Full Services and Facilities

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.
Suitable Passenger Berths4
Berth Names1-2 East, 2-3 East, 1-2 West, 2-3 West
Are Tugs availableYes
Numbers of Tugs5
Are Tugs CompulsoryNo
Ship or Tug LinesMaster's decision (Pilot's advice)
Tug Hours24 hours
Linesmen Hours24 hours
Stevedoring Hours24 hours
Port Officials Hours24 hours
Customs Officials Hours24 hours
Arrival/Departure Time RestrictionsNone
Maximum LengthUnlimited
Maximum BeamUnlimited
Maximum AirdraftUnlimited
Maximum PaxUnlimited
Tide Variation1 metre
Are Line Boats AvailableYes
Local Gangways AvailableYes
Can Ships Gangways be usedYes
Nearest Tourist OfficeIn Cruise Terminal
Bank FacilitiesBureau De Change (in Cruise Terminal)
Taxis LocationOutside Cruise Terminal
Shuttle Bus LocationOutside Cruise Terminal
Restroom FacilitiesIn Cruise Terminal
Postal FacilitiesIn Cruise Terminal
Berth To City Centre Distance1 km
Berth To City Centre Time10 min. walk