Bilbao hosts cruiseline executives following a busy September

Getxo cruise terminal © Port of Bilbao, SpainThe Bilbao Port Authority was promoting the Basque Country at Seatrade Europe in Hamburg in September.

In a year has been a good one both for tourism generally in the Basque Country and specifically for tourists visiting by sea, September saw more cruiseships stopping over at the Port of Bilbao than ever before in one month.

Twenty of the 80 cruiseships docking at the Getxo facilities in 2023 were scheduled to arrive in September. The port authority states that this confirms the interest that Bizkaia and the Basque Country now have for cruise tourism and the excellent opinion held by the different companies of the facilities and services offered by the port, both for the ships and the passengers.

In October, representatives of Aboard the World, Azamara and Windstar paid a visit to the Port Authority of Bilbao, to view the facilities and services offered and the passenger terminal in Getxo, as well as to visit the attractions of Getxo/Bilbao/Bizkaia as a tourist destination.

The visit was organised by the Spanish Tourist Office in Miami, in collaboration with Bilbao Turismo and Turismo Getxo.

(Bilbao hosts cruiseline executives following a busy September – Cruise Europe)