Five Ports, One Destination

The ports of Palma, Alcudia, Mahon, Ibiza and La Savina welcome you to one of the most spectacular destinations in the world: the Balearic Islands. Four islands whose almost 1,500 kilometres of coastline embody the essence of the Mediterranean. A sea, a land and a people who have survived a thousand and one difficulties to become a reference point for world tourism, a fact that is well known to the one-and-a-half million cruise passengers who visit the islands every year, and to the main shipping companies who choose to call at their public-interest ports.

The five ports managed by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands are well equipped to play host to the world’s largest cruise ships yet strive, year after year, to better their facilities and update the services they offer shipping companies and passengers. The Port of Palma, a world leader in cruise terms, has recently extended its quays to cater for large cruise ships that sail around the Mediterranean, and is presently undergoing improvements to ensure that the Allure of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, can berth comfortably at its facilities in 2015. 

Fine dining, shopping, culture, leisure, history, beaches; the very best of the Mediterranean, like the islanders’ unique way of life, is in plentiful supply in Ibiza, a name which is famous way beyond the island itself. A unique destination within the reach of new visitors who can discover the paradise known as Ibiza on long calls lasting nearly 24 hours. This is also a unique opportunity to visit the nearby island of Formentera via its port, La Savina, which is the sole gateway for visitors and plays host to a few cruises during the summer.

On the opposite side of the islands, towards the northeast, we find another two excellent cruise ports, sharing a similarly enviable and envied climate: Alcudia and Mahon. The former is the latest port to welcome cruise ships, and has huge potential as a port and destination for highly demanding, very exclusive visitors. The Port of Mahon, which is one of the oldest enclaves in what was once known as Mare Nostrum, has a lot to offer visitors in search of unique, perfect places offering lasting memories.

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