Cruise ships set sail from Valencia
Valencia, already a leading port, is getting ready to break the record for the number of cruise ship arrivals, with close to 200 cruise calls. As well as the many ships that will be docking in the city throughout 2011, there are four companies that set sail from the port of Valencia. Happy Cruises, with its ship, Ocean Pearl, will set sail every Sunday from 30 January to 21 November, stopping at Barcelona, Villefranche, Livorno, Citavecchia and Naples. Royal Caribbean’s Adventures of the Seas, will also be departing every Sunday from 15 May to 25 September, stopping off at Citavecchia, Livorno, Ajaccio in Corsica, and Malaga. From 6 June to 24 October, the MSC Sinfonía will depart every Monday from the port of Valencia, dropping anchor in Ibiza, La Goulette, Catania, Naples, Livorno and Citavecchia. In addition, the Grand Voyager, owned by Ibero Cruceros, will also set sail on Mondays from 5 September to 21 November, visiting Barcelona, Ajaccio, Trapani, Malta and Tunis.
The port lies just 15 minutes from the city's old town and 10 minutes from The City of Arts and Sciences, allowing visitors to discover the most unmissable and fascinating attractions the city has to offer. The World, the most exclusive cruise liner on the planet, will be stopping over at Valencia for two days in September, allowing its passengers more time to discover a city that's incredible, but true.
What's more, Royal Caribbean and AVE, the high-speed train service, have signed an agreement which will make it possible to board at the 'Puerto de Atocha' in Madrid, travel to Valencia, and from there set off on a Mediterranean cruise. Another opportunity is connecting the cruises saling from Valencia with Delta's flight between New York and Valencia starting in June.