The Terminal receives the Mein Schiff 5 for the first time

12 September, 2018
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Welcome to Alicante Mein Schiff 5.

On September 12, the Cruise Terminal of Alicante received the first visit of the Mein Schiff 5 of  TUI Cruises company.

The Director of the Cruise Terminal of Alicante and President of the Alicante Association for Cruise Tourism, Francesco Balbi, participated in the traditional ceremony in which the Commercial Director from Autoridad Portuaria Mrs. Mónica Bautista greeted the Captain of the cruise, Mr. Yiannis Tsounakos, with a commemorative gift.

We were impressed by the great facilities available to the cruise and we hope to see the Mein Schiff 5 and its friendly crew very soon on our City.

TUI Cruises has initially planned one more stop in our Terminal for this season. You can consult it in our calendar.



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An outstanding August

3 September, 2018
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More cruise passengers. More tourism. A better season.

The Alicante terminal registers a high traffic of passengers in August

The arrival of more and bigger cruises has made that in the just finished month of August, the Cruise Terminal of Alicante has registered a number of passengers close to 13,000. This figure has contributed to increase the number of tourists that visited our city during the month and that have helped to maintain a good level of results of the high season of tourism for the city and province.

The arrival of cruise passengers to our city continues throughout the month of September with the arrival of five 5 stops in a schedule that will be extended with 17 other cruises until the last days of December with the visit of Norwegian Spirit.

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How to “glue” a ship. The lengthening of the Silver Spirit

20 August, 2018
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Amazing naval engineering

This is how "glue" a ship: the process of lengthening the Silversea Silver Spirit

source: eleconomista.es & silversea.com

Silversea's new Silver Spirit ship has left the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, 14 meters longer after the completion of a complex project of lengthening and renovation where the ship was cut and lengthened with the insertion of a pre-built piece.

During the 59 days that the Silver Spirit remained in dry dock, approximately 1,000 professionals worked, committing themselves to 450,000 work hours to ensure the completion of the lengthening. Approximately 846 tonnes of steel, 110,000 m of wiring and 8,000 m of pipe have been used in the extension. The capacity of Silver Spirit has increased by approximately 12%, resulting in an increase in capacity of 15% and an increase of 20% in outdoor seating (from 200 to 266). The works began on March 10 and have ended at the beginning of May.

Read all about it at  https://eleconomista.es (spanish)


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More than six kilometers of first level beaches in the city of Alicante

26 July, 2018
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More blue flags for the beaches of Alicante.

Alicante is recognized with blue flags for the prestige and excellence of its more than six kilometers of beaches.

  • The city gets the four Blue Flags on the beaches of Postiguet, San Juan, Albufereta and El Saladar-Urbanova.
  • The Comunitat Valenciana is the Spanish autonomy with the largest number of Blue Flags (132 distinctive).
  • Alicante is the province that accumulates more awards, with a total of 68, four more than the previous year.

Read the complete article at  http://www.alicanteturismo.com (spanish)

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