Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2024

112 FEATURED PORTS & DESTINATIONS MEDITERREANEAN > Trondheim Port, Norway Trondheim Port welcomed over 170,000 cruise guests in 2023. As the third biggest city in Norway, it is growing sustainably as a cruise destination. It has renewed the main cruise quay with a polyurethane fender system and enforced steel plates to serve use of Yokohama-fenders. While the shore power facility for smaller vessels has been used over 20 times by Hurtigruten Expeditions, it is planning another facility for the main cruise quay. The 2023 season started in January and ends in December with a total of 107 calls. Off-season calls are incentivised with a reduced quay due. Port of A Coruña, Spain The Port of A Coruña is a cruise-friendly destination with two dedicated berths in the city centre. Cruise lines that call appreciate the central location, the reliable services and the variety of shore excursions, which focus on culture and heritage, nature, the Tower of Hercules (the world’s oldest lighthouse still in use) and culinary experiences. The port is also close to Santiago de Compostela and the Pilgrims Way. 2023 saw 140 calls and 300,000 passengers and the port expects to increase these figures in 2024 in a sustainable manner with plans for an onshore power supply connection. Port of Cartagena, Spain Cartagena, located on Spain’s southeast coast, has more than 3,000 years of history and is a reference point due to its strategic position within the Mediterranean. Its cruise terminal has a 700-metre-long quay with a water depth of 12 metres and is located in an area of 4,500 square metres, enabling two cruise ships to berth simultaneously. The terminal also features rest and shade areas, an information point and parking area. Port of Livorno, Italy The Port of Livorno is the gateway to the most desirable destinations in Tuscany, a region that offers a range of excursions. People can visit cities such as Florence, Pisa and Siena, tour medieval villages and beautiful countryside, or sample the local cuisine. Porto Livorno 2000 manages the cruise and ferry terminal and offers a wide range of services where safety and efficiency are paramount. They include the maritime passenger’s station, information services and transportation within the port. Photo: Christian Johansen/Trondheim Port Authority