Ports de la Generalitat

Cruise ship in Roses

Introduction

Probably the world’s best bay

The port of Roses is located in one of the world’s most stunning bays, surrounded by two amazing nature parks. It lies in the northern Costa Brava, around 30km from France, 65km from Girona and 160km from Barcelona.

Roses is an emerging cruise ship port within the bay and this new destination can welcome any type of cruise liner.

The port of Roses, along with the port of Palamós, is promoted in the international cruise industry under the brand of “Costa Brava Cruise Ports”.

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

  • Cadaqués (20 min.)
  • Portlligat (30 min.)
  • Figueres (30 min.)
  • Girona (1 hora)
  • Peralada (25 min.)
  • Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes (26 min.)
  • Cap de Creus Natural Park  (36 min.)
  • Besalú. medieval village (50 min.)

Links of interest

Cruise lines in the port of Roses

2019 Cruise calls

Technical characteristics

Time zone: GMT +1 (+2 in summer)
Coordinates: N 42 º 15 ’12 “- E 3 º 10 ’43
Winds: North (N) and northeast (NE)
Nautical chart: nº 4932, 493A
Depth approach fairway: 12m

Cruise ship quay

Length: 317m
Depth: 5.5m
Bollards: every 20m
No tidal movements

Anchorage zone for large cruise ships

Coordinates: 42º14.77’N L 003º10.18’E. Diameter 150m
Minimum depth anchorage zone: 15.00 metres
Type of seabed: Sand
Distance from anchorage zone to the port of Roses: 0.5 miles
(*Authorisation to drop anchor is required from the Maritime Authority)

Arrivals

Distance between the port of Roses and other Mediterranean ports

  • Palamós: 31 miles
  • Barcelona: 83 miles
  • Tarragona: 131 miles
  • Sant Carles de la Ràpita: 181 miles
  • Palma de Mallorca: 198 miles
  • Marseilles: 125 miles

Services

  • Harbourmaster’s Office
  • Maritime control centre
    Channel 16 VHF
  • Emergency contact and support
    Channel 16 VHF
  • Tugs
    Tugs from Palamós and Barcelona can also be chartered if ship LOA so requires. Please request with 24 hours notice.
    Channel 12 VHF
  • On-site security
    (ISPS Code applied)
  • Fresh water supply
  • Taxi rank
  • Tourist information

Update: 5th April 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 

Roses Town Council
Casa Cambó
Pl. Catalunya, 12
17480 Roses
Tel. +34 972 256 144
Fax +34 972 255 577
www.roses.cat 

Girona Chamber of Commerce
Av. Jaume I, 46
17001 Girona
Tel.: 972 418 500
Fax: 972 418 501
cambra@cambragirona.org
www.cambragirona.cat 

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
Avinguda de Rhode, 77-79
17480 Roses
Tel.: 972 257 331
Fax : 972 151 150
turisme@roses.cat
www.roses.cat

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
Mobile: 606 346 434
artmarbuil@yahoo.es

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

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
Av. del Litoral, 36-40
08005 Barcelona
Tel. +34 933 278 368
www.aeroports.cat

Emergency services

Emergency: 112

Guàrdia Civil (Civil Guard)
C. Pere III, 1
17480 Roses
Tel. +34 972 256 272 

Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan Police Force)
Ctra. de les Arenes, s/n
17480 Roses
Tel. +34 972 451 850 

Local Police
Av. Tarragona, 64
17480 Roses (Girona)
Tel.: 972 153 715
Fax: 972 152 033
policia@roses.es

Health services

Figueres Hospital
Rda. Rector Arolas s/n
Figueres 17600
Tel. +34 972 501 400

Weather Forecast

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