Gibraltar (UK)

Cruise Port schedule, live map, terminals, news

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Gibraltar cruise port

Region
Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
2024-07-13 01:01

min: 63 °F (17 °C) / max: 97 °F (36 °C) 70°F
21.2°C
Wind: 258°/ 6.7 m/s  Gust: 10 m/sWind: 258°/ 6.7 m/s  Gust: 10 m/sMod. breeze
6.7 m/s
Min / Max Temperature97 °F / 36 °C
63 °F / 17 °C
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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.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
8 July, 2024
Monday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Voyager09:0022:00
11 July, 2024
Thursday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 208:0018:00
15 July, 2024
Monday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineSun Princess07:0016:00
15 July, 2024
Monday
Crystal Cruises Cruises cruise lineCrystal Symphony10:0018:00
18 July, 2024
Thursday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Discovery 208:0018:00
29 July, 2024
Monday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAcosma08:0022:00
30 July, 2024
Tuesday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineBritannia

Gibraltar is an UK cruise port and a British Overseas Territory on the Iberian Peninsula, at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean. Gibraltar is connected to mainland Spain (north) and close to Morocco (south, across Gibraltar Strait).

A British territory since 1704, Gibraltar is a popular tourism travel destination famous for its pubs, tax-free shops (on Main Street) and the Irish Town. A cable car provides scenic views of North Africa's coast. Popular tourist attractions include Tarik's Rock, St Michael's Cave, Siege Tunnels, the Barbary macaques (Europe's only wild monkeys).

The Rock of Gibraltar and its counterpart in Northern Africa (Mt Abyla) were known in ancient times as "Pillars of Hercules". In 711 AD, the Moors (Arabs from North Africa) landed there and named the rock "Jebel al-Tarik". Spain conquered Gibraltar in 1462, but in 1704 (during Spanish Succession War / 1701-1714) it was taken by the British. In 1713, under the Treaty of Utrecht, this territory was officially assigned to Great Britain. Since then, territory ownership has been a matter for discussion (political tensions) between the UK and Spain.

In 2017, Gibraltar Port (locode GIGIB) handled a total of 257 cruise ship calls and 400,000+ passengers. These numbers showed an increase over 2016, when the cruise port was visited 225 times and by ~350,000 tourists.

On May 4, 2016, was officially opened the "Mid Harbour Marina". This is an outer jetty / wharf with over 500 m (1640 ft) of boat berthing space, minimum charted depth 6 m (20 ft) and fuelling points, making it perfect for super yachts. The new marina is inside the harbour (with sheltered location) and offers medium and long-term yacht berthing. Pre-booking is also available.

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, who discovered it in 1907.

Gorham Cave is considered one of Neanderthals' last habitations of in Europe. The Europeans have up to 2,5% of their DNA.

In 2018, the cruise port had scheduled 254 ship calls (booked berthings) with estimated 400,000+ passengers. In 2017, ship calls were 235. In 2013, the port received 179 ship calls and 278,139 cruise tourists. Port Gibraltar is included in Western Mediterranean and Canaries cruise itineraries, as well as in many Transatlantic repositioning crossings between Europe and Florida. In 2019 were handled 203 cruise ship calls and ~300,000 passengers.

In early-March 2021, HM Government of Gibraltar granted Royal Dutch Shell plc an LNG bunkering (ship fuelling) license. This made Shell an exclusive provider of LNG (liquified natural gas) for fuelling marine vessels (including cruisers) docked at Port Gibraltar.

Port's cruising season runs the whole year round. Most regularly scheduled visits are from TUI Cruises (Germany) and Marella Cruises (UK) ships.

Gibraltar cruise terminal

Port Gibraltar has a dedicated cruise terminal with amenities like public phones, bar-restaurant (cafeteria), art-craft shops, event spaces, tourism info office.

Cruise ships berth 1 mi (1,6 km) from downtown (at ~15 min walking distance).

Mini-van shuttle service (at extra cost) and taxis are available at the port. An international airport is located within 6 min drive from the passenger terminal.

In late September 2023, Vijay Daryanani (Gibraltar's Minister for Tourism) announced plans for the construction of a new cruise terminal (total area 41086 ft2/3817 m2), to replace the existing facility. The new terminal's design comprises two floors and a rooftop covered with solar panels.

The ground floor will house the main passenger hall, while the first floor will be a multifunction space for special events and conferences, also incorporating shopping venues.

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