The cruise passengers accounted for 30.8% of the total registered passengers in the Spanish ports
Spanish ports registered 4.69 million cruise passengers in the first half of the year, which is 4.93% more than the 4.47 million recorded in the same period of 2018, according to data published by Puertos del Estado, which reveal that 1,907 cruise ships landed, 88 ships less, compared to a year ago, with 4.41% less ships of this type.
The cruise passengers accounted for 30.8% of the total registered passengers in the first six months of the year in all Spanish ports, which amounted to 15.2 million, up 5.46%.
The seasonality of the cruise industry causes an increase in traffic between June and September and a reduction in winter and throughout the season.
Thus, in June 856,433 cruise passengers arrived at our ports, 5.1% more, aboard 300 cruise ships, four fewer ships than in June 2018.
In the accumulated period, Barcelona led the volume of cruise ship arrivals in the first six months, with 1.27 million passengers, 1.86% more, and 342 cruise ships, 2.29% less than the 350 accounted for in the same period of 2018.
It was followed by the port of the Balearic Islands, with more than one million cruise passengers until June and an increase of 3.83%, with the arrival of 312 cruise ships, 33 less than in the middle of the year 2018.
Las Palmas, with 868,525 cruise passengers until June, increased traffic of this type of passengers by 16.18% until June with the arrival of 291 cruise ships, 36 less than a year ago.
For its part, the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife received 574,559 cruise passengers in the first six months of the year, 3.34% more, after receiving 248 cruises, 47 less than in 2018.
Finally, Valencia stands out, which received 184,453 cruise passengers until June, 16% more compared to the same period of 2018, in which it received 90 cruises, ten more than a year earlier.