Could cruise ships call in at this pretty resort?
On the day when no less than seven gigantic cruise ships berthed in the Port of Palma, carrying an estimated 22,000 people – a figure that resembles a football crowd – the Mayor of Capdepera revealed his ambitious plans for the port of Cala Ratjada.
Rafel Fernandez wants to bring cruise ships - albeit small ones - to the pretty little resort on the east coast of Mallorca and has had a meeting to clarify matters with the Director General of the ports and airports of the Balearics. The two of them reckon that logistically, apart from changing the catalogued use of the dock to 'commercial port' no actual improvements or amplification are needed to allow cruise ships to berth there.
The pair both recognise that a lot of publicity and marketing will be required to bring the small cruise ships to Cala Ratjada which is not really your typical cruise venue. The problem for the mayor is that despite Cala Ratjada being a super little resort with lots of lovely bars, restaurants, shops and great places to stretch out and relax in the sun, it provides exactly the same facilities as the cruise ship passengers already enjoy – much of which is already included in the price of the holiday – on board.
Just take a look at our Cala Ratjada resort page and you'll see how you can spend either a relaxing or lively break there, the choice is yours.