One of the most luxurious cruise liners sailing the Mediterranean this summer slipped in to Palma yesterday for the first time. The Norwegian Splendour of the Seas, moored in Palma yesterday with 1'700 passengers on board, 40 per cent of whom are Spanish, an indication of how cruise holidays are becoming increasingly popular on the Spanish market. Operated by the cruise line company Royal Caribbean, she has started her Mediterranean cruise with visits to Barcelona, Ajaccio and Naples. The cruise ship is the height of a five-storey building and the interior is decked out in supreme luxury, with the decks connected by glass elevators. But the huge range of facilities even includes an 18-hole golf course and a number of sun decks and swimming pools. On the top deck there is even a disco with panoramic views and on the 13th deck, there is a luxurious oriental restaurant. Yesterday the head of the Balearic Port Authority, Francesc Triay, went aboard for a special welcome ceremony, accompanied by the head of IBATUR, Tiffany Blackman, to mark the cruise ship's inaugural visit to the island.


The content of comment is the opinion of users and netizens and not of

Comments contrary to laws, which are libellous, illegal or harmful to others are not permitted'); - reserves the right to remove any inappropriate comments.


Please remember that you are responsible for everything that you write and that data which are legally required can be made available to the relevant public authorities and courts; these data being name, email, IP of your computer as well as information accessible through the systems.

* Mandatory fields

Currently there are no comments.