Category Archives: Europe

Going ashore in Barcelona, Spain

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.

Going ashore in Marsaxlokk, Malta

If your vessel goes to Malta, it will most probably go alongside in the port of MarsaxlokkMalta Free Port, as the big port of Valetta can accommodate especially cruisers and ferries. To get from the ship to the gate (and back) you will have to take one of the shuttle buses which are very helpful and always on time. The ride to the gate will last no more than five minutes and from there you can take a taxi to get you anywhere you want.

Going ashore in Voltri, Genoa

The small port of Voltri is only 20 km West of Genoa and it is one of those cities whose centers are just outside the port gate. Going out for a nice dinner or just a walk is something nobody should miss.

Inside the port there is a shuttle bus nonstop service available and walking on the pier is not allowed. The service is free of charge if the ride goes only to the gate close to the Immigration Office – which is more inside the port, but close to the Seamen’s Club Stella Maris. To go to the gate closer to the city, the shuttle bus service requires a 5 Euro fee (regardless the number of passengers). To go there, just ask the driver to take you to the exit close to Pam Supermarket.

Going ashore in Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam is the biggest and busiest port in Europe and one of the largest in the world. For this reason, going out for a visit into the city can be very difficult and time consuming, but nevertheless very pleasant and relaxing.

Going ashore in Le Havre, France

Going ashore in Le Havre

Le Havre is situated in the Northwestern part of France, on the English Channel, at the mouth of the Seine River. It is one of the largest and busiest ports in France and it plays an important role in the trade between North Europe and North/ Central America. The city of Le Havre is ~ 25 km away from the port with which is connected via a very good highway-like road.