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General Information

General Information

Málaga Cruise Port

Malaga Cruise Port provides a comprehensive range of services at the three cruise terminals: Terminal A, Terminal B and the Palm Grove Terminal and operates cruise piers over a total of 1,350 m, allowing Malaga to receive cruise ships of any sizes from all over the world. Larger cruise liners dock in the eastern area and smaller cruise ships dock at the inner basin next to the Palm Grove waterfront, which is within five minute’s walking distance to the cathedral.

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    max. length vessel: 220m
    Depth: up to 10m
    max. length vessel: 280m
    Depth: up to 10,5m
    max. length vessel: 340m
    Depth: up to 12m
    max. length vessel: 340m
    Depth: up to 12m
    max. length vessel: no limit
    Depth: up to 17m
Maximum Ship Dimensions For Berth

Length: No Limit
Width: No Limit
Draught: Max 17m


Available: Yes
Ship Tender Allowed: Yes
Tugs Available: Yes
Tidal Movement/Range: 0.87m

Quays / Berths

Total Number of Berths: 5
Total Berthing Line Length: 1,350m
Quay Depth: 11m To 17m

General Information

Region: West Med
Terminal: 3
Bus Capacity: 78
Turnaround Port: Yes

Official Port Tariffshttps://www.puertomalaga.com/


City Center: 500m
Airport: 8km
Shuttle Service: No

Port Security Information

VCC Operated: 24/7
Approved Certificated ISPS Plan


Safe travels
Responsible Tourism
ISO 9001
ISO 14001
GPH HSE Guidelines
Quality Service Certification concerning Cruise Traffic



Málaga Cruise Port consists of 3 terminals, Terminals A, B and Palm Grove.


Terminal A - Turnaround terminal

Terminal A was designed applying the latest requirements concerning safety and security, it fully complies with the International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS), and is divided in two levels to handle passengers and luggage separately.

Handling of lugagge is carried out with the help of 4 carousels comprising 800 linear meters in total to handle 7.000 pieces of luggage in just 2.5hours. Another remarkable characteristic of its modernity is that it is equipped with two passenger boarding bridges, unique in the Mediterranean, specially designed for the new generation of ships with overhanging lifeboats. It has already received the biggest cruise ships of the kind of Genesis from RCCL or Dream Class from Carnival, having demonstrated that our cruise facilities are prepared for every single cruise in the world.


Terminal B - Operates Several cruise ships simultaneously

Terminal B offers full turnaround and transit services to cruise passengers, and it can operate up to three ships simultaneously in transit and/or turnaround. The Terminal is divided in two floors, housing several services such as: security, passenger embarkation/ disembarkation, luggage drop off and pick up, check-in area, waiting and shopping area, as well as other public areas. This facility also has a modern boarding bridge that enables a more secure and safe embarkation of passengers, away and well separated from ship operations (provisions, water & fuel supply, luggage loading, etc.). When operating several cruise ships simultaneously, Cruceros Málaga guarantees an optimal signing and organization of operations, to ensure a convenient and easy access for cruise passengers. Terminal B also fully complies with the ISPS code.


Palm Grove Terminal - Luxury boutique terminal in the heart of the historical city center

The Palm Grove Terminal is located in “The Palm Grove of Surprises” waterfront, an emblematic environment surrounded by gardens in the heart of the historical city center, being the Cathedral at only 5 minutes walking distance. The facility fully complies with the International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS). It is divided in two levels and is designed to operate small and medium size cruise ships up to 220 meters long. The terminal also has a boarding bridge specially designed according to a wide range of mobility to connect to the ship from the same pier level up to 14 meters over the water line.


The port of Málaga enjoys good connections with other cities thanks to the airport and the high speed train. Málaga and its port are well conected by road, train and air. The high speed train join Málaga to Córdoba, Seville, Madrid and Barcelona- among other big cities. Also, the Málaga- Costa del Sol International Airport is the most important one in Andalusia by volume of traffic and regular airlines at both domestic and international level. As regards road communications, Málaga is the backbone of the rest of Andalusia by way of the A-92 motorway and with Madrid by a-45 fork of the A-4.


To the International Airport Málaga - Costa del Sol: 

  • Train: from the Centro Alameda local bus stop (8 minutes on foot from the Port) on route C1. The trips takes 11 minutes. 
  • Taxi: the taxi service connects the Port with Málaga with the international airport in about 20 minutes. 
  • Bus: You can get to Málaga airport via the city bus A.

To the Train Station Maria Zambrano: 

  • Taxi: the taxi service connects the Port with Málaga with the international airport in abouot 20 minutes. 
  • Train: The Port of Málaga is located at 1.3 kilometres from the Maria Zambrano rail Station where the high speed trains depart from.(15 minutes walk) 
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