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Florence Cruises

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Florence Holidays

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Dazzling sunsets over the city from Piazzale Michelangelo, in shades of pink, orange and amber.

Shopping for exquisite gold jewellery and leather goods, specialities of the city.

Taste Chianti, cantuccini, pecorino and other Tuscan treats at the San Lorenzo food market.

Romantic, irresistible and full of Renaissance treasures, a holiday to Florence will blow your mind. For an unmissable highlight on your Mediterranean cruise, visit Florence from Livorno or La Spezia, making the most of the stunning Tuscan countryside.

On your holiday in Florence, walk the beautiful streets, marvelling at Brunelleschi's red-domed cathedral in Piazza del Duomo, and the intricate mosaics inside. Climb the dome for eye-popping views, and head to the world famous Uffizi Gallery to admire Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus’ or to The Galleria dell'Accademia for Michelangelo’s ‘David’.

Watch the sunsets from the Piazzale Michelangelo or River Arno, and see the iconic Ponte Vecchio. Then catch the vibe in the regenerated district of the Oltrarno, with its atmospheric bars and craft workshops. With delicious food and fabulous fashion too, you’ll be smitten in a Florence holiday.

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When can we take you to Florence?

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The best of Florence - things to see and do

Mind-blowing art and architecture make Florence special. But there’s plenty more here too. Explore tranquil gardens, refreshing pools, exquisite shops and historic costumes with our suggestions below.

Track fashion history

 Track fashion history
  • 120 ratings

Trace the history of Italian fashion from the 16th century to the present in the Costume Gallery at the splendid Palazzo Pitti. Once home to important Italian families, today it houses several museums.

Indulge in pool pleasure

Indulge in pool pleasure
  • 230 ratings

If the city heat and sightseeing gets too much, cool off in Florence’s three main swimming pools, Le Pavoniere, Piscina Comunale Costoli and the Goffredo Nannini Communal Pool. Here you can relax and watch the locals at play.

Indulge in the shops

Indulge in the shops
  • 230 ratings

Indulge in Florence’s haute couture fashion, specialist shops and family run craft workshops. Watch shoemakers and goldsmiths at work and buy exquisite Tuscan perfumes, leather goods and wines.

Visit tranquil gardens

Visit tranquil gardens
  • 230 ratings

Discover the wisteria tunnel, fountains and baroque steps in lovely Bardini Garden, with panoramic views over Florence. Or visit the beautiful Boboli Gardens, with its many sculptures, or the fragrant Rose Garden.

What ships can I choose for my Florence cruise?

    Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this location. so it’s worth checking back.

    Make the most of your holiday to Florence with our amazing shore excursions

    With expert local guides, easy 24-hour cancellations, plus guaranteed first off ship and return-to-ship if your tour is delayed, our tailor-made shore excursions allow you to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way.On a holiday to Florence, explore fascinating Pisa, with its rich history and famous leaning tower, or discover the glorious treasures of Renaissance Florence and its association with the Medici family. To book the best of Florence, see our most popular shore excursions below.

    Pisa city sights

    Pisa city sights

    Take a scenic cruise on the Arno River and a trolley car ride to enjoy Pisa’s main landmarks. Sample a tasty Italian gelato and join a guided tour of Pisa's Field of Miracles, seeing the 12th-century Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then explore the square in your own free time.

    A taste of Florence

    A taste of Florence

    Enjoy a guided walking tour of Florence, taking in Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and the Church of Santa Croce. Then explore the city at your own pace, eating pasta and paninis, visiting galleries and museums or visiting Ponte Vecchio bridge.

    Florence and Pisa

    Florence and Pisa

    Explore the rich heritage of two remarkable Tuscan cities. Marvel at the famous Leaning Tower and the Field of Miracles as you explore Pisa independently, then see Florence's Renaissance treasures, including the Piazza del Duomo. Savor tasty Florentine cuisine before stopping by the gothic-style Church of Santa Croce.

    Why book a shore excursion with us?

    Guaranteed first off ship

    Book a tour and you'll enjoy priority departure in port.

    Guaranteed Return To ship

    If our tours are delayed, the ship will wait for you!

    Safety First

    All our shore excursions are planned by insured partners, who adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry.

    Official blog - spotlight on your Florence cruise

    Stay up-to-date with the latest posts from the Official Royal Caribbean Blog dedicated to bringing you travel tips, news and information on over 260 destinations.

    Beat the Back to School Blues with a Dream Holiday

    Take your children on a dream holiday in Europe during the half term break. It can also teach them things they can’t learn in the classroom.

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    Italian vs. Spanish Food: Who Wins?

    Delve into the delicious flavours of Spanish and Italian cuisine. From pizza to tapas to paella… Which one is your favourite?

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    • 250 ratings

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