Costa Crociere - Palacrociere

Calata delle vele, Darsena nuova - 17100 Savona (SV) - Italy
Tel. +39 019 8388145
Fax +39 019 8388121


Costa Cruises ( is the Italian Cruising Company part of the Carnival Corporation & plc, the largest cruise company in the world. For 70 years, the ships of Costa fleet have plied the seas of the world being the ambassador of the pleasant mood of Italian hospitality and the true Italian holiday, with delicious food, selected wines, unique shopping experience, completed by a vast selection of Italian famous brands.
Currently the Costa fleet, the largest in Europe, has a total of 14 ships in service, all flying the Italian flag. Moreover, two next-generation cruise ships will be delivered in 2019 and 2021: they will feature a revolutionary “green design” and will be the first cruise ships powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel.
Costa embodies the Italian excellence surprising its Guests everyday with unique holidays experiences and unforgettable memories thanks to 19,000 Costa's associates worldwide who are passionately working every day to offer "Italy's finest" cruise vacations through 140 different itineraries, 250 destinations and 60 embarkation ports.


Costa Cruises began calling at Savona in November 1996 with the arrival of the Costa Riviera, the first Italian cruise ship to dock there. The alliance between Costa Cruises and the town has flourished ever since.
One of the key stepping stones was the inauguration of the Palacrociere cruises terminal, which Costa co-financed with an approximately 3.6 million euro investment, opened on November 24, 2003, managed directly by the company.
On November 8, 2014, on the occasion of the first call of the new flagship Costa Diadema, the second terminal of Palacrociere, built with a total investment by Costa Cruises of around 9 million euro, started operating officially. At the end of 2015 the Municipality of Savona, the Port Authority and Costa Cruises signed a three-year memorandum of understanding for sustainable development of the cruise sector in town. Savona is now the main home port of the company, with a total traffic of approximately 1 million passengers per year.




Calata delle Vele quay
(length: 450 m, depth: 11 m, berths: 2);
“Don Genta” quay
(length: 325 m, depth: 9 m, berth: 1);
Occasional use of public berths



Total surface area: 46.500 m2
of which:
29.000 mq. PALACROCIERE - Terminal n.1
17.500 mq. SECOND PALACROCIERE – Terminal n.2.

PALACROCIERE - Terminal n.1


Indoor area 8,000 m2 (including 4,900 m2 waiting area and 1,400 m2baggage handling area)
external area ( terraces and boarding bridge 2.700 m2)
3 doors; 8 escalators; 4 lifts;
24 check-in desks;
1,400 seats
2 fingers



Connected to Palacrociere, Terminal n.1, via a connection path anda bridge of 21 m. at the ground boarding.
indoor area 3,000 m2
(including waiting area 1,500 m2, baggage handling area 800 m2); outdoor area (terraces and walkways for boarding 1,000 m2);
2 ?oors, 2 escalators, 2 panoramic elevators,
500 seats
1 finger



Covered bus & coach parking area;
parking areas for buses and cars;
bar/restaurant with panorama terrace,
VIP lounge
children & teens’ club
internet café 
conference centre (seating for 200);
interactive areas (34 plasma video displays);
crew room- recreation space for crews



Terminals area completely fenced and guarded
12 luggage x-ray control system
(8 Palacrociere and 4 Second Palacrociere)
4 hold luggage x-ray control system
8 hand luggage x-ray control system
8 walk-through metal detector
explosive detector system
Cctv system to control internal and external areas