The Port of València welcomes the cruise AIDAperla

This is a cruise ship which will sail a peninsular itinerary with stopovers only in Spanish ports

València continues to resume cruise tourism on a staggered basis

València, July 8th, 2021.- The cruise ship AIDAperla has docked this morning at the Port of València with 1,371 passengers on board, most of them German nationals, who will enjoy a few hours of bubble excursions in València and its surroundings. This is the second cruise ship on a peninsular itinerary to call at the Cap i Casal after 15 months of inactivity.

Specifically, some thirty buses are scheduled to depart from Cruise Pier 1 on bubble excursions organised in accordance with health safety protocols by COVID-19. The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) and the cruise community have put together a varied tourist offer in the city and its surroundings. There will be exclusively guided visits, with no possibility for passengers to go down to the destination on their own, with small groups and more outdoor experiences. In these experiences, in addition to visiting the city with panoramic bus tours, or outdoor routes through the Albufera or L’Horta, there are also offers in destinations such as Requena, Sagunto or Vall d’Uixó, among others.

The AIDAperla ship, which travels the Spanish Mediterranean on routes that began this July, has 18 decks and 1,643 cabins. It is a hybrid ship with a 10,000 kWh lithium-ion battery system. The battery allows operation with zero emissions during berthing in ports and saves fuel by reducing peaks during hybrid operation when at sea.

In this way, the Port of València continues to resume cruise tourism in the capital in a staggered manner after the arrival of the Mein Schiff 2 on 27 June and which will return to the city on 11 July. This operation complies with the safety and prevention measures set out in the “Protocol for the control and prevention of COVID-19 for cruises on passenger ships docking at ports in the Valencian Community” established by the Regional Ministry of Health.