The 2019 PCC cruise course with Gordon Christensen will be sailing on Princess Cruises’ Emerald Princess from Barcelona, Spain to Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy. The following information is provided to assist as you plan your arrangements. Due to important embarkation and disembarkation regulations, Princess Cruises recommends the following flight guidelines when confirming your fight arrangements.
Barcelona – El Prat International Airport (Aeropuerto de Barcelona – El Prat)
Airport Code: BCN
El Prat de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain 08820
Saturday June 29th, 2019 Flights must arrive before 4:00 p.m.*
*IMPORTANT: We highly recommend arriving on or before Friday, June 28th, 2019 to avoid any delays or airline related problems (hotel and ground transportation arrangements are not included).
The Emerald Princess will begin boarding procedures at 6:00 p.m. Government regulations require that all guests complete embarkation at least 90 minutes prior to sailing or be denied boarding. All guests must be onboard by 8:30 p.m. as the Emerald Princess will sail from Barcelona at 10:00 p.m.
Rome Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport (Aeroporto Internazionale di Roma – Fiumicino "Leonardo da Vinci")
Airport Code: FCO
Via dell’ Aeroporto di Fiumicino 320
Fiumicino RM, Italy 00054
Saturday July 6th, 2019 Flights must depart after 11:00 a.m.*
*IMPORTANT: Most flights from Rome returning to the U.S. are scheduled in the morning. When confirming your flights, it is highly recommended to follow the above guidelines. Because of disembarkation formalities at the pier, the long distance between the pier in Civitavecchia and the Rome Airport (approximately 75 minutes), and early check-in requirements for International Flights (3 hours prior to departure time) it is not advised to schedule flights prior to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 6th, 2019. It is highly recommended to extend your stay in Rome at least one night (hotel and ground transportation arrangements are not included).
Pier Details and Transfer Information
Barcelona Cruise Port
Palacruceros Cruise Terminal E
Pier Adossat (Moll Adossat or Muelle Adosado)
Port of Barcelona, Spain 08039
Airport to Pier:
Travel Time: approximately 30 minutes
Distance: 7 1/2 miles (13 kilometers)
Taxi Cost: approximately $45.00 U.S. ($39 Euros)
Princess Cruises offers transportation from the Barcelona – El Prat International Airport (BCN) to the Palacruceros Cruise Terminal on embarkation day only (Saturday, June 29th, 2019) at the cost of $29.00 per person.
Civitavecchia Cruise Port
Civitavecchia – Port of Rome
Loc Prato del Turco
Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy 00053
Pier to the Airport:
Travel Time: approximately 75 minutes
Distance: 40 miles (65 kilometers)
Taxi Cost: approximately $200.00 U.S. ($180 Euros)
Princess Cruises offers transportation from the Civitavecchia Cruise Port to the Rome Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport (FCO) on disembarkation day only (Saturday, July 6th, 2019) at the cost of $79.00 per person.
Rome City Center
Pier to the City:
Travel Time: approximately 90 minutes
Distance: 55 miles (90 kilometers)
Taxi Cost: approximately $230.00 U.S. ($200 Euros)
Princess Cruises offers transportation from the Civitavecchia Cruise Port to the Rome City Center (Ostiense Train Station) on disembarkation day only (Saturday, July 6th, 2019) at the cost of $79.00 per person. The Ostiense Train Station is located at Piazzale dei Partigiani, Rome, Italy, 00100.
NOTE: To confirm transfers through Princess Cruises, flight schedules must follow the above requirements and purchased in advance through the PCC Cruise Department at 1-800-267-0243. The deadline to purchase transfers is May 1st, 2019.
Please review your baggage allowance and charges at your airline’s website. If you have questions regarding U.S. government flight security procedures, please go to www.tsa.gov/travel for specific information.