4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Spent 2 nights before the crusie in Genoa , a nice city , we took the ferry to Portofino which was beautiful, It took an hour and a half ferry ride stopping at all the small villages along the way , be careful where you eat In ... Read More
Spent 2 nights before the crusie in Genoa , a nice city , we took the ferry to Portofino which was beautiful, It took an hour and a half ferry ride stopping at all the small villages along the way , be careful where you eat In Portofino , avoid Delfinos restaurant , we ordered 5 pizzas and 2 bottles of water and the bill came fo 131 euros when we asked for a break down the pizza were 14 euros bit they charged us a sitting fee and service charge plus the waiter asked for a cash tip on top of that bill . The took advantage of us because we were Americans . Genoa is a nice walk around city the port is busy with lots of activities. You don’t need an excursion for this city . Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Did our own thing in Genoa nice city lots to see in a day all walkable
Did our own thing in Genoa nice city lots to see in a day all walkable Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
We took HOHO bus to tour around the city. You can also take the cruise line shuttle to city center, everything is close by there.
We took HOHO bus to tour around the city. You can also take the cruise line shuttle to city center, everything is close by there. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Very easy to get to the ship from the train station (about a 10 min walk) or the bus/Flixbus station (less than 5 mins).
Very easy to get to the ship from the train station (about a 10 min walk) or the bus/Flixbus station (less than 5 mins). Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
12 euros for city bus tour outside terminal. saw huge rat on the path, it wasn't bothered about people at all!
12 euros for city bus tour outside terminal. saw huge rat on the path, it wasn't bothered about people at all! Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
We absolutely loved Genoa! We walked several miles seeing all sides of the city. My wife found an online walking tour. Started in some very narrow, dark passageways filled with shops. It wasn’t scary, just different. Eventually we came ... Read More
We absolutely loved Genoa! We walked several miles seeing all sides of the city. My wife found an online walking tour. Started in some very narrow, dark passageways filled with shops. It wasn’t scary, just different. Eventually we came upon Christopher Columbus’ home as well as some castle relics. The buildings have such depth and character! My son was desperate to find beach sand at every port for a bottle so we went well out of our way in Genoa. Away from the tourists we found the real city and loved it. Climbed 174 steps for a great view, got yelled at in Spanish for accidentally trespassing on a beach, and found a beautiful pedestrian street for shopping and dining. Embrace Genoa. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Toured on our own to Portofino and Santa Margharita via train. Highly recommend Santa Margharita - Portofino is crowded, expensive and touristy while SM is a bit quieter (but still touristy). Great seaside meal in SM.
Toured on our own to Portofino and Santa Margharita via train. Highly recommend Santa Margharita - Portofino is crowded, expensive and touristy while SM is a bit quieter (but still touristy). Great seaside meal in SM. Read Less
13 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
walk out of terminal and pick up map for free from tourism booth. Shows a few nice walks going initially through market then heads into old town. Walk takes a casual two hours taking in all the old buildings and squares on note. Real ... Read More
walk out of terminal and pick up map for free from tourism booth. Shows a few nice walks going initially through market then heads into old town. Walk takes a casual two hours taking in all the old buildings and squares on note. Real authentic feel to the town. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
On our own, after exiting the port, we took a train and a bus to Boccadasse and spent a couple hours there - beautiful! Then we took a bus to town and walked for hours, finishing the day at the harbor area attractions.
On our own, after exiting the port, we took a train and a bus to Boccadasse and spent a couple hours there - beautiful! Then we took a bus to town and walked for hours, finishing the day at the harbor area attractions. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Beautiful and easy to walk. Need some walking away from ship to attractions, but don't need excursion. Just use your Google map.
Beautiful and easy to walk. Need some walking away from ship to attractions, but don't need excursion. Just use your Google map. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Very good architecture and city monuments, but the port is dirty and there's a lot of street sellers everywhere and sometimes is very oppressive.
Very good architecture and city monuments, but the port is dirty and there's a lot of street sellers everywhere and sometimes is very oppressive. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
Small walkable town, which I enjoyed. I heard the Monte Carlo tour was great, but we just walked around Savona.
Small walkable town, which I enjoyed. I heard the Monte Carlo tour was great, but we just walked around Savona. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Opposite the port gates there is a 12 euro bus tour. You will see all the interesting stuff in Genoa for a fraction of MSC's trips. A lively, majestic city, once fabulously wealthy. Still has a lot of class. Also a Macdonalds on the ... Read More
Opposite the port gates there is a 12 euro bus tour. You will see all the interesting stuff in Genoa for a fraction of MSC's trips. A lively, majestic city, once fabulously wealthy. Still has a lot of class. Also a Macdonalds on the road along the waterfront for free WI Fi unless you like being royally screwed by MSC internet rates. Read Less

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