Been only to Venice once before years ago on a group tour, stayed for 1+ day and was a total fog in memory.
This time around going to spend 5 full days (I know, still too short) and have done more research (which is totally fun and probably learn more than having a tour group dictating where I should be going).
Anyway, will be coming off a cruise ship @ Stazione Marittime in Sept and staying 5 days in Venice then departing from VCE (Marco Polo Airport). Staying in Dorsoduro area apartment pretty closed to Campo San Barnaba.
Here's my plan: Off cruise ship (about 9am) on a Saturday take 1Euro People Mover Train to Piazzale Roma then take #1 Vaporatto @ Landing stage B (7 Euro) to Ca'Rezzonico stop and just short walk without crossing any bridges, no time pressure here since checking in apartment is few hours later.
On day of departing Venice (1pm flight, weekday), take Alilaguna waterbus (Linea Arancio--Orange line, 15Euro) between 9-10am one way to VCE from Ca' Rezzonico stop again (almost 1 hour ride).
I am sure there are different ways of getting to and leaving Venice, some maybe faster/less cost. But since I am not having a 6am departure from Venice, I have ample time and might as well spend more time to enjoy the canals and water routes both ways.
I also understand buying online can save one or 2 Euros, and there are numerous day pass options-- I will consider those later.
Right now, I just like locals or experts to see if my plan is sound, anything I should watch out for (time of arrival/departure--traffic rush hours, getting in and out of boats), also considering I will be having 2 rollerboards (28inch and 21 inch).