Santander, Cruise Ship Destination

The President of Cantabria, Miguel Angel Revilla, has highlighted the transformation that the Port of Santander is undergoing, thanks to the strategic actions underway with an investment of 170 million Euros, which are consolidating its position as an «asset» of the Autonomous Community and furthering its progress towards the objective of 9 million tonnes.

Revilla made these statements this morning during the inauguration of the redevelopment of the Maliaño Wharves 1-4, in which a total of 28 million Euros have been invested, of which 19 correspond to the actions as regards the wharves and the rest to the ramp and the road traffic and passenger terminal.

As he explained, this action, the first of many more » good news» that the port will experience in the coming weeks, which has enabled the relocation of regular ferry lines to the refurbished area to free up the Block Wharf and the Maritime Station for the docking of cruise ships.

Francisco Martín mentioned that, thanks to the relocation of part of the ferry traffic to the newly opened Maliaño 1-4 Wharves, cruise ships visiting, from now on Santander, will do so in the Maritime Station, in the city centre, «a particularity» that, he stressed, have «»very few ports in northern Spain can offer to their cruise ship passengers».

Furthermore, he thanked the Government of Cantabria and the City Council of Santander for their work to cater to «at each stopover » all the services which may be required by both ships and crews «in a clear example of institutional collaboration » with the objective of furthering this traffic and to ensure that Cantabria is consolidated as a cruise ship destination. With the Government and the City Council, the Port has created the ‘Santander Cruise Deluxe’ brand.