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Cruise ships to begin sailing from Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

More good news for property owners on the Costa Calida as Princess Cruises are now offering passengers the opportunity to start and finish their Mediterranean cruises from the historical city of Cartagena, Murcia.

The first cruise will beave on the 8th May 2016 and there will be a further 5 cruises later in the year.

This will be a massive boost to the local economy in Cartagena as passengers will be more likely to spend time within the Murcia region before and after their cruise.

Last year over 100 cruise ships docked at Cartagena bringing over 150,000 passengers to the local area.

These passengers, who were mainly on day trips to the area, provide local businesses with valuable trade opportunities and help increase the local economy.

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Roman’s and Carthagenians festival 

The month of September is one of the best times to visit Murcia due to the cooler temperatures and the exodus of summer visitors. The weather is still warm and the beaches a little less crowded. There are also many activities which take place during the month including the spectacular Roman’s and Carthagenians festival in the city of Cartagena. This year the festival is scheduled between the 18th and 27th September. This is a great time to visit the city and enjoy all of the activities that are available to visitors both young and old.

The city is transformed during the 2 week festival as locals set up an encampment near the city centre and enjoy eating, drinking and socialising with their friends and colleagues. There is a great market selling artesan crafts and food, and also a fun fair which is there for the duration of the festival.

There are many parades and also re-enactments of battles that took place during the Roman occupation of the city. These battles take place on land and at sea.

The costumes are fantastic and some of the parades include horses and chariots. Many of the parades are at night and reservations are made months in advance in order to get the best seats available.

If you are planning a visit to the area and get a chance to visit the city during this time it is well worth the effort.

Other activities that are taking place during the month of September are below.

Hippy market every Friday this will take place in the Las Sabinas commercial centre on La Manga Club from 6.30pm until midnight. On Saturday you will find the market in the car park of the Trips nightclub in Cabo de Palos from midday until 9.30pm.

Free open air concerts in Murcia are being held on the 16th and 17th September in the Plaza de la Flores and Plaza de San Juan. Both of these are only a 5 min walk from the cathedral. The concerts are a mixture of jazz, flamenco, funk and pop music.

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