A Coruña, Spain, Seafront Integrated Into The City
The revamp of the seafront in A Coruña has made the city even more accessible to passengers. With much of the traffic now redirected, a large pedestrian esplanade – Marina-Parrote – now connects the cruise berth with the historic centre and main tourist attractions.
Exclusively used for cruiseships, the Transatlantic quay is 484m long with a draught of 11m and has direct access to the terminal. On multiple call days, the Bateria (220m-long, 7-8m draught) and Calvo Sotelo (220m/6-9m) quays are also used with a shuttle service provided to the terminal.
Annual events such as the Bonfires of San Juan on June 23 and the launch of a 25m-tall handmade and handpainted balloon on August 16 in Betanzos are special days in the calendar.
In 2015, more than 140,000 passengers arrived on 92 calls with similar numbers expected this year.