Gibraltar is the famed headland guarding the entrance to Mediterranean from the Atlantic. It is connected to Spain to the north, with Morocco to the south across the Straits, and is dominated by the towering 1,396 ft 'the Rock' that guards the Straits, named by the Arabs' Gebel el Tarik (Tarik's Rock). British for around 300 years, the unique setting of Gibraltar unites the oddly familiar (from Marks & Spencer to the helmeted policemen) - with the extrovert Mediterranean mood. The pubs and shops in Main Street and Irish Town are worth a visit. Take a cable-car to enjoy the views to nearby Africa. Don't miss the chance to see St Michael's Cave, Siege Tunnels and famous Barbary apes.
The rock of Gibraltar, and counterpart on African side, Mt.Abyla, were known in ancient times as the Pillars of Hercules. In 711 AD, the Moors landed there under General Tarik, who called the rock Jebel al-Tarik. In course of time it became Gibraltar. Spain recovered Gibraltar from the Arabs in 1462, but during the 1704 War of the Spanish Succession, it was taken by British troops. In 1713, under the Treaty of Utrecht, it was formally assigned to Britain, though ever since ownership has been a matter for discussion between Britain and Spain.
Gibraltar port expects a total of 257 cruise visits in 2017 bringing more than 400,000 passengers. Some of these are inaugural calls. The numbers are an increase of 2016 figures when 225 calls and a total of 350,000 passengers visited the Rock.
In July 2016 Gorham’s Cave complex was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Shore excursions are planned to showcase the newest attraction. The cave is named after Captain A. Gorham of 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers. He discovered it in 1907, when opening fissure at the rear of sea cavern.
Gorham is considered to be one of the last habitations of Neanderthals in Europe. They're our closest extinct human relative. The Europeans have up to 2.5% of their DNA. In 2012 symbolic rock engravings were discovered.
Highlights: Rock, St Michael's Cave, Barbary Apes
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Port Gibraltar cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Gibraltar, UK. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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5 January, 2017
9 January, 2017