Live from Naples, Italy for cruise visitors via Royal Princess

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Shore excursion review from Naples, Italy via Royal Princess

Princess tour sign

Cruise passengers arriving to Naples, Italy on Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess were greeted with hot temperatures and lots of options for enjoying Italy’s third-largest city.

Port operations in Naples are bustling, and embarking on my shore excursion to Sorrento and onward to Amalfi was a breeze.  Princess also offered tours to the ruins of Pompeii and excursions to the Isle of Capri. Of coarse, those wanting to explore on their own could spend the day in Naples (have a slice of pizza and some Neapolitan ice cream while you’re at it).

 

The Road to Sorrento

Headed to Sorrento

Getting to Sorrento will take about 45-minutes, depending on traffic. And I will say, those that are squeamish of twisting roads should know that the ride to the cliffside town of Sorrento is curvy with lots of tight spaces.

Sorrento

Sorrento

Sorrento shopping

 

Drink up

Make sure to sample the local limoncello,  which is a tangy lemon liqueur made in Sorrento. The shopkeepers are more than happy to help you enjoy a sample.  If you are looking for unique souvenirs, this local drink is a good option. Other items worth purchasing include ceramics, jewelry, and linens.

 

Amalfi Coast Cruise

Amalfi cathedral
Amalfi cathedral

After lunch, our tour loaded back into the bus for Salerno, which took over an hour. In Salerno we boarded a boat that took our group on a 60-minute cruise along the gorgeous Amalfi coastline.

 

Wake rider. Summer fun on the water.
Wake rider. Summer fun on the water.

 

Amalfi
The coastal town of Amalfi emerging from the
Amalfi beach
Seaside getaway in Amalfi

Since the tour only allows for one hour of exploration in this seaside retreat, plan accordingly. My biggest regret is that I did not bring my bathing suit, which would have allowed me to take a refreshing dip in the waters. However, I did mange to put my feet into the sea.

2 thoughts on “Live from Naples, Italy for cruise visitors via Royal Princess

  1. Hi there! I will be going to Naples via a Royal Princess cruise (not until September, 2017), but I wanted to ask a couple of questions. First, once the ship docks in Naples (I think the itinerary said it will be in port from 0700-1900, local time), how long will it take to disembark and be on our way? I want to plan a day trip to Rome, and I wanted to know how long it takes to get off the ship (what process you have to go through – is it long and complicated?). Thanks for any response. 🙂

    1. Rome is close by train from Naples, but there are some risks. The average journey time between Roma (Rome) and Napoli (Naples) is about an hour and a half. The train stations are busy so plan ahead. Train service can get delayed, or there could be unexpected delays, so make sure to not take the last train. In other words, leave enough time to transit back to the ship. Let me know how it goes.

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