Guide to Cruise Ports and Terminals
Although not officially part of Spain, Gibraltar is a historic seaport located on the south coast of the Iberian Peninsula. The territory was captured by Britain in 1704.
This British Overseas Territory occupies an area of only 6.7 kilometers and is a popular port-of-call for European cruises.
The Gibraltar Cruise Port is located on the northwest part of the territory approximately 1.5 km from town. Cruise passengers can walk to town in about 15 minutes.
Shuttle service from the port to town costs approximately €3 by mini van.
A modern bus system operates in Gibraltar.
The Gibraltar Cable Car system transports visitors from a tram station located outside the Botanical Gardens (south end of Main Street) to the summit of the "The Rock". It operates from 09:30-19:15 seven days a week (April 1 thru Oct 31)
Lift tickets cost £10.75 single or £12.75 return. Discounts are available for senior citizens (£11.25 return).
Combo tickets for the Cable Car plus Nature Reserve cost £20.25 (£19.25 for seniors). Visitors can access the Upper Rock Nature Reserve from the "Top of the Rock". Attractions include St. Michael’s Cave, the Ape’s Den, the Great Siege Tunnels and the Moorish Castle.
Visitors have the option to walk down from the summit to town in 15-20 minutes, arriving at St. Michael's Cave.
Ferry service operates between Gibraltar and Tangier, Morocco
Popular tourist attractions in Gibraltar are the following:
Visit the Gibraltar Info website for information about the cable car ride and Nature Centre.
Ending your cruise at Gibraltar? If you haven't yet visited Madrid, the Spanish capital, it's well worth the trip. Madrid is 660 km north of Gibraltar.
Access the Madrid City Guide for complete visitor information.
The Gibraltar Pound is the official currency in this British Overseas Territory. British Pounds, however, are legal tender and are equal in value.
Most retailers, however, unofficially accept Euros.
Gibraltar enjoys a subtropical Mediterranean climate that entails warm summers and mild winters.
Average monthly temperatures (in celcius) and precipitation (in millimeters) are as follows:
WiFi is available in many cafes and restaurants in Gibraltar.
Free WiFi is available at "The Rock".