Lisbon attracts 100,000 cruise ship passengers in one month
Portugal’s capital registered a new record in cruise ship passengers visiting the city in October with 108,875 passengers, a number that has overtaken the previous monthly record of 96,261 in October 2013.
“Compared to October 2017, passenger growth this year was up 47%. Transit passengers increased by 48%, from 60,520 to 89,791. Turnaround passengers were up 43% compared to October 2017 climbing from 13,381 to 19,084 according to figures released from the Port of Lisbon authority.
Regarding turnaround passengers, the Port of Lisbon explains the “high flow” on the fact that it had registered greater turnaround operations and more inter-porting operations with a total of eight which contributed to 8,546 passengers embarking/disembarking from a total of 19,084.
“The increase in the number of inter-porting stop-offs has contributed to a greater range of cruise ship offer from Portugal and has permitted 5,390 Portuguese passengers to be shipped during October” states the Port of Lisbon.
Between January and October, the Port of Lisbon registered 281 calls and 486,588 passengers, numbers that correspond to increases of 1% in calls and 11% in passengers compared to the same period in 2017.