Seven Seas Splendor Makes Inaugural Call at Santander Port

Luxury cruise ship Seven Seas Splendor, operated by Regent Seas Splendor and consigned by Marmedsa, has made its first-ever stop at the Santander Port, welcoming over 700 tourists from North America, the UK, and Canada. The vessel, which arrived from San Juan de Luz and is bound for Gijón, departed from the Maritime Station at 9:00 PM after a day exploring Cantabria.

Representatives from Santander Cruise Deluxe, led by the President of the Port Authority of Santander, César Díaz, alongside Gustavo Cubero, the Director-General of Tourism for the Government of Cantabria, and Álvaro Lavín Muriente, the Councilor for Institutional Relations, Innovation, and Commerce of the Santander City Council, presented Captain Felice Patruno with a commemorative plaque and some books about Santander and Cantabria as mementos of the ship’s maiden visit to the region.

The Seven Seas Splendor, measuring 224 meters long and 31 meters wide, features 10 decks and 373 luxury suites. Throughout the day, passengers will embark on various excursions across Cantabria, exploring destinations such as Santander, Comillas, Santillana del Mar, and the Altamira Caves.

Santander Cruise Deluxe, established by the Port Authority, the Government of Cantabria, and the Santander City Council, aims to enhance cruise tourism and organize port calls at the Santander Port. The initiative seeks to promote Cantabria as a cruise destination and foster tourism throughout the year. With 21 cruise calls planned for this year, up from 16 in 2023, Santander is poised to become a premier destination for cruise travelers, offering a wealth of cultural, culinary, and family-friendly attractions.