Regatta occupies a berth in central Cádiz, a block away from the old town
and the new railroad station.
Port of Cádiz
Cádiz is built on a projection of
land from the Costa de la Luz, between the Portuguese border and Gibraltar. The
city has been a port for more than 3,000 years, and it was Spain's wealthiest
port for trade with the New World from the time of Christopher Columbus until
the late 1700s.
Today, Cádiz is the port for
ferries between mainland Spain and the Canary Islands. It's also a popular stop
for cruise ships, such as Oceania's Regatta, that offer bus excursions to
Seville and Jerez de la Frontera.
The inner-city Puerto Comercial
shown in the photo above can handle several cruise ships and ferries at a time.
During the Regatta's visit, the Costa Romantica was berthed by the
maritime terminal and we were tied up across the way. Everything of interest was
within walking distance, making taxis or buses unnecessary (although many
passengers took advantage of the inexpensive "hop on, hop off" sightseeing buses
that stopped just outside the port's gate).
information on port and cruise facilities, see:
of the Bay of Cádiz