Next stop: Lisbon
The port stated that the news comes at a time when the cruise market is undergoing profound qualitative changes and when the port, in line with the best practices in the sector, is implementing a set of solutions for the environmental qualification of port operations, and strengthening the relationship with neighbouring urban centres.
Ricardo Medeiros, member of the Board of APL, commented: “This event is part of the strategy of valorisation and qualification of the cruise industry that the port authority, together with the stakeholders, has in progress: the air and water quality monitoring campaigns in the cruise terminal's area of influence, the implementation of onshore power supply solutions for ships calling the port and the ongoing study to assess the economic impacts of the activity are so many steps on this path.”
Lisbon features two cruise terminals located in the historic city centre, 11km from the international airport. Flexibility and accessibility, safety, environmental quality and comfort are the main criteria of the Lisbon Cruise Terminal inaugurated in November 2017, which has an area of 13,800m2. Together with the Santa Apolonia terminal building, they are served by a pier of 1,490m in length, with capacity to receive ships of various types and dimensions with a draught of up to 12m.