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The 2024 cruise season in Central Adriatic Ports is ready to start!


The cruise ports of Ancona, Pesaro, and Ortona, managed by the Central Adriatic Ports Authority, will be once again the protagonists of the cruise season in the Adriatic.

On 23rd March, the cruise ship Artemis will open the 2024 cruise season calling the port of Pesaro, Italian Capital of Culture 2024. Its itinerary will continue in the port of Ortona on 24th March, thus letting its passengers explore the beauty of Marche and Abruzzo regions. In both ports, a total of 14 cruise calls are expected up to November 2024, all managed by the Grand Circle Cruise Line company, also thanks to the presence of Athena cruise ship.

The port of Ancona will welcome 60 cruise calls starting on the 5th of April with MSC Lirica, which will arrive every Friday from the Greek island of Santorini until October 25th, with a total of 30 calls. MSC Cruises will enrich its presence in the port of Ancona with the arrival of the brand-new Explora I, the first ship to join the Explora Journeys fleet, which will call twice the Doric port in October 2024.

In addition, in May 2024, Ancona will welcome also Marella Cruises with the ships Marella Explorer 2 and Marella Explorer, with a total of 17 calls, 11 more than in 2023.

Moreover, the Doric port will also be a destination for other luxury cruise companies in 2024: Azamara, Oceania, Ponant, CroisiEurope, Atlas Ocean Voyages and Regent Seven Seas, thus registering a +25% forecast increase of total cruise calls towards 2023.