7:00 am-ish – continental breakfast at Hotel Arcadia
7:30 am-ish – explore Venice until boarding ship (see if we can keep bags there and pick them up before boarding ship)
12:00 noon – earliest time to board ship (Pier Terminal: Venezia Martittima – Terminal Passeggeri; can check bags and then explore Venice more, then come back to check in fully)
Marittima is only a couple of minutes from the Piazzale Roma by taxi. A free shuttle bus normally runs on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays during the cruise season, or you can ride the #6 bus to the port entrance. (Buy your ticket in the ACTV office in the Piazzale Roma.) You can walk to Marittima from the Piazzale Roma in 10 to 15 minutes. Just follow the road that leads to the causeway and turn left at the port entrance after you cross the railroad tracks.
3:30 pm – last possible time to board ship – don’t be late or they won’t let us board!
4:45 pm-ish – safety drill
5:00 pm – cruise departs, watch from the deck