The Andalusian city is becoming an alternative or, rather, a complement to Barcelona when it comes to cruise the Mediterranean ports. If Barcelona is still the main port, Malaga as a port of embarkation or scale is entering the routes of major companies and ships. Recently, two cruise ships visiting the city and provide various shipping and scales in the period from Christmas to early 2012. Over the next year thirty cruise touch the Costa del Sol All major companies are represented at the docks in Malaga and Costa Cruises, Iberocruceros, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise, Pullmantur and Royal Caribbean organize and sell tickets for cruises arriving in Malaga.
The Costa del Sol
Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol and the largest city in southern Spain after Seville. Its proximity to Cordoba, Granada, Cadiz and Seville the aforementioned make it ideal for a holiday in Andalusia. Thus, before embarking on a cruise can know the south of Spain and even the Rock of Gibraltar, a British territory with a long history.
The Costa del Sol is one of Spain’s tourist regions, cities like Marbella, have a somewhat dubious reputation in a region rich in monuments and much nicer than Marbella that pride can make us think. Gastronomy, scenery, crafts and culture. Villages such as Mijas, Fuegirola, Benalmadena, Nerja, Motril, with its white houses and ports are other options for a large scale before or after your cruise. Not to mention flamenco music and museums as the new Picasso Museum in Malaga, a city that gave birth to modern art master of the twentieth century.
Routes and trips
The routes are as a city board or scale Malacitana are basically of two types. The first is purely Mediterranean cruises, which run the mare nostrum. At the same time there are several routes, on the one hand we calling at Barcelona, Morocco and the Balearic Islands, cruises a week normally. On the other cruises we found that cross the Italian coast, stopping in Sicily, Naples and Rome. Others are directed to Sardinia, Corsica and Provence. And to end the cruise in Italy must speak of those who come to Venice and the Adriatic Croatian ports as Dubroknik and Split, as well as the Greek island of Corfu.
Greece and another cruise destinations departing from Malaga. After making stops in the western and central Mediterranean (Morocco, Sicily, Sardinia, Italy, Tunisia, Malta), the boats travel the Greek islands and come to Athens or Istanbul.
It’s another great destination from Malaga, go to the ocean. Thus, after any stops in Morocco, the ships reach the Canary Islands and Madeira to return to the Costa del Sol
These routes are new and allow us to see Lisbon and Funchal in Madeira, and even some cruise ships arrive in the Azores.
Some cruise ships that come from Florida or South America calling at Malaga before deep into the Mediterranean from Venice, Rome, Athens and Istanbul.
In any case if you plan to visit Andalusia and want to combine your trip with a cruise and remember that Malaga is a port of maritime tourism.
Do not forget …
Return flights in the event that the port of arrival is different from the target are usually included. Check it out forever.
You can make reservations for now, but also for the spring, summer and fall 2012.
In many cases it is possible to embark and complete these cruises from Barcelona.
Most cruises last between 7 and 9 days, although there are others of longer duration.