Rhodes on Your Own from Cruise Ship - Rhodes Cruise Port
Cruise Ships Visiting Rhodes Greece
The prime cruising season in Rhodes is May to October, with May, June, September and October being the busiest months.
It gets quite hot in the middle of summer, so some cruise lines reposition their ships to northern Europe at that time and concentrate in the Med during May and early June, and then again in September through October and November.
Some cruise lines offer discount cruise packages to Greek Isles at the beginning and at the end of the season March and November. For the European charter flights (not the cruise ships) busiest and hottest months are July and August.
Where do cruise ships dock in Rhodes Greece?
The cruise port is located in the east of Rhodes Town, very close to the Medieval City and a 10 min walk from the Marine Gate (or St. Catherine’s Gate). The cruise terminal located in the center of the harbor, opposite to the ferry terminal. Rhodes is a dock port, no tender, so it’s easy to disembark. The local port authorities usually clear the ship in 30 min.
Which cruise lines go to Rhodes Greece?
Many luxury cruise ships visit Rhodes from March through November.
Greek Islands cruises generally range from 4, 7 to 12 nights, sometimes up to 21 nights (some cruise itineraries cover both the Western and Eastern Mediterranean Sea).
The Eastern Mediterranean cruises focus mostly on Italy, Greece and Turkey. These itineraries typically depart from or return to Rome, Venice and Athens.
The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to Rhodes during the tourist season - mid March to end November.
One or two times a week: Celestyal Cruises
One or two times a month: Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Oceania Cruise Line, Holland America Cruise Line.Azamara.
Four or five times a year: P&O Cruises, Radisson Seven Seas, Crystal Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Cunard Cruise Line, Seabourn Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruises, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises, Wind Star Cruises, Star Clippers, MSC Cruises
Rhodes and the Greek Isles continues to rank among the world’s top cruise destinations.
According to “Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports” the Mediterranean Sea stands today as the second biggest cruising region of the world, following Caribbean. Today Caribbean and the Mediterranean account for approximately 55% of the global capacity for cruise.
The Island of Rhodes successfully combines a lively present with a rich historical past, has over 2600 years of history, breathtaking natural beauty, great variety of landscapes, and of course some of the most beautiful crystal-clear beaches in Greece. It’s no wonder that Rhodes and the Greek Islands continues to rank among the world’s top cruise destinations.
Rhodes Greece Cruise Port Information
Rhodes Harbor Master tel. 22410 - 22220 / 28666 / 27634 / 28888
Rhodes Port Authority tel. 22410 - 22220
Rhodes Harbor Police tel. 22410 - 27634
Rhodes Customs tel. 22410 - 29291 / 22565
Rhodes Coast Guard tel. 108