The ship arrived at dawn with about 800 cruise passengers onboard, mostly Germans, who enjoyed the day on excursions by bus, on foot and by bike, admiring the beauties of Cagliari, falling in love with the rich archaeological remains of Nora and enchanting in front of the warm sea of Villasimius.

Cagliari Cruise Port expects 120 calls in 2022 season, which will bring about 200,000 cruise passengers to the city of Cagliari. Costa Cruises, with its 33 calls and around 100,000 passengers handled, once again will be the main customer of the Sardinian port.

The absolute novelty of the season is represented by the 11 calls of the Valiant Lady ship, star of Virgin Cruises fleet, the new luxury brand of the American market that faces the Mediterranean Sea, result of an important marketing work launched in 2019 by Cagliari Cruise Port with the support of the Municipality of Cagliari.

What does not change, however, is the interest of the German people in the island capital: a total of 24 calls of the Aida, TUI, Marella and Phoenix Reisen brands are planned, companies aimed purely at this market.

This important schedule and the interesting news planned for this year demonstrate Cagliari Cruise Port's commitment to promoting the city of Cagliari and the territory of South Sardinia, the pearl of the western Mediterranean Sea, a destination that is still little known but with a lot to offer.” Says Antonio Di Monte, General Manager of the company. “With today the restart officially begins: we are ready to give our best by offering new services to Cruise Lines and the utmost experiences to their passengers, keeping our fingers crossed so that, finally, nothing stops us anymore. We deserve it, after all”.

Cagliari Cruise Port, operated by Global Ports Holding, is located in Southern Sardinia. Its proximity to Cagliari Elmas International Airport and strategic location in the West Med further strengthens Cagliari’s position as a homeport. Cagliari Cruise Port has become a key port in the Mediterranean. Both a transit and turnaround port Cagliari can safely accommodate even the latest generation of large ships. The destination of Cagliari cultural interest excursions (archaeological sites), scenic excursions  and food and wine tasting excursions. Gateway to South Sardinia beauties, Cagliari offers vibrant emotions all year round, a lot of events between tradition and innovation and the typical Sardinian warm welcome. For more information please visit