Record cruise numbers on the Costa Blanca

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Two cruise liners with 4,000 passengers on board moored in Alicante on Tuesday.

The Prinsedam-Holland America Line and Brittania P&O arrived early in the morning, with tourists spending a total of 17 hours at the resort.

According to the Department of Commerce, by the end of October, some 10,000 tourists will have passed through the port of Alicante this month. And by the end of the year, the figure is expected to surpass 100,000, topping last year’s 86,400 visitors.

Before October 31, the arrival of the ship Aidacara-Aida Cruises is expected to moor, carrying 1,000 passengers, together with the Koningsdam-Holland America Line transporting 2,000 holidaymakers.

A further two liners are scheduled to dock in Alicante before November, with a further 3,000 tourists.