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Cruises to Palma de Majorca

The city of Palma belongs to Mallorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands. Find the perfect cruise to Palma de Majorca with MSC Cruises.

Beautiful scenery, mild climate and an array of vacation attractions

The city of Palma belongs to Mallorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands.

Palma’s beautiful scenery and mild climate have made the island into a major European tourist destination.

Any visitor who arrives in Palma by boat, ship, or on a luxury MSC cruise ship will discover a city spread across the curve of a wide bay, with an imposing cathedral still standing guard, just as in the city’s former days of maritime glory.

Palma offers an array of attractions for all cruise guests, from families with young children to honeymooning couples, naturaphiles, history buffs, ‘culture-vultures’ and music-lovers! Just some of the great outings covered in our excursion packages include a guided city tour of Palma by bike, a boat trip around the neighbouring picturesque islands and a trip to Valldemosa, the village where George Sand and Frederic Chopin came to live in 1838. All offer great deals on local attractions in the area.

Families should not miss Marineland, a wonderful aqua park complete with dolphin and seal shows as well as a fantastic aquarium.

Seeking a truly unforgettable and magical vacation experience? The concert staged in Palma’s mysterious Dragon’s Caves on the largest underground lake in the world will be hard to beat.

Finally, why not round off a fantastic day with a dazzling Majorcan display of song, music, magic and dance, enjoyed in the company of your fellow cruise guests, accompanied by a selection of delicious authentic dishes.

Cruise to Palma de Mallorca - Spain - Mediterranean - MSC Cruises

Directions


The cruise terminal is situated at the opposite end of the bay to the old city and most of the tourist attractions but it does have a shopping mall and a supermarket close by. The old city is about 6 km from the cruise terminal. A taxi service operates from the terminal to the city center.

Port average temperature

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 PMI01 - CITY TOUR ( approx. 4 hours ) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Cultural  Sightseeing tour of Palma with a photo opportunity at Bellver Castle, an historic Gothic fortress. You will have free time in the Barrio Gótico (Gothic Quarter) with a visit inside the Gothic Cathedral, built in 1230 on the foundations of an ancient mosque. Spanish traditions are kept alive at the “Plaza de Toros” where bullfighting events still take place whilst another Majorcan tradition, the creation of imitation pearls, can be witnessed at the pearl factory next door. Majorca pearls have been made on the island since the XIX century and are renowned worldwide for their quality; only experts can tell them apart from real pearls. Please note: this tour is not available for MSC Splendida calls. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance. Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $67.00 Adults $47.00 Children

   


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 PMI02 - DRAGON'S CAVES (approx. 4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Limited seat  Speleology is the study of caves and all those with a keen interest in geology and natural phenomena will be bowled over by what is one of the world’s most interesting cave complexes created by the erosion of the sea. At 2 km long, the caves feature a series of lakes, including Martel Lake, the biggest underground lake on Earth. The atmospheric mood will be heightened by a memorable concert staged on small boats. Back above ground, we will have time to visit the pearl factory at Manacor before returning to the ship. Please note: the visit to the Caves is along steps and slippery ground so this tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Taking photos or shooting videos inside the Caves is prohibited. This tour is not available for guests on MSC Splendida. Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $67.00 Adults $47.00 Children

   


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 PMI03 - DINNER AND SHOW AT SON AMAR  (approx. 4,5 hours ) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Limited seat  Lunch or dinner included  Recommended for families  Thanks to its splendid beaches, endless sunshine and spectacular scenery, the beautiful Balearic isle of Mallorca first became popular as a holiday destination in the 1950s. But beyond these nature-given assets, the island also supports a lively nightlife, a particularly fine example of which is Son Amar – the beating heart of Majorca and a window to the world. A 16th-century Majorcan manor house just outside of Palma has provided an elegant setting for this special dinner-and-show experience since the early 1960s. Look forward to flattering your palate with a gourmet 4-course dinner, during which you can enjoy a spectacular floor show that combines song, dance, comedy and body-bending acrobatics, all inspired by the farthest-flung corners of the earth. Prepare to let a cast of some 30 world-class performers and choreographers take you on a trip around the world, from Broadway to Bollywood, from Africa to Paris and from Ireland back to Spain. Add to that flamboyant costumes, sumptuous staging as well as an incredible sound-and-light show and you have a night to cherish forever. At the end of the show, your return journey to the ship will give you a chance to relish the afterglow of freshly minted memories. Please note: taking photos and shooting videos at Son Amar is prohibited.

