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Cruises to Trapani

Trapani (Photo:leonori/Shutterstock)

About Trapani

Located on the western coast of Sicily, Trapani is a walkable fishing village that features a handful of shops, restaurants and panoramic sea views. Ships dock right next to a fishing wharf, and you can watch fishermen leave in the morning or return with their hauls in evening.

Most excursions from Trapani visit Erice, which can be reached by cable car when wind and weather cooperate, or by bus or car. From the top of Mount Erice -- 2,460 feet above sea level -- you can see as far as Africa on a clear day. Erice's cobblestone streets wind through gardens, shops and homes.

The region is heavily influenced by the Phoenicians and Normans, and medieval forts and walls still stand.

Only a handful of cruise ships -- mostly smaller vessels -- visit Trapani, so the port city has fewer tourism options than bigger cities like Taormina.

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Azamara Quest
Azamara Quest

10 Night
Cruise to TrapaniDetails

668 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Azamara
Sep 17, 2022
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Le Jacques Cartier
Le Jacques Cartier (Image: Ponant)

7 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Ponant
Oct 9, 2021
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8 Night
Cruise to TrapaniDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Oct 26, 2022
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Silver Spirit
Silver Spirit

10 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Nov 9, 2021
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8 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Oct 7, 2021
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10 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Oct 30, 2021
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22 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
May 15, 2022
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17 Night
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Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Nov 1, 2022
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10 Night
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Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Nov 1, 2022
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22 Night
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360 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
May 30, 2023
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18 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Jun 9, 2022
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14 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
May 28, 2022
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10 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Aug 15, 2022
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16 Night
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Leaving:Haifa
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Jun 1, 2022
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18 Night
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Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Sep 27, 2021
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8 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Jun 9, 2022
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17 Night
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Leaving:Nice
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Oct 15, 2022
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7 Night
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Leaving:Malta
Cruise Line:Sea Cloud Cruises
Oct 5, 2022
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7 Night
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Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Sea Cloud Cruises
Oct 10, 2021
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9 Night
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Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Sea Cloud Cruises
Sep 24, 2021
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10 Night
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Leaving:Malta
Cruise Line:Sea Cloud Cruises
Oct 12, 2022
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17 Night
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Leaving:Malta
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Jun 16, 2022
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20 Night
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Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Jun 6, 2022
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7 Night
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Leaving:Malta
Cruise Line:Sea Cloud Cruises
Jun 6, 2022
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20 Night
Cruise to TrapaniDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Aug 15, 2022
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Why go to Trapani?

Pros:

Walkable town that serves as gateway to Erice

Cons:

Little to do in Trapani itself 

Bottom Line:

A fascinating look at history in a relatively quiet port

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

The euro is the currency in Trapani. For up-to-date currency exchange rates, visit www.xe.com. Several ATMs and banks are dotted around the wider terminal area.

Language?

Italian -- with a Sicilian dialect -- is spoken in Trapani. A limited number of people -- usually those working in the tourist trade -- speak English.


Trapani Cruise Reviews
Small port - boat docks in the town center. Few shops and bars to loo around. Did not go on any excursions.... Read More
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Rickyboy21
We did a day trip to Erice, which was the “unexpected gem” of the cruise. A definite must. Lots of walking, but just a lovely little town. It’s sort of like Pompeii, except instead of being a town that was... Read More
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QED
Took a cab to Erice and had a great driver and day.... Read More
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Irishlady5
We toured on our own, as we wanted a break from the bus rides.... Read More
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