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Old January 12th, 2010, 12:48 PM
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Hi everyone! My husband and I are taking our first cruise ever this year. In May, we are sailing on the Norwegian Gem out of Venice on a cruise of the Adriatic. I am in the process of pricing flights to and from Venice. Our ship returns to Venice at the end of the cruise and arrives there at 8 am on Saturday, according to the itinerary. Flights home from Venice seem to double in price if they leave the Venice airport after 1 pm that day. My question that I am hoping that some of you can help me with is whether the cruise really will have us off the ship by 8 am, or if it takes a while. I'd like to book a flight at noon, but I am not sure if I will have enough time to make that flight.

If not, we may just book a hotel in Venice from one more night and fly home on Sunday. It would be cheaper than the later flights. However, I would like to just go home that Saturday. I appreciate any advice or experience that anyone can share with me. Thanks!
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Old January 12th, 2010, 01:14 PM
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If you haven't been to Venice before, be sure to stay there at least 1 and preferably 2 extra nights. It is unique and you will be glad you did
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Old January 12th, 2010, 07:10 PM
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Thanks! It looks like we will stay there that night. We don't want to miss our plane, and I am sure we will enjoy another night in the city.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 07:36 PM
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The ship will probably start disembarking at 9. If you have never been to Venice book a hotel room and start sight seeing. There is so much to see .
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Old January 12th, 2010, 09:28 PM
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Thanks! It looks like we will stay there that night. We don't want to miss our plane, and I am sure we will enjoy another night in the city.
Here are 3 of the best B&B hotels, pricey compared to US prices, but half of what the big hotels charge. Treat yourself and take a water taxi from your hotel to the airport. that way you can rest assured you will bo on time. Al Ponte Mocenigo, Locando Orseolo, Ca' Angeli
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Old January 27th, 2010, 11:09 PM
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I am interested in knowing what how far away the airport is from the cruise port. We are booked on a cruise in July. We plan to do Venice before the cruise and would like to catch a flight home on the Saturday that our ship returns to Venice. The ship is due in at 6:30AM. What is the earliest flight you would schedule? Any advice from someone with experience would be appreciated.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 11:28 PM
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Due in and disembarking are two different things.

The cruise port to the airport is about 35 - 40 minutes, once you are off the ship, have your luggage and are in a cab (this is ground transport, I have no idea how long water transport would take).

With a promised 6:30 arrival, I would not book a flight before 10:30 or 11:00 AM.
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If your ship is due in at 8am, and there is no delay in getting to the port, docking and off-loading the luggage, you will most likely disembark sometime between 9am and 10:30am. Always allow for problems to arise, especially in the peak summer months. Strikes are very common in Italy during the summer.
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