The ‘green heart’ of Spain
La Coruna (also called A Coruna) is both a region and a busy port town located in Galicia, northwest Spain.
As a bustling hub for business and exports, the area combines its traditions of agriculture and fishing with successful new industries, notably fashion and textiles.
Leave your luxury cruise liner in the dedicated cruise ship terminal and come ashore for the day. Unlike other Mediterranean port destinations around Spain, La Coruna represents the ‘green heart’ of the country thanks to its panoramic ocean setting and verdant surrounding countryside.
Indeed, La Coruna represents a refreshing break from the other, better-known and more crowded holiday destinations. Support local industries with a spot of retail therapy in the good shopping facilities and ensure you take a break to sample the local ‘tapas’ cuisine.
The city has a wide range of good museums and attractions, ideal for children and adults of all ages; take your pick from the Picasso Museum, the interactive House of Humankind (the first of its kind dedicated to the human being), MACUF, the contemporary art museum, the Fine Arts museum or the aquarium.
To ensure you benefit from the best deals on local sights, we invite you to consult our selection of excursion programmes (see below), which take in the city and its environs. Worth a trip further afield is the town of Santiago de Compostela, the ‘city of pilgrims’ and a very special place to visit during your Mediterranean cruise vacation.
Port average temperature
The climate of A Coruna is temperate maritime and heavily moderated by the Atlantic Ocean; however it does display some characteristics of a Mediterranean climate. Autumn and winter are often unsettled and unpredictable with strong winds and abundant rainfall, coming from Atlantic depressions and it is often overcast. The ocean keeps temperatures mild, and frost and snow are rare.
In summer, it is quite dry and sunny with only occasional rainfall temperatures are warm but rarely uncomfortably hot due to the sea's cooling influence during the day. Spring is usually cool and fairly calm.
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.
Price per person $74.00 Adults $52.00 Children
Price per person $61.00 Adults $43.00 Children
Price per person $46.00 Adults $32.00 Children
The excursions in the program above are intended to provide MSC Guests with an idea of the different tours that can be arranged in each port of call; this program is merely a guide and confirmation of each excursion and its description and prices will be made during your cruise. Full information can be found in the onboard Tour Magazine.