- Cruise ships Queen Mary 2, Club Med 2, Hamburg, Thompson Majesty, Ventura and Le Ponant will berth next Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st at Santa Catalina Dock.
- The City Council will open the Tourist Information Office at the House of Tourism during this weekend after its reopening, yesterday Thursday the 18th of April.
- The Tourist Bus will provide 6 vehicles to offer routes over the main spots of the city.
The City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, through the Council of Tourism, will reinforce the services of attention and information to tourists in order to welcome the 8000 cruise-ship passengers that will arrive to Santa Catalina Dock next Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of April aboard the 6 floating hotels like the Queen Mary 2 or the Club Med 2, which will make its first stop in the city, as a closure of the cruise-ship season.
The area of Tourism will reinforce the information given dockside to those visitors with tourists informants so that they are well oriented and to ease their visit to the Grancanarian capital. The attention given at the House of Tourism will also be reinforced after its reopening in the morning of last Thursday the 18th of April, and at the tourist information points of Santa Catalina Dock, Parque San Telmo, and Plaza Hurtado de Mendoza, in the area of Triana-Vegueta.
The city will live a special weekend with the arrival of these cruise ships, among which the emblematic Queen Mary 2, of the Cunard Line, will highlight at her arrival on Sunday the 21st of April. With 345 metres of length, it is considered the world’s fourth largest passenger vessel. Last time it came to this capital city was in November 2011. The very same day, the 3-masted luxury cruise ship Le Ponant will also arrive with 64 affluent passengers.
On Saturday the 20th of April, four cruise ships will berth: the astonishing 5-masted Club Med 2, on her first stop in the city; the Thomson Majesty, with a capacity of about 1500 passengers; the P&O Ventura carrying around 3000 tourists, and the MS Hamburg, with 400 visitors.
The City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will encourage tourists to live urban-shaped travel experiences like shopping, gastronomy and history, complemented with activities related to the sea, the beach, and nautical sports.
Tourist Bus widens its fleet
For its part, the concessionaire of Tourist Bus Service, City Sightseeing, will reinforce their services during this weekend to welcome the thousands of cruise ship passengers the Grancanarian capital will welcome. Thy will guarantee a departure frequency of 12 minutes with 6 vehicles and a foresight of 33 tours along the city each day. The Tourist Bus acquires between the 10% and 14% of the passengers that travel on these large vessels and who choose to visit the city on this tourist service.
Arrival of cruise-ships and number of passengers
Saturday 20th of April
Club Med 2 – 390 passengers
MS Hamburg – 420 passengers
Thompson Majesty – 1.460 passengers
P&O Ventura – 3.000 passengers
Domingo 21st of April
Queen Mary 2 – 2.600 passengers
Le Ponant – 60 passengers
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