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 -10 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 400 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.
Lisbon has two Passangers Terminals for Cruise Ships
1 – Passenger Terminal Santa Apolonia & Pier Tobacco Garden
The Passenger Terminal Santa Apolonia is 400 m long and 8m fund-ZH.
Inside the terminal, passengers enjoy craft shops and public telephones and tourist information. Outside there is a parking area for buses, shuttle to the city center (where required), the taxi rank and bus panoramic performing tours around Lisbon.
It’s a pier, for its proximity to the city center, makes it ideal for transit passengers can even visit the historic sites of the city on foot.
The connection of the Jardim do Tabaco pier to the existing pier of Santa Apolonia, a total of 1446 meters.
The Pier Tobacco Garden, 200 m long and 12m fund-ZH, corresponds to the first phase, already completed, the Future Cruise Terminal in Lisbon.
The Lisbon Cruise Terminal is expected to become operational in late 2013.
This new facility, along with the current Cruise Terminal in Santa Apolonia, will be served by more than 1580 m of a modern pier and dedicated to the port of Lisbon will offer passengers and cruise ships a unique experience during your visit our destination.
2 – Alcântara cruise terminal
This terminal is near the Brigde “25th of April Bridge” Over the Tagus River. It’s about two miles from Lisbon downtown and places to visit.
The Cruise Ship Terminal Alcantara has a pier with 465m and 10m fund-ZH, allowing the berthing of two ships simultaneously.
Inside the terminal, passengers enjoy craft shops, public telephones and tourist information. Outside there is a parking area for buses, shuttle to the city center (where required), the taxi rank and bus panoramic performing tours around Lisbon.
Also located near the city center, tourists can use the train line Cascais-Cais do Sodré or bus is also 15 minutes from the main tourist sites. Some cruise lines provide shuttle services.