Roses ended the cruise season with 2,535 passengers and five arrivals
ROSES / CATALONIA / SPAIN: The ports of Palamós and Roses have received 56,700 passengers on the Costa Brava for the entire 2019 season, representing an 11% increase in passenger numbers. As far as the number of arrivals is concerned, 50 were carried out, four less than in the previous season. The two ports of the Costa Brava have received 10 cruise ships together, of which 70% are luxury ships. In terms of passenger origin, 80% came from the United Kingdom, 8% from North America and 3% from Germany.
According to a study by the International Association of Cruise Lines, the estimated economic value of cruise activity in this area amounted to 4.1 million euros, according to which every passenger who disembarks spends an average of 62 euros. In addition, EUR 6 per passenger will be added to the cost of the vessel as port services.
The results achieved during the 2019 cruise season were achieved with the loyalty of the companies, the acquisition of new ships for Palamós and Roses and the important task of international promotion that the various institutions are tackling with the Costa Brava Cruise Ports brand of the sector. The activity, however, contributes to the seasonalization of the tourism offer, dynamically fuels the ports, the municipalities and the tourist destination and gives them a strong impetus for international projection.
On Monday, in Roses, the last ship for this year, the "Wind Surf", which came from the French Sanary sur Mer.