Cruises to and from Valencia, Spain

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        Valencia cruises: journey into an enriching city

Valencia is Spain’s third largest city, and in recent years has blossomed into somewhere truly special. MSC cruises to Valencia will give you the chance to discover authentic local experiences, as will cruises from Valencia, meaning all bases are covered.
A few highlights include world-famous Valencian paella and the vast Oceanogràfic Valencia. The latter is part of the fabulous avant-garde complex known as the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences), a group of futuristic architectural delights designed by local architect Santiago Calatrava, which have featured in sci-fi productions from Doctor Who to Westworld and the Star Wars franchise.
Just near the port to north and south are various Valencia beaches, totalling almost 20 kilometres and fringed with paella restaurants and chiringuitos 

Best Valencia Cruises

Pick from numerous Valencia cruises and secure yourself the ultimate trip. Visit Valencia on a Mediterranean tour covering Palermo, Ibiza and Marseille, and enjoy hotspots that have been popular since Roman times. Or explore further: Morocco’s Casablanca, sun-kissed Miami and Puerto Rican capital San Juan are all possibilities.

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For centuries, Valencia has had a strong maritime tradition, which continues today. It is one of the Mediterranean’s busiest ports and thus the natural starting point for the many cruises from Valencia. This means that a world of adventures around the Mediterranean and beyond are on the horizon when you set sail from Valencia cruise port. Witness ancient Roman history beautifully preserved in Tarragona or travel to pretty Portofino and one of Italy’s cultural cornerstones, Rome, as well as the legendary lavender fields of Provence via Marseille.
If you’re keen to venture further afield, our MSC Grand Voyages itineraries can transport you to the likes of Brazil’s party city, Rio de Janeiro, and even the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires.
Cruises from Valencia 2024-2025 open up the world for you, all from the comfort of an MSC Cruises ship, giving you the perfect balance of luxury and adventure.

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Spain’s third-largest city awaits you on a Valencia cruise. Visit Valencia Cathedral, once a Roman temple, later a mosque and now a Gothic-style icon. The Central Market of Valencia is a vast, modernist stunner and one of Europe’s largest markets for fresh produce, with its sleek Central Bar serving up wine and tapas.
Next door is Lonja de la Seda, the Silk Exchange. Built during the 1490s, it’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Expect stained glass, five flawless naves and columns propping up the marvellous domed ceiling. A short stroll takes you to the perfectly preserved Torres de Serranos, two castle-like towers forming part of the old city walls.
You can also go further into the Med on a cruise to Valencia. See Marseille, where Provence tumbles into the ocean, or Genoa’s historic shores. Or stop in at Rome, the birth of civilisation for many. Practice premium sunbathing on the Balearic Islands and party in Ibiza. All these destinations and many more can be enjoyed.

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Valencia excursions: get to know the city like a local

Get up-close to the sights and scents of a blossoming city with MSC Cruises’ Valencia shore excursions. Our Valencia tours unearth the very best sights.

Discover a city that has stood since Roman times, through the age of the Moors and its expansion during Renaissance and Baroque periods. You’ll see evidence of its development in the Modernist era through to its Parisian-style architecture, and you’ll hear stories behind key city sighs, including the towering Valencia Cathedral.


Led by passionate local experts, Valencia excursions bring the city to life in technicolour. Book your excursions before your cruise departs and save up to 20%.

How to reach Valencia cruise port

Where do MSC Cruises’ ships dock in Valencia?

MSC Cruises’ ships dock at Valencia’s Cruise Pier but check-in operations are held at Terminal de Pasajeros Trasmed - s/n, Moll de Ponent, 46024 València. MSC Cruises' passengers should proceed to Terminal de Pasajeros Trasmed to complete the check-in process and drop off their luggage. After these procedures, MSC Cruises provides a shuttle bus to the Cruise Pier, which is approximately 2 kilometres away. Access to the Cruise Pier for embarkation is exclusively available via the shuttle from Terminal de Trasmed, since the cruise card is required for acessing to the pier and is only provided after completing the check-in process.

How do I reach the car park at Valencia cruise port?

