The island of Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar.

A unique natural environment

The island of Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar.

This tiny territory of just four square miles is home to 30,000 residents and shares a border with Spain. Gibraltar is famous for its limestone rocky mass which rises impressively from the surrounding seas and your MSC cruise ship is the perfect place from which to experience this impressive landmark.

Gibraltar is home to countless species of wildlife and is a paradise for nature-lovers. Unique to Gibraltar are the Barbary Apes - the only wild primates left in all of Europe. These curious monkeys can be seen in their natural habitat and are sure to be a key attraction for our younger guests!

Gibraltar is widely recognised as a unique natural environment; a section of the Rock is a nature reserve. Ideal for a relaxing day away from your luxury MSC cruise ship, Gibraltar’s small size belies the large amount of attractions in this popular holiday destination.

One of the best ways to view Gibraltar is on foot, although the nature reserve can be accessed by cable car. British cruise passengers will feel at home in familiar retail outlets such as Marks & Spencers and BHS!

Make the most of your time in Gibraltar by choosing our day trip packages that offer the best deals on sights and attractions. From nature-lovers to history buffs and children, Gibraltar is a small but perfectly-formed destination on your Mediterranean cruise vacation!

Cruise Gibraltar - Gibraltar - Mediterranean - MSC Cruises


Ship docks at 1.5 Km from the city centre. A shuttle bus service and taxi service is available.

Port average temperature

The climate is Mediterranean / Subtropical with mild winters and warm summers. There are two main prevailing winds, an easterly one known as the Levante coming from the Sahara in Africa which brings humid weather and warmer sea and the other as Poniente which is westerly and brings fresher air in and colder sea. Its terrain consists of the 430 metre high Rock of Gibraltar and the narrow coastal lowland surrounding it. Rain occurs mainly in winter, the summers are generally dry.

Its average annual temperature is 18-21 °C during the day and 15 °C at night. In the coldest month January, the typically temperature ranges from 10–17 °C during the day and 5–12 °C at night. The average sea temperature is 15–16 °C. In the warmest month - August, the typically temperature ranges from 25–31 °C during the day, above 20 °C at night, the average sea temperature is 22 °C .

The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.
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