The cruise season has started exuberantly for Valencia. Its cruise terminal manager, ACCIONA Trasmediterranea, has just reported that the port would host 35 cruise calls in April this year, 12 more than the same period last year. On Friday 19 April alone the port will receive five of the ten calls of the week. Alan Lam reports.
These five calls - made by Wind Surf, Wind Spirit, Deutschland, Costa Serena and Costa Fortuna – will collectively bring in about 7,000 much-needed cruise tourists to the port city.
Other ships calling at Valencia this week include L’Austral, MSC Splendida, Azamara Quest, and Crystal Serenity.
On Sunday 21 April, Carnival Legend will call at Valencia for the first time ever, bringing in a further 2,000 passengers.
In total, more than 12,000 cruise tourists will visit the city and its surroundings this week.
It seems that, under the cruise service arm of ACCIONA Trasmediterranea, Valencia is thriving as a cruise port, attracting the attention of the entire spectrum of cruise operators.