1km to walk depending on where your ship is docked.
You cannot yet walk from the Tronchetto vaporetto stop along the water front to the entrance of the people mover however it looks like that will be something that can be done in the future.
There still looks like work to be done on the Marittima stop ( external) and no confirmed date has yet been given for it opening.

Freckles_51
May 14th, 2010, 12:38 PM
For those interested - they have finished the walkways from the Tronchetto stop of the people mover to the entrance of the cruise port. This is still a walk with a raised bridge crossing the canal then taking you to the entrance of the port. From here you could have 1km to walk depending on where your ship is docked.
You cannot yet walk from the Tronchetto vaporetto stop along the water front to the entrance of the people mover however it looks like that will be something that can be done in the future.
There still looks like work to be done on the Marittima stop ( external) and no confirmed date has yet been given for it opening.

Thanks for the update :)

TriMomma
May 27th, 2010, 01:34 PM
Passed by the People Mover stop for Marittima when we walked to P. Roma (May 22nd). Looks like it is close to completion but didn't see anyone working on it!

kuldalai
May 30th, 2010, 08:27 AM
Like most things in Italy that stop would either be "under restorato" or "Chiusso" !!!! (Under Restoration or Closed.)

trarach
May 30th, 2010, 10:13 AM
I will be taking the cruise leaving Venice on June 19th and found: In the Royal Caribbean Guest Ticket Booklet, page 8, it states "At the Piazzale Roma where you will be able to take a complimentary shuttle to the terminal". These are the directions from the railway station to the pier.
I have also emailed Royal Caribbean to verify the information. If I hear anything different I will let you know. Hope this helps.

SmokinActuary
May 30th, 2010, 02:29 PM
I will be taking the cruise leaving Venice on June 19th and found: In the Royal Caribbean Guest Ticket Booklet, page 8, it states "At the Piazzale Roma where you will be able to take a complimentary shuttle to the terminal". These are the directions from the railway station to the pier.
I have also emailed Royal Caribbean to verify the information. If I hear anything different I will let you know. Hope this helps.

Is this just for embarkation/disembarkation or for Venice as a port-of-call?

trarach
May 30th, 2010, 02:49 PM
This information is from RCCL cruise ticket booklet. Shuttle is operated continuously on day of embarkation. I do not know about disembarkation but I will email RCCL and try to find out.

mrspaper
May 30th, 2010, 09:31 PM
Returned today from Venice. We were there 4 days and never saw work being done on the people mover. Most people in Venice still don't seem to know it "will" exist. Seems to be mostly tourists who are aware of it. I believe I saw what looks to be part of the people mover at the port.

RSWBADGER
May 31st, 2010, 07:15 AM
I will be taking the cruise leaving Venice on June 19th and found: In the Royal Caribbean Guest Ticket Booklet, page 8, it states "At the Piazzale Roma where you will be able to take a complimentary shuttle to the terminal". These are the directions from the railway station to the pier.
I have also emailed Royal Caribbean to verify the information. If I hear anything different I will let you know. Hope this helps.

Just returned yesterday from the "Splendour of the Seas" 7 day R/T from Venice, all cruiselines have shuttles which run from the D1, D2 area of Piazza Roma to the ship, begins around 10:30 am till ship cruises.

Opposite side of Grand Canal and railway bridge.

trarach
May 31st, 2010, 08:27 AM
Does the free shuttle also run during disembarkation and do you also know what time it starts?

Freckles_51
June 22nd, 2010, 06:09 PM
The Marittima (Cruise port) People Mover station is now reported to be open. A CCer said it is about 50yds from the cruise terminal, but I guess it depends where your ship is docked, according to this thread....

http://www.tripadvisor.in/ShowTopic-g187870-i57-k3715609-People_Mover_located_in_Piazzale_Roma_Venice_Italy-Venice_Veneto.html

kuldalai
June 23rd, 2010, 07:37 AM
http://europeforvisitors.com/venice/articles/venice-people-mover.htm

RSWBADGER
June 23rd, 2010, 08:24 AM
The Marittima (Cruise port) People Mover station is now reported to be open. A CCer said it is about 50yds from the cruise terminal, but I guess it depends where your ship is docked, according to this thread....

