2020 is seeming to be a remarkable year for the voyage business in Lisbon and traffic ought to be up from the current year’s normal 575,000 guests, remarked Ana Lourenco, cruise manager.
Another cruise terminal found downtown is helping drive that development and has likewise situated Lisbon as an emerging turnaround destination.
“First things first: terminal location is a very important issue for cruise lines and passengers,” said Lourenco. “In the recent past, our terminals were spread across two locations in the city center. However, just one of the locations was within downtown walking distance.”
That has changed with the new cruise terminal that as recently opened, having the option to take huge ships, and bringing port and cruise travellers into the core of the city.
“Beyond the new terminal and all the things that are around it, travel agents should be aware that when they present Lisbon, they should do so by considering Lisbon as an experience based on history, culture, and gastronomy, but also in terms of places and people – we are pleasantly unique,” Lourenco proceeded.