The Port of Valencia has noticeably increased its activity as a destination for cruise ships, with 154 port calls and 179.209 passengers in 2007. In addition to cruise ships, our port also receives regular passenger traffic from the Balearic Islands and Italy. The total number of passengers served by the Port of Valencia rose to 474.814 in 2007.
Photo of a large cruise ship
This increase has been mainly due to:
- Customised attention and the quality service provided to both the ships and the cruise passengers visiting Valencia.
- The support of the cruise operators who have chosen our port: Iberojet, Mediterranean Shipping Co., Seabourn, Cunard, Sea Cloud Cruises, Holland Cruises, Peter Deilman, Fred Olsen, Hapag Lloyd, Sun Hellenic, Arkona, Seetours, Aida, Travelplan, etc.
The great appeal of the city has also been an important factor which has convinced these companies not only to return but also to considerably lengthen their port calls, and in some cases, to choose Valencia as their home port in Spain.
In conjunction with the Valencia Tourism & Convention Bureau, the Port of Valencia offers customised service to the cruise ships that visit the city:
- Before the vessel arrives, the cruise ship is provided with promotional material so that Valencia is advertised on board in the days before actually calling at port.
- During the vessel’s stay in the port, additional information is provided at a Tourist Information Stand about the tourist attractions to be visited during the port call plus information about the city of Valencia in general.
Moreover, all the necessary services are coordinated to facilitate boarding and disembarking, trips and the other activities organised by the cruise operators for their customers.
With a view to the future, the PAV is enlarging the docks used for passenger traffic in order to be able to welcome more cruise ships. This will provide a magnificent waterfront as well as a modern, new area for cruise traffic.