More than 66 million euros spent in Lisbon by cruise passengers and crew
The cruise passengers and crew members spent in Lisbon during the year 2012, around 66.3 million euros against the 30.9 million spent in 2011, representing an increase of 35.4 million, i.e. 115 %.
For the seventh consecutive year, the Lisbon Tourism Board, together with the APL, S.A., held during the year 2012 a survey on the profile of international cruise passenger calling port of Lisbon and which aims to assess the satisfaction of passengers with their stay in Lisbon.
The study concludes that
MSC Musica debuted in Lisboa
The cruise ship MSC Musica called Lisbon for the first time on April 19, and the date was celebrated with the usual plaque exchange ceremony onboard the ship.
Belonging to the Italian operator MSC Cruises, the ship is making a transatlantic voyage that began in Buenos Aires and will end in Kiel, Germany. The itinerary also included calls in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador da Bahia, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Lisbon, heading for Vigo, Le Havre and Dover before reaching her destination.
The MSC Musica was built in 2006, has a capacity of around 3000 passengers and 987 crew members, with 294 meters, and offers 1000 outside cabins, of which 827 have balconies
Port of Lisbon received 7 cruise ships simultaneously on April 17
On 17 April, the port of Lisbon welcomed seven cruise ships simultaneously, which brought to Lisbon around 8500 tourists.
The Lisbon Cruise Terminal, located in Santa Apolónia district, received the cruise ship Boudicca with a transit operation, the Star Clipper with a turnaround operation and Costa Fortuna with an interporting operation.
Boudicca call in Lisbon was part of a journey that began and ends in Portsmouth, UK, and passing through Gibraltar, Barcelona, Palamos, Mahon and Portimão.
Lisbon was the final destination of the cruise from Star Clipper, which began in St. Maarten in the Caribbean, and the port of departure for another cruise through the Mediterranean and ending in Monaco.
The Costa Fortuna call was one of 14 that the ship will held in Lisbon from April 8 to May 26 and from October 23 to November 25, a cruise with the possibility of embarking/disembarking in Lisbon and calling Valencia, Barcelona, Savona, Malaga, Casablanca and Cadiz
Cruise Calls grow 9% in Port of Lisbon during the 1st quarter of the year
The Port of Lisbon recorded a growth of 9% in the total calls of cruise ships between January and March this year compared to the total achieved in the same period in 2012.
The first quarter was marked by a total of 38 calls, versus the 35 recorded in 2012, which confirms the trend of recent years of cruise season anticipation. This situation results from the fact that cruise ships stay in Europe during winter, especially in the Mediterranean, and more recently in the Atlantic, instead of repositioning in the Caribbean