Cruise ship record in the port of Arrecife
78 tourist boats are expected to arrive until the end of the year. This Monday visit Lanzarote the Explorer of the Seas with more than 4,000 people
The capital of Lanzarote will receive until December 31 the scale of 78 large tourist cruises, making 2019 a record year in the presence of ships and cruise ships in Arrecife.
This was recently confirmed by the president of the Port Authority of Las Palmas, Juan José Cardona, to the mayor of Arrecife, Astrid Pérez. On a visit last August to the works of the new South Dike, and the Duke of Alba, in the cruise zone in Arrecife, the head of the Port Authority confirmed that 2019 will be a record year for the ports of Las Palmas, and especially, for the port of Arrecife . According to the Port Authority, this 2019 will be closed, predictably, with a 7% increase in the influx of new visitors to the islands that arrive on cruise ships.
500,000 cruise passengers
As indicated by the City Council of Arrecife in a statement, the calculations of the Port Authority of Las Palmas, Los Mármoles and the Cruise Pier in Arrecife, indicate that the capital of Lanzarote, can touch the amount of 500,000 cruise passengers along the 2020 , after the record in this 2019 with the increase of 7%, on average in all the state ports of the eastern province of the Canary Islands.
Arrecife will receive this Monday, September 9, the scale of the great ocean liner Explorer of de Seas, with a gross tonnage of 138,000 tons and 15 decks (heights). This ship, belonging to one of the large shipping companies dedicated to the world of cruise ships, Royal Caribbean, was remodeled in 2015. It is the second ship to be built from the Voyager class of the Royal Caribbean and has a capacity for 3114 (3840) tourists and a crew of up to 1,181 people. The cruise will arrive on Monday at the port of Arrecife, about 8 am and will head to Lisbon at 7 pm.
From the City Council of Arrecife it is estimated that the nearly 4,000 people traveling in the Explorer of the Seas, with their stopover this September 9 in the capital of Lanzarote, will realize a high spending capacity when sailing, when they embark on the journey , almost three days to reach its next stop, in the capital of Portugal. Even, the usual departure time of the cruises that arrive at Los Mármoles is between 17 and 18 hours, and on this occasion, they will depart at 19 hours, with more time to be in Lanzarote, visiting the island tourist centers, enjoy from the terraces in the downtown area of Arrecife, or shop at the stores in the area.
With the scale of the Explorer of the Seas they will arrive, until the end of 2019, a total of 78 large cruise ships, which together with the other 5 that have docked in these weeks ago, will contribute the record year to the cruise activity in the port of Arrecife .
The mayor, Astrid Pérez, stressed that “the works that are currently underway with the southern dike and the Duke of Alba, together with the new roundabout around the Charco de San Ginés, will allow Arrecife to be reactivated by achieving a greater union between the center of Arrecife and its new cruise zone “.