First time ever! Baptism ceremonies take place in Lisbon
The new cruise ship Mein Schiff 2 will be christened in Lisbon on February the 9th in what will be the first time a cruise ship elects a Portuguese port for such an important ceremony. On March 6 will be the turn of the old Mein Schiff 2 to be baptized with his current name Mein Schiff Herz.
On her maiden voyage between Bremerhaven and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Mein Schiff 2 arrives in Lisbon on the morning of February the 8th, and she will remain until the 10th.
Mein Schiff 2 will be christened the night of the 9th, by his godmother Carolin Niemczyk, the German vocalist of the duo Glasperlenspiel, in a ceremony on board and the ship will be positioned next to the bridge 25 of April. After the ceremony there will be fireworks that can be observed from the riverside front, approximately between 10:10 and 10:30 p.m.
For the Lisbon Port authority "This is an event that makes us very proud and shows the results of our work Read More
Cruise ships at the Port of Lisbon: 4th to 10th February
From 4th to 10th February the Port of Lisbon welcomes cruise ships – Mein Schiff Herz and Mein Schiff 2.
The Mein Schiff Herz Lisbon call on the 6th is part of a 10-night cruise that has Palma de Mallorca as homeport and Cadiz, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Malaga, Valencia and Barcelona as ports of call.
The new Mein Schiff 2 cruise ship will be christened in Lisbon on February 9, 2019, during her christening itinerary between Bremerhaven and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with calls in La Corunha, Leixões, Lisbon, where she will be docked from February 8 to 10, Cadiz and Arrecife.
This will be the first time that the city of Lisbon hosts the christening ceremony of a cruise ship, a choice that outlines the growing importance of the Portugal’s capital as a cruise hub Read More
Lisbon, a destination for cruises
The port of Lisbon, located on the banks of the vast Tagus estuary has in its history a long tradition within the cruise market. Featuring a 15.5 metre deep channel and over 1 500 metres of berthing quay with depth between -8 and -12 m, Lisbon has been for long a harbour of refuge for many cruise ships.
In fact, the port of Lisbon receives all types of cruise ships, from the smallest to the largest in the world, that bring more than 500 thousand passengers per year.
In addition to the great natural conditions, the ship that anchors in Lisbon has two passenger terminals located in the centre of the city, with the most modern safety equipment and a varied offer of services.
The warm weather, the various tourist places, the good international air connections and the variety of hotels are some of the factors that make of Lisbon a privileged destination throughout the year.
Featuring a magnificent geographic location, Lisbon is an important port of call for cruises between the Atlantic Coast and Europe, the western Mediterranean and the north of Europe, the Atlantic Isles and the north of Africa as well as for Trans Atlantic trips.
Here you will find information concerning the date and hour of arrival and departure, name of the ship, quay, maximum capacity of the ship, crew, LOA, draught, flag, origin, destination, navigation agent and cruise line