Cruise ships can berth alongside both sides of the Cruise Terminal within an hour of leaving the main shipping lanes. A total quay length of 940 metres allows up to four medium sized or two large sized vessels to berth alongside simultaneously.
The Port's attractive and efficient Cruise Terminal has a range of facilities including telephones, bar/cafeteria, arts and craft shops, display areas and a Gibraltar Tourist Board Information office. The Cruise Terminal is situated within the restricted security zone with a visible but discreet security presence including x-ray machines and metal detectors. Port waters are patrolled continuously by the Gibraltar Port Authority, Ministry of Defence and the Royal Gibraltar Police Marine Section.
Gibraltar is a busy commercial port and a multi-service centre with plenty of experience across a diverse range of activities from bunkers, provisioning and crew changes to the supply of spare parts and repairs.
- Bunkers - full bunkering facilities are available for visiting vessels.
- Supplies - Gibraltar can supply a full range of produce. Urgent spares can also be air-freighted to the local airport. All provisions and spare parts are supplied free of VAT in Gibraltar.
- Crew changes - With its airport located only a few minutes from the Cruise Terminal, Gibraltar is ideal for crew changes. An extra advantage is that personnel joining ships do not need visas.
- Ship agents - Gibraltar has numerous shipping agencies with wide experience in serving cruise ships and their passengers.
- Repairs - Gibdock operates a ship repair facility which includes three dry docks. The largest can accommodate vessels up to 270 metres in length. The shipyard also carries out work alongside or at anchor. A number of other companies do alongside repair work, and underwater repairs, hull cleaning and maintenance. Refer to the Maritime Directory.