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Embarkation terminal

The fact that Cartagena was designated as a port of embarkation in 2008, is clear evidence of the trust that cruise ship lines have placed in the Port of Cartagena Organization. Royal Caribbean, Pullmantur, Variety Cruises and Azuka, all well-known international lines, are some of the lines that have used the terminal’s services.

During the last decade, in response to the growing interest in the city and the country as tourist destinations, Cartagena de Indias’ Cruise Ship Terminal has been equipped with the highest international standards, in order to meet the needs of both carriers and passengers.

The terminal has developed as a port of embarkation not only for Colombians but also for the whole Latin American market. It is currently a starting point for Caribbean cruises where no visa is required, which is one of the most attractive advantages for passengers. The number of passengers who embarked in Cartagena in the 2014-2015 season was 16 percent more than the figure of the 2013-2014 season.

Pullmantur is one of the lines that firmly believes in the benefits and potential of the Cruise Ship Terminal as an embarkation terminal. Since 2008, a Pullmantur cruise ship sets out into the Caribbean from Cartagena every Saturday. Beginning the 2015-2016 season, it uses another ship with weekly departures for Caribbean destinations.