Category Archives: Europe

Going ashore in Brest, France

Going ashore in Brest

The city of Brest is situated in northwestern France, at the mouth of the Penfeld River and it is a major port located inside a protected harbour. Not many cities offers remarkable tourist landmarks as Paris or Rome, but even a small city like Brest has something to offer to those with ‘open eyes’ and a 2-3 hour walk is definitely worth a while.

Going ashore in Bremerhaven

Going ashore in Bremerhaven

The port of Bremerhaven is located at the junction of two rivers – Weser and Geeste – near the exit towards the North Sea and ~ 60 km North of the city of Bremen. It is one of the major ports of Germany and a port of call for many passenger vessels travelling across the North and Baltic Seas. The port includes berths for container vessels, bulk and car carriers, tankers and cruisers and it is situated ~ 5 km away from the city.

Going ashore in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Saint Petersburg is Russia’s second largest city and biggest port, situated in the NW part of the country, at the head of the Gulf of Finland, in the Eastern most part of the Baltic Sea. The city is located on the banks of Neva River and on a number of river islands.

Going ashore in Castellón, Spain

Going ashore in Castellon

Castellón is a beautiful artificial harbour serving the city of Castellón de la Plana, situated in the middle of a fertile plain, ~ 70 km NE of Valencia. If you arrive with your vessel in this port, you should try your best and go out for a few hour walk around the city.

Going ashore in Piraeus, Greece

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The Port of Piraeus is the biggest port of Greece and one of the most crowded ports of the Mediterranean Sea, handling passengers and cargo. If you arrive in Piraeus on board a port container vessel you’ll get alongside in the TCP Port, also known by the general name of COSCO, not very far from the Passenger Terminal, where ferries are coming and going every hour.

Going ashore in Ambarli, Istanbul

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The Port of Ambarli is generally referred to as the Port of Istanbul and it is situated on the North shore of Marmara Sea, about 34 km West of Istanbul. It is a part of the Port of Istanbul, but it is a separate and independent port, handling all sorts of vessels.

Going ashore in Cagliari, Italy

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Cagliari is one of the most beautiful city-ports of the Mediterranean Sea and a very popular destination for cruise vessels, especially between the months of April and October. It is situated in the South of the Italian island of Sardinia, in the Gulf of Cagliari and it is the capital and the principal port of the island.

Going ashore in Valencia, Spain

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The beautiful port of Valencia is very big and well organized, with many terminals which are connected through a new and large highway. TCV (Terminal Contenidores Valencia) is the port where most container vessels are coming.

Going ashore in Livorno, Toscana

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Once you find yourself in the port of Livorno and you have a few hours to spend and enjoy, you can embark yourself in a nice journey and try to do a little sightseeing.

To go out of the port, the best solution is to call a taxi. Here, the taxi can come inside the port, so it will be easier for you since you won’t waste too much time on transportation. The taxi will take you from the ship and get you into town in less than 20 minutes, and you’ll only have to pay ~ 20 euros.

Going ashore in Barcelona, Spain

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Coming with the ship to Barcelona can be one of those moments you really need to take advantage from. If you have a few hours to spend you must go out of the port as soon as possible and enjoy a nice walk in the centre of the town.

Barcelona has a touristic port Port Vell  very close to Rambla, but you will arrive there only if you travel by cruisers. If the ship you are traveling by is just a port container vessel, you will most probably arrive in TCB Barcelona – Terminal de Contenidores.