A Coruña Increased Marketing Brings Increased Calls
September was a very busy month in A Coruña. The Spanish port received 31 calls out of a total of 120 this year. Estimated passenger numbers for the year are 170,000. This compares with 94 calls and 126,735 passengers in 2016 which is an impressive increase and comes partly as the result of an increased commitment by the port authority to attract cruise business.
The 484m-long Transatlantic quay with a depth of 11m is for the exclusive use of cruiseships. From here there is direct access to the terminal. On multiple call days the Bateria and Calvo Sotelo quays are also used, providing a shuttle service to the terminal on turnaround calls.
Development of the Marina-Parrote area connects the Old Town and Quayside Promenade. The opening of the tunnel and conversion of the Marina area into a pedestrian-only zone is an added advantage for passengers visiting the city.
The airport is 8km from the city centre and the train station is five minutes by car.
A Coruña is situated in the Northwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula. Part of Galicia Region (green Spain) is a city to discover and keep the secret. The Cruise Terminal (500 sq. mts) located in the city centre is close to the enchanting old town and next to the city centre, commercial and leisure pedestrian areas, restaurants, beaches and sea promenade.
Main tourist attractions are the glass galleries of old buildings, the Tower of Hercules (currently operating ancient roman lighthouse declared Unesco World Heritage Site), Orzán and Riazor beaches, St. Anton Castle and St. Charles Gardens (privileged position to watch all the port of A Coruña, and visit, a tomb and monument raised, the Scottish General Sir John Moore, who died in the Battle of Corunna in 1809 fighting while defending the embarkation of the English army against the French Napoleonic troops).