Lisbon Cruise Port (LCP), part of Global Ports Holding network of Ports, is officially back in business. LCP expects 45 cruise calls in October following 13 calls in September. This fall season is showing a strong promise of back to business.
Lisbon Cruise Port has been a host to many layup operations through the pandemic, as well to regular calls. In September, LCP hosted 13 calls with over 15k passengers. Operating as both a turnaround and transit port, LCP’s 24% of arrivals has been Turnaround. For a safe return to cruising LCP has been in compliance with port health & safety protocols.
The month of October is also looking positive with an expected of 45 calls and 45k passengers. The month will start with the call of Seven Seas Splendor of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The maiden voyages of the Iona cruise ship and Le Commandant Charcot will also be out of Lisbon Cruise Port for which the LCP team has made the operations ready. With calls from MSC, Costa, Norwegian & P&O cruises, the October cruise levels will be back 88% of the level that of October 2019.
The newly appointed General Manager of Lisbon Cruise Port, Mr. Duarte Cabral, commented: “We are delighted that the industry is picking up at a steady rate. We will make sure that all protocols are in place, allowing the passengers to have a controlled environment that will ensure their health & safety.”
As a Global Ports Holding network of ports Lisbon Cruise Port is committed to ensuring the safe start and continuation of the cruise industry. In line with the policies, the port has received the “clean & safe” seal from the “Tourism of Portugal” ensuring that all the health measures are in place, the “European Tourism Covid-19 Safety Seal” and “Safe Travels” by WTTC.
About Lisbon Cruise Port
Lisbon Cruise Port (LCP), operated by Global Ports Holding Plc, the world’s largest cruise port operator, is situated on the banks of the Tagus estuary near the historic and cultural city center. This is a port of call for cruise ships travelling between the Atlantic coast and Europe, the Western Mediterranean and Northern Europe, the Atlantic Islands and North Africa, as well as transatlantic journeys. Inaugurated in November 2017, the iconic state-of-the-art terminal was designed by renowned Portuguese architect, João Luís Carrilho da Graça and a key consideration of its design was sustainability and ensuring the smooth onward flow of tourists on their visit to the city.