Palma to Limit the Number of Visiting Cruise Ships

   September 8, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

Iago Negueruela, Balearic Islands' Minister of Tourism, and Jose Hila, Mayor of Palma City, have been holding talks with the major cruise lines to discuss ways to limit the number of cruise ships visiting Port Palma de Mallorca.

The two politicians met with some of the major cruiseship operators in Hamburg germany. The Balearic government made the issue a priority following a wave of protests claiming that the port city Palma (on Mallorca Island) was overcrowded with a large number of cruise tourists. 

Port of Palma de Mallorca (Majorca Island, Spain)

However, a recent poll said that 70% of shop takings in Palma were to tourists, many of whom had come by cruise ship.

The minister for tourism said they would like to see a reduction in the so-called mega-liners which are visiting the port at the moment with 5,000 cruise passengers onboard.

Your personal data will be processed and information from your device (cookies, unique identifiers, and other device data) may be stored by, accessed by and shared with third party vendors, or used specifically by this site or app. Some vendors may process your personal data on the basis of legitimate interest, which you can object to by managing your options below. Look for a link at the bottom of this page or in our privacy policy where you can withdraw consent.