Price per person $92.00 Adults $64.00 Children

   


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 PMI04 - MARINELAND (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Recommended for families  The Majorcan town of Costa d’en Blanes, just a short coach ride from Palma, is home to a superb aqua park that is packed full of great things to do and see: Marineland. This child-friendly excursion promises to be great fun for the entire family. The park’s many attractions include a tropical house and an aviary, a penguarium, an aquarium with sharks, an exotic bird show and a parrot house as well as – of course – the ever-popular sea lion and dolphin shows. You will have enough free time to explore the park on your own and take advantage of its various services, which include a gift shop and a photo service. Please note: this tour is not available for guests onboard MSC Splendida. This tour operates from middle June until the end of September. Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $77.00 Adults $54.00 Children

   


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 PMI05 - VALLDEMOSA ( approx. 4 hours ) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Cultural  Shopping  Leave the port and drive to the typical village of Valldemosa to visit “La Cartoixa”, an historic XIV century Carthusian monastery. Wander the peaceful cloisters, the monk’s cells and old pharmacy before continuing to another architectural sight from the same period, King Sancho Palace. In total contrast to the humble monastery, this was built as a winter residence for the kings of Majorca and is an exercise in splendour and opulence; thus it is surprising to learn that the earliest incarnation of the Palace was as a monastery. Palace visit followed by time for shopping. Please note: this tour is not available for guests onboard MSC Splendida. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance.Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $62.00 Adults $43.00 Children

   


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 PMI06 - BIKING IN PALMA ( approx. 3.5 hours ) - 2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  If you’d like a more energetic alternative to enjoying all the relaxing amenities on board your ship, this tour may prove to be just what you are looking for. This entertaining tour of Palma will see you mount a bike and pedal your way around town while enjoying the wonderful Majorcan sunshine. A friendly guide will take you on an informative guided tour around Palma’s main attractions, which include its labyrinthine historical quarter and the Arab Baths. Please note: guides are available in English or Spanish only. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or health problems. This tour is not available for guests onboard MSC Splendida.

Price per person $69.00 Adults $69.00 Children

   


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 PMI07 - CATAMARAN TOUR ( approx. 3.5 hours ) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Snack included  Recommended for families  This tour gives you an opportunity to get a closer look at Palma’s beautiful coastline from a whole new perspective: the water. After boarding a modern catamaran, your trip will take you past Palma’s main sights, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the gorgeous vistas on the way. The route taken along the coast will include a spectacular view of the old port as well as the suburb of Cala Mayor and the pretty coves around the coastal town of Illetas. You will also have some free time to explore the seaside resort of Illetas before returning to the ship. To round off your sailing tour, a light snack and a drink will be served on board the catamaran. Please note: this tour operates from June to the end of September only. Guides are available in English or Spanish only. This tour is not available for guests onboard MSC Splendida.

Price per person $69.00 Adults $48.00 Children

   


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 PMI15 - DISCOVER MAJORCA (approx. 7 hours, lunch included) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Lunch or dinner included  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Enjoy a day onshore discovering the beauty of Majorca. You will leave the port, heading eastwards to the village of Sant Joan, home of Els Calderers de Sant Joan, a manor typical of the Majorcan plain. See what life was like on the manor 200 years ago, with its farming activities, indigenous animals and assorted workshops. Lunch will be served in Sa Gruta Nova Restaurant. The afternoon continues with a coach transfer to Coves Dels Hams (“Fishhook Caves”), located on the east coast of Majorca near Porto-Cristo. Discovered by Pedro Caldentey in 1905, the caves are famous throughout the world for their exquisitely unique dripstone formations. Admire the numerous lakes inside these natural caves, whose incomparable beauty is only deepened by the electric lighting system installed by Pedro’s son Lorenzo. You will then return to the port, concluding this excursion with a panoramic coach ride around Palma. Please note: this tour is available only for guests onboard MSC Orchestra.

Price per person $111.00 Adults $78.00 Children

   


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 PMI16 - VALLDEMOSA & LA GRANJA MANSION (approx. 6.5 hours, lunch not included) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Leave the port for the Valldemosa, a typical Majorcan village, and visit the Valldemosa Charterhouse, a 14th century Carthusian monastery. Wander the peaceful cloisters, the monk’s cells and old pharmacy before continuing to another architectural spectacle from the same period: King Sancho’s Palace. In absolute contrast to the humble monastery, the palace is an exercise in splendour and opulence. Built as a winter residence for the kings of Majorca, it also served for a time as a monastery. Your to visit the palace includes a 10-minute piano concert. It will be followed by some free time for shopping or lunch (not included). Then continue on to La Granja, a stunning 10th century mansion featuring a variety of styles from different eras and surrounded by diverse garden, ponds and natural fountains. Witness a model of self sufficiency in medieval Majorca on an estate with infrastructure that was dedicated to agricultural production. We will return to the port afterwards.Please note: this tour is available only for guests onboard MSC Orchestra. Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $76.00 Adults $53.00 Children

   


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 PMI21 - PANORAMIC NIGHT TOUR ( approx. 3 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Get under the skin of this Mediterranean city and learn all about the history and culture of beautiful Palma. The capital of the island of Majorca, Palma lies on the open the sea, set along an impressive and sweeping natural bay. We will start the tour with a drive along the Maritime Promenade until the Bullring, a magic place perfectly illuminated during the night. After this stop, the tour will carry on until the Barrio Gótico (Gothic Quarter) for a walking tour with an external view of the Gothic Cathedral, built in 1230 on the foundations of an ancient mosque and trough the old fishing district of the City. Finally, you will return to the ship a few minutes before midnight. Please note: this tour includes walking on cobblestone streets with steps so is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. This tour is available only for guests onboard MSC Splendida.

Price per person $43.00 Adults $30.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.