Galicia increasingly popular as a cruise holiday destination

by Lorraine Williamson
holiday destination in Galicia

CORUña – With 140 cruises scheduled for next year, the port of A Coruña expects to experience a record. Moreover, it is yet another confirmation of the growing popularity of north-western Spain as a holiday destination. 

The port authorities have confirmed that the facility’s calendar already has 140 vessels scheduled to arrive throughout the year. However, this is a preliminary figure as the number of stopovers is expected to increase as Covid restrictions are lifted. 

Therefore, with these estimates from the port of A Coruña, it can be assumed 2022 will start to surpass the last record year of 2017. Which, at that time, 120 cruises arrived at the port. Furthermore, they brought a total of 180,000 cruise passengers to the city and its surroundings. Consequently, the economic impact of the upcoming cruises is expected to be around €15 million. This will also showcase Galicia as the perfect holiday destination.

Disney for the first time in A Coruña 

One of the most notable visits that the port of A Coruña will receive in the coming year is the stopover of the Disney Magic. Moreover, this will be the first time, a Disney Cruise Line ship stops in the Galician city. 

The vessel – with a capacity of 2,400 passengers – will dock in the port of A Coruña on July 27, 2022, on a 7-day voyage, which will originally depart from Barcelona on July 23. The Disney Magic route includes stops in Cartagena (Murcia), Porto (Portugal), A Coruña and Bilbao (Vizcaya). 

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