Tunis cruise port is located at the key crossroad of European, Arab and African worlds. It is in the Mediterranean’s heart, a city of colors, culture and contrasts. Tunis cruise port is a popular tourist destination. It is a green city, a white city, city with gardens, ancient city, modern city and city with rich culture welcoming its guest with warmth and smiles.
Tunis is both the capital and largest city of Tunisia. The greater metropolitan Tunis area, often referred to as Grand Tunis, has around 2,700,000 inhabitants. The total city area of Tunis is 212.63 km2 (82.10 ml2). Situated on the Gulf of Tunis, a large Mediterranean Sea gulf, behind the Lake of Tunis and port of La Goulette, the city of Tunis extends along the coastal plain and hills surrounding it. At its core lies the antic medina, which is a World Heritage Site. Beyond it lie the suburbs of La Marsa, Sidi Bou Said and Carthage.
The city of Tunis holds several festivals per year, with the largest being the Carthage International Festival. It takes place in July and August each year with international attraction. Established in 1964, much of it is held in an old Carthage's amphitheater (with 7,500-seat capacity), and hosts the performances of musicians, singers, dancers, actors and films on display on outdoor screens.
Tunis cruise port is in the ship schedule of major cruise lines including MSC Cruises, P&O Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Holland America, Silversea, Seaborn, Princess Cruises and Costa Cruises.
Tunis cruise terminal
As a Tunis cruise port terminal serves the commercial pier at La Goulette port. It is a fishing port and it is located eight miles away from Tunis, direction north. Recent renovation of the port added two new docks and new Tunis cruise port terminal building at the popular attraction for tourists – Goulette Village Harbor.
The new complex area offers facilities which start from the typical shopping, food and drinks through banks services to even a SPA area. There are a lot of possibilities for activities and entertainments.
Tunis cruise port terminal is within a walking distance from the heart of La Goulette. There are a lot of typical seafood restaurants, some of the best in Tunis.
There is a taxi rank at the gate of Tunis cruise port. The typical rate to Tunis downtown is ten dollars, or 25 dollars per hour to hire a driver. Another options of transport are the electric trains.
Tunis tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Carthage: World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It is one of the most popular sites in Tunisia with the stunning Amphitheatre and the Antonine Baths, Roman buildings.
- Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul: it dates form 1882. The cathedral is the largest colonial era building that survived. The style is neo-Romanesque.
- Bardo Museum: discover one of the world’s largest mosaics selections.
- The Medina of Tunis: UNESCO World Heritage Site listed. The medieval Islamic city is among the best-preserved in the world. You can feel the 13th century atmosphere with the amazing charm of the oriental.
- Zitouna Mosque: or Jemaa ez-Zitouna is the Tunisia’s largest mosque dating from the 8th century.
- Sidi Bou Said: the amazing blue-door village offers breathing Mediterranean view from a rocky hill. The city enchants with its facades in white covered with bougainvillea and geraniums in different colors.
- Hammamet/ Nabeul: the resort is located in Cap Bon. It offers hotels and amazing beaches.
- Dougga: UNESCO World Heritage Site listed from 1997 representing ” the best-preserved Roman small town in North Africa.” The city is located in the northern part of Tunisia and features archeological site over 65 hectares.
- Kairouan: the first muslims and Arabs capital is located 150 km from Tunis cruise port (in the country’s center). The city dates from 671 and there are amazing monuments including the mausoleum of Sidi Sahbi, the Medina of Kairouan and the Great Mosque. Kiarouan is the center of the Berber handmade carpets.
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Port Tunis 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 Tunis, La Goulette, Tunisia. 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
18 January, 2017
A cruise ship will dock in Tunis for the first time since the jihadist attack in March 2015 that killed 21 tourists, Tunisian...October 2, 2016
Thomson confirmed the cancellation of all Tunisia holidays for summer 2016. The cruise operator is offering refunds to clients with...January 22, 2016
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Celebrity Cruises canceled a visit to Istanbul earlier this week due to concerns with terrorism. The cancellation involved the Celebrity Equinox...August 27, 2015
MSC Cruises announced that it was suspending scheduled port calls in Tunisia for the upcoming 2015-2016 winter season. The winter schedule of MSC...July 9, 2015
A grand cruise with Star Clippers reveals the ancient monuments, natural wonders and culinary touches of the Mediterranean. The European summer on an...July 4, 2015
Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises have canceled all port calls to Tunisia for the rest of 2015, following the terrorist attack on March 18. For...March 20, 2015