Ports de la Generalitat

Cruise ships 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 of MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean 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.

Costa Brava Cruise Ports promotional video

cruise call forecast

CRUISE CALL FORECAST –  PORT OF PALAMÓS
DATE   VESSEL CRUISE LINE LENGHT m 
 
01/04/2024 VIKING SATURN VIKING CRUISES 228,4
02/04/2024 AZAMARA PURSUIT AZAMARA 181
15/04/2024 MARELLA EXPLORER 2 MARELLA CRUISES 246,5
20/04/2024 MARINA OCEANIA CRUISES 239,3
25/04/2024 SILVER DAWN SILVERSEA CRUISES 212,8
26/04/2024 SEA CLOUD SPIRIT SEA CLOUD CRUISES 125,7
29/04/2024 MARELLA EXPLORER 2 MARELLA CRUISES 246,5
02/05/2024 LA BELLE DES OCEANS CROISIEUROPE 102,97
10/05/2024 MARELLA VOYAGER MARELLA CRUISES 262,51
12/05/2024 SEA CLOUD SPIRIT SEA CLOUD CRUISES 125,7
14/05/2024 WORLD TRAVELLER MYSTIC CRUISES 126
20/05/2024 MARELLA DISCOVERY 2 MARELLA CRUISES 264,26
22/05/2024 WIND SURF WINDSTAR CRUISES 187,2
24/05/2024 SEADREAM I SEADREAM YACHT CLUB 104,83
24/05/2024 MARELLA VOYAGER MARELLA CRUISES 262,51
03/06/2024 MARELLA DISCOVERY 2 MARELLA CRUISES 264,26
07/06/2024 MARELLA VOYAGER MARELLA CRUISES 262,51
13/06/2024 SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY SAGA 236,709
14/06/2024 SEABOURN SOJOURN SEABOURN 198,19
21/06/2024 MARELLA VOYAGER MARELLA CRUISES 262,51
23/06/2024 SILVER RAY SILVERSEA CRUISES 216,8
24/06/2024 MARELLA DISCOVERY 2 MARELLA CRUISES 264,26
05/07/2024 MARELLA VOYAGER MARELLA CRUISES 262,51
08/07/2024 MARELLA DISCOVERY 2 MARELLA CRUISES 264,26
11/07/2024 SEABOURN OVATION SEABOURN 210
19/07/2024 MARELLA VOYAGER MARELLA CRUISES 262,51
27/07/2024 WIND SURF WINDSTAR CRUISES 187,2
28/07/2024 MARELLA VOYAGER MARELLA CRUISES 262,51
05/08/2024 MARELLA DISCOVERY 2 MARELLA CRUISES 264,26
11/08/2024 VIKING SEA VIKING CRUISES 228,3
14/08/2024 WIND SURF WINDSTAR CRUISES 187,2
19/08/2024 MARELLA DISCOVERY 2 MARELLA CRUISES 264,26
23/08/2024 MARELLA VOYAGER MARELLA CRUISES 262,51
30/08/2024 SEABOURN OVATION SEABOURN 210
01/09/2024 MARELLA VOYAGER MARELLA CRUISES 262,51
13/09/2024 ISLAND SKY ISLAND CRUISES 90,6
15/09/2024 SEADREAM I SEADREAM YACHT CLUB 104,83
19/09/2024 SEABOURN OVATION SEABOURN 210
20/09/2024 MARELLA VOYAGER MARELLA CRUISES 262,51
30/09/2024 MARELLA DISCOVERY 2 MARELLA CRUISES 264,26
04/10/2024 MARELLA VOYAGER MARELLA CRUISES 262,51
06/10/2024 SEABOURN SOJOURN SEABOURN 198,19
08/10/2024 SILVER MOON SILVERSEA CRUISES 212,8
11/10/2024 SEA CLOUD SPIRIT SEA CLOUD CRUISES 125,7
20/10/2024 SEABOURN SOJOURN SEABOURN 198,19
25/10/2024 MARELLA VOYAGER MARELLA CRUISES 262,51
26/10/2024 SEA CLOUD SPIRIT SEA CLOUD CRUISES 125,7
28/10/2024 SEA CLOUD II SEA CLOUD CRUISES 105,9
31/10/2024 WIND SURF WINDSTAR CRUISES 187,2
02/11/2024 LA BELLE DES OCEANS CROISIEUROPE 102,965
24/11/2024 SEABOURN SOJOURN SEABOURN 198,19

Update:  April 22, 2024

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

 2024 Cruise Lines

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 255,28 m² 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

Taxi rank

Tourist information

MARPOL waste collection

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

Update: April 22, 2024