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Cruise news: Port improvements

Easier embarking and disembarking for cruise ship passengers in Palma

These days, with cruise liners growing ever more luxurious and ever more gigantic, the ports at which they dock have to up their game to stay in front of the curve and match passengers'
expectations.

Let's face it, when you've spent all week going up and down scenic elevators, dining with the captain and playing deck quoits the last thing you want to do is wade through waist deep water
like disembarking a packet steamer in some African river port when you visit Palma, is it?

Well, this winter the Balearic Ports Authority has spent €650 grand making it easier for luxury cruise passengers to get on and off their floating palaces. Down at the Poniente cruiser dock, a new
installation consisting of a a raised platform, escalators and shade canopies has been constructed to make the cruisers' lives easier.

As we know, the financial benefits from the cruise ships which berth in Palma or actually use the port as their base, are enormous, so it's well worth spending the cash on the facilities at the
port to ensure that the high standards required by the ships are maintained.

As you can see in the Port Authority's video of one of its visitors this year, those on board want for absolutely nothing!