October marks the start of the peak season for cruise ships in Malaga and this month alone 58 ships are expected to visit the port, with a total capacity of 106,000 passengers.
Each ship is expected to be around 80 per cent booked, which means that almost 91,000 passengers are due to disembark in Malaga throughout the month. This is around 6,100 more passengers than the total for October last year.
Over the last four months the port of Malaga has been visited by 140 cruise ships carrying 220,000 people, which is an increase of one per cent and six per cent respectively on the same period last year.
The port is currently hosting three replicas of historic Spanish ships as part of the celebration of the Malaga Maritime Festival
The three ships, the Santa María, La Victoria and Andalucía could be visited until Sunday 14th between 10am and 8pm, with adults paying 10 euros, and children over five paying just 5 euros. Children under the age of five go free.
La Victoria, made of pine and oak, made the first trip around the world in 1519 and its replica followed suit between 2004 and 2006.
Andalucía has travelled to China to take place in the Shanghai Expo in 2010 and various other cities such as New York, Miami and Chicago.