Palma de Mallorca cruise port: guide about Palma de Mallorca

The port of Palma de Mallorca is the central harbour of the Balearic Islands, characterized by the highest ecology, functionality and natural beauty. The port covers an area of 73,530 square meters and its water area of 27,800 square meters. The port has its own fleet and 200 berths ranging in length from 12 to 50 meters. Palma de Mallorca cruise port administration, despite the high intensity of transport and other operations, is very responsible for the preservation of the unique nature of the coast and the purity of the environment. For this reason, the port's ecology meets the highest international standards and has been awarded honorary awards such as the Blue Flag and the Lloyd's Golden certificate.

The main activity of the port is to ensure communication with the mainland and the island of Menorca, from here ships sail daily to Barcelona, Valencia, Maon and Ibiza. In addition, the port is engaged in the rental of yachts and berths, the cleaning and repair of ships, the provision of diving services and, of course, a wide variety of services for tourists.

The Palma de Mallorca port has a well-developed support infrastructure that is very comfortable for tourists and includes cafes, restaurants, shops, nightclubs, supermarket and even a fitness centre and casino. From here you can also walk to the two most beautiful attractions of Palma de Mallorca - the Cathedral and the Bellver Castle.

There is a port on one of the world's most beautiful promenades, Paseo Maritimo, which, like a precious frame, frames topaz and turquoise water of amazing purity. The picturesque green slopes of the hills rise up from the quay. Everything in this amazing place emits a leisurely, friendly and sunny Mediterranean energy.

Where do the cruise ships dock in Palma de Mallorca

In Palma, most cruise ships stand at one of two berths:

  • The Estació Maritima ferry and cruise berth, which is close to the marina and about 40 minutes from the city centre. Most of the ships are berthed in this modern terminal.

  • Only a few ships moor near the commercial and naval port near the fortress at Porto Pi, which is on the western edge of Palma. The cruise pier is 75-90 minutes walk from the main tourist attractions, but near the entrance to the port you will find a large shopping center.

So know you know how far is Palma de Mallorca from cruise port.

How to get from Mallorca Cruise Port to the city centre

  • On foot. Do you like to walk? This option is for you. You can walk 6 kilometers from the cruise terminal to the old town of Palma along the promenade. You will pass by the marinas and at the end you will find yourself in the old town and the tourist area with its restaurants, museums, attractions, hotels, bars and shops.

  • Taxi. Mallorca cab from cruise port to beach prices are fixed at €10 per city trip.

  • Bus. There is also a regular bus service to the city. Every 15 minutes there is the bus number 1. Tickets for 1.50 euro to the city, 5 euro to the airport.

  • Tourist bus Hop on / Hop off. The Hop on / Hop off bus stops right in front of the cruise terminal. The easiest way to see Palma in a day is to take a city tour to Palma de Mallorca, which also takes you to the Bellver Castle, where you will have a stunning view of the city from the castle. The two routes are purple and red. They are open from 10am to 6pm. Tickets for 24 hours, $20 per person.

  • Transfer cruise company. Most cruise lines offer transfer from the Palma Majorca Spain cruise port to the city center near the cathedral - 12 euros per person. So the bus number 1 is much more profitable.

How to get from the airport to the Palma Majorca port?

Bus Line 1: Palma de Mallorca Airport Cruise Port. The bus connects the airport to major tourist attractions. Depending on the season, the timetable changes slightly. The bus leaves every 15 minutes. Stops at the airport at level zero (arrival) and at level two (departure). The cost of the ticket is 5 euros one way, round trip 8 euros. When you buy a bus ticket at the airport it is valid for 90 minutes and you can make one change (no need to buy a new ticket).

Winter season (from November 1 to April 30):

  • The airport - City centre from 6:00 am to 1:10 am.

  • City centre - airport from 5:30 am to 1:00 am.

Summer season (May 1 to October 31):

  • The airport - City centre from 6:00 am to 1:50 am.

  • City centre - airport from 5:30 am to 2:10 am.

The cruise ends in Palma

For tourists who are finishing their cruise in Palma, it is a great opportunity to check in and drop off their luggage at the puerto de Palma. Before your trip to the airport you can walk around Palma de Mallorca without any suitcases. Bus 1 will take you directly to and from the airport.

Port of Alcudia

The port of Alcudia is located in the north of Mallorca, in a beautiful bay. It is a small commercial port, used for small boats, only to anchor so that tourists can go on excursions along the beautiful northern coast.

Best things to see in Palma

Bellver Castle is located on the top of a hill on the edge of the city. This castle offers stunning views of the city, the port and the yachts. Built in 1309 by King James II in Mallorca, the castle is one of the main tourist attractions of the island. Its distinctive round shape and teeth served as a refuge for the king and nobles who escaped the plague in 1395 and after 1717 were used as a military prison. Today, the castle is open to tourists. It also houses the Palma Municipal Museum and the Despuig classic sculpture collection.

Palma's main attractions include La Seu Cathedral and Palau de l'Almudaina Royal Palace. Also nearby are the ancient Moorish baths (Arab baths). Walk back from the palace to the Plaza de España and you may want to walk along the tree-lined Paseo de Born, which many consider the heart of city life.

Dragon's Caves

Popular trips to the caves of the Dragon. This trip is possible with long parking or overnight stay in Palma. It is possible to get there by bus 412, round trip ticket costs 16 euros. The bus stops right at the entrance to the caves. There is usually a lower influx of visitors during the high season, visits at 10am, 4pm and 5pm hours and on weekends. The caves are closed on December 25 and January 1. From the Dragon Caves you can walk (30 minutes) to Hams Caves.

Valldemossa village

Situated in the hills 30 minutes by taxi from Palma, this is the most beautiful city on the island. A great place to go for walks, the village is full of attractive small shops and cafes. The monastery complex is the main attraction of the city and includes a palace, a municipal museum (Museu Municipal de Valldemossa) and a neoclassical church. The complex also includes monasteries with several rooms used for exhibitions, one of which contains memorabilia of musician Frederic Chopin and writer George Sand. They spent the winter there in 1838. The old town is surrounded by thousands of years of walls and agricultural terraces.

The port of Soller

The city of Saurier has long been a popular summer destination for writers and artists who are attracted by the tranquility and lifestyle of this green valley. A popular excursion is by old tram and train. A horseshoe-shaped town surrounded by the Tramuntana Mountains combines the best of both worlds - a magnificent view of the mountains and the sea. From the cruise port you can take bus number 1 to Placa Espanya and from there you can take bus 211 from the bus station underground to the town of Soller. Ticket 2.30 euro per line. You can take an antique tram ride in Soller. 

Market

There is a seafood market on the palm tree, fresh seafood, snacks, all at about 2-3 euros apiece. And then there's wine to drink. A glass of wine for 4 euros. There are similar markets in Madrid and Barcelona.

10 August 2020

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