Valencia – casting off
Located alongside the Mediterranean Sea, Valencia is the perfect combination of tradition and modernity, and it has evolved without relinquishing its historical roots or inheritance. Its unique fusion of ancient history and dynamic innovation provide for a setting that offers a highly diverse range of activities and attracts a wide variety of cruise visitors. And, last but not the least, its climate, with an average annual temperature of 17 degrees centigrade (63 degrees Fahrenheit) and at least 300 sunny days per year.
This innovative spirit has contributed to Valencia’s leading growth in the area of urban tourism in Europe. Valencia’s cruise industry has experienced a period of spectacular growth due to the combined efforts of Valencia Tourism and the Port Authority over the last few years: 2015 counted 175 stop-overs with 375,000 passengers.
The variety of tourist activities for all audiences makes Valencia a very appealing destination. With mild temperatures year round, the city offers a harmonious blend of ancient and cutting edge architecture, the Juan Carlos I Royal Marina, kilometers of beaches and green pedestrian zones crisscrossing the city from east to west, natural parks just 15 minutes from the center and delicious gastronomy— prepared with fresh, quality ingredients — that show cases both its traditional dishes and those prepared by Michelin star chefs.
Its climate, with an average annual temperature of 17 degrees centigrade (63 degrees Fahrenheit) and at least 300 sunny days per year.
On course for our destination
The Port of Valencia has excellent connections to the International Airport, which is just 30 minutes away by road as well as by public transport. The 350km between Valencia and the capital Madrid can be covered in just one and a half hours with the AVE High Speed Train, which is without question a great incentive that makes it easier for passengers to reach our port.
Popular/emblematic tourist routes
Historic centre: Valencia boasts cultural jewels over one thousand years old. Admire a spectacular range of architectural contrasts, and travel from the Middle Ages to the 21st century by merely turning the corner. The Torres de Serranos and Torres de Quart, the Silk Exchange, or the Water Tribunal (declared a UNESCO World Heritage monument), the Central Market, the City of Arts and Science, the Veles e Vents…
New tourist attractions: There are a very wide range of tourist attractions such as the Valencia Natural Spaces with the Bioparc as main representative, the architecture masterpieces of all periods, the Mediterranean lifestyle and the projection of the city to the sea.
Shopping: Many of the shops in the main tourist areas of the city are open every day of the week, including Sundays, to offer better service to the tourists who visit Valencia.
Nature, Sports, and Wines: A day of golfing may be enjoyed at one of the several clubs close to the city as well as pleasant bike or segway excursions along the park of the old riverbed or the Albufera Nature Reserve. Very close to Valencia you can find a number of wine producing areas that are very attractive for the visitor, due to the beauty of their landscapes and the quality of their wines.
Port infrastructure for cruises
The Port of Valencia has two quays for cruise ships with a length of up to 300m and three more berths for those vessels with a length of more than 300m. Both infrastructures offer the latest standards in quality of services and safety for passengers as well as for the vessels. It includes:
New cruise ship area at the North Expansion:
– Cruises Quay One (430m), Two (430m), and Three (780m) and 16m draft
– New Terminal & Ground Transport Area: 90.000m2 (tender will be launched at beginning of 2017)
Located the Port entrance:
– Trasmediterranea Terminal
– Transversal Quay (395m) 10,5m draft
– Poniente Quay (330m) 11m draft
Valencia maritime station, managed by Trasmediterránea, is a terminal equipped with all the latest conveniences for cruise passengers and companies. This terminal has connected mooring berths and in its facilities boasts quality services such as: Finger piers providing direct access to the ships; Security and ISPS code certification; Passenger and baggage check-in; Boarding and disembarking; Crew assistance; Assistance for passengers with reduced mobility; Restaurant and Cafeteria; Gift and Duty Free shops; Internet access; Tourist Information Point; Shuttle service to the city, and long-stay car park.
International Cruise Summit 2016, 22/23 Novembrer 2016 – Madrid