Port of Palma (Puerto de Palma)
Port of Palma (Puerto de Palma) in Palma de Mallorca is one of the busiest in the Mediterranean, welcoming more than 1.7 million cruise ship passengers each year. As the gateway to the island of Mallorca and Spain's Balearic Islands, it’s a popular stop on Mediterranean cruises, with easy access to both Valencia and Barcelona.
There’s plenty to see in Palma de Mallorca and the atmospheric Old Town harbor’s historic landmarks including the Palma Cathedral, the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, the old Banys Arabs bathhouse, and Bellver Castle, all of which can be explored on guided city toure. Alternatively, popular shore excursions from the Port of Palma include boat cruises along the Mallorca coast, wine tasting in Serra de Tramuntana, or sightseeing in the Soller Valley and the villages of Valldemossa and Deia.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Port of Palma is divided into six terminals—four between the Poniente and Paraires Quays and two towards the West Dock.
Each terminal offers snacks, restrooms, cafés, shops, seating, and free Wi-Fi; there are accessible restrooms in Terminal 2.
Shore excursions typically include port pickup and drop-off.
Most shore excursions are half-day tours, leaving plenty of time to get back to your cruise ship.
For a more flexible tour, opt for a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Palma and explore at your own pace.
How to Get to Palma From the Palma Cruise Port
Most cruise ships dock at the Poniente and Paraires quays at the Estacio Maritima, around 3 miles (5 kilometers) southwest of the town center. Many cruise lines offer shuttle services into Palma, or else taxis can be found right outside the terminal. Shore excursions from the Port of Palma also typically include round-trip transportation.
The languages spoken in Mallorca are Spanish and Catalan, but many people also speak English. The official currency is the euro, and ATMs are easy to find. Be aware of the local custom of siesta—many shops and attractions may close between 12pm and 3pm.
- Bellver Castle
- Es Baluard Museum
- Royal Palace of La Almudaina (Palau de l’Almudaina)
- Palma Cathedral (La Seu)
- Genova Caves (Cuevas de Genova)
- Palau March Museum (Palau March Museu)
- Basilica de Sant Francesc
- Palma Plaza Mayor
- Marineland Mallorca
- Na Burguesa Viewpoint (Mirador de Na Burguesa)
- Palma Arab Baths (Baños Árabes)
- Palma Aquarium
- Katmandu Park
- Western Water Park
- Aqualand El Arenal