Ports de la Generalitat

Cruise ships 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.

Costa Brava Cruise Ports promotional video

cruise call forecast

 CRUISE CALL FORECAST –  PORT OF ROSES
DATE  VESSEL CRUISE LINE  LENGHT m
01/05/2024 SEA CLOUD II SEA CLOUD CRUISES 105,9
02/05/2024 LA BELLE DES OCEANS CROISIEUROPE 102,97
07/05/2024 WORLD TRAVELLER MYSTIC CRUISES 126
31/07/2024 SEABOURN OVATION SEABOURN 210
09/10/2024 SEABOURN OVATION SEABOURN 210
17/10/2024 SEADREAM I SEADREAM YACHT CLUB 104,83
18/10/2024 SEADREAM II SEADREAM YACHT CLUB 104,81
21/10/2024 ILMA THE RITZ-CARLTON YACHT  COLLECTION 190
02/11/2024 LA BELLE DES OCEANS CROISIEUROPE 102,965

Update: April 3, 2024

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

 2024 Cruise Lines 

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 m
Bollards: every 20m
No tidal movements

Anchorage zone 

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: 1 mile
(*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: April 22, 2024