Valencia reports 3.6% rise in cruise passengers

Cruise traffic hike at Valencia in first seven months of this year Cruise traffic hike at Valencia in first seven months of this year

Valenciaport registered an increase of 3.66% in cruise traffic in the first seven months of 2017 with more than 184,000 passengers.

According to port authority data, the ports of Valencia and Gandia on Spain's Mediterranean shore welcomed 533,115 passengers in total, of which ferry traffic accounted for 349,003 passengers and 184,112 passengers arrived on 85 cruise ships.

The port offers two berths for cruise ships up to 300mtr in length and three more quays for vessels of over 300mtr.

A new cruise terminal is planned to be ready by mid-2019 for accommodating two vessels of up to 4,000 passengers simultaneously, combining home port and transit operations.

Posted 13 September 2017

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