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Cruise ship passengers double

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Lisbon’s popularity as a world tourist destination and increased capacity at Lisbon’s new cruise ship terminal have contributed to record number of passengers visiting the Portuguese capital. Numbers registered at the start of year passed the 50,000 milestone to 52,000 for the first quarter.

 

Increased capacity at Lisbon’s new cruise ship terminal, the city’s popularity internationally and continued economic recovery are all behind record numbers of cruise ship passengers stopping off in Lisbon.

The latest figures from the Porto of Lisbon authority state that Lisbon is getting twice as many passengers as in the first quarter of 2017, with 52,000 passenger landings.

Cruise passenger movements at the Port of Lisbon for the first quarter of 2018 registered a 103% increase in passengers, compared to the 29,908 for the same period in 2017.  In other words, double. The number of ship’s calling at Lisbon also rose to 34 compared with 19 in the same period last year – an increase of almost 80%.

 


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