Port of Lisbon won the award for the best European cruise port
The port of Lisbon has just been awarded, for the second time, for the Europe's Leading Cruise Port, and the city of Lisbon, for the third time, the award for the Europe's Leading Cruise Destination, at the 23rd edition of the "World Travel Awards - Europe", held on September 4, in Sardinia, Italy.
Port of Lisbon disputed both awards – Best European cruise port and Best Cruise Destination in Europe - with Amsterdam, Kusadasi and Venice.
Lisbon Port Authority welcomes these awards, which recognize the excellence of the tourism product, as well as the successful collaboration and complementarity between the city and its port
Cruise Day Lisbon 1st edition
On April 26, the first Cruise Day Lisbon takes place. It will be a day exclusively dedicated to cruise tourism aiming public. The day will be marked by a broad debate on the theme cruises, a fair offering cruise deals under special conditions, visits to a cruise ship and to the Portuguese Navy school ship NRP Sagres (Tall Ship) and also a regatta on the Tagus estuary.
The Cruise Day Lisbon will be the first initiative promoted by the Lisbon Cruise Club (LCC) that celebrates the importance of this activity for Portugal. The strong growth in this tourism activity as well as the economic impact obtained from the results accomplished by the Port of Lisbon in 2013 with two more records of calls and passengers are the motto of this initiative that will mark a new stage of cruise tourism in Lisbon.
Being the first and only event exclusively dedicated to cruises, Cruise Day Lisbon opens with the Forum "Let's Talk About Cruises" at the Gare Marítima de Alcântara, which will gather throughout the day key people from the national tourism and cruise industry. At the same location will take place the “Montra de Cruzeiros”, the first national cruise fair, exclusively dedicated to this market and open to the general public, where will attend representatives of cruise operators and leading travel agents. Alcântara will be also the place to visit Portuguese Navy school ship NRP Sagres (Tall Ship)
Azores and Thomson Majesty are the first two cruise ships in first call at the port of Lisbon in 2014
On 10 and 15 March the Azores and Thomson Majesty were the first two cruise ships from a group of nine in first call scheduled for the port of Lisbon in 2014. The ship`s captains received the commemorative plaque from Port of Lisbon Authority during the traditional welcome ceremony held on board.
The cruise vessel Azores was baptized in May 2013 and belongs to the new Portuguese operator Portuscale Cruises. Known as Athena until September 2012, during the period at the service of Classic International Cruises, the vessel remained in Marseille from 16 September to February 2014 where shewas repaired and refurbished.
From March to November 2014, the Azores will be at the service of the German operator Ambiente Kreuzfahrten, and Lisbon will be the port of departure for the first cruise with final destination Bremerhaven, Germany
Costa Fortuna received Tourism students
On November 7th, the port of Lisbon welcomed 58 students and 3 teachers from a tourism Course in a Portuguese technical school that visited the cruise vessel “Costa Fortuna” from the Costa Crociere Operator, berthed at the Santa Apolónia Cruise Terminal.