The traffic of cruise ships calling at Cadiz Port has grown steadily over the last 20 years from 100 calls in 1997 to 300 in 2017 with 57.000 passengers growing to over 400.000. During this time Cadiz has become a consolidated destination port for cruise ships; on the Spanish peninsular only Barcelona has more calls than Cadiz. Now well established as a transit port Cadiz Port Authority works steadily towards becoming attractive as a turnaround port destination in the future. This is part of the ports strategic planning.
With this exciting challenge ahead the Port Authority along with the local Council, regional Government, and other private and public organizations have united with the joint objective to become a turnaround Port. Cruise Cadiz is a brand created to promote Cadiz both as a transit port as well as a turnaround port for embarkation and disembarkation. The statement Cadiz, the Essence of Andalusia brings together everything that the province of Andalusia has to offer cruise clients: an amazing opportunity to discover and enjoy this region: Sun and beaches, gastronomy, bulls, horses, wine, culture, flamenco nature. All these experiences cherished and known worldwide can be found in Cadiz province, close at hand to be enjoyed by cruise passengers.