Cruising into the Bay of Naples is a memorable experience. The Naples port is overlooked by the imposing Sant Elmo medieval castle, high up on Vemero Hill, as well as the 13th century Castel Nuovo, which is right next to the Naples cruise terminal in the heart of the city.
Within a short walk, to the left of the terminal, are three of Naples best-known landmarks: Castel Nuovo, the 17th century Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale), and the elaborate 18th century San Carlo Opera House. Spring and autumn temperatures are the nicest with warm days and light breezes, where as in the height of summer it can rise to over 30 degrees.
The city's architecture is unparalleled with the royal palaces and medieval buildings. Old meets new and the city tells the story of its unique European monarchies over the centuries.
With the unmistakable majesty of Vesuvius in the distance, Naples holds a certain other-worldly quality. A cruise from here can take you on to Athens, Istanbul, Rome amongst others.