The port of Malaga anticipates a movement of 180,000 passengers and 113 stopovers from this Wednesday, March 20, until June 30, thus consolidating the positive figures for the same period last year.

Cruises port of Malaga

The traffic of luxury cruises and ‘premium’ is taking a very prominent momentum in the port enclosure in recent years as half of the ships that visit the capital annually belong to more exclusive shipping companies, in fact, seven of the eleven base calls planned this spring are for this type of ships.

The companies Seadream, Sea Cloud and Crystal Cruises will choose Malaga to start and/or finish their itinerary from the Palmeral terminal, which is located a few minutes’ walk from the historic centre of the city.

Pullmantur will make three base stops during this period. As a novelty, the Cruise Terminal has launched the initiative ‘Parking at your departure port’, in collaboration with the shipping company, to facilitate passengers access to the ship from their private vehicle, which may be parked in the vicinity of the terminal during the time of travel.

14 stopovers for the first time
A total of 14 cruise ships will visit the port of Malaga for the first time between the months of March and June 2019. The arrival of the boat Marella Explorer 2, from the British Marella Cruises, belonging to TUI Group, which will celebrate the baptism of its new ship in the port on 30 March.

The first stopover of the Spectrum of the Seas will also be held. The company Royal Caribbean International has again chosen Malaga as the first port of call after leaving the shipyard, before positioning itself in the Mediterranean. The planned date will be next April 16 (Holy Tuesday).

Other traditional companies in the port area, such as Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruceros and AIDA Cruises, as well as shipping companies dedicated to a more exclusive tourism will dock, for the first time, in the docks of Malaga.

Spring is one of the most important seasons in the port of Malaga in terms of cruises, along with autumn. In this sense, April and May are the months with the greatest number of stopovers, with 43 each; only surpassed by the month of October.

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