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Does Oceania Cruises provide free shuttle service? Free shuttle buses are offered when:

 

 

  • The ship is docked a long walk from the main thoroughfare
  • Taxis and or public transportation are not easily accessible from the port. .
  • The port is industrial and not pedestrian-friendly.
  • The decision on whether free buses will be offered will be based on the port used and will be made closer to or during the sailing

Once on board, a list of ports that will offer a complimentary shuttle into town will be provided.

 

Airlie Beach (Aust.) .....Tender, then $5AUD pp each way shuttle

Akaroa NZ ................... Tender

Alesund ........................ Dock at town so no shuttle

Alexandria .................... Shuttle to city square

Amalfi .......................... No need for shuttle

Antigua...........................dock in town ..no shuttle

Antofagasta ................. Free shuttle to town

Antwerp ....................... Dock in town - no shuttle needed ... Aug 2017

Aqaba ........................... Shuttle

Bangkok ....................... Free shuttle to town

Bar Harbour ................. Dock at town so no shuttle

Barcelona .................... Free shuttle to town (worldTrade Centre)

Basseterre, St. Kitts ..... Dock at town so no shuttle

Belfast .......................... Free shuttle to town (near City Hall)

Bermuda (Hamilton)....... dock in town ..no shuttle

Bilbao ............................Free shuttle to town

Bordeaux (city) ............ Dock at town so no shuttle

Bordeaux (Le Verdon) .... shore excursion required

Brisbane (Aus) ............. Free shuttle to town

Broome (Australia)........ Free shuttle to town

Bruges (Zeebruge) ......... free shuttle to port gates ... August 2017

Buenes Aires ................. Free shuttle to town

Cadiz ........................... Dock at town so no shuttle

Cairns Aus ................... Dock at town so no shuttle

Callao (Lima) ............... Free shuttle to town

Capetown..................NO shuttle - walk or  cab. (E berth, Terminal, Duncan Rd  Jan 2019

Casablanca .............. Free shuttle to town

Castries, St Lucia ...... Dock at town so no shuttle

Civitavecchia(for Rome).. Free shuttle to Civitavecchia

Cobh..................... Dock at town so no shuttle

Colombo, .............. Free from ship to Port Gate 1. (local taxis available there) Jan 2019

Concarneau .............. Dock at town so no shuttle

Copenhagen .............. Free shuttle to town – however reports of it being difficult see post 301

Coquimbo ................ Free shuttle to town

Corfu ......................... Free shuttle to town

Corner Brook ............ Dock at town so no shuttle

Dar es Salaam...........Free shuttle from pier to Hyatt Regency in City Center.   Long walk from ship to exit gate.  There are several gates which may be confusing. Very busy working port  (Jan 2019)

Darwin Aus ............... Free shuttle to town

Dubai .........................Free shuttle from the port to the Dubai Mall

Dublin ...................... Free shuttle to town (kildare St/Merrion Square) ... Aug 2017

Dubrovnick .............. Free shuttle to town

Dunedin NZ .............. Free shuttle to town

East London, SA ........... Free shuttle from pier to the Hemingsway Mall (Jan 2019)

Edinburgh (Leith) .......No shuttle - Closest port to town but still a distance to city centre 

Eden Aus ................... Tender then shuttle but only short walk

Esmeraldas ............. shuttle to  Playa de las Palmas (docked / itinerary said tender) Mar 2019

Exmouth (Aus) ........... Free shuttle to town

Flam Norway............... No shuttle needed - dock in town July 2018

Geirange ................... No shuttle needed - Dock at town 

Gisbourne NZ ............ Free shuttle to town but short walk

Gothenburg ................ Shuttle to City Hall

Greenock ................ ..No shuttle needed - Dock at town  (15-20 minute walk to train to Glasgow)

Haifa ......................... no shuttle on Sat but there was one on Sunday

Halifax ................. ....No shuttle needed - Dock at town 

Halifax pier 31  shuttle  to Pier 22 pavillion  April 2019

Hamburg ................. Shuttle provided by Port to City Hall ....Aug 2017
Harvest Caye........... ferry to mainland *not* operating for independents when there Mar 2019

Havana, Cuba ............ Dock in city. walk off on main street.... April 2017.

