The port of Vigo says farewell to 2013, a year with more than 170,000 cruise guests, 10 MSC interporting calls or 6 multiple calls including a double one with P&O Ventura and RCCL Independence of the Seas bringing more than 9,500 people to our city. In addition, 2013’s harsh winter has stressed the prominence of Vigo and its natural estuary as a shelter safe port to protect ships from rough weather as well as allowing ship’s anchoring and berthing operations with total security.
In a year of strong rivalry, with nearby ports striving to gain further market shares, Vigo has stood up as the first port of the North of Spain regarding the number of cruise visitors as it has been maintaining for the last decades. Following the late years improvements of the two Cruise Terminals and the enlargement of its berthing lines, the port of Vigo remains the perfect choice for cruise companies in terms of reliability, security and professionalism. Along with a successfully tested management of high numbers of guests on multiple cruise calls, both Terminals display thorough procedures to respond to any requirement cruise companies’ may demand.
Besides the regular cruise transit traffic, Vigo has continued for the fourth consecutive year as an embarking and disembarking port, with MSC Opera 10 interporting operations in an itinerary to the North of Europe that have also contributed to link Vigo with other important ports on the European Atlantic coast in the developing of promising new routes that will continue 2014, a year arriving full of promises: 6 doubles, 3 triple and even 1 quadruple call in the year of long waited Oasis of the Seas in Europe, with Vigo hosting two of her calls!