The Port of A Coruña in Spain received a total of 222,723 passengers in 2022, breaking its previous record of 184,069 in 2017.
There was a total of 136 calls at the port, including inaugural visits from Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic, Virgin Voyages’ Valiant Lady and P&O Cruises’ Iona. Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Celebration also called at the port on its maiden voyage.
October was the busiest month with a total of 24 calls, breaking the port’s record monthly figure. September was close behind with 21 calls.
“ was decisive in analysing the muscle of cruise ship destinations and their capacity for post-pandemic recovery, and it is clear that the Port of A Coruña passed with flying colours,” said Martín Fernández Prado, president of the port authority.
The port is on track to break these records again in 2023 with 140 calls already scheduled, including inaugural visits from P&O’s Arvia, Oceania Cruises’ Oceania Vista, and Viking Saturn from Viking Cruises.