Palma de Mallorca Slows Down Cruise Ship Calls

Updated: Dec 25, 2021

Only one megaship with more than 5,000 passengers will be allowed to call in the port of Palma de Mallorca each day.

After “two years of constant negotiations” with the cruise lines that operate in the Balearic Islands, the Balearic government has announced that it agreed on what are essentially cruise ship limits in the Balearic Islands starting in 2022 during a Dec. 20 meeting with cruise lines.


In a press release the Balearic Government said “Both (the government and the industry representatives) have stressed the importance of this collaboration agreement to set a sustainable limit on arrivals at the port of Palma … In other words, in 2022, only one megaship and two other smaller ships will call in Palma on the same day, which will mean an effective reduction in the number of calls and will also be translated into the number of visitors.” The release went on to explain, “And if we count the total number of ships – including those with a capacity of fewer than 500 passengers – 518 calls are planned in the Balearic capital for next year, compared to 594 in 2019. This is a similar-in-size reduction of 13 percent.”


Only one megaship with more than 5,000 passengers will be allowed to call in the port of Palma de Mallorca each day. The release went on to explain, “And if we count the total number of ships – including those with a capacity of fewer than 500 passengers – 518 calls are planned in the Balearic capital for next year, compared to 594 in 2019. This is a similar-in-size reduction of 13 percent.”





5 views0 comments