Helsinki ................... Free shuttle to town/ Shuttle from Westport to terminal near Market Square

Hobart (aus) ............ Dock at town so no shuttle ... Sep 2017

Holyhead ................ Free shuttle to town (really to end of dock) ... Aug 2017

Invergordon ............. Dock at town so no shuttle .... August 2017

Koper ...................... Dock at town so no shuttle

Kotor ....................... Dock at town so no shuttle

Kristiansand ............ Walking distance to town ...(South coast Norway)  August 2017

Kristiansund.............No shuttle - dock in town (West coast of Norway) July 2018

La Coruna ............... Dock at town so no shuttle

Langkawi.................Free shuttle  from pier to Cenang Duty free Mall Jan 2019

La Rochelle ............. Free shuttle to town

Le Havre (for Paris) .... Free shuttle to town (Le Havre) .... August 2017

Le Verdon ................. Free shuttle to town (Soulacsur Mer)

Lerwick .................... Dock at town so no shuttle

Lima - .......................Free shuttle to Marriott at Larcomar (Miraflores neighborhood) Mar 2019

Lisbon .................... Free shuttle to town (or dock in town)

Liverpool ............... Dock at town so no shuttle ... August 2017

Livorno ................... Free shuttle to town

Male, Maldives.........tender port.... guides waiting + pick up tours there. Walk in town Jan 2019

Mahe, Seychelles........no shuttle . Jan 2019

Manta Ecuador ...... shuttle to main square (longish walk); will drop you at port gate Mar 2109

Maputo, ...................Free shuttle from pier to City Center (feima market) Jan 2019

Marseille ............... Free shuttle to town (fort Saint John)
Miami .................... Free shuttle to Bayside Marketplace (*not* as an embarkation day)  Mar 2019 

Monte Carlo ............. Dock at town so no shuttle

Murmansk ................ Need to book a tour either O or private for visa

Muscat ..................... Free shuttle to the Souk

Nassau, Bahamas ..........dock in town

New York .................. no shuttle (Manhattan cruise terminal) Mar 2019

Newcastle .................. Free shuttle to nearest metro station (limited timing)

Nosy be, Madagascar...Free shuttle  (tender port) from pier to Town Center Market Jan 2019

Oporto ........................ Free shuttle to town

Oslo ............................. Dock in town so no shuttle .... Aug 2017

Palma de Mallorca........ Free shuttle to town (cathedral)

Paris - see Le Havre

Phuket, Thailand........no shuttle Jan 2019

Picton NZ .................... Dock at town so no shuttle

Pisco ......................... Free shuttle to town

Port Elizabeth,  South Africa....Free shuttle from pier to the Boardwalk jan 2019

Port Klang................... Shuttle to Bukit Tinggi Mall. Break from 11:45 - 1:30.  Jan 19

Portofini ................... No need for shuttle
Puerto Limon........... no shuttle, tours by the local taxis & shops on the pier, walk to town Mar 2019

Portland ................... Free shuttle to town

Praislin, Seychelles....no shuttle
Praislin, .............. .......no shuttle . Jan 2019
Roatan ...................... no shuttle, Oceania docks in Coxen Hole, many port shops etc Mar 2019

Roatan  can also dock at Mahogany Bay resort port

Rhodes ....................... Dock in town so no shuttle

Richards Bay............... Free shuttle from pier to Boardwalk Mall.  (Jan 2019)

Rio .............................. Free shuttle to town

Rome ........................(see Civitavecchia)

Safaga,Egypt .............. a shuttle to downtown

Saint John NB ........... Dock at town so no shuttle

Salalah, Oman ............ shuttle to the Souk

Salaverry............. shuttle to Trujillo/or shuttle to port gate - private tours. Tours in Trujillo  Mar 2019
Santo Tomas, ...... - no shuttle, tours in the terminal,  walk into town Mar 2019

Santos ......................... Free shuttle to town

Skagan Denmark............free shuttle to town July 2018

Singapore.......................no shuttle Jan 2019

Sorrento ...................... Free shuttle to town

Split ............................. Dock at town so no shuttle

Stavanger ....................dock in town July 2018

St Barts ..................... tender to town..no shuttle

St. Lucia ................... Castries: Dock at town so no shuttle.

Pointe Seraphine: .....walking distance (500 metres) or harbour water taxi to main area town.

St Malo ...................... Dock at town so no shuttle

St Jean De Luz .......... Dock at town so no shuttle

St Petersburg .............. Need to book a tour - either O or private for visa

Sydney N.S. ................. Dock at town so no shuttle

Sydney Aus ................. Free shuttle to Darling Harbour centre

Tallinn ........................ Free shuttle to gates of old lower town (main road outside city wall)

Valencia ..................... Free shuttle to town

Valletta ..................... Dock below town. Take an elevator up for €1-€2 . Free to go back.

Venice ....................... Free shuttle to town

Warnemunde............ walk to town or train (short walk from port) to Rostock July 2018

Zanzibar................... Free shuttle from pier to Kelele Square (Jan 2019)

Zeebruge (for Bruges).... Shuttle to port gates ... Aug 2017

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Is there a shuttle between Santiago (city or airport) and the San Antonio port?

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3 minutes ago, mort&fran said:

Is there a shuttle between Santiago (city or airport) and the San Antonio port?

