European Travel and the Coronavirus
Silver Spirit Cruise Photos
Port of Palma de Mallorca
When we got up the next morning, Silver Spirit was arriving in the harbor of Palma de Mallorca.
We moored in a familar location: at the , Palma's cruise and ferry terminal, which is on the city's western outskirts.
Thomson's Island Escape was tied up on our starboard side; on our left was a car-passenger ferry of Acciona Trasmediterranea, and a German cruise ship--AIDAvita, one of the AIDA line's "ships with lips"--occupied a berth nearby.
Often, cruise visitors are left to get into the city on their own from the Palma terminal. (During a previous visit with Costa Magica, we spent about 45 minutes walking into town along the scenic waterfront.)
Silversea makes it unnecessary to fight for a cab or hike to
the city center: Free shuttle buses run throughout the day in any port where the
cruise terminal isn't in the heart of downtown. (During Silver Spirit's
port call, the shuttle bus ran every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., with a
one-hour lunch break.)
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