http://www.tripadvisor.in/ShowTopic-g187870-i57-k3715609-People_Mover_located_in_Piazzale_Roma_Venice_Italy-Venice_Veneto.html

Here is a couple of pictures I took of the Venice People Mover from the top deck of our cruise ship, Splendour of the Seas on May 22, 2010. The distance is farther than 50 yards. We were docked at slip #117
http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/46823/2125996270079335670S600x600Q85.jpg
Zoom Lens
http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/37638/2846627210079335670S600x600Q85.jpg
Port Map
http://www.venice-limousine.com/venice-limousine-taxi-airport-shuttle-service-images/Mappa-del-Porto-HighQuality.jpg

Freckles_51
June 23rd, 2010, 12:45 PM
Here is a couple of pictures I took of the Venice People Mover from the top deck of our cruise ship, Splendour of the Seas on May 22, 2010. The distance is farther than 50 yards. We were docked at slip #117

Thanks for the pics. We are at 117 as well on embarkation.
The map does not show the Marittima stop but from what I can see it appears to be near slip 103....is that correct? It seems to be not too far from the luggage drop off.

FreeSpeech
June 23rd, 2010, 06:25 PM
Ok I've read this entire thread (very helpful)...but still have a question...hopefully some knowledgeable person can help me.

Will the ACTV 12 hour card work on the Alilaguna M line from the Marittima port to San Marco (St Mark's Plaza)? or is the Alilaguna Line a private company. AND where would I go at the Marittima Port to catch the Alilaguna Line?

euro cruiser
June 23rd, 2010, 07:04 PM
Will the ACTV 12 hour card work on the Alilaguna M line from the Marittima port to San Marco (St Mark's Plaza)? or is the Alilaguna Line a private company. AND where would I go at the Marittima Port to catch the Alilaguna Line?
No, ACTV and Alilaguna are distinct companies, and their tickets are not interchangable.

Earl Rosebery
June 24th, 2010, 01:22 AM
Ok I've read this entire thread (very helpful)...but still have a question...hopefully some knowledgeable person can help me.

AND where would I go at the Marittima Port to catch the Alilaguna Line?

Copy and paste these numbers into google maps. 45.438343,12.311829

Paste them into the 'search maps' field. Don't forget the comma

In the satellite view, your cursor will be directly over a medium size white boat. This is an alilaguna water bus at it's dock. The dock is at the top end of the U of the maritime pier system. The ticket office is the small white building just north of the boat. Cheers

RSWBADGER
June 24th, 2010, 08:03 AM
Ok I've read this entire thread (very helpful)...but still have a question...hopefully some knowledgeable person can help me.

Will the ACTV 12 hour card work on the Alilaguna M line from the Marittima port to San Marco (St Mark's Plaza)? or is the Alilaguna Line a private company. AND where would I go at the Marittima Port to catch the Alilaguna Line?


Linea M connects San Marco's Square with the Cruise port.

Tickets and Timetable (Click)

http://www.alilaguna.it/lineamarrone-eng.html



http://www.alilaguna.it/img/lineamarrone-small.jpg

Freckles_51
June 24th, 2010, 10:15 AM
The Venice Port Authority has updated their map to show the People Mover track (green line from Piazzale Roma to Tronchetto) and the location of the station at the Cruise Port
http://www.vtp.it/terminal/crociere.jsp
:)

So my question is....how much closer can you really get by road transportation from P.Roma?

FreeSpeech
June 24th, 2010, 11:58 AM
Copy and paste these numbers into google maps. 45.438343,12.311829

Paste them into the 'search maps' field. Don't forget the comma

In the satellite view, your cursor will be directly over a medium size white boat. This is an alilaguna water bus at it's dock. The dock is at the top end of the U of the maritime pier system. The ticket office is the small white building just north of the boat. Cheers


wow thanks...worked like a charm...now can u find my lost school ring?:)

maggie3
June 24th, 2010, 05:17 PM
Thanks, Freckles, for the updated Port Authority map. It appears we would walk from wherever we get off our ship straight to what that little green square seems to represent for the People Mover; or, must we first pass through what is labeled as the Venezia Terminal Passegieri? If I also read correctly, it appears we would find the shuttle bus to Piazzale Roma in that corner between 103 and 107, represented by the little red or burgundy-colored square?