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Cruise ship sailings ´buoyant´ from Malaga port

Cruise ship sailings ´buoyant´ from Malaga port surge
Malaga port in Spain. Image: Wikipedia

Cruise ship sailings from Malaga port in Spain have shown a marked increase for the month of November

November traditionally heralds a slowing down of the cruise ship season. Fewer departures and arrivals into the port of Malaga are what the sector normally expects at this time of year.

However, between November 1 and 7, departures are actually up compared even to pre-Covid levels. No fewer than 27 ships will set sail on Mediterranean journeys in the first week of the month alone.

With occupancy rates quoted as 75%, (according to data from the port of Malaga´s website), around 36,000 visitors will have the opportunity to explore the culturally rich city of Malaga and surrounding areas.

“Since the revival of cruise tourism in 2021, companies have maintained and strengthened their commitment to the port and the destination”, said a Port of Malaga spokesperson.

The Port of Málaga is an international seaport and is the oldest continuously-operated port in Spain. It is also one of the oldest ports in the Mediterranean.

Covid restrictions eased

While much of the travel industry has returned to a pre-pandemic state, cruising has been slower to rebound from some of the tightest restrictions over the last two and a half years.

But the majority of cruise lines are starting to drop those vaccine and testing requirements, making it easier for cruise-goers to sail the seas.

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