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Balearic Islands government to divert cruises to decongest Palma

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 5, 2019
Palma de Mallorca
Spain   Palma de Mallorca

One of the priorities of the Balearic Islands government in the next term will be to streamline the arrival of cruise ships, with the aim of decongesting the port of Palma de Mallorca, the acting general director of Ports i Aeroports, Xavier Ramis, said.

“The government and town councils should study this matter in depth, because the arrival of cruise passengers to the Balearic Islands is necessary and we must avoid the overcrowding that sometimes occurs in Palma, despite the improvements introduced.

For this, we must diversify the arrival of ships and make shipping companies include other ports in the Islands in their schedules,” Ramis said.

The cruise lines included in Cruising Lines International Association (CLIA) include in their calls to the Balearic Islands autonomous management ports and the port authority of the Balearic Islands.

Ramis added that at the moment there are cruisers with less draft than those that dock in Palma to the ports of Andratx, Sóller, Cala Rajada, Alcúdia, Ibiza and Sant Antoni.

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