OVER this week, more than 5,000 cruise ship passengers have visited Almeria.
The first two cruise liners, the Black Watch and the Island Escape visited the port at the weekend, with 700 and 1,700 passengers respectively. The Adonia, with 710 passengers was in the city on Tuesday and the Oceania, with 2,000, arrived on Wednesday.
Port Authorities report that many of these ships remain in the port for at least 10 hours, allowing passengers to carry out trips to Mojacar, the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, the Alpujarra, and other areas throughout the province.
Over the past months, the port authorities and local business organizations and institutions have been developing the Almeria Cruise Club, which aims to offer a wide variety of fun and leisure alternatives for tourists visiting the city on cruises. It is hoped that this will attract more cruise liners to the city.
Almeria Port Authorities will attend two important fairs in the coming weeks, the Seatrade Cruise Fair in Hamburg, Germany, and the International Cruise Summit in Madrid, in order to establish new contacts with those in charge of designing itineraries for cruises.