Taranto, the Italian port will host six calls this year, five of which are from Marella Cruises.
The build up continues in 2020 as traffic should double with visits from Marella as well as TUI as well as others.
A new terminal set scheduled to open in time for the 2020/21 season which will be well connected to the heart of the city.
“Our main challenge is to include Taranto on itineraries in east and west Italy, as the port is not geographically positioned to serve the already existing cruise itineraries,” the spokesperson said. “To this aim, the Port Network Authority is building up new tailor-made solutions to meet the needs of the cruise lines.”