In 2011 the Port of Lisbon registered a new record in cruise activity with 502,644 passengers and 330 cruise calls. This is the first time the port welcomes more than half a million passengers. The number of cruise calls is also a record.
These values represent an increase of 12% in terms of passengers (448,497 tourists recorded in the previous year) and 10% in terms of cruise calls (299 in 2010).
IT should also be noted that in 2011, the port of Lisbon received 15 cruise ships for the first time ever, four of them were newbuildings.
The port authority would like to stress the 4th of April, the day the first cruise ship was berthed in the new pier in Santa Apolónia. The port of Lisbon has now three cruise terminals and more that 1900m of berthing quays, dedicated to the cruise ships, and expects to have a new building full operational by the end of 2014.
For 2012 port of Lisbon expects to top these results and continue to grow steadily.