Easy answer.  NO  Believe you can buy a transfer but, no free shuttle.  It is about 50 miles. And, will be expensive if possible.

Edited by rallydave

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Is there a shuttle for Taormina?

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3 minutes ago, rodan said:

Is there a shuttle for Taormina?

Not when we went last November on Oceania We were on an excursion so the tour took us up to Taormina.  Apparently from the port there is a public bus that goes up to Taormina; a crew member was telling this to another cruise passenger.  If you can find less expensive means to get up to Taormina, definitely do that - the town is compact and easy to tour on your own.  A definite must see.

 

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Does anyone have info about a shuttle in Wellington, New Zealand?  I gather the port is industrial and requires a shuttle, but I'm unsure exactly where the shuttle might go. Anyone know or should I try contacting the port?

 

Also, I'd love to find out if there are shuttles in Napier (if needed) and Tauranga, both in New Zealand.  As for Dunedin, someone reported a shuttle, but Regatta and other cruise ships dock in Port Chalmers, which is not exactly Dunedin.  Therefore, I'm wondering if the shuttle goes from the port (berth) to Port Chalmers (likely, I would guess) or the city of Dunedin.  Does anyone know?

 

As for Taormina, it has been a while since I've been there, so I could be totally wrong about this.  However, I believe that where cruise ships dock is not actually Taormina, and depending on the location, could be a little far from where you need to be to catch a bus. With that said, however, when we were in that area, we DID take public transportation (bus? train? I forget) to Taormina, and then a bus up to the little town higher up.  At that time, we docked at Giardini/Naxos.  (There might be more info in the Ports of Call section of Cruise Critic.) 

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1 hour ago, roothy123 said:

Does anyone have info about a shuttle in Wellington, New Zealand?  I gather the port is industrial and requires a shuttle, but I'm unsure exactly where the shuttle might go. Anyone know or should I try contacting the port?

 

Also, I'd love to find out if there are shuttles in Napier (if needed) and Tauranga, both in New Zealand.  As for Dunedin, someone reported a shuttle, but Regatta and other cruise ships dock in Port Chalmers, which is not exactly Dunedin.  Therefore, I'm wondering if the shuttle goes from the port (berth) to Port Chalmers (likely, I would guess) or the city of Dunedin.  Does anyone know?

 

We did New Zealand w/ Viking so I cannot speak regarding Oceania shuttles.  That said, you will not need a shuttle for Tauranga, the berth is right by Mount Maunganui - absolutely a stunning port - sailing in is spectacular.  You will need a shuttle for Wellington.  Napier we had a shuttle but you could walk from the port to the main Art Deco area.  And yes, cruise ships dock in Port Chalmers which is almost 5 miles to Dunedin.  

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Any shuttles in the Caribbean that cruisers would consider a good idea, a necessity, or a blessing? Thanks!

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3 hours ago, malony33 said:

Any shuttles in the Caribbean that cruisers would consider a good idea, a necessity, or a blessing? Thanks!

Don't think so, especially the ones with a blessing???????

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7 hours ago, shuey123 said:

St. Petersburg 

no shuttle

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44 minutes ago, LHT28 said:

no shuttle

definitely no shuttle, and not even cabs for most cruisers, research needed!

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Thank you for this information.

re Venice 

free shuttle to town.

can anybody tell me what this means.  We have been to Venice several times usually on an over night stay. With Celebrity we paid for a boat transfer to St Marks square and used the monorail/people carrier to the water buses the second day. With Azamara we were docked close enough to walk into St Marks square. On our third visit we took a ships excursion. Getting on to the water buses was relatively easy from the terminal however get back on one to the terminal was incredibly difficult due to the crowds of passengers.  

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Actually there is NO shuttle for Venice to San Marco.  We went last Nov on Riviera.  There is a shuttle that runs within the port terminal.  

 

We bought tickets to ride on Alilaguna which is located right by the main pier building at the dock.  It’s a more direct route to get back & forth from San Marco than the vaporettos.

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Regarding Ali laguna boats, just be aware that a ticket for Ali laguna is not same thing as a ticket for the public ACTV water boats. The tickets can't be used interchageably. 

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On 5/19/2019 at 3:57 AM, roothy123 said:

Does anyone have info about a shuttle in Wellington, New Zealand?  I gather the port is industrial and requires a shuttle, but I'm unsure exactly where the shuttle might go. Anyone know or should I try contacting the port?

 

Also, I'd love to find out if there are shuttles in Napier (if needed) and Tauranga, both in New Zealand.  As for Dunedin, someone reported a shuttle, but Regatta and other cruise ships dock in Port Chalmers, which is not exactly Dunedin.  Therefore, I'm wondering if the shuttle goes from the port (berth) to Port Chalmers (likely, I would guess) or the city of Dunedin.  Does anyone know?

