Costa Brava – Cruise Ports

Ports of Palamós and Roses round off record cruise season with 42,300 passengers

Cruise ship activity in Palamós and Roses, promoted under the brand Costa Brava Cruise Ports, has become an important segment in helping to promote tourism, boost the region’s economy and firmly place the Catalan coastline on the global scene.

The port of Palamós leads cruise ship activity and has become one of the top ports in its category within the Western Mediterranean market. Proof of this is that Palamós has closed an excellent season with 37 calls and 40,800 passengers, breaking all records with the highest number of passengers since it started welcoming cruise ships in 1998. This year’s positive results saw the port receiving almost 3% more calls and 6% more passengers compared to 2014.

This season, the ships Costa Magica, Riviera, Mein Schiff 2, Saga Pearl II, Seabourn Odyssey and Seven Seas Mariner called at Palamós for the very first time.

The companies that visited Palamós the most were Thomson Cruises (32%) and Seabourn Cruise Lines (24%). Also worth noting was the inaugural arrival of Costa Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Meanwhile, the port of Roses rounds off the maritime and tourism-related attractions of the Costa Brava and provides a perfect complement to the port of Palamós. This has been the fourth stable season on the run with regard to cruise ship activity in Roses, a port that is striving to forge itself a place on the international cruise market. Roses ended the season with seven calls and around 1,500 cruise ship passengers.

The cruise companies that operated in Roses this season were Club Med Cruises and Paul Gaugin, with the ships Club Med 2 and Tere Moana.

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