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Cruise passenger traffic soars 75% and already reaches 6.1 million passengers

Date: June 14, 2024 Time: 17:54:19

This summer season has reached one of the highest levels that have been reached in the field of cruises. According to data published by the public body Puertos del Estado, Spanish ports received a total of 6.1 million cruise passengers in the first seven months of the year. This, according to the data, would mean an increase of 74.8% compared to the previous year, exceeding the record figures of 2019.

Overall, taking regular line passengers into account, total passenger traffic in the 46 Spanish ports maintains a strong upward trend, with growth of 27.6% up to July, representing 20.8 million passengers . Last July, a total of 287 cruise ships arrived in Spanish ports, which represents a slight increase compared to the 285 registered in July of the previous year.


The growth registered in the number of ships in the port of Alicante stands out, which until July received a total of 43 ships, 72% more than in 2022, as well as that of Tarragona, which increased the number of ships by 78.6%. ships until reaching the figure of 25 .

Passengers grow by 74.8%

The data from Puertos del Estado show how in the first seven months of the year the number of cruise passengers has skyrocketed by 74.8%, exceeding 6.1 million, compared to the 3.49 million registered in the same period a year earlier. The ports of Barcelona (1.8 million cruise passengers) and the Balearic Islands (1.2 million) lead the number of passengers received in the first months of the year, followed by the ports of Las Palmas (854,560), Santa Cruz de Tenerife (619,348) and Valencia (378,213).

In percentage comparison with respect to the same period of the previous year, the greatest increases in number of passengers occurred in the ports of Ceuta (656.4%), Motril (582.4%), Vilagarcía (232.6%), Tarragona (140.4%), Alicante (122.8%).

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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