Malaga Port

Malaga Pier Two-Berthing with your cruise in the city centre

Pier Two Malaga Port

The new maritime station Pier Two in the Port of Malaga has been inaugurated this week to capture the most exclusive and luxurious cruises. Thus has come true the phrase “Berthing just five minutes from downtown.”

Integrated in the area Palm garden of Surprises, this facility will bring tourist ships to the dock of Marquis de Guadiaro, a dock which for many years was regarded by the international cruise industry as the second most attractive in the world for the berthing of this kind of cruises.

The new maritime station will focus on small luxury ships of not more than 200 meters length, and is a perfect complement to the berthing areas near Pier One, where are mooring the large cruise ships. Pier Two will focus on a very exclusive market of ships; boats that might well be called high-end and complete to perfection the offers for cruise ships in the port of Malaga.

As mentioned before, the Port of Malaga is located in a prime location and close to most of the attractions of the city. Visitors can walk to the historical centre with numerous old buildings, museums and the Renaissance cathedral; or enjoy shopping, bars, restaurants and nightlife around Calle Larios.

Also very close by is situated the Arabic fortress Alcazaba, situated on a hill with fantastic views of the city and the bay. Or you can walk to the beach of La Malagueta, where is available a wide range of cafes, bars and restaurants. All this is within your reach just a few minutes’ walk from Pier Two.

Cruises surpass all records in high season

Malaga remains the second port of the peninsula regarding the traffic of cruise ships, awaiting the high season to begin in September.

Despite the economic crisis affecting almost all sectors, it is a good time for cruise traffic in the port of Malaga, which continues to record positive numbers. The overall balance is positive throughout the national territory, in fact Málaga virtually remains in the same numbers than last year, but from September onwards will provide a quantitative leap that will contribute to historical records by the end of the year.

During the first six months of 2010, the Port of Málaga received a total of 182.927 tourists and 119 cruise ships.

But growth will come with the start of high season, which is historically considered in Málaga during the last quarter of the year. According to forecasts by the Port Authority, Málaga will close the course of 20210 with a total of 330 cruise ships.

One of the objectives of the Port of Málaga for this year’s course was to break with the historical seasonality that has ever existed during the summer months with cruise ships. In this sense the July data are positive, as there have been a total of 22 scales of cruises compared to the 16 that were recorded last year.

At present three ships have weekly stops at the port of Malaga, which are the Pacific Dream (Pullmantur) and the Adventure of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) and Louis Majesty, of Louis Cruise Line. Also can be highlighted the shipping company in Malaga, Costa Cruises, which every week brings several of their vessels. Another regular provider, the MSC will begin to operate more regularly from September onwards.