A Coruña starts cruise season with Balmoral
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 17:00 by a-coruna
Last 3rd January the port of A Coruña was kicking off the new cruise year with a long list of announced calls. We were delighted to welcome MS Balmoral, elegant, stunning and classy ship and great to see the sun shinning to show off A Coruña at its best, still with Christmas decoration on the streets, just before Epiphany's Day and the arrival of the 3 Wise Men.
2018 has finished in what seems a blink of the eye. It was a busy cruise year with more than 90 calls and almost 179.000 passengers. 2019 won't be a dull year.... 120 anounced calls and 160.000 estimated passengers and many visits of the new-comers. Stay tunned!
A Coruña is situated in the Northwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula. Part of Galicia Region (green Spain) is a city to discover and keep the secret.
The Cruise Terminal (500 sq. mts) located in the city centre is close to the enchanting old town and next to the city centre, commercial and leisure pedestrian areas, restaurants, beaches and sea promenade.
Main tourist attractions are the glass galleries of old buildings, the Tower of Hercules (currently operating ancient roman lighthouse declared Unesco World Heritage Site), Orzán and Riazor beaches, St. Anton Castle and St. Charles Gardens (privileged position to watch all the port of A Coruña, and visit, a tomb and monument raised, the Scottish General Sir John Moore, who died in the Battle of Corunna in 1809 fighting while defending the embarkation of the English army against the French Napoleonic troops).
Its gastronomy is also worth a visit: "tapas", sea food and fish, octopus, galician soup, pork meat with turnip tops...