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.
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.
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.
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 mid November.
One or two times a week: Celestyal Cruises, Costa Cruises, Windstar Cruises,
One or two times a month: Celebrity Cruises, Oceania Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Cruise Line, Star Clippers, MSC Cruises.
Three or four times a season: P&O Cruises, Radisson Seven Seas, Crystal Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Cunard Cruise Line, Seabourn Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruises.
According to "Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports" (2013 statistics) for the first time in history the total passenger movements in the Mediterranean ports broke the 27 million cruise passengers per year, this means that Med and its adjoining seas is the second bigger region of the world 21,7%, following Caribbean 34,4% in the Global Cruise Market.
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 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