The fact that Majorca, together with the other three islands of the archipelago, is separated from the mainland has meant that for thousands of years the only means of communication with the rest of the world has been the sea.
The sea has always been a determinig factor which has formed our character, our culture, our history, our trade and economy, as well as our way of understanding life.
With the passing of time habits and customs have changed. Nowadays the defree of isolation driving force of these islands, has attached great value to the sea as one of our main tourist attractions.
The combination of maritime transport, lodging and tourism is called "cruise". Cruise tourism is associated with quality, service and mobility which akes it possible to visit cities as interesting as Palma.
In this sense Majorca has become a destination of the highest order. The ancient port of Palma, run by the Autoritat Portuària de Balears, is situated in front of the intricate old quarter and with Bellver Castle in the background it offers the visitor the possibility of having a look around the city. The port, encompassed from one end to the other by the Paseo Maritimo, and which was literally reclaimed from the sea, is divided into four very differentiated areas: the commercial quays, the Moll de Ponent, the sporting docks and the quay of Ribera and the dike of the west ("Dique del Oeste"). Our port gives some services which have consolidated it as one of the most important of the Mediterranean as far as cruising is concerned.
Dear visitor, if you have come to the island on a cruise and you have some free time to walk around, go into the historical old quarter and go shopping in the magnificient city of Palma. In it you can spend some unforgettable hours.