Ceuta, located on the northern coast of Africa and sharing a border with Morocco, will see nine cruise calls and around 12,000 passengers in 2019.
Víctor Jiménez, commercial and marketing manager of Ceuta port authority, said the 2020 projection is encouraging.
“We are concentrated on increasing the ports of call as well as the number of passengers. Morocco is a very exotic destination for most tourists,” he added.
Ceuta offers a huge variety of excursions in the city, which is five minutes on foot from the port, he added.
Jiménez said: “We promote the destination and highlight the fiscal advantages we enjoy in the city.”
Being a tax-free port, Ceuta meets all the European Union security standards.
For 2024, Jiménez predicted a significant increase in the number of ports of call, passengers, and new cruise companies.
“The vast majority of vessels docking in Ceuta left very positive feedback of our facilities. We are preparing a project to build a new bigger terminal to receive megaships. We are taking advantage of our possibilities of being a European port in Africa,” added Jiménez.