Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Cruising and Ferries to Spain

Sailing to the exciting Spanish port destinations of La Coruna, Vigo, Barcelona, Gibraltar, Cadiz and Palma de Mallorca, among others. At each of the destinations, passengers can disembark and explore the cities and surrounds at their leisure, or join a guided shore excursion that will highlight the best tourist hotspots in each area.

Some of the must-see locations in each city include the Tower of Hercules, a 2,000 year old Roman built lighthouse just outside La Coruna, the historic town centre of Vigo, and the many grand plazas of Cadiz, the oldest occupied city in Western Europe. In Gibraltar, passengers can take a cable car to the top of The Rock and look out across the Straits of Gibraltar to North Africa.

Barcelona's famous pedestrian mall, Las Ramblas, and the awe-inspiring gothic cathedral of Sagrada Familia are always popular attractions, as are the magnificent Sa Seu Cathedral and Bellver Castle in Palma.

Cruising to Spain provides holidaymakers with an unforgettable opportunity to experience the best this Mediterranean country has to offer.
There are a good many reputable cruise companies offering luxury cruises around the Mediterranean including Costa Cruises, Royal Caribbean, MSC and Carnival.


There are daily sailings of ferries to Mainlain Spain and the Islands from around Europe including the Uk, Italy and Morocco, there is also an excellent internal network which operates from all the major ports along the mainland and the Spanish Islands and for all sea lovers this is a great way to travel around and explore Spain by sea. With ferry travel of course you have the added advantage of travelling with your vehicle.

The largest selection of low cost ferry companies sail from the UK including P&O Ferries , Brittany Ferries, LD Lines, sea France and Condor Ferries amongst many others. They cater for every major route into Spain on a variety of ferries including fast craft and a choice of daytime and overnight crossings. Portsmouth to Bilbao for instance is a popular route run by P&O Ferries . Most companies have an excellent online presence with simple to use online booking systems which will make your holiday planning easy.

There are Spain ferry sailings from Algeciras to Tangier and Ceuta (North African enclave); Malaga and Almeria to Melilla ( Spanish -North African enclave ), Barcelona, Valencia and Alicante to the Balearic Islands , and Cadiz to the Canary Islands.

Ferries to Spain from Italy are operated by Grimaldi Lines and Grandi Navi Veloci; you can travel to Barcelona from the ports of Civitavecchia, Livorno and Genoa.

Acciona Trasmediterranea run ferries to Spain from Tanger and Nador in Morocco, and from Alger, Oran and Ghazaouet in Algeria.

Ferries to Spain from the Balearic islands are operated by Balearia, Iscomar and Acciona Trasmediterranea. These operators offer frequent sailings from between the Balearic islands and mainland Spain, and also offer many inter-island services. Book a ferry to Spain from the Balearic ports of Alcudia, Palma, Ciutadella, Mahon, , Ibiza town, San Antonio and Formentera.

Acciona Trasmediterranea also offer ferries to Spain from the Canary islands of La Palma, Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

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