Cruises - Porti dello Stretto


The Ports of Messina and Reggio Calabria, which are under surveillance by the Port Authority of the Strait of Messina, are mainly characterised by intense cruise shipping thanks to the tourist attractions of the area and their enviable locations.

Cruising in the Strait of Messina

The Ports are located near the heart of the cities, and therefore they give tourists the chance to reach on foot the most remarkable places from historical and cultural points of view. In addition the ports are very close to the main streets of the cities, which are a few meters away from the landing area. The most historically valuable monuments are located in the ports area. Furthermore, the cruise wharfs are directly connected to railway and bus stations, from which it is possible to reach Catania and Reggio Calabria airports as well as the most impressive tourist places.

  • Important cruise shipping ports
  • Most of the attractive tourist areas of Sicily and Calabria
  • Presence of the main cruise companies
  • Ports in the heart of the cities
  • Direct connections with Catania and Reggio Calabria airports and bus and railway stations

Terminal Messina

The current cruise terminal is a tensile structure completed in 2005. It is located on the I Settembre quay, right in front of the historic and commercial center of the city, a few minutes walk from the main tourist sites.


  • Surface 550 sqm.
  • Services and accessibility for people with disability
  • Air conditioning
  • Police, Customs, Guardia di Finanza (Finance Police),


  • WC
  • First Aid
  • Baggage Storage
  • Passengers and baggage check-in
  • In compliance with anti-Covid rules

Waiting room of 490 m2

Passengers and baggage security control

In compliance with ISPS code

Info point and Claims Office

Docks for Cruise ship

DOCK Ships up to (m) Draft (m)
Marconi 184 10
I Settembre 224 10,5 - 9
Vespri-Colapesce 450 12-7
Norimberga Sw* 165 8
Norimberga Ne* 137 7

* mixed use

Progetto nuovo Terminal Messina

Terminal under construction

• Free plan layout without supports
• Opposite the historical and commercial area
• One floor surface of 1,800 m2
• Flexible layout for 3/4 ships
• 2 check-in desks
• Baggage check-in
• Police, Customs, Guardia di Finanza (Finance Police), Shipping Companies Offices, Terminal Management Office
• WC
• First Aid Room
• Tourist Info Point
• Restaurant-café
• Window of the highest quality products of the area
• Souvenir and handcraft products shops
• Car rental desks
• City lobby

Reggio Calabria Cruise Terminal

The port of Reggio Calabria offers the possibility of hosting cruise ships up to 310 meters with a draft of 11 meters.

Docks for Cruise ship

DOCK Ships up to (m) Draft (m)
Nuova di Levante 310 11

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