The car park at Valencia cruise port (called Parking de Trasmediterránea) is located on Passeig Caro at Muelle Poniente, which is located near to the entrance of the port. Valencia Port is well signposted from the city centre so it should be easy to reach, and the car park is just a short walk from the cruise terminal.


To reach the car park at Valencia cruise port from the city centre, head east towards Plaça de Saragossa. Take the second exit at Plaça de Saragossa roundabout if coming from Pont d’Arago or the third exit if driving south on Passeig de l’Albereda, onto Avenida del Port. Continue until you reach another roundabout and take the first exit towards the port. Follow signs to the ferry and leave onto Passeig Caro, where you will find the car park.


If coming from outside of the city, you will need to take the V30 highway if coming from the west, the V21 if coming from the north, or the V31 if coming from the south. Then simply follow signs to the ferry terminal.

Car/Suv 8 € 80
Van/Minibus 8 € 85

How to get to the Valencia cruise port from the train station?

If arriving in Valencia by train, you will likely find yourself at the city’s main train station, Estació del Nord (North Station).


To get to the cruise port using public transport, head to the Bailén metro station and get on line 7 eastbound towards Marítim. Stay on the train until Marítim, where you can either walk to the cruise terminal or take the line 8 tram eastbound for two stops, getting off at Grau-La Marina for a slightly shorter walk.


Taxis are also abundant outside Estació del Nord and the 10-kilometre journey should take around 25 minutes.

How do I get from Valencia Airport to the cruise port?

Valencia Airport is located to the west of the city and around 15 kilometres from the cruise port. To get from Valencia Airport to the cruise port, you can drive, take a taxi or take public transport.

If driving, join the V11 eastbound towards Valencia and then join the A3. Continue until junction 351, joining the V30 highway southbound. After approximately nine kilometres, keep left, following signs to the port or puerto. You will then join the V15 northbound, following signs to the ferry. After the exit, take the second exit at the roundabout onto Carretera del Rio, then the second exit again at the next roundabout onto Calle de les Moreres, and the second exit once more at the next roundabout, over the Pont de las Drassanes, until you reach the roundabout at the entrance to the cruise port.

If taking public transport, use line 3 or line 5 of the metro from the airport and get off at Colón. From there, take line 7 eastbound towards Marítim, which is the nearest metro station to the cruise port. You can then take a taxi or the line 8 tram to make the walk to the port a little shorter.

How do I get from Valencia cruise port to the city centre?

The Valencia cruise port is located around four kilometres southwest of the city centre, and the area is served by taxis and public transport, making it easy to reach the historic centre from the terminal.

If using public transport to get from Valencia cruise port to the city centre, take the number 4 bus from the Pont de les Drassanes bus stop outside the port entrance. The bus takes around 45 minutes, depending on traffic, and will transport you to the heart of the city’s historic centre. The number 95 bus also drives to the centre from the same stop, but takes just over an hour.

You can also take the metro, although you may need to walk to the nearest metro station, Marítim. From there, take line 5 or line 7 towards the city centre. The journey takes around 15 minutes.

What is the weather like in Valencia?

Valencia enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters, while being relatively dry all year round. The hottest months are July and August which have average high temperatures of 31°C, while the coolest month is usually January with average highs of 16°C. This typical Valencia weather means that even cooler months offer visitors a pleasant temperature. The driest month is usually July, which can often see around 31 days of clear sunshine.

Does Valencia have a beach?

Yes, thanks to its prime spot on the Mediterranean coast, Valencia has numerous beaches to enjoy, both in the city and in the surrounding areas.

The most central beach in Valencia is also one of the city’s most popular, Playa de las Arenas, which is also conveniently close to the cruise terminal. As well as the many amenities at the beach itself (including options for watersports), Playa de las Arenas is also backed by numerous bars and restaurants serving favourite local dishes like paella.

Just north of Playa de las Arenas is Playa de la Malvarrosa (Malvarrosa Beach), which also boasts a long and wide stretch of golden sand, but with a quieter and more laid-back feel. Continuing north, you’ll find Playa de Patacona, which is similarly peaceful and boasts fantastic coastal views.

There are also plenty of beaches for those willing to venture a little further out of Valencia, including beautiful El Saler, backed by rolling natural dunes and pine trees, and with a wilder, more rugged feel compared to the city beaches.