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2017/11/27

Lisbon officially opened its new cruise ship terminal

©Porto de Lisboa
The new Lisbon Cruise Ship Port terminal officially opened on last Nov. 10, after a two year construction process. 
This new terminal is a key structure for the city that will respond to the growing demand for Lisbon as a tourist destination for leisure cruises. Lisbon is now prepared to welcome more than 2 million visitors per year in the new terminal. During 2016, Lisbon received 523.000 passengers and it is expect to growth for the forthcoming years.

©Porto de Lisboa
The new terminal is located on the east side of Lisbon in front of Alfama, one of the most picturesque neighbors of the Portuguese capital, and was designed by Portuguese architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça. The key consideration of the terminal design was sustainability and ensuring the smooth onward flow of tourists, to avoid congestion elsewhere in the city. Public transportation is also available, since in front of the new terminal you will find Santa Apolónia metro station (blue line).

Covering 13,800 square meters over three floors, the new terminal will provide around 1,500 meters space of pier to cater for a wide variety and size of ships. It will feature two fully-automated gangway systems, on-site equipment including cranes and forklift trucks, and be able to supply vessels with check-in facilities, water supplies and other provisions while in dock.




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