Balearic Islands: Upgrading cruise infrastructure
The Balearic ports of Palma and Ibiza are forging ahead with upgrading cruise infrastructure. In busiest port Palma a new €16m terminal for mega ships is under construction covering a total surface area of 9,564sq mtr and due for completion in December 2017.
In addition, €23m investment is planned for extending the North Poniente Quay esplanade covering a surface area of 36,000sq mtr and expected to be finished in January 2019.
In Ibiza, €3.7m is being spent on extending the south berthing line in the Botafoc area providing a quay length of 330mtr with works due to be completed this summer.
In Palma, the port authority which manages five ports in total (Palma, Alcudia, Mahon, Ibiza and La Savina) is focussing on increasing the number of calls during the winter season. The Palma City Tour remains one of the most popular for cruise visitors whilst in Ibiza, an excursion by ferry to the island of Formentera is often sold out.
Formentera is the smallest of Spain’s Balearic islands known for its clear waters, sandy beaches and water sport activities and sailing.