Why choose a cruise to Palma, Majorca?

Enticing you from the moment you step off your chosen ship, Palma de Mallorca boasts one-of-a-kind history. A cruising hotspot, you really can enjoy the best of both worlds whilst in Majorca – authentic tapas bars on every corner, captivating culture and toe-sinking sands.

Whether you call it Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Majorca or even just Palma, this iconic destination is dominated by its gothic Roman Catholic cathedral which draws in holidaymakers from all over the world – it’s a prime cruising spot for history buffs.

Palma catherdral

A guide to Palma’s hotspots

And that’s not all – there’s the Bellver Castle, the Royal Palace of La Almundaina and even underground caves at Cuervas del Drach, all with their own exciting story to tell. And along with ancient landmarks comes the breathtaking beauty of the Mediterranean sea, its shimmering blue waters just tempting you to take a dip.

Explore street markets, sip cocktails in quaint cafes and feel in awe as the warm summer breeze swiftly passes by. If a day in port just isn’t enough, you’re in luck! Marella Cruises in particular offer a fabulous cruise and stay package.

This means you can extend your holiday by a few days or even an extra week, by either enjoying a hotel stay before or after your cruise. And they’ll even include the return flights to Majorca too – so everything’s sorted! Putting it simply, it means more choice and the chance to well and truly admire Palma de Mallorca in style.

Palma promenade

Cruise lines that sail to the port of Palma

It’ll be hard to find a cruise line that doesn’t take you to the port of Palma! A fascinating part of the world and sensational port of call, this culture-rich destination has many of your favourite cruise lines just itching to dock there, including:

The best time to visit Palma, Majorca

A year-round destination, this Mediterranean delight makes a great holiday hotspot regardless the month you decide to travel.

However, for soaring temperatures of 20 degrees and above, you’ll want to pack your summer dresses and shorts for the months between June and September. The UV rays can be very high at this time of year, so make sure to pack that factor 50, too!

If you choose to go in the cooler months from October to May, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll likely still see highs of 20 degrees, but the nights will certainly be a little cooler, dipping to around 13 degrees. The weather in Majorca makes for the perfect exploring temperatures!

Serra de Tramuntana mountains Palma

Did you know?

  • Palma’s famous cathedral was originally built on the site of a former mosque
  • The iconic Bellver Castle is the only circular castle in Spain and the oldest of its kind in Europe
  • Majorca has two official languages, Catalan and Spanish
  • There are over 2,500 restaurants in Majorca
  • Majorca is visited by 9.5 million tourist a year

A Western Mediterranean cruise is a must for your bucket-list and almost always includes the port of Palma, Majorca. Whether you’re taking a flight to Majorca ready to start your cruise or maybe it’s one of the ports of call, you’re almost certain to spend a day or two in this wonderful Spanish city.