Port of Tarragona Cruise Facilities Development

The port of Tarragona, Spain plans to develop its port infrastructures to accommodate cruise vessels closer to the city. B&A Europe has been selected to conduct the cruise market assessment and design the layout of the new cruise reception facilities.

Tarragona Cruise Port located in the Costa Dourada region of Spain is anticipating 8,000 passengers in 2015, a significant increase on the almost 2,000 cruise visitors arriving last year.

Cruise ships of less than 140mtr in length berth at Marina Port Tarraco, located on Tarragona seafront, or longer vessels can tie alongside at the Levante Dock.

As Tarragona pushes to be one of Mediterranean’s regular cruise destinations, work has begun on building a new dedicated cruise terminal, planned to be operational in 2018. Consultant Bermello Ajamil & Partners Europe has been contracted to technically assess the drafting of the development plan of the new terminal, envisaged to receive 50,000 cruise passengers a year, in the medium term.

In Tarragona all the virtues of the Mediterranean way of life converge with a wide variety of activities such as wine tourism routes, a rich gastronomic offer, golf, sunshine, clean golden beaches, and all kinds of outdoor activities.

This destination enjoys international recognition as World Heritage of UNESCO, including the archaeological collection of ancient Roman Tarraco, the mediaeval monastery of Poblet, and Human Towers; one of the most genuine and original cultural expressions in Europe.

(B&A Europe)