Ports de la Generalitat

Cruise ship in Palamós

Introduction

A privileged setting

Palamós lies right in the heart of the Costa Brava, within one of the deepest bays in the Western Mediterranean. This port boasts the facilities, services and accesses to welcome large cruise ships sailing around the Mediterranean. Passengers arriving at Palamós can soak up an authentic maritime atmosphere, watch fishermen bringing catches in for auction or sunbathe on the town’s beaches, because the port is fully integrated into the urban landscape. Ports de la Generalitat helps promote Palamós as a port of call for cruise ships by taking part in national and international industry conferences, congresses and forums such as Seatrade and Seatrade Med. The port of Palamós has also been represented on the Board of Directors of MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports, since November 2011.

The port of Palamós is the second busiest cruise port in Catalonia, after the port of Barcelona.

Costa Brava Cruise Ports is a group of public-sector entities which was formally constituted in February 2012 through a partnership agreement. The agreement, signed by Ports de la Generalitat, the Costa Brava Tourism Board, the town councils of Palamós and Roses, and the Chambers of Commerce of Girona and Palamós, sets out to develop and carry out promotional activities to boost the presence and growth of the Costa Brava ports, Palamós and Roses, within the Mediterranean cruise industry.

Video presentation

Recommended excursions

  • Girona (50 min.)
  • Figueres (1h 15 min.)
  • Tossa de Mar (48 min.)
  • Pals (25 minuts) / Monells (38 min.). Medieval villages
  • Barcelona (1h 30 min.)

Links of interest

Cruise lines in the port of Palamós

2019 Cruises Call

Characteristics

Time zone: GMT +1 (+2 in summer)
Coordinates: L 41 º 50 ‘N – L 3 º 7’ E
Winds: North (N) and northwest (NW), with northeast (NE) and southwest (SW) winds predominating in the summer.
Nautical Chart: nº 1704

General information

Depth approach fairway: 21m
Width approach fairway: 320m
Total length cruise ship quays: 536m
No tidal movements

Quays

Quay for large cruise ships

386 metres alongside berthing, 43 metres width, 2 metres above sea level and 14 metres depth. No length restrictions. Bollards and cone fenders are situated 22.5 metres apart.

Ponent Quay

150 metres alongside berthing, 6 metres width, 1.5 metres above sea level and 7 metres depth. Cone fenders.

Passenger terminal

The passenger terminal at Palamós is a 182m² building featuring police checkpoint, patrol office, security systems, passenger waiting rooms, a tourist office and other areas.

Arrival and transports

How to get there?

Town centre: 500 metres walking distance

Airports

  • Girona: 43km
  • Barcelona: 130km
  • Perpinyà: 120km

Train stations

  • Girona: 45km
  • Flaçà: 30km

Distances between the port of Palamós and other Mediterranean ports (nautical miles)

  • Barcelona: 52 miles
  • Tarragona: 105 miles
  • Marseilles: 133 miles
  • Palma de Mallorca: 164 miles
  • Valencia: 209 miles
  • Genoa: 360 miles
  • Tunis: 504 miles
  • Naples: 520 miles

Services

Harbourmaster’s Office

Maritime control centre
Channel 16 VHF

Emergency contact and support
Channel 16 VHF

Pilotage
-Compulsory over 500 GT. 24-hour service.
Channel 12 VHF

Tugs
20 tons BP
Channel 12 VHF

Tugs from Palamós and Barcelona can also be chartered if ship LOA so requires. Please request with 24 hours notice.

On-site security
(ISPS Code applied)

Stevedores

Coach pick-up area

Shuttle bus to city centre
Departures every 5 minutes

Taxi rank

Tourist information

MARPOL waste collection

Fresh water supply
Available with prior notice
Maximum amount 500 t/hour (more than 5 hours)

Update: 14th June 2019

Stakeholders

Port Authority

Ports de la Generalitat
Carrer del Dr. Roux, 59-61
08017 Barcelona
Tel. +34 932 060 935
Fax +34  932 060 931
http://ports.gencat.cat

Northern Port Region
Oficines del port, s/n
17230 Palamós
Tel. +34 972 314 525
Fax +34 972 317 310
port.palamos@gencat.cat

Contacts

Joan Pere Gómez i Comes
Managing Director of Ports de la Generalitat

Maria Cano
Cruise Manager
maria.canoo@gencat.cat

Jordi Batallé
Manager of the Port of Palamós
jordi.batalle@gencat.cat

Organisations

Catalan Tourism Board
Passeig de Gràcia, 105, 3r
08008 Barcelona
Tel. +34 934 849 900
Fax  +34 934 849 888
act@act.cat
www.atc.cat 

Palamós Town Council
C. Major, 56
17230 Palamós
Tel. +34 972 600 026
Fax +34 972 316 110
www.palamos.cat 

Palamós Chamber of Commerce
C. Dídac Garrel i Tauler, 10, 2n
Tel. +34 972 314 077
info@cambrapalamos.org
www.cambrapalamos.org 

Maritime Authority
C. del port s/n
17230 Palamós
Tel. +34 972 314 070
Fax +34 972 601 686 

Customs
Tel. +34 972 314 438
Fax +34 972 314 438 

Tourist Office
Carrer de Pere Joan, 44
17230 Palamós
Tel. +34 972 600 500
turisme@palamos.cat
www.palamos.cat/turisme

Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board
Av. Sant Francesc 19, 4t
17001 Girona
Tel. +34 972 208 401
costabrava@costabrava.org
www.costabrava.org

Port services

Pilotage service
Contact: Pedro Buil Armengol.
Tel. +34 972 661 418
Mòbil: 606 346 434
artmarbuil@yahoo.es

Emergency services

Guàrdia Civil (Civil Guard)
C. Hospital, 34
17230 Palamós
Tel. +34 972 314 187 

Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan Police Force)
Tel. +34 972 643 130
Fax +34 972 643 643

Shipping agencies

Fèlix Ribera e Hijos
C. Ortiz, 4
17230 Palamós
Tel. +34 972 314 400
Fax +34 972 315 450
info@fribera.es
www.fribera.es 

Matas
Pl. Catifa, 3
17230 Palamós
Tel. +34 972 314 554
Fax +34 972 314 481
matas@matassl.com
www.matassl.com

Health services

Palamós Hospital
Carrer de l'Hospital, 356
17230 Palamós
Tel. +34 972 600 160
Fax +34 972 602 437

Airports

Girona Airport
Vilobí d'Onyar (Girona)
Tel. +34 972 186 600
www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Girona-Costa-Brava/es

Airports of Catalonia
Avinguda del Litoral 36-40
08005 Barcelona
Tel. +34 933 278 368
www.aeroports.cat

Weather Forecast

Spain weather Tel. +34 807 170 365
Mediterranean weather Tel. +34 807 170 370
www.meteocat.cat