Port of Málaga is located in a strategic area in Southern Europe, connecting with routes to the Atlantic and the Med. Its port facilities include berths for every cruise ship in the world and 3 cruise terminals: 2 of them in the Eastern area and 1 in the inner basin next to the Palm Grove waterfront, for smaller cruise ships, within 5 minutes walking distance from the City Centre.
As an example of the port’s capacity, Royal Caribbean International chose Málaga for the worldwide presentation of ‘Symphony of the Seas’, the new ship of the company. The celebration of this event put the destination on the map of Mediterranean cruise traffic. Moreover, the Port of Málaga has increased the luxury and premium cruise traffic: a quarter of total passengers belong to this profile. In relation to the number of calls, the figures are near a half (135 calls out of a total of 299).
As a result of the consolidation as a port and destination, Málaga will host the international event, Seatrade Med, in 2020, which is an important opportunity for showing off the capital and province as a gateway of the Andalusian Region: Málaga is close to Granada and the Alhambra, Córdoba and the Mosque, Seville and even Madrid in 2h.30 by high speed train. On the other hand, the port is located 15 minutes away from Málaga International Airport, the 4th biggest in Spain with 133 connections to Europe & the world. This fact makes Málaga, together with port facilities and hotel availability, an excellent choice as an international homeport.