The cruise port of Palma de Mallorca
Cruise ship pier location in Palma de Mallorca
In Palma de Mallorca most cruise ships dock at Estacio Maritima. This modern terminal also serves as a transit area for ferry passengers. The cruise terminal is located 6 km southwest of the historic city. If it's very busy in the harbour there is a chance that you dock in the industrial zone near the fort at Porto Pi. In the latter case, you dock up to 8 kilometers away from the city center and main highlights
Cruise to Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca Cruise terminal
Palma de Mallorca has a small, but convenient cruise terminal building (Estacio Maritima) where you can find:
- bank, ATM
- taxi service
- bus stop is outside the cruise terminal
Palma de Mallorca Cruise facts
Language in Palma de Mallorca
The language in Palma de Mallorca is Spanish, but on touristic spots you can also use English.
Currency in Palma de Mallorca
The currency in Palma de Mallorca is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s along the city.
Opening times in Palma de Mallorca
Opening times differ a lot around Spain, but generally are as follows:
- Monday to Saturday
- from 9.30h - 14.00h
- and from 17.00h - 20.00h
On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions
Landmarks and highlights in Palma de Mallorca
Banys Arabs is one of the remnants of the Moorish past of Palma. It's dating from the 11th century and includes the gardens of Ca'n Fontirroig, house sparrows, cacti, palm trees, flowers and ferns.
From Plaça d'Espanya in the center of the town you can take bus N°15 or 25 to the beaches (Balneari) east of Palma.
Bellver is a Gothic castle with four round towers dating from the 14th century. It's built in order of King James II and designed by Pere Salvà
La Seu is a cathedral in Palma de Mallorca from 1230. It's 121 meters long and 55 meters wide
Getting around in Palma de Mallorca
Although cruise ships in Palma de Mallorca dock at about 6 to 8 kilometers from the city center, it's quite easy and fast to get around. You first option is in most cases the shuttle bus from the cruise line company. If you have time and like to walk, you can enjoy the view over the bay and marina. A good alternative is by public bus, stopping in front of the cruise terminal and covering Palma and surroundings. If you are in a hurry or don't mind to spend some extra's, a taxi can be convenient as well.
Shore excursions around Palma de Mallorca
The city of Palma the Mallorca itself is great to discover. It's a fantastic place to stroll around, relax, shop or taste local dishes in one of the many local restaurants. On the other side of the town, you can find nice sandy beaches with sunbeds and parasols. If you like the underwater world, you can visit the Aquarium of Palma, one of the biggest in Europe! But you can also decide to leave Palma and see more of the island. What about a relaxed catamaran tour along the coastline and blue water coves? Or a visit of the Caves of Drach, the Formentor Peninsula or the inner lands of Soler? Why not take a ride on a 100 year old wooden train or taste some local delicacies in one of the small fishing villages? Mallorca is the island of opportunities!
Weather in Palma de Mallorca
The weather in Palma de Mallorca is typically Mediterranean. Summer is hot and dry with average annual temperature between 27°C and 30°C. And in winter the average temperature is between 4°C and 10°C.
Local shore excursions in and around Palma de Mallorca
You can discover Palma and Mallorca on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.