 

As for Taormina, it has been a while since I've been there, so I could be totally wrong about this.  However, I believe that where cruise ships dock is not actually Taormina, and depending on the location, could be a little far from where you need to be to catch a bus. With that said, however, when we were in that area, we DID take public transportation (bus? train? I forget) to Taormina, and then a bus up to the little town higher up.  At that time, we docked at Giardini/Naxos.  (There might be more info in the Ports of Call section of Cruise Critic.) 

Hi Roothy, the shuttle in Wellington will drop you in town.  So you can then walk to visit the cable car and the Botantic Gardens at the top of the cable car.

Napier will be a tender port, and then the town is not too far.  Napier is a lovely Art Deco town, so on a nice day it’s a pleasant visit.

Tauranga you will dock.  There is a small shopping area where the ship docks it’s Mt Mangarui (not sure of spelling).  But this port is where there is a few tours to spots like Rotorua and Hobbiton.  This past Xmas we took a tour to Hobbiton and had a great day.

Dunedin, Port Chalmers is the stop for all cruise ships.  So dependant in what tour you choose, eg Train to the Gorge, the train will be waiting at the Port.  But if you choose to DIY them a shuttle will drop you in Dunedin, City Square.

 

let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

 

cheerio

Vicki

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2 hours ago, Kangakid said:

Hi Roothy, the shuttle in Wellington will drop you in town.  So you can then walk to visit the cable car and the Botantic Gardens at the top of the cable car.

Napier will be a tender port, and then the town is not too far.  Napier is a lovely Art Deco town, so on a nice day it’s a pleasant visit.

 

cheerio

Vicki

Thank you.  Just wanted to add to possibly lessen any confusion in the future: Napier is not always a tender port.  We're scheduled to dock, but there is another ship there that day which anchors/tenders.  Either way, everyone will get to explore Napier!

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Does anyone know if Oceania runs a shuttle between Gdynia and Gdansk?

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12 hours ago, Afterward said:

Does anyone know if Oceania runs a shuttle between Gdynia and Gdansk?

When we were there 4 or 5 years ago there was a shuttle from the ship to the center of Gdynia.  In Gdynia there were taxis lined up, but I don't know how much they charged to go to Gdansk, which isn't horribly far but not right around the corner either.  In Gdynia you could exchange money, do a little bit of exploring/shopping, or go to the small train station.  We exchanged a small amount of money so we could use public transportation.  Poland was not on euro then (& may still not be).  Exchange was fast and easy, and we didn't even need a passport for our small transaction.  Then we walked about 5 minutes to the train station and took an old but fun shortish train ride to the Gdansk train station.  From there we took a tram to get within a block or two of Gdank's beautiful old town/river area.  I walked around, took another tram to a lighthouse, and came back to Gydnia. It was a little complicated, but oh so much fun!

 

But the basic answer to your question is no, there was no shuttle to Gdansk. An excursion might be best.

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We visited Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy) in January 2019 on another cruise line.  This is a restricted port so there was a mandatory shuttle from the port to a parking area not far outside the port. It was only a five minute ride at most, and was offered starting quite early and just after the ship was docked and cleared. The area is pictured in the link below.  It faces one of the main roads of Cagliari (Via Roma).  Depending upon where you want to go and what you want to see, your walk would likely be 5 (buses, car rental, a little shopping, ferry) to 20 minutes (fortress) from that point.  I assume if you arrange a private excursion, the driver would pick you up where the shuttle drops you.  https://pbase.com/roothy123/image/168751148

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On 7/1/2019 at 6:12 AM, roothy123 said:

When we were there 4 or 5 years ago there was a shuttle from the ship to the center of Gdynia.  In Gdynia there were taxis lined up, but I don't know how much they charged to go to Gdansk, which isn't horribly far but not right around the corner either.  In Gdynia you could exchange money, do a little bit of exploring/shopping, or go to the small train station.  We exchanged a small amount of money so we could use public transportation.  Poland was not on euro then (& may still not be).  Exchange was fast and easy, and we didn't even need a passport for our small transaction.  Then we walked about 5 minutes to the train station and took an old but fun shortish train ride to the Gdansk train station.  From there we took a tram to get within a block or two of Gdank's beautiful old town/river area.  I walked around, took another tram to a lighthouse, and came back to Gydnia. It was a little complicated, but oh so much fun!

 

But the basic answer to your question is no, there was no shuttle to Gdansk. An excursion might be best.

Thank you, this is exactly the info I was looking for.  We booked a Tours By Locals excursion on the strength of your advice. Much appreciated!

 

Beth

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6 minutes ago, gaa2 said:

Any shuttles Argentina to Chile?

do you mean the ports on that sailing  or actually going from Argentina to Chile?

 

Did you check the list posted  above  #451  for the port

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