Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2024

113 MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA > Ports of Piombino and Portoferraio, Italy Piombino and Portoferraio are among the ports under the North Tyrrhenian Port Network Authority’s jurisdiction. Located on the Tuscan coast, Piombino is a passenger port with routes to the Elba, Corsica and Sardinia islands. It has more recently become a cruise destination in the western Mediterranean due to its variety of natural beauty spots. Elba is the largest island in the Tuscan archipelago and its key town of Portoferraio has a fascinating, elegant, Medicean setting. Port of Sète, France Nicknamed ’Little Venice of Languedoc’ due to its many canals, Sète is a destination renowned for its charm and tradition. Picturesque, authentic and lively, the city is the port of entry to the Occitanie region with a wide variety of landscapes, traditions and features. With its five Unesco World Heritage sites nearby (Carcassonne, Pont du Gard, Canal du Midi, Gellone Abbey, Causses and Cévennes), it is an extraordinary haven to explore. Sète is a bright, exciting region, where all the colours and contrasts of the south of France can be discovered. Valencia, Spain Valenciaport is the leading Spanish port in the Mediterranean in terms of commercial traffic (mainly containerised goods) thanks to a dynamic area of influence and an extensive network of connections with the world’s main ports. It is the bestconnected port in the Mediterranean, with services to 1,000 ports all over the world. The port of Valencia also has regular passenger traffic to and from the Balearic Islands and Italy. In recent years the port has experienced a continued and solid growth in Mediterranean cruise traffic. Dubai Harbour, United Arab Emirates An iconic port of entry to the country, the Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal provides cruise passengers with a seamless arrival and departure experience in the heart of Dubai. The worldclass facility spans over 120,000 square metres and comprises two purpose-built terminals complete with tourist-friendly amenities and retail offerings. Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal is conveniently located within easy reach from both international airports and the city’s world-famous attractions, such as Palm Jumeriah and Burj Al Arab.