The Málaga Port Authority has been betting very importantly on cruise ship traffic in recent years. The Expansion Plan executed at the beginning of this century led to the construction of new facilities for this traffic, such as the Levante dock, the new Paseo de Levante, the cruise terminals and their annexed berths.
Currently, the port of Málaga has more than 1,300 linear meters of exclusive docking for cruise ships, divided into two zones:
The Levante area, where all existing ships can berth, which has 4 berths and two modern terminals with all the necessary services for ship and passage.
Cruises in the Levante area
The Palmeral de las Sorpresas area, with a berth dedicated to smaller exclusive vessels and a terminal located in the port-city area, which is undoubtedly one of the most attractive berths in the whole Mediterranean. The three terminals are operated by Cruceros Málaga.
Cruise docked together Palmeral de las Sorpresas
The Port of Málaga is the fifth in Spain and second peninsular in the ranking of cruise ports, with 300 stopovers and 500,000 passengers moved in 2017. Of these, 28% are passengers on base, beginning or ending their itinerary in Málaga.
The promotion work in this sector pursues the increase in the number of ships and cruise passengers, with special emphasis on the base, which also has the greatest economic impact on the city and its surroundings. The excellent port infrastructures, together with the proximity of the international airport of Málaga and its excellent connections with the world make Málaga the base port of Southern Europe.