Ministry of Business, Tourism and The Port
A rendering of Gibraltar's new cruise terminal, which will feature space for passengers and for events
Gibraltar plans to build a new 3,817-square-metre, sustainable cruise terminal to help position it as the “most important cruise destination in the Western Mediterranean”.
The ground floor of the two-storey facility will be used to process cruise passengers, while the first floor will be used for events and conferences, and possibly feature several shop units. The aim is to make the facility as environmentally sustainable as possible.
“The present terminal is looking tired, and this magnificent facility will be something Gibraltar will be proud of,” said Vijay Daryanani, Gibraltar’s Minister for Tourism. “It has been a long process and a lot of time and effort has gone into this project. Gibraltar has the potential to become the most important cruise destination in the Western Mediterranean. The competition is immense, and we have to improve and strive to be the best. This new facility will provide a luxurious passenger experience, in a world-class environment, including improvements in the surrounding area.”
Daryanani will also appoint a Gibraltar Tourist Board representative to work on cruise projects on a full-time basis.
“Gibraltar is highly respected in the cruise industry, but I want more,” he said. “I want us to set a benchmark of high standards and I am sure with more hard work we can achieve this. The government is committed to the cruising industry and to helping Main Street trade. This project is the start of our ambitious vision for cruising for the next 25 years.”