What do I need to check-in?
At what does check-in start and close?
Can I take luggage with me on the ship?

What do I need to check in?

  • All passengers are responsible for complying with border formalities.
  • All passengers (children and infants included), as well as animals, must have a passport or identity card and a ticket.
  • Please note that a driver’s license is not a correct identification document for international travelling and will not be accepted.
  • Should it be required, it also is the obligation of the passenger to have a Visa Entry Permission for Italy or Croatia.
  • Venezia Lines is not responsible in the event that the passenger is not allowed to embark at the point of origin or to disembark at the port of destination due to lack of the necessary documents including Visas or non-observance of formalities by the passenger.
  • In such instances the passenger shall compensate Venezia Lines for any eventual damages and expenses including the issuance of a return ticket, if this is applicable.

 At what does check-in start and close?

In Venice and all Croatian Ports, check-in starts 60 minutes before departure and closes is 15 minutes before departure.

Before departure passengers should ensure that no variations have taken place concerning the vessel’s time and date of sailing indicated on the ticket. Therefore a booking confirmation 24 hrs before departure both on the outgoing and the incoming voyages are recommended.

Passenegrs are reminded that if for any reason they fail to perform check-in or board the vessel in the times stipulated baove, their ticket is automatically cancelled and not refundable.


Can I take luggage with me on the ship?

Passengers purchasing one way or return tickets (excluding Day trip tickets – returning in the same day) are entitled to carry:

1 (one) checked-in luggage of not set size or weight and,
1 (one) hand luggage of not more than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm in size and 10Kg in weight. Handbag, briefcase, laptop, shop purchases, camera etc must be carried in your 1 (one) permitted piece of hand luggage.
  • The above items of luggage are included in the ticket price and do not need to be announced at booking stage.
  • Excess luggage can be booked at booking stage at an additional cost of €5.00 per luggage per leg or during check-in at an additional cost of €10.00 per luggage per leg.
  • There is no checked/hand luggage allowance for infants. However, one fully collapsible pushchair per infant may be carried free of charge.
  • Additional infant equipment such as car/booster seats and travel cot may be carried in addition to your personal checked-in luggage allowance and will be subject to additional charges should your regular allowance be exceeded.
  • Bicycles are not to be considered as luggage even if they are carried in appropriate bags/luggage and are subject to an additional cost of €10.00 per bicycle. Bicycles can be reserved at booking stage or during check-in. The vessels have limited spaces for bicycles so prior announcement is advised.
  • All luggage should have name tags attached to them.
  • When departing from Croatia all luggage including the checked-in luggage must be carried by the passenger through the border control.
  • When departing from Venice checked-in luggage is to be deposited at the check-in desk and will be taken by the port security in order to be scanned. Hand luggage is to be taken by the passenger when passing through the security gates and border control. It is of utmost importance that the passenger identifies the checked-in luggage which will be found alongside the vessel before embarking the vessel in order for it to be embarked on the vessel by The Company’s crew members.
  • For security reasons passengers are only allowed to take to their seats small baggage items such as handbags, briefcase, laptop, shop purchases, camera bags. All other items including bulkier hand luggage is to be deposited by the passengers during embarkation in the storage place reserved on the vessel as indicated by the vessel’s crew.
  • When travelling with a Day trip ticket (Istria-Venice-Istria or vice versa) returning in the same day, passengers are not entitled to carry any checked-in luggage, but are only entitled to carry one hand luggage as indicated above. Should a passenger travelling with a day trip ticket, present himself at time of check-in with more than 1 (one) item of luggage and is not within the limitations of the hand luggage dimensions and weight indicated above, The Company reserves the right to charge for the price difference (if applicable) between a day trip and one way ticket price as well as extra luggage charges.
  • Bulky luggage or accompanied cargo may be carried at the discretion of the Master of the vessel and is subject to a higher charge in accordance with a set tariff.
  • Only luggage containing passenger’s personal effects will be accepted as luggage.
  • Unaccompanied luggage is forbidden.
  • The Company is not responsible for loss of or wilful damage to luggage.
  • In the interest of safety, The Company may destroy any unaccompanied luggage or luggage left behind after disembarkation.